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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Murder Below Montparnasse by Cara Black

Murder Below Montparnasse, another ARC from Net Galley, Soho Crime.

This is the second book featuring Aimee Leduc by Cara Black that I've read (Thanks, Teresa, for the recommendation), and I was delighted to receive this as an ARC.  It is the 13th in the series, so if I choose to go back and pick up earlier books in the series, I'll have plenty to catch up on.

Aimee's best friend and partner Rene Friant, a computer specialist, has left the agency for a dream job in the states.  Feeling deserted, Aimee tries to be happy for Rene's good fortune, but his loss and a mysterious connection concerning her long-missing mother result in blunders in her investigation.

In the meantime, Rene, a dwarf, finds his new job begins with difficulties with accommodations for his size, but on discovering that his hiring had an ulterior motive, he both stunned and frightened.

Aimee's first case in Rene's absence has its own problems, and the search for a missing Modigliani painting of Lenin, her confusion about her mother's involvement, a Russian oligarch's desire for the painting, and Serbian gangsters keep Aimee busy.

Mystery.  March 5, 2013.  print version 319 pages.


  1. I'm jealous that you get a sneak preview of the latest Cara Black mystery!!

  2. I have seen ads for this book but wasn't sure I would like it. I have never read Black before but your review made me decide to give her a try.

  3. Teresa - This is only my second in this series, and I can see why you like them, loving France as you do. How many have you read?

    Violette - She's definitely worth a try, even though we all have our favorite mystery styles!

  4. I've read them all, Jenny. I had the first one for several years before I read it, and the timing must have been right because after that, I bought all the rest.