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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (417 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 2009 ISBN: 9781440761454
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A Haitian woman arrives at the office of Leduc Detective and announces that she is Aimée’s sister, her father’s illegitimate daughter. Aimée is thrilled. A virtual orphan since her mother’s disappearance and her father’s death, she has always wanted a sister. Her partner, René, is wary of this stranger, but Aimée embraces her and soon finds herself involved in murky Haitian politics leading to murder. The setting is the Latin Quarter on the Left Bank of the Seine, in the old university district of Paris. 

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In Leduc’s ninth outing, Paris, as always, sparkles in all its gargoyled, dusty, cobblestoned glory.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “No contemporary writer of noir mysteries evokes the spirit of Paris more than Cara Black in her atmospheric series starring PI Aimée Leduc…The fearless, risk-taking Aimée is constantly running, hiding, fighting and risking her life—all while dressed in vintage Chanel and Dior and Louboutin heels.”

    USA Today

  •  “The ninth mystery in Cara Black's irresistible series set in Paris…might well be the book we’ve been waiting for. Aimée Leduc, Black’s adorably punkish sleuth, is in her element…One of this colorful series’ most scenic itineraries.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “[Murder in the Latin Quarter] has all the elements Black’s readers have come to cherish: an engaging protagonist with a likable sidekick (her diminutive partner, René Friant), cops who hinder more than they help, villains with murky motives, grisly crimes and, above all, the unique Parisian atmosphere.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • Selected for the April 2009 Indie Next List

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Shea | 2/13/2014

    " I might have been predisposed to like this one especially, because I had stayed in the Quarter shortly before reading it. No one does Paris with the same authenticity Cara does! And I have a soft spot for Aimee, who moves better in heels and short skirts than I do. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris | 2/12/2014

    " I couldn't get through this. There wasn't quite enough to the story or characters to maintain my interest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Piercey | 2/5/2014

    " This is a very fun series, especially if you love Paris. I thought this "mystery" however, was hard to get into; too contrived perhaps. But, it's so fun to picture myself walking in the neighborhoods and soaking in the atmospheres she describes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elli | 1/31/2014

    " Another in the Aimee Leduc series with aimee as the detective and her partner Rene, the two of them really trying to provide computer security for their clients. Each mystery features another area of Paris. This, the Latin Quarter is one of the oldest. The books are really a very nice visit and an acquaintance with the city and history of Paris. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Renee | 1/25/2014

    " These mysteries continue to be enjoyable, and I love Aimee as well as Black's masterful descriptions of Paris, but part of me wants to see Aimee grow - even just a little bit! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robin | 1/23/2014

    " better on the Parisian atmosphere than on the plot... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy | 1/16/2014

    " good airplane read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karna | 1/13/2014

    " The main character is constantly running somewhere or away from someone in this book. Not worth your time. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 G | 12/28/2013

    " Contrived, convoluted, cartoonish story. Seemed to be pieced together solely in order to shove Latin Quarter descriptions into every nook and cranny. Assume this series draws people craving a French connection. They deserve better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janis | 12/13/2013

    " Hey, we were visiting Paris.....what can I say. The whole 'underground' thing was a bit much for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn Kearney | 12/4/2013

    " Too busy a story and too many chases and concussions. Paris in the time of the death of Princess Diana made for an interesting setting. The plot didn't match it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marlene | 11/10/2013

    " I like this series, but this is one of the weaker mysteries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hazel | 10/7/2013

    " Series recommended by my sister (thanks, sis!). Liking this new detective to add to my faves. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dayle | 8/29/2013

    " I really like the Aimee books but this was sluggish and a bit boring, semi interesting Haitian connection but really a big disappointment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 8/21/2013

    " Probably not as good as some of her others. Her endings are getting a little bit muddled. Still the lady can make you smell the fresh baked bread and hear the church bells with the way that she writes. "

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

    " Another great Aimee book. Interesting story and ends with a cliffhanger. Now comes the waiting, which is always sad when I catch up with a series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joan Cobb | 2/28/2013

    " I loved the run around Paris' Latin Quarter, but was not so engrossed in solving the murder. A fun read, but will not immediately look for more by this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ma'lis Wendt | 1/4/2013

    " An Aimee Leduc mystery--the first one I've read. A quick read with a little too much fashion detail, but an interesting story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Delta | 8/26/2012

    " Another great installment of the Leduc mysteries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 8/9/2012

    " Wow! What can I say except that this is a fantastic series that just keeps getting better and better! I am on a break and all I am doing in my spare time is reading! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine | 9/15/2011

    " I have read the series up to this book. I have found it to be very entertaining. Aimee is somewhat unconventional, but the best character in the series is the city of Paris. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 4/19/2011

    " Wow! What can I say except that this is a fantastic series that just keeps getting better and better! I am on a break and all I am doing in my spare time is reading! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Soho | 4/4/2011

    " In MURDER IN THE LATIN QUARTER, the ninth Aimée Leduc investigation, Aimée is approached by a Haitian woman who claims to be her half-sister. Aimée isn't sure if the woman is a con artist or the real thing--and if she's the latter, she and Aimée both might be in terrible danger. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 2/10/2011

    " I might have been predisposed to like this one especially, because I had stayed in the Quarter shortly before reading it. No one does Paris with the same authenticity Cara does! And I have a soft spot for Aimee, who moves better in heels and short skirts than I do. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Linda | 2/1/2011

    " Awful. Heard about it on NPR, looked forward to reading. Meandering plot, distracted by the edits…bad French proofreading on the publisher's part
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robin | 8/18/2010

    " better on the Parisian atmosphere than on the plot... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janis | 6/20/2010

    " Hey, we were visiting Paris.....what can I say. The whole 'underground' thing was a bit much for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn | 5/29/2010

    " Too busy a story and too many chases and concussions. Paris in the time of the death of Princess Diana made for an interesting setting. The plot didn't match it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 3/21/2010

    " This is a very fun series, especially if you love Paris. I thought this "mystery" however, was hard to get into; too contrived perhaps. But, it's so fun to picture myself walking in the neighborhoods and soaking in the atmospheres she describes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 2/10/2010

    " For anyone who loves Paris or a good mystery, then a mystery set in Paris with a female detective, Aimee LeDuc, is just the ticket! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Renee | 11/21/2009

    " These mysteries continue to be enjoyable, and I love Aimee as well as Black's masterful descriptions of Paris, but part of me wants to see Aimee grow - even just a little bit! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marlene | 11/15/2009

    " I like this series, but this is one of the weaker mysteries. "

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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.