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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (438 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cara Black Narrator: Carine Montbertrand Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Aimée Leduc Series Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9781456123062
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Spirited Aimée Leduc, a private investigator based in Paris, has been introduced to the Cao Dai temple by her partner, René, who urges her to learn to meditate as a counterbalance to her frenetic lifestyle. A Vietnamese nun asks her for a favor—to hand over a check and bring a package back to the temple. But this act of kindness ends in a stranger’s death and leaves her with a bullet wound in the arm, a check for 50,000 francs, and a trove of ancient jade artifacts whose provenance is a mystery.

The French secret service, a group of veterans of the war in Indochina, some wealthy ex-colonials, and contending international oil companies all claim the jade. They will stop at nothing to gain possession of it. And the nun has disappeared. Aimée has promised to avoid danger, but it continues to seek her out.

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Quotes & Awards

  • If the cobblestones could talk, they might tell a tale as haunting as the one Cara Black spins. New York Times Book Review “One of the best new writers in the field today.

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynne-marie | 2/9/2014

    " We've come up in French history to be dealing with the veterans of Dien Bien Phu and the mystery of this story lies in Cambodia though of course it is acted out in the arrondisement of the outcasts. Aimee has regained her sight, but too much hard-boiled detecting may lose it for her as it loses her the love of Guy, the gentle doctor, who cannot sanction her "wildness." The theme of losing and being afraid as against forcing herself forward neamoins plus is a constant one. I like Aimee less and less. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Frank Mcgeough | 2/7/2014

    " a bit disjointed and confusing. somewhat cliche ridden. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Soho Press | 1/27/2014

    " The fifth installment in the Aimee Leduc mystery series, set in Paris. In this book, Aimee is trying to do a favor for a Vietnamese nun at the Buddhist temple where she's learning to meditate when she ends up with a priceless cache of jade that a lot of dangerous people seem to want. I love this book because of the post-colonial themes in it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monty | 1/25/2014

    " I really enjoyed reading this book, maybe a little more than the others in the series so far. I think I am getting to know Aimee Leduc better in each book and I am liking how, in spite of her being brilliant, she has so many human frailties. As usual, there are many characters, an evolving story line, poorly matched love life, needing to heal from injuries from the last book, getting new injuries in this book, and more. There is a map of the Clichy district in Paris in the front of the book. I have never been to Paris, but I would think that anyone who has would have fun following the map as the the story enfolds. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 E Goldberg | 1/23/2014

    " Good beginning then turning very predictable. You could see the ending before you got half way through it. Lost it's 'suspension of disbelief' too when the protagonist turned out to be incredibly lucky and virtually indestructible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 1/14/2014

    " Another fantastic book in the Aimee Leduc series! Cara Black describes a Paris that is not for tourists or the faint of heart! I can hardly wait to read the next one and I don't have to. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clairbp | 1/14/2014

    " I want to live in Paris for a year! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/12/2014

    " I love this series. Sure, there are too many things going on and maybe the characters aren't that well developed but I still can't put them down! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 1/8/2014

    " too many characters to keep track of "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annette | 12/15/2013

    " Always good. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Library Lady | 11/19/2013

    " The one thing I keep asking myself throughout these books--was France really that much more technologically ahead of us in 1994? Laptop computers? Cellphones being fairly commonplace? The use of the Web? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Val Sanford | 11/7/2013

    " Interesting twist pulling forward the history of French Indochina info modern France. But the tangle was too tangled and the story too unbelievable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annie | 5/4/2013

    " I love all of her mysteries - probably more because I love Paris then because of the actual stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aingeal Stone | 1/28/2013

    " I love the protagonist. And I'm hoping to get a feel for Paris by reading these novels to help prepare me for my Paris trip in May. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patrinka Selland | 11/1/2012

    " Interesting. not great, but somehow I can't stop reading the series. this is the 5th book so far all based in various neighborhoods of paris. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kara | 3/5/2012

    " Good summer mystery - love the Paris setting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Concetta | 2/2/2012

    " Loved it! Another murder mystery in Paris. I could see, taste, hear and smell everywhere Aimee went. C. Black knows how to weave a mystery that keeps my attention. I had to finish reading this one in my car in the park/ride this evening before I could drive home! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laurel | 1/13/2012

    " This is the first in the series I haven't really enjoyed. Confusing and not as fastpaced as the ones that came before it. Will continue to read the series though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nadia | 1/13/2012

    " Aimee Leduc is a private investigator in Paris. Each of the books focuses on a different neighborhood of Paris. The "crimes" and investigation are very contemporary and sometimes brutal. Not for the weak-kneed mystery reader. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 5/13/2011

    " Another great story. I love the Paris locale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine Woodman | 12/31/2010

    " Aimee Leduc is a complex character who almost seems to swirl in these books--they are very atmospherically written and wonderful to read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carole | 9/11/2010

    " Great setting - Paris. Weak writing....repetition of descriptions, sporadic development of story line. I will however read another book in this series. Hmmmm. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Remy | 7/15/2010

    " I usually like this series. It is a sort of fFrench Kinsey millhone mystery. The Murder in Clichy did not hold up. I thought the plot was weak and I really had to make myself finish it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kara | 7/1/2010

    " Good summer mystery - love the Paris setting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Concetta | 5/27/2010

    " Loved it! Another murder mystery in Paris. I could see, taste, hear and smell everywhere Aimee went. C. Black knows how to weave a mystery that keeps my attention. I had to finish reading this one in my car in the park/ride this evening before I could drive home! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 4/25/2010

    " too many characters to keep track of "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 2/10/2010

    "
    Another fantastic book in the Aimee Leduc series! Cara Black describes a Paris that is not for tourists or the faint of heart! I can hardly wait to read the next one and I don't have to. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Library Lady | 9/12/2009

    " The one thing I keep asking myself throughout these books--was France really that much more technologically ahead of us in 1994? Laptop computers? Cellphones being fairly commonplace? The use of the Web? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laurel | 6/11/2009

    " This is the first in the series I haven't really enjoyed. Confusing and not as fastpaced as the ones that came before it. Will continue to read the series though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 E | 4/7/2009

    " Good beginning then turning very predictable. You could see the ending before you got half way through it. Lost it's 'suspension of disbelief' too when the protagonist turned out to be incredibly lucky and virtually indestructible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 1/3/2009

    " Another great story. I love the Paris locale. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 12/15/2008

    " A quick read, entertaining and very evocative of Paris. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 9/17/2008

    " Another page turner. I'm enjoying this series. I've decided to suspend my technology disbelief. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annie | 8/19/2008

    " I love all of her mysteries - probably more because I love Paris then because of the actual stories. "

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About the Author
Author Cara Black

Cara Black is the author of the popular Aimée Leduc mystery series. She is a San Francisco Library Laureate and a member of the Paris Sociéte Historique in the Marais. Her book Murder in the Sentier was nominated for an Anthony Award for Best Novel, and Murder in the Latin Quarter was a finalist for the Best Novel Award from the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and their son.

About the Narrator

Carine Montbertrand is an award-winning narrator of dozens of audiobooks. When she first started working in the 1990s, she sounded younger than her years and specialized in children’s and young adult titles. Since then she has expanded to fiction for adults and has recorded everything from murder mysteries to fantasy and inspirational titles. She is adept with dialects and accents, voicing characters from countries around the world. She also specializes in English language titles with a French flavor, as she is half French. With her audiobooks, she has the opportunity to tell wonderful stories while finding voices for men, women, children, and sometimes ghosts and extraterrestrials.