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Cara Black

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Biography
Cara Black was born in 1951 in Chicago, Illinois and attended San Francisco State University in California, where she still lives today with her husband and son. She also lived for a time in Switzerland, near the French border, and has been to Paris often. She is a San Francisco Library Laureate and a member of the Paris Sociéte Historique in the Marais.

What she writes: While visiting a friend, Black discovered a different, fascinating side to Paris, one lesser known by tourists, one filled with history. She was inspired to set her Aimée Leduc novels there. Aimée is a French-American private investigator and security expert who works with her partner, René. These mysteries are gritty and realistic and have a wonderful sense of place. They combine a sense of the past and the rich history of Paris, with the modern, high-tech present.

 

List of works
  Murder in the Marais (1999)
  Murder in Belleville (2000)
  Murder in the Sentier (2002)
  Murder in the Bastille (2003)
  Murder in Clichy (2005)
  Murder in Montmartre (2006)
  Murder on the Ile Saint-Louis (2007)
  Murder in the Rue de Paradis (2008) — Large type
   

Awards

Murder in the Sentier was nominated for an Anthony Award as Best Novel.

 
What the critics say
"... literate prose, intricate plotting, and multifaceted and unusual characters.” - Rex E. Klett in Library Journal
"Awash in vivid details." - Booklist
"A thoroughly engrossing story that's never less than compelling." - Publishers Weekly

 

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