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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Praise for the Aimée Leduc series:

 

“One of the best heroines in crime fiction.”—Lee Child

 

“The Parisienne Kinsey Millhone.”—Los Angeles Times

 

“One of the best new writers in the field today.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

 

“Haunting.”—The New York Times Book Review

 

Aimée is faced with a tight deadline on a computer security contract when a telephone call from a stranger leads her to an abandoned infant. She brings the baby to her home and names her Stella. She expects the mother to reclaim the child, but days pass as Aimée tries in vain to discover her identity. Her partner, René, urges her to turn the baby over to the authorities, but for Aimée this is too close to her own abandonment by her mother.

 

The search brings her among ecological protesters and oil company tycoons, newspapermen and would-be actresses, as demonstrators near her home on the Ile Saint-Louis, in the heart of Paris, march against the pollution of the North Sea only to be dispersed by armed police.

 

Two murders and an abortive bombing keep Aimée running until, in the sewers beneath the Seine, she finds the woman she has been looking for, only to discover that the man she has just fallen for is a cold-hearted criminal.

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Review:

"At the start of Black's gripping seventh mystery to feature Parisian computer expert Aime Leduc (after 2006's Murder in Montmartre), a distraught, late-night anonymous phone call distracts Aime from her deadline and sends her to the courtyard of her Ile Saint-Louis building, where she finds an infant girl. After the caller never shows up for her baby (whom Aime decides to care for), Aime wonders if the woman may have become an 'Yvette,' a Jane Doe dragged from the Seine. She follows a tenuous lead to discover the caller's identity, bringing her Samaritan impulses into direct conflict with her business sense. A wonderfully complex plot is lent immediacy by environmental activists agitating against a proposed oil agreement — secondary characters who play a crucial role in the intrigue. This Paris has a gritty, edgy feel, and Black's prose evokes the sound of the Seine rising with the spring thaw. Aime makes an engaging protagonist, vulnerable beneath her vintage chic clothing and sharp-witted exterior." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Aimée investigates murders while caring for an abandoned infant.

Synopsis:

Aimée is faced with a tight deadline on a computer security contract when a telephone call from a stranger leads her to an abandoned infant. She brings the baby to her home and names her Stella. She expects the mother to reclaim the child, but days pass as Aimée tries in vain to discover her identity. Her partner, René, urges her to turn the baby over to the authorities, but for Aimée this is too close to her own abandonment by her mother.

 

The search brings her among ecological protesters and oil company tycoons, newspapermen and would-be actresses, as demonstrators near her home on the Ile Saint-Louis, in the heart of Paris, march against the pollution of the North Sea only to be dispersed by armed police.

 

Two murders and an abortive bombing keep Aimée running until, in the sewers beneath the Seine, she finds the woman she has been looking for, only to discover that the man she has just fallen for is a cold-hearted criminal.

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:
9781569474440
Author:
Black, Cara
Publisher:
Soho Crime
Subject:
France
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Foundlings
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Aimee Leduc Investigation
Publication Date:
20070301
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.00 x 5.00 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "At the start of Black's gripping seventh mystery to feature Parisian computer expert Aime Leduc (after 2006's Murder in Montmartre), a distraught, late-night anonymous phone call distracts Aime from her deadline and sends her to the courtyard of her Ile Saint-Louis building, where she finds an infant girl. After the caller never shows up for her baby (whom Aime decides to care for), Aime wonders if the woman may have become an 'Yvette,' a Jane Doe dragged from the Seine. She follows a tenuous lead to discover the caller's identity, bringing her Samaritan impulses into direct conflict with her business sense. A wonderfully complex plot is lent immediacy by environmental activists agitating against a proposed oil agreement — secondary characters who play a crucial role in the intrigue. This Paris has a gritty, edgy feel, and Black's prose evokes the sound of the Seine rising with the spring thaw. Aime makes an engaging protagonist, vulnerable beneath her vintage chic clothing and sharp-witted exterior." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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Aimée investigates murders while caring for an abandoned infant.

"Synopsis" by , Aimée is faced with a tight deadline on a computer security contract when a telephone call from a stranger leads her to an abandoned infant. She brings the baby to her home and names her Stella. She expects the mother to reclaim the child, but days pass as Aimée tries in vain to discover her identity. Her partner, René, urges her to turn the baby over to the authorities, but for Aimée this is too close to her own abandonment by her mother.

 

The search brings her among ecological protesters and oil company tycoons, newspapermen and would-be actresses, as demonstrators near her home on the Ile Saint-Louis, in the heart of Paris, march against the pollution of the North Sea only to be dispersed by armed police.

 

Two murders and an abortive bombing keep Aimée running until, in the sewers beneath the Seine, she finds the woman she has been looking for, only to discover that the man she has just fallen for is a cold-hearted criminal.

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