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Aimée Leduc is all dressed up in her new Chinese silk jacket, supposedly an "exclusive," for dinner with a difficult client at an elegant restaurant in the Bastille district. She is chagrined to see that the woman seated at the very next table is wearing an identical jacket. When the woman leaves her cell phone on the table, Aimée follows her to return it and is attacked in the shadowy Passage Boule Blanche. When she regains consciousness, Aimée finds that she is blind. Nevertheless, she is told she is lucky; the woman she was following was found in the next passage, murdered.

Aimée is determined to identify her attacker. Was he actually a serial killer targeting showy blondes as the police insist? Was he really after the other woman? Or was Aimée his intended victim?

Review:

"Charming....Aimée is one of those blithe spirits who can walk you through the city's historical streets and byways with their eyes closed." Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Black's fourth is her best yet, with complex, appealing characters, a crisp, well-paced mystery, and a setting like no other." Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

Review:

"[A]bsorbing....Black loads her plot with...familiar villains, but she compensates the reader with the rich ambiance of Paris as well as a realistic and moving account of Aimée's coming to terms with her new condition." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Cara Black books are good companions, and Murder in the Bastille especially so. Fine characters, good suspense, but, best of all, they are transcendentally, seductively, irresistibly French. If you can't go, these will do fine. Or, better, go and bring them with you." Alan Furst, author of Kingdom of Shadows

Review:

"Paris is one of my favorite cities in all the world; Black's books are a fine way to revisit it." New Orleans Times-Picayune

Review:

"[An] excellent, gritty series....Perhaps not as gripping as others in the series — it can be frustrating to have Aimée in the dark — this is nevertheless affecting in its psychological portrayal and a darn good read." Library Journal

Synopsis:

April in Paris is a time for crime when a woman is blinded after an attack in the Passage Boule Blanche. Was the attacker actually a serial killer, or was he really after another woman who was similarly dressed — and found dead in the next passage?

Synopsis:

April in Paris, time for crime.

Synopsis:

Cara Black lives in San Francisco with her husband, a bookseller, and her son. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling Aimée Leduc series, published by Soho Press. Murder in the Sentier was a San Francisco Chronicle bestseller and has been nominated for an Anthony Award for Best Novel.

From the Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

"Cara Black books are good companions, and Murder in the Bastille especially so. Fine characters, good suspense, but, best of all, they are transcendentally, seductively, irresistibly French. If you can’t go, these will do fine. Or, better, go and bring them with you."—Alan Furst

"Charming. . . . Aimée is one of those blithe spirits who can walk you through the city’s historical streets and byways with their eyes closed."—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

"Paris is one of my favorite cities in all the world; Black’s books are a fine way to revisit it."—New Orleans Times-Picayune

"Black’s fourth is her best yet, with complex, appealing characters, a crisp, well-paced mystery, and a setting like no other."—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Aimée Leduc is all dressed up in her new Chinese silk jacket, supposedly an "exclusive," for dinner with a difficult client at an elegant restaurant in the Bastille district. She is chagrined to see that the woman seated at the very next table is wearing an identical jacket. When the woman leaves her cell phone on the table, Aimée follows her to return it and is attacked in the shadowy Passage Boule Blanche. When she regains consciousness, Aimée finds that she is blind. Nevertheless, she is told she is lucky; the woman she was following was found in the next passage, murdered.

Aimée is determined to identify her attacker. Was he actually a serial killer targeting showy blondes as the police insist? Was he really after the other woman? Or was Aimée his intended victim?

Cara Black lives in San Francisco with her husband, a bookseller, and her son. She is the author of Murder in Belleville and Murder in the Marais, published by Soho Press. Murder in the Sentier was a San Francisco Chronicle bestseller and has been nominated for an Anthony Award for Best Novel. For more information, visit <a href="http://carablack.com/" target="_blank">www.carablack.com</a>

About the Author

Cara Black, an Anthony Award nominee, lives in San Francisco with her husband, a bookseller, and their son. She frequently visits Paris. This is her fourth Aimée Leduc novel.

