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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 Montbertrand Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Aimée Leduc Series Release Date: March 2006 ISBN: 9781461846949
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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 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 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 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 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, "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marlies | 1/24/2014

    " Great summer read for plane ride or beach. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eileen | 1/20/2014

    " Enjoy all of Cara Black's books, this one set in Montmartre is one of my favorites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Delta | 1/13/2014

    " As with the rest of the Aimee Leduc mysteries, I could not put it down. "

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

    " Not perfect but awfully fun and more enjoyable to pretend you're chasing dangerous folks in Paris and living on the Ile St Louis than make eye contact on the subway during rush hour. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mandy George | 1/9/2014

    " Probably my least favorite Aimee Leduc book so far, but still good fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine Woodman | 1/5/2014

    " Aimee Leduc is a great protagonist in this author's series of murder mysteries "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 summer61 | 1/1/2014

    " More escapism. The jumpy writing style took some getting used to. And the author is more interested in the details and history of the Montmartre surroundings (as was I) than the plot. But it was fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 12/31/2013

    " Montmartre was my favorite section of Paris so I very much enjoyed this book. It's the first book in this series that was in a section I spent a lot of time wandering. Yay! Another good book in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 mim | 11/28/2013

    " Read this awhile ago, while in Paris. Fun to read while in the location of the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 10/23/2013

    " I really enjoyed this, but felt the ending was a bit hasty and therefore had to downgrade my rating. This was my first Aimee Leduc book, so I may give her another chance when I'm in the mood again for a fast, fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Connie | 3/2/2013

    " More violent than what I like, but a good read. I would recommend this book to folks that like police detective mysteries. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tucki Bailey | 2/21/2013

    " It's an average mystery story but it takes place in Paris so it's kind of like getting to visit Paris. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 1/29/2013

    " nice read, great sense of place, plot a bit convoluted "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dana | 12/18/2012

    " Not nearly as good as the others I've read - too many plot lines, too many characters to follow such that the ending comes out of nowhere. Ah well, I love Aimee and will keep reading the series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Priscilla | 11/28/2012

    " Purchased for my Kindle, I'm making my way electronically through the Aimee Leduc series. This was another excellent read by Cara Black; just love "living" in Paris with Aimee and Cara. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linconter | 5/15/2012

    " Paris in the winter and Corsican Separatists who are gun runners. And you thought Chicago was bad???? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 3/27/2012

    " Murdery mystery. It definitely kept me interested but it was sometimes hard to follow all the french characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela Rand | 12/12/2011

    " I think you just have to love these characters to read these books. Often the plot is scattered but I love reading them because her portrayal of Paris is so wonderful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan Arra | 10/3/2011

    " I enjoyed the story but wished she'd worked out the action scenes better because I didn't think they were easy to follow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine | 9/25/2011

    " Fast-paced atmospheric mystery set in Paris. Part of a series but is a standalone novel.While I enjoyed the Parisian scenes, I found the mystery somewhat improbable. Overall, the book read like a very developed screenplay - highly visual, but requiring great suspension of disbelief. "

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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.

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.