Murder in the Sentier

Murder in the Sentier

Book - 2002
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When a mysterious visitor promises contact with her long-lost mother, Aimée Leduc finds herself hot on the trail of the Seventies radicals with whom her mother was evidently associated. The result is not just good suspense but an affecting and realistic psychological study of a daughter's coming to terms with an absent parent. This is another high-class mystery from Black, whose previous works in the series (Murder in Belleville, Murder in the Marais) have the same indelible sense of place and sophisticated political context.

Baker & Taylor
Set in Paris's historic Sentier district, Aimâee Leduc is called into investigate when members of a 1960s Red gang leave a trail of bodies as they search for their hidden loot--a gang that may include Aimâee's long-lost mother.

The third Aimee Leduc investigation is set in the historic Sentier district, where once-fashionable private mansions now house the Parisian "rag" trade and nightclubs. Members of a 1960s Red gang are seeking their hidden loot, which leads to new murders. AimTe fears the killers may include her long-lost mother.

Blackwell North Amer
The historic Sentier district was once filled with fashionable mansions but is now a nearly treeless neighborhood housing the "rag" trade, Paris's Silicon Valley, and sleazy night clubs. Aimee is drawn to the area when a woman, just released from prison, tells her that she knew Aimee's long vanished mother. To Aimee's astonishment and horror, she learns that they were in prison together, that Aimee's mother was a member of a notorious 1970s Red terrorist gang.
Before Aimee can garner more information, the woman is murdered. Desperate to find her mother, Aimee becomes embroiled with resurgent terrorists, no longer motivated by ideals, but ruthlessly seeking hidden loot, which also seems to have disappeared.

& Taylor

Set in the Paris's historic Sentier district, AimTe Ledu is called into investigate when members of a 1960s Red gang leave a trail of bodies as they search for their hidden loot--a gang that may include Aimee's long-lost mother.

Publisher: New York : Soho Press, c2002
ISBN: 9781569472781
Branch Call Number: M BLACK
Characteristics: 322 p. ; 20 cm


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Jan 26, 2018

The plot is actually so intricate that it is hard to keep track of all the personages.
There are stories about a bunch of old radical revolutionaries, hidden bonds and diamonds, many shooting deaths and rough treatments of the heroine. Yes, it is nice to read the names and descriptions of the streets in the Sentier, but the story is too unbelievable, and this book not as enjoyable as Cara Black's other mysteries.

AuntJane May 28, 2015

I was just introduced to this series and think it is definitely enjoyable reading. It is fun to read her descriptions of Paris as Aimee, the Investigator, goes dashing around. I would definitely read another installment in the series.

Jul 25, 2012

Fluffy beach read nothing to worry your head about. Enjoyable descriptions of Paris though not totally accurate.


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