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Murder in the Marais by Cara Black

Murder in the Marais (original 1999; edition 2000)

by Cara Black

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Title:Murder in the Marais
Authors:Cara Black
Info:New York: Soho Press, 2000.
Collections:Your library, To read
Tags:fiction, female author, american, france, paris, marais, mystery, private investigator, female detective, aimee leduc, war, wwii, jewish, racism, series-1st, soho crime, soho press, bookshelf34

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Murder in the Marais by Cara Black (1999)



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Very different, unexpected and enjoyable mystery! ( )
  fbswss | Mar 6, 2017 |
Okay mystery, great setting. ( )
  laurenbufferd | Nov 14, 2016 |
Flat characters and unbelievable coincidences marred this mystery. I much preferred Sarah's Key (Tatiana de Rosnay) which deals with some of the same events. ( )
  Bellettres | Sep 20, 2016 |
At its best, a good alternate travel guide to the Marais. At its worst, in desperate need of a good edit. The plot over-reached but the detective's portrayal held it together mainly. ( )
  TomMcGreevy | Sep 6, 2016 |
Murder in the Marais is the first book in the Aimee Leduc series, featuring a female private investigator who normally works on the tech investigation side. Her father, the late police chief, was killed in a terrorist attack. When a woman is found dead with a swastika carved on her forehead, a Jewish rabbi asks Aimee to take on the job. With the help of her partner, Rene, Aimee sets out to solve this horrible crime, but finds herself in an increasingly dangerous web of ancient secrets and buried war crimes.

The book moves between present (1993) and occupied Paris during World War II. We learn how young Lili, the dead woman, stayed safe during the war, along with her friend, Sarah,, who was involved with a Nazi soldier. Today, the soldier is a diplomat, in Paris to take part in a treaty negotiation.

This is the first book in a series so we spend a bit of time getting to know Aimee. She's tough and I wouldn't count her out in a fist fight. She can blend in with any crowd, including neo Nazi skinheads. The story was a little difficult to follow at first but once I got further in, I thought the action was nonstop. I definitely plan to try the next book in the series. ( )
  Olivermagnus | Aug 17, 2016 |
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Sleuth and computer expert Aimee Leduc, a Franco-American, hunts for neo-Nazis in Paris following the murder of a Jewish woman. As part of her investigation she becomes involved with an Aryan supremacist. First in a projected series.

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