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June, 1998. Paris’ sticky summer heat is even more oppressive than usual as rowdy French football fans riot in anticipation of the World Cup. Private investigator Aimée Leduc has been trying to slow down her hectic lifestyle, take on only computer security assignments, and maybe try to learn how to cook (quelle catastrophe!). She’s vowed not to let herself get involved in any more dangerous shenanigans—she’s five months pregnant and has the baby’s well-being to think about now, too.

But all of her best intentions to live the quiet life fall away when disaster strikes close to home. A serial rapist has been terrorizing Paris’ Pigalle neighborhood, following teenage girls home from junior high school and attacking them in their own houses. It is sad and frightening but has nothing to do with Aimée—until Zazie, the fourteen-year-old daughter of the proprietor of Aimée’s favorite café, disappears. The police aren’t mobilizing quickly enough, and when Zazie’s desperate parents approach Aimée for help, she knows she couldn’t say no even if she wanted to. In the frantic race against time that ensues, Aimée discovers a terrifying secret neighborhood history that will leave lives in the whole quartier upended.

Inspired by a true crime story of a serial killer who wreaked havoc on Paris in the summer of 1998, Cara Black’s fourteenth Aimée Leduc mystery is a thrilling follow-up to her 2013 New York Times bestseller, Murder below Montparnasse.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Set amid the madness of the 1998 World Cup Final, Black’s well-crafted fourteenth Aimée Leduc investigation finds the Parisian PI, who’s five months pregnant, ready to take a break and ponder her future as a single mom…A strong sense of place and a deliciously twisted plot.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Author Cara Black has created a lively, atmospheric mystery series featuring a Parisian female private investigator, Aimee Le Duc. Each murder mystery centers on a different Paris neighborhood, so each story is rich in local charm and Parisian joie de vivre…Mitchell’s French pronunciation is convincing…her portrayal of the pregnant detective is exactly right, and we feel the young woman’s tenacity, tenderness, and vulnerability. This series is rapidly gaining followers.”


  • “This latest in 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.”

    Library Journal

  • “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.”


  • “Black’s fifteenth shows Aimée just as determined as ever to live life on her own terms and stand up for those who can’t.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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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.