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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:
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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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  • 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.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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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.