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Murder in Clichy

Cara Black

ISBN: 9781569473832

Published: March 2005

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Cara Black

San Francisco, CA

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Private investigator Aimée Leduc 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 e...

Private investigator Aimée Leduc 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.

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“One of the best writers in the field today.”
—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
“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
“Like having your own personal tour guide to quartiers of Paris you might otherwise be too timid to explore on your own – a very sophisticated guide in heels and retro Givenchy, who livens the tour with street-smart observations. Cara Black's scene-setting details blend into the mystery as smoothly as creme de framboise into champagne – unnoticed at first amid the bubbles, but oh the kick! ”
–Margaret Maron
“Black does for Paris what Dashiell Hammett did for San Francisco.”
–The Cleveland Plain Dealer