Murder in Belleville (Aimee Leduc Investigations) (Paperback)

By Cara Black

Soho Crime, 9781569472798, 368pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2003



The second Aimee Leduc investigation set in Paris
When Anais de Froissart calls Parisian private investigator Aimee begging for help, Aimee assumes the woman wants to hire her to do surveillance on her philandering politician husband again. Aimee is too busy right now to indulge her. But Anais insists Aimee must come, that she is in trouble and scared. Aimee tracks Anais down just in time to see a car bomb explode, injuring Anais and killing the woman she was with.
Anais can t explain what Aimee just witnessed. The dead woman, Anais says, is Sylvie Coudray, her cheating husband's long-time mistress, but she has no idea who wanted her dead, and Anais officially hires Aimee to investigate. As she digs into Sylvie Coudray's murky past, Aimee finds that the dead woman may not be who Anais thought she was. Her Belleville neighborhood, full of North African immigrants, may be hiding clues to Sylvie's identity. As a prominent Algerian rights activist stages a hunger protest against new immigration laws, Aimee begins to wonder whether Sylvie's death was an act of terrorism, and who else may be at risk.

About the Author

Cara Black is the author of sixteen books in theNew York Timesbestselling Aimee Leduc series. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and visits Paris frequently."