Murder in Passy: Book summary and reviews of Murder in Passy by Cara Black

Murder in Passy

An Aimee Leduc Investigation Set in Paris

by Cara Black

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Murder in Passy by Cara Black
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  • Published in USA  Mar 2011
    288 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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The village-like neighborhood of Passy, home to many of Paris's wealthiest residents, is the last place one would expect a murder. But when Aimée Leduc's godfather, Morbier, a police commissaire, asks her to check on his girlfriend at her home there, that's exactly what Aimée finds. Xavierre, a haut bourgeois matron of Basque origin, is strangled in her garden while Aimée waits inside. Circumstantial evidence makes Morbier the prime suspect, and to vindicate him, Aimée must identify the real killer. Her investigation leads her to police corruption; the radical Basque terrorist group, ETA; and a kidnapped Spanish princess.

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"While the characters and their motivations can sometimes be hard to follow, the plot builds to a satisfying conclusion." - Publishers Weekly

"Another fun, absorbing, well-plotted Aimée Leduc mystery, more brisk in the telling than ever; your passport to Paris next spring." - Library Journal

"Starred Review. The ideal mix of the personal, the political, the puzzling and the Parisian make Aimée's latest a perfect pleasure." - Kirkus Reviews

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Cara Black Author Biography

Cara was born in Chicago in 1954, but has lived in California's Bay Area since she was five years old. She was educated at Cañada College in California, Sophia University in Yotsuya, Tokyo in Japan, and finished her schooling at San Francisco State University where she earned a bachelor's and master's degrees in education

Black is the author of thirteen books in the bestselling Aimée Leduc series. She has received multiple nominations for the Anthony and Macavity Awards, a Washington Post Book World Book of the Year citation, the Médaille de la Ville de Paris—the Paris City Medal, which is awarded in recognition of contribution to international culture—and invitations to be the Guest of Honor at conferences such as the Paris Polar Crime Festival and Left ...

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