Murder in the Sentier

Murder in the Sentier

By Cara Black

Soho Crime, Paperback, 9781569473313, 352pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2003

When Parisian private investigator Aimee Leduc picks up the phone one hot July afternoon, the call turns her life upside down. The voice on the other end, with its heavy German accent, belongs to a woman named Jutta Hald. Jutta claims to have shared a jail cell with Aimee's long-lost mother, a suspected terrorist on Interpol's most wanted list. If Aimee wants to learn the truth about her mother, she is to meet Jutta at a rendezvous point in an ancient tower in the Sentier. But when Aimee arrives, Jutta is dead, shot in the head at close range.
Aimee realizes she has stumbled into something bigger than Jutta let on, and that her own life is in danger. She has a lot of unsolved mysteries in front of her: Jutta Hald's murder, resurfaced materials from Sydney Leduc's terrorist activities in the 1970s, police suppression of important information. The question is, can Aimee put the pieces together before someone else ends up dead?

About the Author
Cara Black is the author of the popular Aimee Leduc mystery series. She is a San Francisco Library Laureate and a member of the Paris Societe Historique in the Marais. Her book Murder in the Sentier was nominated for an Anthony Award for Best Novel, and Murder in the Latin Quarter was a finalist for the Best Novel Award from the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and their son.