Murder in the Rue de Paradis (Paperback)
Parisian P.I. Aimee Leduc is head-over-heels when a former boyfriend, an investigative journalist, reappears and proposes but his professional past has caught up with him, and now Aimee must figure out who would want him dead
Aimee Leduc seems to be having a streak of good luck. First, she secures a lucrative computer security contract for her Paris detective agency. Then her ex-boyfriend Yves, the gorgeous bad-boy investigative journalist, reappears in her life. He insists he's back in Paris indefinitely and wants to make the ultimate commitment. He proposes to her that very night, and Aimee can t help but say yes.
When she wakes up in the morning, though, Yves is gone without even leaving a note. Aimee is irate until she learns the awful truth: Yves was murdered early that morning. Heartbroken and convinced the Brigade Criminelle are not following the right leads, Aimee pursues the mystery behind her fiance's murder. Yves was killed trying to further a cause he believed in. Even if it means putting her own life on the line, Aimee won t let him die in vain.
About the Author
Cara Black is the author of the popular Aimee Leduc mystery series. She is a San Francisco Library Laureate and a member of the Paris Societe Historique in the Marais. Her book Murder in the Sentier was nominated for an Anthony Award for Best Novel, and Murder in the Latin Quarter was a finalist for the Best Novel Award from the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and their son.
Praise for the Aimée Leduc series set in Paris:
“Compelling. . . . Aimée makes an engaging protagonist, vulnerable beneath her vintage chic clothing and sharp-witted exterior.”—Publishers Weekly (starred 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.”—The New York Times Book Review
“The buzz is partly about her heroine’s hip, next-generation, cutting-edge investigations and partly about Paris, a setting of unrivaled charm.”—Houston Chronicle
“Cara Black books are good companions. . . . 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 yet, go and bring them with you.”—Alan Furst
“Conveys vividly those layers of history that make the stones of Paris sing for so many of us.”—Chicago Tribune
“If you’ve always wanted to visit Paris, skip the air fare and read Cara Black . . . instead.”—Val McDermid