Murder Below Montparnasse

Murder Below Montparnasse

Book - 2013
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A long-lost Modigliani portrait, a grieving brother’s blood vendetta, a Soviet secret that’s been buried for 80 years—Parisian private investigator Aimée Leduc’s current case is her most exciting one yet.

The cobbled streets of Montparnasse might have been boho-chic in the 1920s, when artists, writers, and their muses drank absinthe and danced on cafe tables. But to Parisian private investigator Aimée Leduc, these streets hold darker secrets. When an old Russian man named Yuri hires Aimée to protect a priceless painting that just might be a Modigliani, she learns how deadly art theft can be. Yuri is found tortured to death in his atelier, and the painting is missing. Every time Aimée thinks she's found a new witness, the body count rises. What exactly is so special about this painting that so many people are willing to kill--and die--for it?



Baker & Taylor
Aimâee Leduc is hired by a mysterious elderly Russian man to protect a valuable painting that is stolen before Aimâee can start her work, a situation that is complicated by the client's murder and dangerous adversaries who also seek the painting.

Baker
& Taylor

Soloing the detective agency when her long-term partner leaves for a new job, Aimee is hired by a mysterious elderly Russian man to protect a valuable painting that is stolen before Aimee can start her work, a situation that is complicated by the client's murder and dangerous adversaries who also seek the painting.

Publisher: New York : Soho Press, c2013
Edition: Signed Parisian ed
ISBN: 9781616952150
1616952156
Branch Call Number: M BLACK 2013
Characteristics: 319 p. : map ; 24 cm

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maipenrai
Dec 11, 2016

(Book 13 in the Aimee Leduc series)

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trbateman
Aug 17, 2016

If you want a murder mystery set in Paris this is the book for you. However, it's not a beach read. The plot is complex and the characters are as well. A good, solid well-written book.

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Malca
Jul 17, 2013

Cara Black's new mystery is a great read. Anyone planning to visit Paris should be reading her books.

bdemian May 14, 2013

A little tighter editing would've helped but Paris is wonderfully evoked and the plot and sub-plot are skillfully developed. Not her best.

franceonisland Mar 20, 2013

This latest book in the Aimee Leduc series offers a glimpse into the art world and underbelly of money laundering. Nothing is what it seems and readers almost feel Aimee's anguish and desperation as she rushes to find a missing Modigliani and hopefully reconnect with her mother, who disappeared from her family when Aimee was a child.
I recommend this for anyone who loves Paris and who wants to peek "off the beaten track" in the city of lights!
Loved it!

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