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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (595 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: 9781449844301
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Anthony Award nominee Cara Black has garnered international acclaim for the authentic characterization and tantalizing suspense of her Aimée Leduc series. In this third entry—set in 1994 Paris—Aimée fears that a 1960s Communist gang is on the loose—and her long-lost mother just may be one of them.

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Quotes & Awards

  • A thoroughly engrossing story that's never less than compelling. --Publishers Weekly "Not just good suspense but an affecting and realistic psychological study… with an indelible sense of place and sophisticated political context.

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine Mustread | 2/15/2014

    " Aimee's search for her mother and the truth about her father proves as elusive as the clues in this mystery set in the rundown fashion trade area of Paris as she deals with murders involving aging terrorists, shady policemen, and African musicians. In this third book in the Aimee Leduc Investigation series, Aimee's obsession with finding the truth about her parents makes this the best book yet in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 2/9/2014

    " I'll try one more of this author's books in the future but I found this one hard to follow. The number of characters and the shifting alliances were difficult to keep straight. Perhaps if I knew more about the radical leftist movement in Paris in the 60s and 70s, I would have gotten more out of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 2/7/2014

    " Yet another good book in the Aimee Leduc series. They are good mysteries, but I really like Aimee as a character. She makes bad relationship decisions, loves Nutella crepes (who doesn't?!), and I wish I could be detective-ing around Paris like she does. Good mystery and feeds my Francophile needs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zoe | 2/5/2014

    " This episode in Aimee LeDuc's life as a private investigator takes a little longer to get where it's going, due to the constant obsession and ruminations about her mother leaving her as a child, and her whereabouts today. Still, the wrap up is a good plot, and you get a nice feel for the Sentier, a part of Paris the average tourist shouldn't be going. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 2/2/2014

    " This book didn't grip me like the first Aimee Leduc Mystery. I think I just found the backstory of Aimee's search for her mother a little too contrived. "

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

    " Mediocre mystery. Writing style if fairly repetitive and characters not so believable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Windy | 1/12/2014

    " I had a harder time keeping everything straight in my mind as I read this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 1/11/2014

    " I found this story more interesting than the previous two I've read because of the intrigue surrounding her mother. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 12/14/2013

    " another great escape to Paris, learn history and politics! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monica | 12/10/2013

    " Yes....my addiction to Paris-based novels continues. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martin Arrowsmith | 11/24/2013

    " Another very pleasant read from Cara Black. She really evokes the feeling of inner city Paris. Her themes are big picture events and her characters well drawn. I enjoyed this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 11/13/2013

    " I am ready this series in order and getting more excited with each installment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Soho Press | 11/8/2013

    " The third mystery in the Aimee Leduc series, set in Paris. This installment prominently features the mystery of Aimee's American mother, who disappeared without a trace when Aimee was 8, and who, it turns out, might have been part of a radical or even terrorist group in the 1970s. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 10/18/2013

    " I read this without having read #2, but did not feel too lost. The sentier is a seedier quartier of Paris, so it was nice to learn about an area I never frequented. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine Woodman | 1/2/2013

    " Aimee Leduc is a complex character who almost seems to swirl in these books--they are very atmospherically written and wonderful to read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Canda | 11/29/2012

    " The third book has been the best so far. Aimee Leduc, computer hacker, orphan, private detective gets involved in another mess. This time her mother's terrorist past has arrived at her front door. I love the history of these books. An intricate but easy to follow mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dayle | 11/13/2012

    " OK, some of the reviews say it is not believable..running stiletto heels through the streets of Paris, climbing up the sides of buildings..whatever, I love Aimee and all her adventures. Really folks this if FICTION! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 beth | 10/13/2012

    " second book i read in a row to mention a "kir royale". is this a cocktail people have heard of? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dana | 5/14/2012

    " Cara Black has real chops for writing well-paced mysteries with intricate plots and vivid depictions of Paris. I wasn't too sure about her skills after reading the second Aimee Leduc novel, but I am now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina H. | 3/20/2012

    " Great adult mystery set in Paris with a sexy, tough private investigator. Alot of action,dry humor in the set in the seedier side of Paris, AND good writing! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 C | 3/12/2012

    " Another fine story by Cara Black. Good pace, fun characters, fun details. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nikki | 11/14/2011

    " Parisian PI searches for information on her 70s terrorist mother (her father was a policeman). The protagonist does amazing things in high heels that I couldn't even do in running shoes! Highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Majda | 8/10/2011

    " Paris - yeah!! "

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

    " Decent, but hard to follow and somewhat unbelievable. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 E | 3/25/2011

    " I really wanted to like this book; I really tried to read it; I really liked Paris; but it just didn't happen. Maybe some other time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Soho | 3/4/2011

    " The third mystery in the Aimee Leduc series, set in Paris. This installment prominently features the mystery of Aimee's American mother, who disappeared without a trace when Aimee was 8, and who, it turns out, might have been part of a radical or even terrorist group in the 1970s. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Momruns5 | 2/27/2011

    " French names are very confusing. But I enjoy learning more about Paris. Good mysteries. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dana | 1/20/2011

    " Cara Black has real chops for writing well-paced mysteries with intricate plots and vivid depictions of Paris. I wasn't too sure about her skills after reading the second Aimee Leduc novel, but I am now. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 E | 1/6/2011

    " I really wanted to like this book; I really tried to read it; I really liked Paris; but it just didn't happen. Maybe some other time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 8/29/2010

    " Although I enjoyed this book more than Murder in Belleville, I am still rating this as a 3 star.

    There were so many characters I had a hard time keeping them straight and the plot was a bit unbelievable.

    Now, on to Murder in the Bastille. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 7/8/2010

    " another great escape to Paris, learn history and politics! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 4/5/2010

    " I found this story more interesting than the previous two I've read because of the intrigue surrounding her mother.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina | 2/13/2010

    " Great adult mystery set in Paris with a sexy, tough private investigator. Alot of action,dry humor in the set in the seedier side of Paris, AND good writing! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheepngoat1 | 11/13/2009

    " Black deftly blends her protagonist's search for her mother through a plot and a variety of subplots - "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 8/26/2009

    " Decent, but hard to follow and somewhat unbelievable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 8/11/2009

    " This book didn't grip me like the first Aimee Leduc Mystery. I think I just found the backstory of Aimee's search for her mother a little too contrived. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurel | 4/3/2009

    " Another fast-paced romp through the streets of Paris on a scooter with Aimee! I find myself reading these books as quickly as Cara Black's plot moves. Looking forward to the next in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 3/29/2009

    " I am ready this series in order and getting more excited with each installment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Virginia | 3/24/2009

    " Of the three Cara Black mysteries I've read thus far, this is my favorite. Aimee's longing for her mother, for any information about her past, makes her reckless and vulnerable. The writing is becoming more assured. I am very much enjoying this series! "

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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.