The very first crime story in the highly regarded Aimee Leduc series, which is set in Paris.
Cara Black lives in Noe Valley with her bookseller husband, Jun, owner of Foto-Graphix Books, and her son, Tate. She's a San Francisco Library Laureate, Macavity and three time Anthony award-nominee for her series, Aimee Leduc Investigations, set in Paris. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, International Crime Writers and the Marais Historique Society in Paris. She gets to Paris as often as she can. You can also check out her website: www.carablack.com
If you've always wanted to visit Paris, skip the air fare and read Cara Black... It's so authentic you can practically smell the fresh baguettes and coffee. - Val McDermidIf the cobblestones of the old Marais district of Paris could only talk, they might tell a tale as haunting as the one Cara Black spins in her evocative debut mystery, Murder in the Marais...the thoughtful story uses the murder of a Jewish war survivor as a window on the still unsettled past. Aimee Leduc, the gutsy young sleuth who is hired by a hunter of Nazi war criminals investigates...related in flashback scenes about a Gestapo officer and the Jewish girl who loved him, the memories are sad enough to melt stone. - NY Times Book ReviewThis standout first novel introduces dauntless private investigator Aimee Leduc...a thrilling quick-paced chase involving neo-Nazis, corrupt government officials and fierce anti-Semitism. The suspense is high. Black knows Paris well and in her first-rate debut she deftly combines fascinating anecdotes from the city's war year with classic images of the City of Lights. - Publishers Weekly starred reviewAn accomplished, absorbing debut whose matter-of-fact heroine can't predict the ways her simple case of multiple murder will end up end up entangling the economic future of Europe. - Kirkus Review