Murder at la Villette (An Aimée Leduc Investigation #21) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 21 in the An Aimée Leduc Investigation series.


Parisian private investigator Aimée Leduc has been framed for the murder of her daughter’s father—now she’s on the lam, and must find the real killer to clear her name in this thrilling 21st installment of Cara Black’s New York Times bestselling mystery series.

Parisian private investigator Aimée Leduc doesn’t know that her life is about to be upended. Her ex, Melac, has been hounding her to move their daughter, Chloé, to Brittany. Aimée is fed up with his threats to take her to court and has stopped answering his calls. Which is why she doesn’t know he’s waiting for her by the Bassin de la Villette as she leaves a client’s office late one night. When she finds him there, bleeding in the canal, he has just been stabbed by an assailant, who knocks Aimée unconscious and plants the bloody knife in her hands.

Now Aimée is in police custody, debilitated by a concussion, with overwhelming evidence pointing to her as Melac’s killer. She must figure out who murdered Melac—not an easy job, given the target on his back as a former homicide investigator. Cut off from her typical network and forced to operate under multiple layers of cover, Aimée must go deep into the underbelly of Paris’s 19th arrondissement, where she rubs shoulders with biker gangs, paranoid journalists, grieving parents, and frustratingly tight-lipped ex-cops on her hunt for justice.

About the Author

Cara Black is the author of twenty-one books in the New York Times bestselling Aimée Leduc series as well as the thrillers Three Hours in Paris, a national bestseller, and Night Flight to 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…

Praise for the New York Times bestselling Aimée Leduc series
“The finest PI series now being written.”
—Mick Herron, author of Slow Horses

“Black offers armchair travelers a whirlwind trip through the City of Light.”
USA Today
“Black’s chatty style quickly transports the reader to the banks of the River Seine, and Leduc, as always, is an engaging heroine.”
Financial Times
“Marvelous . . . Boasts all of Black’s trademark charms, including deft plotting, sharp dialog and colorful sights and sounds.”
Chicago Tribune
“Black creates rich, plausible characters, giving them individuality and depth.”
San Francisco Gate

“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

“Chic and utterly charming.”
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Product Details
ISBN: 9781641294478
ISBN-10: 1641294477
Publisher: Soho Crime
Publication Date: March 5th, 2024
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: An Aimée Leduc Investigation