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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,822 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: July 2003 ISBN: 9781449808785
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In Cara Black’s “accomplished, absorbing debut” (Kirkus Reviews), PI Aimée Leduc must decrypt a digitized photo from the 1940s. But when Aimée visits the historic Jewish quarter of Paris to deliver the picture, she finds its intended recipient murdered—and with a swastika carved in her aged forehead. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Literate prose, intricate plotting, and multifaceted and unusual characters mark this excellent first mystery. Strongly recommended. Library Journal "Standout first novel … a thrilling quick-paced chase.

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/19/2014

    " Ugh. One improbable premise after another. The protagonist scrabbles across a Paris rooftop in high heels and a suit, only to land in a dumpster full of buttons. Buttons? The only saving grace is that her partner at the detective agency is a little person. A little person who knows karate. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paula | 2/17/2014

    " Not sure about this series. I like the history she weaves in and her headstron, smart independant main character but I suspect that she takes on situations a bit out of her league and escapses death too closely too often. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Landis | 1/27/2014

    " There were a lot of silly thing a good editor should have caught like the diving under tables on the run while managing to keep her high heels on, but I found the overall arc of the story to be compelling. I am hoping each book gets better, as clearly it must, otherwise the French government would not have given her a reward for contributions to French culture. On to Belleville. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alline | 1/15/2014

    " Cara Black reinforces the belief that it must be difficult indeed to write a good mystery; Murder in the Marais is eye-rollingly bad. Oh, I wanted to like it! It's Paris! It's the resistance! We get to learn about just how miserable life was in occupied Paris! But there are just so many problems. From the small ones - her dog, cloyingly named "Miles Davis" NEVER has to go out to pee, and seems to spend all day and night in her apartment or at the local news stand; to the simply annoying - she slips unnoticed into an Issey Miakye shop and - oh! WHAT A SURPRISE! SHE FITS INTO THE CLOTHES AND THEY LOOK GREAT ON HER! Gosh! That's so handy! She's amazingly clever at decoding secret documents, and has an unfailing knack for finding EXACTLY THE RIGHT ONE...She has crazed weasel sex with an evil neo-Nazi but luckily, on the last page, we find out that it is OK since he is REALLY an undercover reporter. There are improbable chases across rooftops, confusing routes all through Paris and the Metro...The book reads like there are big chunks missing - we never get the backstory on so many things, and other info is just thrown in for atmosphere. Ugh. This was really dreadful. "

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

    " A coworker recommended the Aimee Leduc PI series a long time ago and I finally got around to reading one. I enjoyed this book. A quick read set in Paris. Nice change rom what I normally read. I plan to read the rest of the series. "

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

    " I thought this was a decent first attempt at a mystery novel. I liked Aimee, thought she is a bit on the superhuman side and could use more character development. Had a problem with Miles Davis, never has to pee, stays home all day alone and then when Aimee is off to do something he has to go visit Uncle Maurice. Did not make much sense to me. There were a lot of characters introduced quickly and it was hard to keep track of some of them. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bruce MacBain | 1/2/2014

    " Had to read this for my book group. Hated it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lanierc | 12/25/2013

    " Excellent. Well written, great fun "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mikael | 12/14/2013

    " Wonderfully written and intensely suspenseful. I can't wait to read the rest of the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bob | 12/11/2013

    " Read this at Jess' suggestion, as it is set in Paris. Good mystery story, the writer does seem to leave gaps in places, but it was an enjoyable book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 12/3/2013

    " Karen--I'm loaning this to you and Mark. It may bring back memories...not of murder but of the Marais! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 12/1/2013

    " a fun read, but pretty formulaic and implausible...worth reading just to transport yourself to Paris! "

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

    " I enjoyed this and will certainly read more but I did find it a bit difficult to follow. I'm unfamiliar with Paris geography and computer systems so I just took it all on faith that these parts of the story work out aas they should. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patricia Bracewell | 8/31/2013

    " Perhaps I was too distracted and read this book in tiny chunks. I felt I should have liked it more, but I never really cared about the story. The jumbled series of events 40 years apart with the detective trying to find the thread that connects them all just didn't draw me in. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephanie | 8/21/2013

    " So-so mystery set in Paris, about Nazis and Crimes From Years Ago Coming Back To Haunt Those Involved. I'd try another of this series but I wasn't blown away by this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 2/28/2013

    " This was a good mystery - but it was a bit confusing with multiple story lines and alot of different characters to keep track of... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kara Scranton | 12/18/2012

    " Good mystery book, easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 10/1/2012

    " Attracted to this book based on its Paris setting. It's the first in a series and I'm guessing a lot of the characters introduced here pop up later... because it seemed like there were a lot of unnecessary characters for this particular story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathryn | 8/8/2012

    " It was okay. But Aimee Leduc is not someone I'd want to hang out with often so I will take my quest for another mystery series elsewhere. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Evelyn | 4/7/2012

    " Promising idea, terrible writing, really disappointing. Nuff said. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt | 4/7/2012

    " Well-written, blood thirsty mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judi | 12/11/2011

    " I think I'll give another Aimee Leduc book a try. The novel had some weaknesses but there's something about Aimee I like. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Edna | 6/14/2011

    " I enjoyed this atmospheric mystery novel set in Paris and I plan to read some of the other novels in this series. The map in the book added to my enjoyment as I could remember my own walks through Paris! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phyllis | 5/25/2011

    " Lots of local color but as a mystery too many disconnects for me. "

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

    " I love this series, and this one's especially rich with intrigues going back to World War II. As usual, Detective Aimee Leduc's Hermes scarf never gets ruffled. She's able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, etc., but I love her! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellie | 5/6/2011

    " I liked it, but I'm still not sure about it. Too many characters, too many wildly unlikely scenarios. I don't do spoilers, but I will say the ending disappointed me. I didn't feel we worked up to that resolution; more that it dropped in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pinky | 5/3/2011

    " great descriptions of off the beaten path paris..good read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tracy | 4/28/2011

    " I'll come back to it one day.

    I came back to it, and it got more interesting, but I still wasn't excited about Aimee Leduc. Personal preference. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 3/31/2011

    " Glad to find a new mystery series writer...I'll read more of her books. This one was pretty good...a little predictable but a pleasant read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mateo | 3/29/2011

    " Not enough about Paris. Simplistic murder mystery plot. Wanted to be swept into the sights and sounds of Paris. Didn't happen. Won't be reading Cara Black anymore. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shifra | 3/29/2011

    " I stopped midway...the ingredients certainly seemed appealing....1993 Paris in the Marais the Jewish quarter...a mystery to be solved by a female detective...neo Nazis etc...but yawn my curiosity waned and so I cannot recommend it and I am off to find a book that gives me more pleasure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 3/24/2011

    " Learned a lot about Paris during the war. Interesting read but a bit far fetched at times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rhino75 | 3/23/2011

    " A well-plotted thriller set in my neighbourhood - what's not to like? :) "

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