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Murder in Pigalle (An Aimée Leduc Investigation) Paperback – February 24, 2015
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AiméeLeduc is crashing around Paris again, this time—during the 1998 World Cup in France—in search of her pal Zazie, a 13-year-old wannabe detective who has disappeared and may be the latest victim of a serial rapist preying on young girls in the Pigalle district. Ah, but that’s not all: Aimee is five months pregnant and is doing her running accompanied by the Bump. Black cleverly mixes the domestic situation (Aimee has yet to tell the Bump’s father what’s happening) and the red-herring-laden mystery (Is Zazie’s disappearance even connected to the rapist?). The plot gets a little crazy this time, and the resolution seems a tad abrupt, but series fans won’t notice, as they’ll be thoroughly caught up in the ongoing story lines regarding Aimées romantic life, her relationship with partner and best friend Rene (struggling to keep his own romantic feelings for Aimée secret), and, of course, Aimée’s terrorist mother, now confirmed to be alive but still off the radar. The combination of vividly evoked Parisian neighborhoods and a bewitching, stylish heroine (now adorned in vintage Dior maternity togs) continues to make this series as tasty as a chunk of French chocolate. --Bill Ott --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Praise for Murder in Pigalle
"The stylish sleuth in Cara Black’s blithe mysteries set in Paris, is making an odd fashion statement in Murder in Pigalle—ill-fitting frocks and low heels. Almost six months pregnant and showing it . . . But once the investigation takes a detour into the cavernous sewers of the city, she proves she can still find her way home in the dark."
—The New York Times Book Review
"Leduc is a refreshing and entertaining guide to Parisian neighborhoods and cultures, especially those that well-established tourist routes typically pass by. Let’s hope she never runs out of districts to scoot around in."
—The Seattle Times
"Captivating . . . Black weaves in ’90s politics and a lush sense of Leduc’s Parisian home into the book. In 2014’s Murder in the Pigalle, based on a real-life crime, Paris is gearing to host the 1998 World Cup. Black captures the sensuality of record temperatures, with the description of the cassis-limon ice cream at Berthillon, and the fear that permeates the Pigalle."
—BBC's Between the Lines
"[Black] draws the reader into the intricacies of Paris while driving the mystery forward to make it an ultimate page-turner."
—The San Francisco Chronicle
"Readers will be sitting on the edge of their seats . . . Spectacular."
"Chic and utterly charming . . . This book has a darker tone than earlier ones in the series, but it still has Black's distinctive flair."
—Carole E. Barrowman, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"One tough mother-to-be . . . The treasured Aimée Leduc series keeps to the high standard of the series while nicely deepening Aimée as a character and leading her in a new direction."
—Barbara Hoffert, Library Journal
"The combination of vividly evoked Parisian neighborhoods and a bewitching, stylish heroine continues to make this series as tasty as a chunk of French chocolate."
"Even an unplanned pregnancy can’t slow down Paris detective Aimée Leduc . . . Black's 14th shows Aimée just as determined as ever to live life on her own terms and stand up for those who can’t."
"Written in an intelligent style, well-told, and satisfying."
—Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
"Black writes [as] vividly as she has in the previous thirteen."
—The Weirs Times
"Of all the books in this series that I've read, Murder in Pigalle is the strongest. I can't wait to see what Cara Black has in store for us next."
"The best Aimée Leduc investigation yet!"
"If you have followed this series and its central characters you'll not want to miss this latest installment. On the other hand, if you enjoy atmospheric suspense stories with exotic settings and characters and haven't yet followed Aimée Leduc around Paris, this might be the perfect time to do so."
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."
“[Cara Black] is on to a good thing: each of her novels is set in a colorful Parisian neighborhood—and there are a lot of them. The cumulative result of reading this addictive series is a sort of mini-tour of the city, as seen through a filter of fictional murder . . . Leduc is always a reliable and charming guide to the city's lesser-known corners.”
—The Seattle Times
“Black creates rich, plausible characters, giving them individuality and depth.”
—San Francisco Gate
"Cara Black's Paris-based crime novels have fans by the legion."
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I highly recommend this book and this book series to anyone who's interested in something different (and anyone who loves Paris- and who doesn't?)