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Publisher Comments:

Praise for the Aimee Leduc series:

If you've always wanted to visit Paris, skip the air fare and read Cara Black . . . instead.--Val McDermid

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 themwith you.--Alan Furst

She makes Paris come alive as no one else has since Georges Simenon.--Stuart Kaminsky

Ifyou've never been to Paris, or you'd like to go back soon, let Cara Black transport you there.--Linda Fairstein

Charming. . . . Aimee is oneof 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

Aimee's childhood friend, Laure, is a policewoman. Her partner, Jacques, has set up a meeting in Montmartre with an informer. When Laure reluctantly goes along as backup, Jacques islured to an icy rooftop, where he is shot to death. Laure's gun has been fired, gunpowder residue is found on her hands, and she is charged with her partner's murder.

The policeclose ranks against the alleged cop killer. Aimee is determined to clear Laure. In doing so, she encounters separatist terrorists, Montmartre prostitutes, a surrealist painter's stepdaughter, a crookedCorsican bar owner, and learns of Big Ears--the French ear in the sky that records telephonic and electronic communications--which the Security Servicesmonitor. Identifying Jacques' murderer brings her closer to solving her own father's death in an explosion in the Place Vendome years earlier. It still haunts her. She cannot rest until shefinds out who was responsible.

For more information, visit www.carablack.com

Fromthe Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

“Chilling. . . . The book vividly depicts a gritty, working-class part of Paris. . . . Black succeeds in making the reader feel the damp, the snow, the fear.”—Publishers Weekly

“I always wondered why I used to quicken my step in Montmartre. After reading Cara Black’s wonderful book, now I know. As atmospheric as anything by John le Carré.”—Philip Kerr, author of Berlin Noir

Aimée’s childhood friend, Laure, is a policewoman. Her partner, Jacques, has set up a meeting in Montmartre with an informer. When Laure goes along as backup, Jacques is lured to a rooftop, where he is shot to death. Laure’s gun has been fired, gunpowder residue is on her hands, and she is charged with her partner’s murder.

The police close ranks against the alleged cop killer. Aimée is determined to clear Laure’s name. In doing so, she encounters separatist terrorists, Montmartre prostitutes, a surrealist painter’s stepdaughter, and a crooked Corsican bar owner, and learns of “Big Ears”—the French “ear in the sky” that records telephonic and electronic communications for the security services. Identifying Jacques’ murderer brings her closer to solving her own father’s death, which still haunts her. She cannot rest until she finds out who was responsible.

For more information, visit www.carablack.com

About the Author

\Cara Black is the author of nine books in the Aimee Leduc series. She frequently visits Paris but lives in San Francisco with her husband and son.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781569477243
Publisher:
Soho Press
Subject:
Fiction : Mystery & Detective - General
Author:
Black, Cara
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
March 2007
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
306

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Product details 306 pages Soho Press - English 9781569477243 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,

“Chilling. . . . The book vividly depicts a gritty, working-class part of Paris. . . . Black succeeds in making the reader feel the damp, the snow, the fear.”—Publishers Weekly

“I always wondered why I used to quicken my step in Montmartre. After reading Cara Black’s wonderful book, now I know. As atmospheric as anything by John le Carré.”—Philip Kerr, author of Berlin Noir

Aimée’s childhood friend, Laure, is a policewoman. Her partner, Jacques, has set up a meeting in Montmartre with an informer. When Laure goes along as backup, Jacques is lured to a rooftop, where he is shot to death. Laure’s gun has been fired, gunpowder residue is on her hands, and she is charged with her partner’s murder.

The police close ranks against the alleged cop killer. Aimée is determined to clear Laure’s name. In doing so, she encounters separatist terrorists, Montmartre prostitutes, a surrealist painter’s stepdaughter, and a crooked Corsican bar owner, and learns of “Big Ears”—the French “ear in the sky” that records telephonic and electronic communications for the security services. Identifying Jacques’ murderer brings her closer to solving her own father’s death, which still haunts her. She cannot rest until she finds out who was responsible.

For more information, visit www.carablack.com

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