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Murder On The Ile Saint-louis : Aimee Leduc Investigations - Cara Black

Murder On The Ile Saint-louis

Aimee Leduc Investigations

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Published: 4th March 2008
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“Gripping. . . . A wonderfully complex plot is lent immediacy by environmental activists agitating against a proposed oil agreement. . . . This Paris has a gritty, edgy feel, and Black’s prose evokes the sound of the Seine rising with the spring thaw. Aim‚e makes an engaging protagonist.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Another taut, well-observed, and thoroughly entertaining Aim‚e Leduc mystery, this book continues the series’ blend of suspense and attitude engag‚ while nicely developing our heroine’s character.”—Library Journal

“Black again makes the most of her setting, drawing on the juicy history of the Ile Saint-Louis. . . . This series remains must reading for fans of the jauntier side of European crime fiction.”—Booklist

Facing a tight deadline on a computer security contract, Aim‚e responds to a telephone call from a stranger that leads her to an abandoned infant in a courtyard on the Ile Saint-Louis. She brings the baby home with her, calls her Stella, and awaits contact from the mother. But days pass, and no one reclaims the infant.

Meanwhile, a group of environmental protestors is trying to stop the government from entering into a contract with an oil company notorious for pollution. As Aim‚e attempts to identify the baby’s mother, two murders and an abortive bombing involving the protestors lead her—and little Stella—into danger.

On the run in the sewers beneath the Seine, Aim‚e finally finds the woman she has been looking for, only to discover that the man she has fallen in love with is not who she thought he was.

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Praise for Murder on the Ile Saint-Louis

"This very dark Euro-thriller will have you wondering if it's not too late to book that summer vacation to Paris you always wanted. If time and money are stopping you, reading Murder on the Ile Saint-Louis may be a smart alternative."
--USA Today

"Now that every other mainstream mystery seems awash in gory religious rituals, it has fallen to independent publishers to keep a fresh perspective on the genre. Soho Press, one of the more enterprising of these small houses, has a keen nose for offbeat detectives who ply their trade in foreign locales. The trendy byways of Paris belong to Aim e Leduc, the clever young sleuth in a winning series by Cara Black . . . The energetic plot is thick with intrigue and danger."
--The New York Times Book Review

Praise for the Aim e Leduc series

"This very dark Euro-thriller will have you wondering if it's not too late to book that summer vacation to Paris you always wanted. If time and money are stopping you, reading Murder on the Ile Saint-Louis may be a smart alternative."
--USA Today

"Haunting."
--The New York Times Book Review

"One of the best heroines in crime fiction."
--Lee Child

"She makes Paris come alive as no one else has since Georges Simenon."
--Stuart Kaminsky

"If you've never been to Paris, or you'd like to go back soon, let Cara Black
transport you there."
--Linda Fairstein

"One of the best new writers in the field today."
--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

ISBN: 9781569474754
ISBN-10: 1569474753
Series: Aimee Leduc Investigations
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 4th March 2008
Publisher: Soho Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.1 x 12.7  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.25