Murder in the Rue de Paradis
By Cara Black
(Soho Crime, Hardcover, 9781569474747, 288pp.)
Publication Date: March 1, 2008
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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.
Cara Black, author of the New York Times Bestselling Aimée Leduc series, is a frequent visitor to Paris; this is her eighth mystery set there. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and son.
Praise for the Aimée Leduc series set in Paris:
“Compelling. . . . Aimée makes an engaging protagonist, vulnerable beneath her vintage chic clothing and sharp-witted exterior.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Charming. . . . Aimée 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
“The buzz is partly about her heroine’s hip, next-generation, cutting-edge investigations and partly about Paris, a setting of unrivaled charm.”—Houston Chronicle
“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
“Conveys vividly those layers of history that make the stones of Paris sing for so many of us.”—Chicago Tribune
“If you’ve always wanted to visit Paris, skip the air fare and read Cara Black . . . instead.”—Val McDermid