Murder on the Champ de Mars

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5.0 X 7.3 X 1.0 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author
Cara Black is the author of twenty books in the New York Times bestselling Aimée Leduc series and the thriller Three Hours in Paris. She has received multiple nominations for the Anthony and Macavity Awards, and her books have been translated into German, Norwegian, Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian, and Hebrew. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and visits Paris frequently.

Praise for Murder on the Champ de Mars

"Smashing and suspenseful."
--The BBC's Between the Lines

"Aimée is a tall, spiky-haired P.I. who favors high heels, knock-off couture and Chanel No. 5. This time out, Aimée is juggling new motherhood with running her detective agency, when she gets word that a dying woman has a secret to share."
--The Sacramento Bee

"If you're looking for a page-turner crime novel that takes you through the ins and outs of Paris, Black has enough material to keep a reader busy for quite a while."
--San Francisco Chronicle

"Don't be daunted by the depth you find here. These books will go every bit as quickly as your vacation in Paris, if they do not in fact become your vacation in Paris."
--Rick Kleffel, KQED San Francisco

"Newcomers will be swept up in Black's narrative as she follows Aimée through the streets and alleys of one of the world's most exotic cities and cultures."

"In many ways, Aimée Leduc has changed from when we first met her. For one thing, Leduc is now a mother, in this, her fifteenth outing. But some things remain the same: Leduc is still passionate about her work in the detective agency she runs, and she still remains fashionably dressed, whether in a slinky black Versace dress or a vintage Courrèges (although perhaps with a little more baby spit-up)."
--Reviewing the Evidence

"C'est bon!"

"No non-French crime writer can take you through Paris like Cara Black."
--Kittling Books

"Aimée's 15th outing is a killer, with all the suspense, all the surprise and all the Parisian flavor you'd expect from Black."
--Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

--Publishers Weekly

"Black once again delivers what her readers crave: high-speed Parisian peregrinations, chic suspense, a touch of humor, and the indomitable Aimée, as unstoppable with a baby strapped to her hip as she was with one growing in her belly."

"Sassy, openhearted Aimée Leduc is back for a 15th outing that takes readers to Paris's elegant, old-gold seventh arrondissement. It's not all luxe, though; even as ­Aimée balances work-life responsibilities as a new mom with a detective agency to run, she helps a poor Gypsy boy whose dangerously ill mother has a secret to share."
--Library Journal

"Black does a masterful job of keeping the threads of suspense pulled taut, and braiding this complex investigation that puts Aimée Leduc and her family, friends, and career at risk in two directions at once."
--Kingdom Books

"Black's books are superb examples of the genre, not only (albeit largely) because of Aimée, but because they also invoke Paris--past and present--vividly."
--Critics At Large

Praise for the Aimée Leduc series

"Transcendently, seductively, irresistibly French."
--Alan Furst

"Wry, complex, sophisticated, intensely Parisian . . . One of the very best heroines in crime fiction today."
--Lee Child

"So authentic you can practically smell the fresh baguettes and coffee."
--Val McDermid

"[Cara Black] is on to a good thing: each of her novels is set in a colorful Parisian neighborhood--and there are a lot of them. The cumulative result of reading this addictive series is a sort of mini-tour of the city, as seen through a filter of fictional murder . . . Leduc is always a reliable and charming guide to the city's lesser-known corners."
--The Seattle Times

"Black creates rich, plausible characters, giving them individuality and depth."
--San Francisco Gate