The ninth and latest in Cara Black's highly regarded Aimee Leduc Parisian crime series.
Aimee finds herself entangled with murders on the Rive Gauche...
A Haitian woman arrives at the office of Leduc Detective and announces that she is Aimee's sister, her father's illegitimate daughter. Aimee is thrilled. A virtual orphan since her mother's disappearance and her father's death, she has always wanted a sister. Her partner, Rene, is wary of this stranger, but Aimee embraces her and soon finds herself involved in murky Haitian politics, which leads to murder in Paris's bohemian Latin quarter.
Praise for the Aimee Leduc series:
'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 McDermid
"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
"Charming.... Aimee 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
"One of the best heroines in crime fiction." -Lee Child
Black's ability to combine the landscape of Parisian neighborhoods with the intricate politics of the city's many immigrant communities is what gives this series its appeal ... A solid outing in a dependable series. - Booklist
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.
The ninth mystery in Cara Black's irresistible series set in Paris ... might well be the book we've been waiting for. Aimee Leduc, Black's adorably punkish sleuth, is in her element...one of this colorful series's most scenic itineraries. - New York Times Book Review
This is the ninth of Black's novels about the chic, indomitable Parisian detective, and it has all the elements Black's readers have come to cherish: an engaging protagonist with a likable sidekick (her diminutive partner, Rene Friant), cops who hinder more than they help, villains with murky motives, grisly crimes and, above all, the unique Parisian atmosphere...Black creates rich, plausible characters, giving them individuality and depth. - San Fransisco Chronicle
Steeped in bohemian atmosphere, this accomplished thriller is a celebration of a historic city. - Good Book Guide