Murder in Clichy

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Soho Press, Mar 1, 2006 - Fiction - 284 pages
64 Reviews

Praise for the Aimée Leduc series:

“The buzz . . . is partly about her heroine’s hip, next-generation, cutting-edge investigations and partly about Paris, a setting of unrivaled charm.”—Houston Chronicle

“If the cobblestones could talk, they might tell a tale as haunting as the one Cara Black spins.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Will have readers on pins and needles.”—San Francisco Chronicle

“One of the best new writers in the field today.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Conveys vividly those layers of history that make the stones of Paris sing for so many of us.”—Chicago Tribune

“With its sights, sounds, and colorful past, it’s a particularly eventful and involving Paris visit.”—Los Angeles Times

Spirited Aimée Leduc, a private investigator based in Paris, has been introduced to the Cao Dai temple by her partner, René, who urges her to learn to meditate as a counterbalance to her frenetic lifestyle. A Vietnamese nun asks her for a favor—to hand over a check and bring a package back to the temple. But this act of kindness ends in a stranger’s death and leaves her with a bullet wound in the arm, a check for 50,000 francs and a trove of ancient jade artifacts whose provenance is a mystery.

The French secret service, a group of veterans of the war in Indochina, some wealthy ex-colonials, and contending international oil companies all claim the jade. They will stop at nothing to gain possession of it. And the nun has disappeared.

Aimée has promised to avoid danger, but it continues to seek her out.

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Review: Murder in Clichy (Aimee Leduc Investigations #5)

User Review  - Skye - Goodreads

I really enjoy this series - it's light, fun, and a pretty solid mystery/thriller. I also learn something about Paris in every book. This particular entry was not my favorite, I just didn't find the ... Read full review

Review: Murder in Clichy (Aimee Leduc Investigations #5)

User Review  - Ellen - Goodreads

Still charmed by the exploration of ethnicity, racism, intolerance, and search for clarity. Read full review


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About the author (2006)

Cara Black lives in San Francisco with her husband, a bookseller, and her son. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling Aimée Leduc series, published by Soho Press. Murder in the Sentier was a San Francisco Chronicle bestseller.

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