Yes, Cara Black fans, Aimée Leduc is back. This is the ninth of Black's novels about the chic, indomitable Parisian detective, and it has all the elements Black's readers have come to cherish: an engaging protagonist with a likable sidekick (her diminutive partner, René Friant), cops who hinder more than they help, villains with murky motives, grisly crimes and, above all, the unique Parisian atmosphere.-San Francisco Chronicle No contemporary writer of noir mysteries evokes the spirit of Paris more than Cara Black in her atmospheric series starring P.I. Aimée LeducThe fearless, risk-taking Aimée is constantly running, hiding, fighting and risking her life-all while dressed in vintage Chanel and Dior and Louboutin heels.-USA Today The ninth mystery in Cara Black's irresistible series set in Parismight well be the book we've been waiting for. Aimée Leduc, Black's adorably punkish sleuth, is in her elementOne of this colorful series's most scenic itineraries.-The New York Times Book Review Kinsey Millhone turned loose in Before SunsetIn Leducs ninth outing, Paris, as always, sparkles in all its gargoyled, dusty, cobblestoned glory.-Entertainment Weekly A Haitian woman arrives at the office of Leduc Detective and announce that she is Aimées sister, her fathers illegitimate daughter. Aimée is thrilled. A virtual orphan since her mothers disappearance and her fathers death, she has always wanted a sister. Her partner, René, is wary of this stranger, but Aimée embraces her and soon finds herself involved in murky Haitian politics leading to murder. The setting is the Latin Quarter on the Left Bank of the Seine, in the old university district of Paris.
Cara Black is the author of nine books in the Aimée Leduc series. She frequently visits Paris but lives in San Francisco with her husband and son. For more information, visit www.carablack.com From the Hardcover edition.