Murder in Pigalle

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Soho Press, Incorporated, 2014 - Fiction - 310 pages
6 Reviews
"June, 1998: Paris's sticky summer heat is even more oppressive than usual as rowdy French football fans riot in anticipation of the World Cup. Private Investigator Aimee Leduc has been trying to slow down her hectic lifestyle, take on only computer security assignments, and maybe try to learn how to cook (quelle catastrophe!). She's vowed not to let herself get involved in any more dangerous shenanigans--she's five months' pregnant and has the baby's wellbeing to think about now, too. But all of her best intentions to live the quiet life fall away when disaster strikes close to home. A serial rapist has been terrorizing Paris's Pigalle neighborhood, following teenage girls home from junior high school and attacking them in their own houses. It is sad and frightening but has nothing to do with Aimee--until Zazie, the 14-year-old daughter of the proprietor of Aimee's favorite cafe, disappears. The police aren't mobilizing quickly enough and when Zazie's desperate parents approach Aimee for help, she knows she couldn't say no even if she wanted to. In the frantic race against time that ensues, Aimee discovers a terrifying secret neighborhood history that will leave lives in the whole quartier upended. Inspired by a true crime story of a serial killer whowreaked havoc on Paris in the summer of 1998, Cara Black's fourteenth Aimee Leduc mystery is a thrilling follow-up to her 2013 New York Times bestseller, Murder Below Montparnasse"--

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User Review  - barlow304 - LibraryThing

A breezy thriller/mystery set in Paris in 1998 during the World Cup. Aimee LeDuc, private investigator, tries to find a missing teenager as a serial rapist stalks the Pigalle quarter. This is the ... Read full review

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User Review  - jmoncton - LibraryThing

This was an enjoyable mystery, partly because it has a good fast-paced plot and partly because of the setting (Paris, what is there not to love?). Private Investigator Aimee Leduc has a lot on her ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Cara Black is the author of fourteen 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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