Murder at the Lanterne Rouge (Hardcover)
Soho Crime, 9781616950613, 320pp.
Publication Date: March 6, 2012
March 2012 Indie Next List
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Aimee does not like this scenario one bit, but she can t figure out how the murder is connected to Meizi's disappearance. The dead genius was sitting on a discovery that has France's secret service keeping tabs on him. Now they re keeping tabs on Aimee. A missing young woman, an illegal immigrant raid in progress, botched affairs of the heart, dirty policemen, the French secret service, cutting-edge science secrets and a murderer on the loose what has she gotten herself into? And can she get herself and her friends back out of it all alive?
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Praise For Murder at the Lanterne Rouge…
Praise for Murder at the Lanterne Rouge
"Outstanding.... Readers will relish realistic villains and an evocative atmosphere that begs for a trip to the City of Lights."
—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"Black expertly weaves the social issues of Chinese sweatshops and illegal immigrants with current science and computer technology, 14th-century Templars and guilds, and the local police and French secret service."
—The Columbus Dispatch
"[O]ne of the most atmospheric crime novels I've read in a long time."
"Paris never needs a new look, and neither does Aimée Leduc."
"Perfectly plotted.... Filled with evocative details and quirky characters as delightful as the smell of a fresh-baked baguette."
—BN.com, Mystery Pick of the Month
"The pace accelerates as fast as Aimee's Vespa.... Murder at the Lanterne Rouge is wonderfully plotted, and Cara Black ties together the past and present with élan."
—New York Journal of Books
"[Black] lets readers peek into a corner of Paris that Fodor's leaves out."
“With this series, it’s easy to feel you’ve just been to Paris, and to a side of the city tourists rarely see..”
—Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine
“Black's Paris is one we are always happy to visit again.”
—Reviewing the Evidence
“Smoothly written and tightly plotted."
"Narrated in Black's staccato, caffeine-propelled style, Murder at the Lanterne Rouge is one of the most complex investigations yet for Leduc."—Kingdom Books
Praise for the Aimée Leduc series
"Transcendently, seductively, irresistibly French."
"Wry, complex, sophisticated, intensely Parisian.... One of the very best heroines in crime fiction today."
"So authentic you can practically smell the fresh baguettes and coffee."