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Murder on the Ile Saint-Louis (Aimee Leduc Investigation)


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“Gripping. . . . A wonderfully complex plot is lent immediacy by environmental activists agitating against a proposed oil agreement. . . . This Paris has a gritty, edgy feel, and Black’s prose evokes the sound of the Seine rising with the spring thaw. Aimée makes an engaging protagonist.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Another taut, well-observed, and thoroughly entertaining Aimée Leduc mystery, this book continues the series’ blend of suspense and attitude engagé while nicely developing our heroine’s character.”—Library Journal

“Black again makes the most of her setting, drawing on the juicy history of the Ile Saint-Louis. . . . This series remains must reading for fans of the jauntier side of European crime fiction.”—Booklist

Facing a tight deadline on a computer security contract, Aimée responds to a telephone call from a stranger that leads her to an abandoned infant in a courtyard on the Ile Saint-Louis. She brings the baby home with her, calls her Stella, and awaits contact from the mother. But days pass, and no one reclaims the infant.

Meanwhile, a group of environmental protestors is trying to stop the government from entering into a contract with an oil company notorious for pollution. As Aimée attempts to identify the baby’s mother, two murders and an abortive bombing involving the protestors lead her—and little Stella—into danger.

On the run in the sewers beneath the Seine, Aimée finally finds the woman she has been looking for, only to discover that the man she has fallen in love with is not who she thought he was.

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Aim&eacute;e Leduc must solve two murders while caring for an abandoned infant.

About the Author

Cara Black lives in San Francisco with her husband, a bookseller, and her son. She is the author of Murder in the Marais, Murder in the Bastille, Murder in Belleville, Murder in the Sentier, Murder in Montmartre, and Murder in Clichy, all available from Soho Press.

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Sheri Lutz, July 29, 2008 (view all comments by Sheri Lutz)
This seventh Cara Black mystery with the smart,sexy but love-lorn detective Aimee Leduc features the Paris island in the Sienne that is Aimee's home. This one has less French history than any previous and instead throws corporate polluters up against environmentalists and offers more clues about Aimee's missing mother. This series is a must read for lovers of Paris or female detectives. Soho 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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Black, Cara
Soho Crime
Mystery & Detective - General
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Mystery fiction
Mystery-A to Z
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Aimee Leduc Investigation
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