Murder In Belleville

Murder In Belleville : An Aimee Leduc Investigation

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The second Aimee Leduc investigation set in Paris When Anais de Froissart calls Parisian private investigator Aimee begging for help, Aimee assumes the woman wants to hire her to do surveillance on her philandering politician husband again. Aimee is too busy right now to indulge her. But Anais insists Aimee must come, that she is in trouble and scared. Aimee tracks Anais down just in time to see a car bomb explode, injuring Anais and killing the woman she was with. Anais can t explain what Aimee just witnessed. The dead woman, Anais says, is Sylvie Coudray, her cheating husband s long-time mistress, but she has no idea who wanted her dead, and Anais officially hires Aimee to investigate. As she digs into Sylvie Coudray s murky past, Aimee finds that the dead woman may not be who Anais thought she was. Her Belleville neighborhood, full of North African immigrants, may be hiding clues to Sylvie s identity. As a prominent Algerian rights activist stages a hunger protest against new immigration laws, Aimee begins to wonder whether Sylvie s death was an act of terrorism, and who else may be at risk."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 116.84 x 182.88 x 25.4mm | 226.8g
  • Soho Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • map
  • 1569472793
  • 9781569472798
  • 360,698

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Praise for Murder in Belleville If you've always wanted to visit Paris, skip the airfare and read Cara Black's Murder in Belleville instead. It's so authentic you can practically smell the fresh baguettes and coffee. Val McDermid "While Aimee grounds the novel with her strong, savy personality, in Murder in Belleville the real star of the show is Cara Black's depiction of contemporary Paris with its racial tensions and seedly underworld. The sights, sounds and smells of the city are captured in exquisite detail." San Francisco Chronicle "Cara Black and Aimee Leduc are to Paris what Sara Paretsky and V.I. Warshawski are to Chicago . . . She makes Paris come alive as no one has since Georges Simenon." Stuart M. Kaminsky "Intriguing . . . The suspense begins immediately . . . Some of Black's strongest writing is in her descriptions of Belleville's heady atmosphere." Publishers Weekly "Blurring the edge between mystery and thriller, Black s second makes April in Paris more spine-tingling but more beautiful than ever." Kirkus Reviews Praise for theNew York Timesbestselling Aimee Leduc series Transcendently, seductively, irresistibly French. Alan Furst Wry, complex, sophisticated, intensely Parisian . . . One of the very best heroines in crime fiction today. Lee Child As always, with airfares so high, Black offers armchair travelers a whirlwind trip through the City of Light. USAToday Paris, as always, sparkles in all its gargoyled, dusty, cobblestoned glory. Entertainment Weekly Forever young, forever stylish, forever in love with Paris forever Aimee. New York Times Book Review Leduc has a network of loyal friends to aid in her escapades. Pity the knife-wielding villain who offends that infallible sense of style. The Wall Street Journal A tightly spun web worthy of a classic spy thriller . . . Leduc s City of Light is a stylish, dangerous place. The Washington Post Leduc has a thorough grasp of the practicalities of investigation, plus a penchant for undercover work that will have readers on pins and needles. San Francisco Chronicle Chic and utterly charming. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Addictive . . . Leduc is always a reliable and charming guide to the city s lesser-known corners. Seattle Times "show more

About Cara Black

Cara Black is the author of sixteen books in theNew York Timesbestselling Aimee Leduc series. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and visits Paris frequently."show more

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