Murder in Montmartre by Cara Black
(Aimee Leduc Investigations, No. 6)

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Aimée’s childhood friend, Laure, is a policewoman. Her partner, Jacques, has set up a meeting in Montmartre with an informer. When Laure reluctantly goes along as backup, Jacques is lured to an icy rooftop, where he is shot to death. Laure’s gun has been fired, gunpowder residue is found on her hands, and she is charged with her partner’s murder.

The police close ranks against the alleged cop killer. Aimée is determined to clear Laure. In doing so, she encounters separatist terrorists, Montmartre prostitutes, a surrealist painter’s stepdaughter, a crooked Corsican bar owner, and learns of “Big Ears”—the French “ear in the sky” that records telephonic and electronic communications—which the Security Services monitor. Identifying Jacques’ murderer brings her closer to solving her own father’s death in an explosion in the Place Vendôme years earlier. It still haunts her. She cannot rest until she finds out who was responsible.


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About Cara Black

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Cara Black is the author of eleven previous books in the New York Times bestselling Aimée Leduc series, all of which are available from Soho Crime. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and son and visits Paris frequently.
 
Published March 1, 2007 by Soho Crime. 316 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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When someone plants a backpack filled with kerosene bombs on Krzysztof, Aimée turns to freelance filmmaker Claude Nederovique, whose footage of the MondeFocus rally she counts on to exonerate the prince and lead her to Stella’s mother—and whose charms she cannot resist.

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Intrepid Aimée Leduc strives to clear the name of a childhood friend, policewoman Laure Rousseau, who's charged with shooting her partner to death, in Black's chilling sixth novel to

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At the start of Black’s outstanding 12th novel featuring PI Aimée Leduc (after 2011’s Murder in Passy), Aimée attends a birthday party for Meizi Wu, the girlfriend of René, her agency partner, in the smallest and oldest of Paris’s four Chinatowns.

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Aimée has always wanted to know the truth about her missing mother, so when she gets a phone call from a woman with a German accent claiming to have known her mother—in prison—she agrees to meet the mysterious caller in the Sentier (the garment district).

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The initial installment of a projected series of mysteries set in Paris, this standout first novel introduces dauntless private investigator Aim e Leduc.

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After a first-class debut in 1999's Anthony-nominated Murder in the Marais, sassy detective Aim e Leduc returns, offering an intriguing glimpse of Paris's gruff Belleville district, known for its high concentration of Arab immigrants.

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Intrepid Aimée Leduc strives to clear the name of a childhood friend, policewoman Laure Rousseau, who's charged with shooting her partner to death, in Black's chilling sixth novel to feature the Paris PI (after 2005's Murder in Clichy ).

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Police and media claim that the murder was just one more in a string of deaths caused by a local serial killer, the Beast of Bastille, but she isn't buying it.

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Aimée of Leduc Detective, has her ghosts too, haunted as she is by the unexplained death of her father, a former policeman turned private detective, who was killed in an explosion six years earlier.

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Perhaps she has more personality in earlier books in the series, or perhaps the story in Murder in Montmartre was so complex Black couldn’t give Aimée the amount of attention she usually does, but I found Aimée to be disappointingly flat and inscrutable.

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