Murder Below Montparnasse
By Cara Black
(Soho Crime, Paperback, 9781616953294, 319pp.)
Publication Date: February 4, 2014
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A long-lost Modigliani portrait, a grieving brother's blood vendetta, a Soviet secret that's been buried for 80 years--Parisian private investigator AimEe Leduc's current case is her most exciting one yet.
The cobbled streets of Montparnasse might have been boho-chic in the 1920s, when artists, writers, and their muses drank absinthe and danced on cafe tables. But to Parisian private investigator AimEe Leduc, these streets hold darker secrets. When an old Russian man named Yuri hires AimEe to protect a priceless painting that just might be a Modigliani, she learns how deadly art theft can be. Yuri is found tortured to death in his atelier, and the painting is missing. Every time AimEe thinks she's found a new witness, the body count rises. What exactly is so special about this painting that so many people are willing to kill--and die--for it?
"From the Hardcover edition.