Murder In Passy : An Aimee Leduc Investigation.
Business is booming for Parisian private investigator Aimée Leduc. But she finds time to do a favor for her godfather, Commissaire Morbier, who asks her to drop by the gorgeous Passy home of his girlfriend, Xavierre d'Eslay, a haut bourgeois matron of Basque origin. Xavierre has been so busy with her daughter's upcoming wedding that she has stopped taking Morbier's calls, and he's worried something serious is going on. When Aimée crashes the rehearsal dinner, Xavierre is discovered strangled in her own yard, and circumstantial evidence makes Morbier the prime suspect. To vindicate her godfather, Aimée must find the real killer. Her investigation leads her to police corruption, radical Basque terrorists, and a kidnapped Spanish princess.
- Paperback | 294 pages
- 125 x 190 x 21.34mm | 235g
- 19 Apr 2012
- Soho Press Inc
- New York, United States
"Addictive . . . Leduc is always a reliable and charming guide to the city's lesser-known corners."
--The Seattle Times
"A staccato tour de force, it's as action and intrigue packed as others in the series . . . Also typically, while chasing the bad guys Aimée not only pounds the Parisian pavement, but also boldly scales rooftops and climbs in sewers. All this, while wearing heals and vintage clothing; Aimée is as bold and classy as ever."
--Sacramento News and Review
"The ideal mix of the personal, the political, the puzzling and the Parisian make Aimée's latest a perfect pleasure."
--Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
"Cara Black of San Francisco is one of our favorite mystery authors."
"Black knows how to build up real suspense . . . Go to Paris. Follow Aimée. Bon soir."
--Lincoln Journal Star
"The rest of us will follow Aimee anywhere, the blinder the alley the better, thrilled to hitch a ride on the back of her scooter."
"Full of French political intrigue . . . Atmospheric."
"Aimée is a fantastic guide as she invites the reader along on an excursion of Paris on the back of her scooter, which most tourists traveling to the City of Light never see. Back streets and alleys, smoky bistros and Paris mansions set the backdrop for this mystery."
--New York Journal of Books
Praise for the New York Times bestselling Aimée Leduc series
"No contemporary writer of noir mysteries evokes the spirit of Paris more than Cara Black in her atmospheric series starring P.I. Aimée Leduc . . . Fearless, risk-taking Aimée is constantly running, hiding, fighting and risking her life--all while dressed in vintage Chanel and Dior and Louboutin heels."
"If you've never been to Paris, or you'd like to go back soon, let Cara Black transport you there."
"Charming . . . Aimée is one of those blithe spirits who can walk you through the city's historical streets and byways with their eyes closed."
--The New York Times Book Review
"Leduc has such 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
"Black does for Paris what Dashiell Hammett did for San Francisco. She makes the city shimmer."
--Plain Dealer (Cleveland)
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