Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Review: Murder in Saint-Germain (Aimee Leduc Investigations #17) by Cara Black

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3518 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Soho Crime (June 6 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English

Book Description

 Paris, July 1999: Private investigator Aimee Leduc is walking through Saint-Germain when she is accosted by Suzanne Lesage, a Brigade Criminelle agent on an elite counterterrorism squad. Suzanne has just returned from the former Yugoslavia, where she was hunting down dangerous war criminals for the Hague. Back in Paris, Suzanne is convinced she's being stalked by a ghost--a Serbian warlord she thought she'd killed. She's suffering from PTSD and her boss thinks she's imagining things. She begs Aimee to investigate--is it possible Mirko Vladic could be alive and in Paris with a blood vendetta?
Aimee is already working on a huge case, plus she's got an eight-month-old baby to take care of. But she can't say no to Suzanne, whom she owes a big favor. Aimee chases the few leads, and all evidence confirms Mirko Vladic is dead. It seems that Suzanne is in fact paranoid, perhaps losing her mind--until Suzanne's team begins to turn up dead in a series of strange, tragic accidents. Are these just coincidences? Or are things not what they seem?

Praise for Murder in Saint-Germain

"Black's detective is hitting her post-pregnancy stride, bringing up bébé while battling the bad guys with the best of them."
Kirkus Reviews

Praise for the Aimée Leduc investigations

"As always, with airfares so high, Black offers armchair travelers a whirlwind trip through the City of Light."
USA Today

“Quintessential summer reading."
—The Boston Globe
"Smashing and suspenseful."
—The BBC's Between the Lines
"If you’re looking for a page-turner crime novel that takes you through the ins and outs of Paris, Black has enough material to keep a reader busy for quite a while."
—San Francisco Chronicle
"Transcendently, seductively, irresistibly French."
—Alan Furst "A winning mystery, as stylish and sexy as the city Cara Black knows so well."
—George Pelecanos "Wry, complex, sophisticated, intensely Parisian . . . One of the very best heroines in crime fiction today."
—Lee Child

"So authentic you can practically smell the fresh baguettes and coffee."
—Val McDermid

“[Cara Black] is on to a good thing: each of her novels is set in a colorful Parisian neighborhood—and there are a lot of them. The cumulative result of reading this addictive series is a sort of mini-tour of the city, as seen through a filter of fictional murder . . . Leduc is always a reliable and charming guide to the city's lesser-known corners.”
—The Seattle Times

About the Author

 Cara Black frequents a Paris little known outside the beaten tourist track. A Paris she discovers on research trips and interviews with French police, private detectives and café owners. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, a bookseller, and their teenage son. She is a San Francisco Library Laureate and a member of the Paris Sociéte Historique in the Marais. Her nationally bestselling and award nominated Aimée Leduc Investigation series has been translated into French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, German and Hebrew. She received the Medaille de la Ville de Paris for services to French culture. She's included in the GREAT WOMEN MYSTERY WRITERS by Elizabeth Lindsay 2nd editon published in the UK. Her first three novels in the series MURDER IN THE MARAIS, MURDER IN BELLEVILLE AN MURDER IN THE SENTIER - nominated for an Anthony Award as Best Novel - were published in the UK in 2008 and MURDER IN THE LATIN QUARTER comes out in the UK in 2010. Several of her books have been chosen as BookSense Picks and INDIE NEXT choice by the Amerian Association of Independent Bookstores. The Washington Post listed MURDER IN THE RUE DE PARADIS in the Best Fiction Choices of 2008. MURDER IN THE LATIN QUARTER is a finalist for Best Novel Award from the NCIBA Northern California Independent Booksellers Association.

She is currently working on the next book in the Aimée Leduc series.

My Review

 Murder in Saint-Germain is the seventeenth Aimee Leduc Investigations novel by Cara Black. I have read all the previous books in the series.

Murder in Saint-Germain is a perfect addition to the Aimee Leduc series. The reader was able to learn about another part of Paris. And also about the uprisings in the former Yugoslavia.

It was also interesting to see how Aimee was coping with being a single mother.

Excellent series that always makes me want to pack my bags and head to Paris.

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