Murder on the Ile Saint-Louis

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Soho Press, 2007 - Fiction - 294 pages
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Praise for the Aimée Leduc series:
“One of the best heroines in crime fiction.”—Lee Child
“The Parisienne Kinsey Millhone.”—Los Angeles Times
“One of the best new writers in the field today.”—Publishers Weekly(starred review)
“Haunting.”—The New York Times Book Review
Aimée is faced with a tight deadline on a computer security contract when a telephone call from a stranger leads her to an abandoned infant. She brings the baby to her home and names her Stella. She expects the mother to reclaim the child, but days pass as Aimée tries in vain to discover her identity. Her partner, René, urges her to turn the baby over to the authorities, but for Aimée this is too close to her own abandonment by her mother.
The search brings her among ecological protesters and oil company tycoons, newspapermen and would-be actresses, as demonstrators near her home on the Ile Saint-Louis, in the heart of Paris, march against the pollution of the North Sea only to be dispersed by armed police.
Two murders and an abortive bombing keep Aimée running until, in the sewers beneath the Seine, she finds the woman she has been looking for, only to discover that the man she has just fallen for is a cold-hearted criminal.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Murder strikes close to home when Black's computer-security-expert heroine takes charge of an abandoned infant.Aimée Leduc (Murder in Montmartre, 2006, etc.) can't identify the voice that interrupts ... Read full review

Murder on the Ile Saint-Louis

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Here's a surprise for Aim�e Leduc fans: she's got a baby. No, it's not hers, though it is surely awakening tender feelings in our tough detective. Aim�e has found the little tyke ... Read full review


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Cara Black was born in Chicago, Illinois on November 14, 1951. She was educated at Cañada College in California, Sophia University in Yotsuya, Tokyo in Japan, and finished her degree at San Francisco State University with a BA and an MA in education. She has worked as a preschool teacher and as director of a preschool. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, a bookseller, and their teenage son. Black is a bestselling American mystery writer. She is best known for her Aimée Léduc mystery novels featuring a female Paris-based private investigator.

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