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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (345 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 2011 ISBN: 9781461804758
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Cara Black’s bestselling Aimée Leduc mysteries feature a streetwise private investigator who calls Paris her home. In her eleventh outing, Aimée is faced with her most daunting challenge yet: her godfather and mentor, Commissaire Morbier, is accused of murder, and it’s up to Aimée to clear his name. But as she investigates, she uncovers a terrifying conspiracy involving police corruption and Basque terrorists.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Addictive…Leduc is always a reliable and charming guide to the city’s lesser-known corners.”

    Seattle Times

  • “The ideal mix of the personal, the political, the puzzling, and the Parisian make Aimée’s latest a perfect pleasure.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Aimée is a fantastic guide as she invites the reader along on an excursion of Paris on the back of her scooter, which most tourists traveling to the City of Light never see. Back streets and alleys, smoky bistros and Paris mansions set the backdrop for this mystery.”

    New York Journal of Books

  • “One of our favorite mystery authors.”

    Sacramento Bee

  • “The rest of us will follow Aimée anywhere, the blinder the alley the better, thrilled to hitch a ride on the back of her scooter.”

    Booklist

  • “Full of French political intrigue…Atmospheric.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • A Kirkus Reviews “New and Notable Title”, March 2011

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roger Croft | 2/20/2014

    " I'm an addict for some crime writers. I like Black because she takes me back to my favorite city --Paris. And she's pretty good with the atmospherics of the City of Light. Her detective, Aimee, is clearly an attractive young lady with lots of intuitive brainpower and glamorous looks (sometimes there's a bit of chic lit that rears its ugly head). This latest effort is a bit heavy on the machine-gun rat-tat-tat prose which Black seems to have pioneered. But it's a quick read with, I hope, a surprise ending. Basque terrorism plays a role here, facilitating Black's praiseworthy efforts to give historic background and perspective to her stories. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Drew Cauthorn | 2/18/2014

    " Set in Paris, which was enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crystal | 2/4/2014

    " Finally, Aimee Leduc is in the 16th, and even more specifically, Place Victor Hugo and Passy. In 2000, I lived just off Place Victor Huge on rue Mesnil, where Aimee runs past the wonder Marche St. Didier, and hides out in a cafe on the Place. The usual cliff-hanging (literally-- Aimee is usually hanging off something or other) conclusion is at the sinister-looking Lauriston reservoir, which I walked by many, many times. Aimee is her usual interpid self and the situations she gets in and out of are not very believable, but we Paris-philes suppress our disbelief and just delight in the descriptions of the City of Lights, Aimee's vintage clothing, and her "bad boys." When will the dwarf Rene ever get a chance??? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darla | 1/17/2014

    " Amusing, not great writing but I like the characters and the setting in Paris. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Siobhan | 1/8/2014

    " I enjoy this series, but feel like it's become stagnant. Each book seems to tease the reader with glimpses into Aimee's past, the story of her mother and her disappearance, and the reader is never given an answer. It would be nice if the reader was given more of the background story instead of each book being yet another improbable chase through Paris and discussions about flics. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leigh Mitchell | 1/7/2014

    " I just felt really confused reading this, can't really explain why. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 1/6/2014

    " It was pretty good, may check out some of her earlier Aimee books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paulah | 1/6/2014

    " Gripping French mystery/romp, featuring a female detective with a brain, a heart and a good aim. Will read more from this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nev Thomas | 1/4/2014

    " Good french murder mystery "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 12/30/2013

    " This one was awesome. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet Cross | 11/22/2013

    " I love this series. Aimee solves the murder of her friend Mortiber lover. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 shoelake | 11/20/2013

    " a differnt mystery as it takes place i France "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lola | 6/6/2013

    " neighborhood writer. lovely description of my favorite place. what's not to like? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eve | 5/20/2013

    " A fun foreign mystery set in Paris. I like to travel via books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vera | 8/3/2012

    " My first read in this series, and I enjoyed it. Set in Paris, its a race to find who killed the cop's girlfriend before he gets convicted of it. Good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teri | 7/27/2012

    " While it is always fun to read about Paris, this mystery with Aimee Leduc is an average mystery. This time Aimee needs to clear Commissaire Morbier, her godfather, of a murder charge. The Basque element adds interest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah S | 7/9/2012

    " It had a way of inhabiting my mind, despite how annoyed I was at the description (everything had a brand name). It was light on actual mystery, more of an adventure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam | 5/25/2012

    " Aimee needs some new territory and a different twist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marlene | 5/2/2012

    " Not enough plot for me and some of the 'twists' were not developed or completed. It read like she was in a hurry to satisfy her publisher! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kenneth Fredette | 4/26/2012

    " Ahh, Aimee has a love interest finally. Hope it makes it two books at least. Don't see how she keeps getting banged up. I guess as you get older and know you can't do something you wonder why someone else can. Go Aimee. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 1/10/2012

    " A fast- paced thriller set in Paris--who doesn't love a stylish French PI? Love this series and devoured the latest installment! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 11/24/2011

    " I can't wait for more of these! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 10/22/2011

    " I enjoyed this more than the last book of ms. black's, maybe since I'm more familiar with passy than some of the other quartiers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom Jenckes | 8/28/2011

    " Amy LeDuc is a trip! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 6/21/2011

    " It had a way of inhabiting my mind, despite how annoyed I was at the description (everything had a brand name). It was light on actual mystery, more of an adventure. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Drew | 6/7/2011

    " Set in Paris, which was enjoyable. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Humphreydunn | 5/10/2011

    " Not great. Felt disjointed. Won't read any more in this series and I was glad I got this one free. However, looks like a lot of people liked this book, so maybe it was my life which was disjointed rather than the book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 4/23/2011

    " I enjoyed this more than the last book of ms. black's, maybe since I'm more familiar with passy than some of the other quartiers.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 4/19/2011

    " I can't wait for more of these! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paulah | 4/17/2011

    " Gripping French mystery/romp, featuring a female detective with a brain, a heart and a good aim. Will read more from this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsay | 4/12/2011

    " The setting was a huge part of this book, and it was wonderful to read about all the different places in Paris. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 4/11/2011

    " I love this series. Aimee solves the murder of her friend Mortiber lover. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 3/23/2011

    " A fast- paced thriller set in Paris--who doesn't love a stylish French PI? Love this series and devoured the latest installment! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lola | 3/11/2011

    " neighborhood writer. lovely description of my favorite place. what's not to like? "

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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.