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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (532 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cara Black Narrator: Carine Montbertran Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Aimée Leduc Series Release Date:
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Aimée’s childhood friend, Laure, is a policewoman. Her partner, Jacques, has set up a meeting in Montmartre with an informer.When Laure goes along as backup, Jacques is lured to a rooftop, where he is shot to death. Laure’s gun has been fired, gunpowder residue is on her hands, and she is charged with her partner’s murder. The police close ranks against the alleged cop killer.

Aimée is determined to clear Laure’s name. In doing so, she encounters separatist terrorists, Montmartre prostitutes, a surrealist painter’s stepdaughter, and a crooked Corsican bar owner, and learns of “Big Ears”—the French “ear in the sky” that records telephonic and electronic communications for the security services. Identifying Jacques’ murderer brings her closer to solving her own father’s death, which still haunts her. She cannot rest until she finds out who was responsible.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Julie H. | 2/13/2014

    " Black has been incredibly clever in how she doles out the details of Aimee's father's violent death in the course of a surveillance-gone-horribly-wrong, she's building nicely to a better understanding of the Aimee-Rene dynamic, and has given us a delightfully stubborn (who can't relate to that?), clever and resourceful protagonist. In this outing, much of which occurs in/around Montmartre as the book's name implies, Aimee must investigate circumstances in which she became unwittingly involved so as to clear a childhood friend who is charged with the rooftop murder of her possibly-corrupt police partner. So it's the usual behind-the-scenes machinations of the different arms of the French government, the Byzantine dysfunction of the assorted arms of the French police, a disturbing surveillance program referred to as Big Ears, loads of Montmartre history and current demographics (including the music scene), and little bits of Corsican culture. All told, a tight storyline with marvelous sense of place. Onward to Murder on the Ile Saint-Louis!--which is esp. promising as that hits very close to home for Aimee given that it's where her apartment is located. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Vivian Valvano | 2/3/2014

    " I passed more time wandering through Paris with Aimee - although it was really more like running through Paris. Black doesn't flesh out anything. She relies far too much on trying to tantalize you with Paris venues rather than develop strong characterizations or ingenious plot lines. The Leduc mysteries are for lazy reading - clearing your mind from a hard day, one eye and ear on the television. Go to Benjamin Black for thoughtful investigations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Martin Arrowsmith | 2/2/2014

    " Once again, Cara Black manages to capture the essence of Paris. This time around Montmarte. Each book in the series explores a different arrondisment and a different aspect of French history. This book has the Corsican independence movement at its heart. Aimee Leduc is an interesting protagonist but the search for her father's killers is dragging on a bit too much. Overall, very enjoyable! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Amanda | 1/25/2014

    " I am only a few chapters in and it seems to be a classic Cara Black Aimee Leduc detective novel.. I am quite enjoying that it is in Montmartre as I love the area and spent my honeymoon there, "

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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.