Murder in Clichy

Murder in Clichy

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Random House, Inc.
Aimée Leduc, private investigator specializing in computer security, has been introduced to the Cao Dai temple in Paris by her partner René Friant. He urges her to learn to meditate: she could use a more healthful approach to life. The Vietnamese nun Linh has been helping Aimée to attain her goal, so when she asks Aimée for a favor—to go to the Clichy quartier to exchange an envelope for a package—René prompts Aimée to agree. But the intended recipient, Thadée Baret, is shot and dies in Aimée’s arms before the transaction can be completed, leaving Aimée with a wounded arm, a check for 50,000 francs, and a trove of ancient jade artifacts.

Whoever killed Baret wants the jade. The RG—the French secret service; a group of veterans of the war in Indochina and some wealthy ex-colonials and international corporations seeking oil rights are all implicated. And the nun, Linh, has disappeared.

Since the incident in which she was temporarily blinded (Murder in the Bastille), Aimée has promised to avoid danger. But somehow, it continues to seek her out.

Baker & Taylor
After regaining her eyesight, Aimee becomes involved in a mystery after she witnesses a murder and ends up with a bag filled with precious jade.

Perseus Publishing

Praise for Cara Black’s Aimée Leduc series:

“Charming. . . . Aimée is one of those blithe spirits who can walk you through the city’s historical streets and byways with their eyes closed.”—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

“Leduc has a thorough grasp of the practicalities of investigation, plus a penchant for undercover work that will have readers on pins and needles.”—San Francisco Chronicle

“Conveys vividly those layers of history that make the stones of Paris sing for so many of us.”—Chicago Tribune

Aimée Leduc, private investigator specializing in computer security, has been introduced to the Cao Dai temple in Paris by her partner René Friant. He urges her to learn to meditate: she could use a more healthful approach to life. The Vietnamese nun Linh has been helping Aimée to attain her goal, so when she asks Aimée for a favor—to go to the Clichy quartier to exchange an envelope for a package—René prompts Aimée to agree. But the intended recipient, Thadée Baret, is shot and dies in Aimée’s arms before the transaction can be completed, leaving Aimée with a wounded arm, a check for 50,000 francs, and a trove of ancient jade artifacts.

Whoever killed Baret wants the jade. The RG—the French secret service; a group of veterans of the war in Indochina and some wealthy ex-colonials and international corporations seeking oil rights are all implicated. And the nun, Linh, has disappeared.

Since the incident in which she was temporarily blinded (Murder in the Bastille), Aimée has promised to avoid danger. But somehow, it continues to seek her out.

Cara Black lives in San Francisco with her husband, a bookseller, and her son. She is the author of Murder in Belleville, Murder in the Marais and Murder in the Bastille published by Soho Press. Murder in the Sentier was a San Francisco Chronicle bestseller. For more information, visit www.carablack.com 


The latest in the popular Anthony-nominated Aimée Leduc series set in Paris.


Blackwell North Amer
Spirited Aimee Leduc, a private investigator based in Paris, has been introduced to the Cao Dai temple by her partner, Rene, who urges her to learn to meditate as a counterbalance to her frenetic lifestyle. There a Vietnamese nun asks her, as a favor, to pick up a package across town in the Clichy quarter. Aimee is to hand over a check and bring the package back to the temple. But this act of kindness ends in a stranger's death and leaves her with a bullet wound in the arm, a check for 50,000 francs and a trove of ancient jade artifacts whose provenance is a mystery.
The French secret service, a group of veterans of the war in Indochina, some wealthy ex-colonials and contending international oil companies all claim the jade. They will stop at nothing to gain possession of it. And the nun has disappeared.

Publisher: New York : Soho Press, 2005
ISBN: 9781569473832
1569473838
Branch Call Number: M BLACK
Characteristics: 284 p

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maipenrai
Dec 11, 2016

(The fifth book in the Aimee Leduc series)

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ReadingOntheBus
Jul 25, 2012

A fine fluffy beach read, better than many. My biggest complaint: does the author really think that we the reader can possibly have forgotten that Aimee's partner Rene is a dwarf? for heaven's sake she mentions it every time she mentions the character and in every single book and frankly I find it quite detracting. Isn't he a person? Its like the old drinking game where you drank every time someone said "bob" on "The Newhart Show." Also in this book I sadly realized she is not always accurate on her descriptions of Paris streets.

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