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Murder in the Marais

Black, Cara

(Book - 1998)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Murder in the Marais
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Random House, Inc.
Aimée Leduc, a Parisian private investigator, has always sworn she would stick to tech investigation—no criminal cases for her. Especially since her father, the late police detective, was killed in the line of duty. But when an old Jewish man approaches Aimée with a top-secret decoding job on behalf of a woman in his synagogue, Aimée unwittingly takes on more than she was expecting. When she goes to drop off her findings at her client's house in the Marais, Paris's historic Jewish quarter, she finds the old woman strangled, a swastika carved on her forehead. With the help of her partner, René, Aimée sets out to solve this horrendous crime, but finds herself in an increasingly dangerous web of ancient secrets and buried war crimes.


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Baker & Taylor
Detective Aime+a7e Leduc makes her debut in the first in a series of mysteries, going undercover inside a neo-Nazi group to ferret out a killer in the old Jewish quarter of Paris. A first novel.

Perseus Publishing

The first installment in the Anthony Award-nominated series set in Paris, featuring Detective Aimée Leduc. Other books in the series, also available from Soho: Murder in the Sentier, Murder in Belleville, and Murder in the Bastille.

"A Paris so real one can hear and smell the street. Her characters are just as real. . . . Compelling."—Publishers Weekly, starred

For more information, visit www.carablack.com


Blackwell North Amer
It is Paris, November 1993, and Aimee Leduc, a young private detective, is approached by a rabbi to decipher a fifty-year-old encrypted photograph and deliver it to an old woman in the Marais, the old Jewish quarter of Paris. When she gets there, she finds a corpse on whose forehead is carved a swastika. With the help of her partner, a dwarf with extraordinary computer skills, she determines to solve this horrendous crime. Her search for the killer leads her undercover inside a neo-Nazi group, to the next prime minister who is about to sign a trade agreement reminiscent of the old Vichy laws, and to a German war veteran. As the murders pile up Aimee finds herself in the middle of a dangerous game of current politics and old war crimes.

Baker
& Taylor

Detective Aimee Leduc goes undercover inside a neo-Nazi group to ferret out a killer in the old Jewish quarter of Paris

Publisher: New York, NY : Soho Press, c1998
ISBN: 1569471592
9781569472125
Branch Call Number: MYS
Characteristics: 354 p. ; 20 cm

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Dec 06, 2014
  • WVMLStaffPicks rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

She’s young, tough and determined to solve a fifty-year-old crime. Detective Aimee Leduc soon finds herself embroiled in a dangerous game of current politics and old war crimes. Neo-nazi punks, Jewish rabbis and the ancient streets of Paris make for non-stop action in this impressive debut mystery.

Aug 09, 2013
  • hania4987 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Interesting start to a series. Set in contemporary Paris, this story has its roots in the not too distant past. Looking forward to reading more Aimee's adventures.

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