Murder Below Montparnasse

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Soho Press, Incorporated, 2013 - Fiction - 319 pages
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A long-lost Modigliani portrait, a grieving brother's blood vendetta, a Soviet secret that's been buried for 80 years—Parisian private investigator Aimée Leduc's current case is her most exciting one yet.

When Aimée's long-term partner and best friend Rene leaves their detective agency for a new job in Silicon Valley, Aimée knows she can handle the extra workload. At least, that what she tells herself. Repeatedly.

But all bets are off when Yuri Volodya, a mysterious old Russian man, hires Aimée to protect a painting. By the time she gets to his Montparnasse atelier, the precious painting has already been stolen, leaving Aimée smelling a rat. The next day, Yuri is found tortured to death in his kitchen. To top it all off, it looks like Aimée isn't the only one looking for the painting. Some very dangerous people are threatening her and her coworkers, and witnesses are dropping like flies. Now Aimée has to find the painting, stop her attackers, and figure out what her long-missing mother, who is on Interpol's most wanted list, has to do with all this—fingers crossed she wasn't Yuri's murderer, despite clues pointing in that direction.

Obviously, Rene doesn't need to worry. Aimee has things under control.

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Murder Below Montparnasse

User Review  - Barbara Hoffert - Book Verdict

It's the 13th title in Black's brisk, engaging "Aimée Leduc Investigation" series, and where is her friend and business partner, René Friant? He's gone to Zeelakon Vallaay (that's Silicon Valley ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

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

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