Murder at the Lanterne Rouge

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Soho Press, Mar 6, 2012 - Fiction - 336 pages
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The twelfth Aimée Leduc investigation set in Paris

Lost secrets of the Parisian Knights Templar, dangerous Chinatown sweatshops, dirty policemen, and botched affairs of the heart—the 12th Aimée Leduc mystery is the most exciting yet!

Aimée Leduc is happy her longtime business partner René has found a girlfriend. It’s not her fault if she can’t suppress her doubts about the relationship. And her misgivings may not be far off the mark: Meizi disappears during a Chinatown dinner to take a phone call and never returns to the restaurant. Minutes later, the body of a young man, a science prodigy and volunteer at the nearby Musée, is found shrink-wrapped in an alleyway—with Meizi’s photo in his wallet.

Aimée does not like this scenario one bit, but she can’t figure out how the murder is connected to Meizi’s disappearance. The dead genius was sitting on a discovery that has France’s secret service keeping tabs on him. Now they’re keeping tabs on Aimée. What has she gotten herself into? And can she get herself—and her friends—back out of it alive?

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User Review  - michigantrumpet - LibraryThing

PI Aimee Leduc is at it again -- sprinting on designer heels through the hidden backstreets of Paris -- this time in an area called Chinatown in most major cities. Business partner Renee is madly in ... Read full review

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User Review  - annejacinta - LibraryThing

Another entertaining burst of rushing energy with Aimee Leduc, this time in Chinatown. References to the Resistantes, women who fought undercover for France against Nazi rule broaden her main theme of the terrible lives of Chinese workers in Chinese run sweatshops in Paris. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Cara Black is the author of sixteen books in the New York Times bestselling Aimée Leduc series. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and visits Paris frequently.

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