Murder in the Rue de Paradis by Cara Black
(Aimee Leduc Investigations, No. 8)

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Aimée is thrilled when her one-time lover, Yves, an investigative journalist, returns from his assignment in Egypt and proposes marriage. But after a single night of bliss, his body is discovered in a Paris doorway. His throat has been slit. Aimée is determined to avenge him. The trail leads to a sleeper jihadist and embroils her in Turkish and Kurdish politics.


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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, 2008 by Soho Crime. 321 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. 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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Sacault, who tells her that Pascal worked for DST, offers her information about her mother, who disappeared when Aimée was eight, in return for her help.

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While DJ tries to win his release by beating information out of his cellmate, Aimée looks for clues near Place Victor Hugo, starting with the studio of Agustino, a painter who knew fellow Basque Xavierre from their school days in Bayonne.

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Scared but determined, Aimée infuriates René by taking time away from paying clients like Michel to search for the remaining members of Action-Réaction, the French counterpart to the radical Haader-Rofmein gang, who 20 years ago kidnapped a German industrialist named Laborde only to be hunted by ...

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To try to rest her fragile optic nerve, Aimée (Murder in the Bastille, 2003, etc.) studies meditation at a storefront Cao Dai temple, where she meets Linh, a Vietnamese nun new to Paris.

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Csarda’s dinner companion, private detective Aimée Leduc (Murder in the Sentier, 2002, etc.), gets a little something extra for dessert: She’s attacked outside Mathieu’s shop as she waits there to return a cell phone left by the chic blond at the next table.

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By the time she navigates her partner Rene’s Citroën to Rue des Cascades, Anaïs has left, and Leduc follows her trail through Belleville, formerly home to Edith Piaf, but now swarming with Paris’s pieds-noirs—Algerian immigrants who work at whatever jobs they can get without French passports—find...

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Aimée’s search for Mireille becomes all the more pressing when Darquin, the night watchman at Benoît’s Osteologique Anatomie Comparée lab, is pushed to his death into traffic, and Huby, Benoit’s research assistant, is thrown from a window, leaving Aimée frantic at the thought of losing the sister...

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The last time Aimée Leduc saw her lover was on a Paris street corner as he waved goodbye and left for an undercover assignment with Agence France Presse.

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Murder spoils a reunion between French detective Aimée Leduc (Murder on the Ile Saint-Louis, 2007, etc.) and her lost love Yves Robert.

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In Black’s riveting eighth Aimée Leduc mystery (after 2007’s Murder on the Ile Saint-Louis ), Aimée reconnects in the summer of 1995 wit

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In Black’s riveting eighth Aimée Leduc mystery (after 2007’s Murder on the Ile Saint-Louis ), Aimée reconnects in the summer of 1995 wit

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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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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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Two weeks after Princess Diana's death in Paris in 1997, an illegal Haitian immigrant named Mireille walks into Aimée Leduc's office, claiming that Aimée's late father was also her father.

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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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Under L'Opération Meuble, the Boches took skilled workers from internment camps: jewelers to repair clocks, artisans to restore furniture and musical instruments, women couturiers to bleach and press linens - you name it - all looted from Jewish déportésapartments.' " Leaving his apartment, Aim...

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Review: Private investigator Aimee Leduc is framed for the shooting of her business partner by someone who seems to have studied her closely — or possibly knows her very well — in Murder in the Palais Royal, the tenth mystery in this series by Cara Black.

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Review: French private investigator Aimee Leduc looks into the murder of her fiancé of but one day in Murder in the Rue de Paradis, the seventh book in this series by Cara Black.It's 1995, a time of turmoil around the world and especially in Paris.

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Elegant Parisian PI, Aimee Leduc, owner of Leduc Detective Agency is back for Murder in the Rue de Paradis, the eighth mystery from author Cara Black.

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