Murder on the Quai

Murder on the Quai

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"The world knows Aimée Leduc, heroine of 15 mysteries in this New York Times bestselling series, as a tres chic, no-nonsense private investigator the toughest and most relentless in Paris. Now author Cara Black dips back in time to reveal how Aimée first became a detective. November 1989: Aimée Leduc is in her first year of college at Paris's preeminent medical school. She lives in a 17th-century apartment that overlooks the Seine with her father, who runs the family detective agency. But the week the Berlin Wall crumbles, so does Aimée's life as she knows it. First, someone has sabotaged her lab work, putting her at risk of failing out of the program. Then, she finds out her aristo boyfriend is planning to get engaged to another woman. And finally, Aimée's father takes off to Berlin on a mysterious errand. He asks Aimée to help out at the detective agency while he's gone as if she doesn't already have enough to do. But the case Aimée finds herself investigating a murder linked to a transport truck of Nazi gold that disappeared in the French countryside during the height of World War II has gotten under her skin. Her heart may not lie in medicine after all maybe it's time to think harder about the family business"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Soho Crime,, [2016]
ISBN: 9781616956783
161695678X
Characteristics: 328 pages ; 24 cm

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harrissusanc
Jul 22, 2017

Aimée Leduc takes on revenge for World War II incidents without her father in her rise from secretary to detective. Aimée's a great character (despite Black's default to her clothing), so are Paris and Chambly, but except the detective family, the rest are mediocre in this character soup however good the French froth. Joining serial with a Collaboration zinger is a great frame, but does justice to neither, especially with other B plots. Instant publishing acceptance?

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mcbujold
Jun 02, 2017

I like all of these books and Aimee Leduc is a great character. Anyone that has ever been around Paris will enjoy the ambiance of that city that these books provide. Enough twists and turns to keep you moving rapidly through the book and Aimee's flea market finds like Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent are entertaining as well!

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maipenrai
Nov 16, 2016

Book 16 in the Aimee Leduc series

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