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Book Launch with CARA BLACK at Books Inc. Palo Alto

Cara Black author photo and Murderi n Bel-Air cover image

Celebrate Twenty Years of Aimée Leduc with author Cara Black and a Book Launch party in honor of the brand new installment in her beloved New York Times-bestselling series, Murder in Bel-Air

Cara Black's riveting 19th installment in her New York Times bestselling Parisian detective series entangles private investigator Aimée Leduc in a dangerous web of international spycraft, post-colonial Franco-African politics, and neighborhood secrets in Paris's 12th arrondissement. 

Parisian private investigator Aimée Leduc is about to go onstage to deliver the keynote address at a tech conference that is sure to secure Leduc Detective some much-needed business contracts when she gets an emergency phone call from her daughter's playgroup: Aimée's own mother, who was supposed to pick Chloe up, never showed. Abandoning her hard-won speaking gig, Aimée rushes to get Chloe, annoyed that her mother has let her down yet again.

But as Aimée and Chloe are leaving the playground, Aimée witnesses the body of a homeless woman being wheeled away from the neighboring convent, where nuns run a soup kitchen. The last person anyone saw the dead woman talking to was Aimée's mother, who has vanished. Trying to figure out what happened to Sydney Leduc, Aimée tracks down the dead woman's possessions, which include a huge amount of cash. What did Sydney stumble into? Is she in trouble?


"Even after 17 books, Ms. Black has intriguing corners of Paris to reveal--from an enclave of ateliers once home to the likes of Gauguin and Rodin to a crime-ridden neighborhood where 'no one wanted to be witnessed witnessing.'" 
--The Wall Street Journal

"One of [Black's] strongest mysteries . . . But the real joy of Murder on the Left Bank is in its familiar cast and its thoughtful, witty, occasionally melancholy evocation of Paris, the city where we keep so many of our most beautiful ideas about what life might mean." 
--USA Today

"Marvelous . . . Murder on the Left Bank boasts all of Black's trademark charms, including deft plotting, sharp dialog and colorful sights and sounds." 
--Chicago Tribune

"Cara Black's Aimée Leduc is a gem: a stylish, brave private detective (and new mom) who zips around Paris on a scooter . . . Beguiling tours of some of Paris' little-known corners." 
--The Seattle Times

Event date: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc.
74 Town & Country Village
Palo Alto, CA
Event Terms: 
Murder in Bel-Air (An Aimée Leduc Investigation #19) Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781616959296
Availability: Coming Soon - AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Published: Soho Crime - June 4th, 2019

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