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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (539 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cara Black Narrator: Carine Montbertrand Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN:
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Facing a tight deadline on a computer security contract, Aimée responds to a telephone call from a stranger that leads her to an abandoned infant in a courtyard on the Ile Saint-Louis. She brings the baby home with her, calls her Stella, and awaits contact from the mother. But days pass, and no one reclaims the infant.

Meanwhile, a group of environmental protestors is trying to stop the government from entering into a contract with an oil company notorious for pollution. As Aimée attempts to identify the baby's mother, two murders and an abortive bombing involving the protestors lead her - and little Stella - into danger. On the run in the sewers beneath the Seine, Aimée finally finds the woman she has been looking for, only to discover that the man she has fallen in love with is not who she thought he was.

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

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this book as I have the others I have read. There was an added twist in that Aimee Leduc had to take care of a newborn infant while maintaining her business and solving a murder and other crimes. The action was great as usual. I will keep reading more in this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 2/11/2014

    " I love Aimee Leduc! Not as dark as Lisbeth Salander, but very feisty. She lives on the Ile Saint-Louis in Paris. Cara Black does such a great job taking the reader with her as she walks the streets of Paris. Reading the book I feel in love with Ile Saint-Louis so when we were there last month I HAD to go walk around where Aimee lives. And it's even better in person and I didnt witness any murders but had a great time snooping around the island and had a lovely dinner as well!! "

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

    " not well written--wouldn't recommend it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 1/29/2014

    " A good entry in this series. LOVED the twist at the end! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine Woodman | 1/25/2014

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie H. | 1/23/2014

    " Murder on the Ile Saint-Louis takes the reader into a sabotaged protest and media effort by a heretofore peaceful environmental group speaking out against an impending government contract with a notorious oil company. Unbeknownst to Aimee and Rene, they are doing computer security work for the PR firm representing said group of polluters. In the midst of all the craziness--and this one really takes the gateau in terms of its requirement of willing suspension of disbelief--a baby is left in Aimee's care as the newborn's mother, unknown to Aimee, flees her pursuers. Despite some over the top pyrotechnics, the ever-present WWII history of lost children, the retreating dreams of once-optimistic rebels, and the quirky City within the City's residents (some of whom sound a bit like residents of another island with which readers are familiar), readers learn a bit more about Aimee's mother, about Aimee's own hidden depths, and get just a bit more about Rene. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meredith | 1/21/2014

    " Her French should be better than it is to be writing this sort of novel... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dru | 1/17/2014

    " Getting tired of Aimee's selfishness... won't read any more of these even though I love the setting--Paris. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacquie | 1/10/2014

    " Love reading her books!!! (being a rabid Paris fan and traveler...) Easy, entertaining, fast-paced, and relatively short. Perfect for travel on train, plane, car... "

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

    " Yet another great book in the Aimee Leduc series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert Giambo | 12/10/2013

    " A series about female private detective in Paris. Okay but not great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melody | 10/24/2013

    " Another great book from Cara Black. I really enjoy reading this author's books! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paulette | 9/4/2013

    " Quick read with several twists... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Priscilla | 8/18/2013

    " One of my favorites in the Aimee Leduc series. I could not put it down; I zipped right through it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cynthia | 7/14/2013

    " Well done! These books are smart and stylish, and introduce me to some of the modern political issues in France. In this one there us a great deal if character development. We really learn more about the lead. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 M.E.G. | 7/9/2013

    " This series was always just a fun excuse for a Paris setting, but I've finally had it with them and I didn't finish this one...I mean, the ol' 'baby on the doorstep' trick? Umm, no. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 7/5/2013

    " Another interesting summer read. I didn't know there was an island in the middle of Paris, and the story was good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ingrid | 3/22/2013

    " The thing that I liked the most about this book was the setting in Paris. I did find some of the plot confusing and a bit over the top, but it was a light and fun read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy | 12/23/2012

    " It was a loaner that I took on a flight. I am a fan of Paris, but not of the flat cliched tone of the book. The endless label dropping was a little weird. (Her fuchsia agent provocateur bra got wet!) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 11/5/2012

    " Lots of french, but only once in a spot where I couldn't figure out what was meant (since I don't speak french). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Denise | 10/10/2012

    " A nice who done it staged in Paris. Environmental protests. Baby left on our heroine's doorstep. Nice fast read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 10/2/2012

    " I honestly didn't like any of the characters in this book other than Helene and Stella. The others I found self absorbed and pretentious and wayyyy to left wing for me. Even though I am a political Independent I really found these characters fanatical. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine B. | 8/19/2012

    " I love this series that is set in Paris and features a fierce female detective, Aimee Leduc. Cara Black sets her scenes so well, that I can visualize the neighborhood. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wally | 8/13/2012

    " Well, what a surprise. I generally only 'like' mysteries, but this book caught my fancy immediately and held it throughout. Of course being set in Paris helped I'm sure. But, all in all, I found it a very engrossing read with interesting characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tim | 4/5/2012

    " I'm not a fan, though she's very good at evoking Paris and Parisian life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/16/2012

    " Her mysteries are set in Paris which is a lot of fun. "

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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.