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Sheri Lutz, July 29, 2008 (view all comments by Sheri Lutz)
The 4th in a series, each set in a different Pais neighborhood. In each Black deftly ties the mystery and the neighborhood's history together. Best read in order as as recurring issues and mysteries run through the series. Murder in the Bastille pits artisans against corrupt developers. This series is a must read for lovers of Paris or female detectives. Sho Press reliably offers smart,engaging mysteries that take the reader to foreign locals and impart geography,history and politics in an entertaining manner.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781569473641
Author:
Black, Cara
Publisher:
Soho Crime
Subject:
France
Subject:
Paris
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Paris (france)
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
An Aim & eacute;e Leduc Investigation
Series Volume:
04
Publication Date:
April 15, 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5 in

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Product details 304 pages Soho Crime - English 9781569473641 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Charming....Aimée is one of those blithe spirits who can walk you through the city's historical streets and byways with their eyes closed."
"Review" by , "Black's fourth is her best yet, with complex, appealing characters, a crisp, well-paced mystery, and a setting like no other."
"Review" by , "[A]bsorbing....Black loads her plot with...familiar villains, but she compensates the reader with the rich ambiance of Paris as well as a realistic and moving account of Aimée's coming to terms with her new condition."
"Review" by , "Cara Black books are good companions, and Murder in the Bastille especially so. Fine characters, good suspense, but, best of all, they are transcendentally, seductively, irresistibly French. If you can't go, these will do fine. Or, better, go and bring them with you."
"Review" by , "Paris is one of my favorite cities in all the world; Black's books are a fine way to revisit it."
"Review" by , "[An] excellent, gritty series....Perhaps not as gripping as others in the series — it can be frustrating to have Aimée in the dark — this is nevertheless affecting in its psychological portrayal and a darn good read."
"Synopsis" by , April in Paris is a time for crime when a woman is blinded after an attack in the Passage Boule Blanche. Was the attacker actually a serial killer, or was he really after another woman who was similarly dressed — and found dead in the next passage?
"Synopsis" by ,
April in Paris, time for crime.
"Synopsis" by , Cara Black lives in San Francisco with her husband, a bookseller, and her son. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling Aimée Leduc series, published by Soho Press. Murder in the Sentier was a San Francisco Chronicle bestseller and has been nominated for an Anthony Award for Best Novel.

From the Hardcover edition.

"Synopsis" by , "Cara Black books are good companions, and Murder in the Bastille especially so. Fine characters, good suspense, but, best of all, they are transcendentally, seductively, irresistibly French. If you can’t go, these will do fine. Or, better, go and bring them with you."—Alan Furst

"Charming. . . . Aimée is one of those blithe spirits who can walk you through the city’s historical streets and byways with their eyes closed."—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

"Paris is one of my favorite cities in all the world; Black’s books are a fine way to revisit it."—New Orleans Times-Picayune

"Black’s fourth is her best yet, with complex, appealing characters, a crisp, well-paced mystery, and a setting like no other."—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Aimée Leduc is all dressed up in her new Chinese silk jacket, supposedly an "exclusive," for dinner with a difficult client at an elegant restaurant in the Bastille district. She is chagrined to see that the woman seated at the very next table is wearing an identical jacket. When the woman leaves her cell phone on the table, Aimée follows her to return it and is attacked in the shadowy Passage Boule Blanche. When she regains consciousness, Aimée finds that she is blind. Nevertheless, she is told she is lucky; the woman she was following was found in the next passage, murdered.

Aimée is determined to identify her attacker. Was he actually a serial killer targeting showy blondes as the police insist? Was he really after the other woman? Or was Aimée his intended victim?

Cara Black lives in San Francisco with her husband, a bookseller, and her son. She is the author of Murder in Belleville and Murder in the Marais, published by Soho Press. Murder in the Sentier was a San Francisco Chronicle bestseller and has been nominated for an Anthony Award for Best Novel. For more information, visit <a href="http://carablack.com/" target="_blank">www.carablack.com</a>

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