Conversations with Authors - Cara Black

Saturday, April 11th • 7:00pm EST/4:00pm PST

Cara Black

in conversation with Juliet Grames

 

Dear Book Passage Friends,

What an honor having you join my editor Juliet and me at our Extended Session. Maybe it showed that we’ve worked together for ten years. It was amazing that you came to share and experience how our author/editor relationship works. I made Juliet promise to keep it clean :)

Book Passage is my second home, my community where those readers and writers who I call my tribe congregate. I can’t want to get back ‘home.’ In the meantime I’ll see you at Extended Session.

Juliet and I thank you so much!

Here are some of the books we talked about:

  • Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good — Helene Tursten
  • The Burglar — Thomas Perry
  • The Godmother: A Crime Novel — Hannelore Cayre
  • The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna: A Novel — Juliet Grames
  • Mastering the Process: From Idea to Novel — Elizabeth George
  • Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life — Anne Lamott
  • On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft — Stephen King

–Cara

Below, please find links to purchase all of the books mentioned by Cara in the livestream, as well as a selection of her own books.

An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good Cover Image
By Helene Tursten, Marlaine Delargy (Translated by)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781641290111
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Published: Soho Crime - November 6th, 2018

Maud is an irascible 88-year-old Swedish woman with no family, no friends, and... no qualms about a little murder. This funny, irreverent story collection by Helene Tursten, author of the Irene Huss investigations, features two-never-before translated stories that will keep you laughing all the way to the retirement home.


The Burglar Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802148391
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Published: Mysterious Press - January 21st, 2020

From the New York Times bestselling author Thomas Perry, "who can be depended upon to deliver high-voltage shocks" (Stephen King), comes a new thriller about an unlikely burglar--a young woman in her 20s--who realizes she must solve a string of murders, or else become the next victim


The Godmother: A Crime Novel Cover Image
By Hannelore Cayre, Stephanie Smee (Translator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781770415430
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Published: ECW Press - September 3rd, 2019

A New York Times "100 Notable Books of 2019"

Inspiration for the major motion picture Mama Weed

Translated from the international bestseller La Daronne

Winner of the European Crime Fiction Prize and the Grand Prix de Litt rature Polici re, France's most prestigious prize for crime fiction


The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062862822
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Published: Ecco - May 7th, 2019

From Calabria to Connecticut: a sweeping family saga about sisterhood, secrets, Italian immigration, the American dream, and one woman's tenacious fight against her own fate


Mastering the Process: From Idea to Novel Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781984878311
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Published: Viking - April 7th, 2020

As the author of twenty-four novels, Elizabeth George is one of the most successful--and prolific--novelists today. In Mastering the Process, George offers readers a master class in the art and science of crafting a novel. This is a subject she knows well, having taught creative writing both nationally and internationally for over thirty years.


Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780385480017
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Published: Anchor - September 1st, 1995

For a quarter century, more than a million readers—scribes and scribblers of all ages and abilities—have been inspired by Anne Lamott’s hilarious, big-hearted, homespun advice. Advice that begins with the simple words of wisdom passed down from Anne’s father—also a writer—in the iconic passage that gives the book its title:
 


On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft Cover Image
ISBN: 9781439156810
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Scribner - July 6th, 2010

Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King’s critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work.

“Long live the King” hailed Entertainment Weekly upon publication of Stephen King’s On Writing.


Three Hours in Paris Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781641290418
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Published: Soho Crime - April 7th, 2020

In June of 1940, when Paris fell to the Nazis, Hitler spent a total of three hours in the City of Light—abruptly leaving, never to return. To this day, no one knows why.

The New York Times bestselling author of the Aimée Leduc investigations reimagines history in her masterful, pulse-pounding spy thriller, Three Hours in Paris.


Murder in Bel-Air (An Aimée Leduc Investigation) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781641291347
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Published: Soho Crime - February 4th, 2020

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.


Murder on the Left Bank (An Aimée Leduc Investigation #18) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781641290265
Availability: Special Order
Published: Soho Crime - May 7th, 2019

A confession fifty years in the making puts everyone’s favorite Paris détéctive très chic, Aimée Leduc, on a collision course with the “Hand,” a cabal of corrupt Parisian cops among who masterminded her father's murder—and among whose ranks he might have once found membership.


Murder in Saint-Germain (An Aimée Leduc Investigation #17) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616959005
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Published: Soho Crime - May 8th, 2018

Los Angeles Times National Bestseller
A BBC Best Summer Read of 2017
Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2017 
A Huffington Post Best Mystery of 2017


Murder on the Quai (An Aimée Leduc Investigation #16) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616958084
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Published: Soho Crime - May 2nd, 2017

The world knows Parisian private investigator Aimée Leduc, heroine of 15 mysteries in this New York Times bestselling series, as a très chic, no-nonsense detective—the toughest and most relentless in the City of Lights. Now, author Cara Black dips back in time to reveal how Aimée first came to inherit Leduc Detective . . .


Murder on the Champ de Mars (An Aimée Leduc Investigation #15) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781616956240
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Published: Soho Crime - March 8th, 2016

A dying woman has secret about the unsolved murder of Parisian P.I. Aimée Leduc’s father, but is kidnapped before she can reveal it


Murder in Pigalle (An Aimée Leduc Investigation #14) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616954888
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Published: Soho Crime - February 24th, 2015

New York Times Bestseller Cara Black’s fashionable Parisian P.I. Aimée Leduc has a new look for her 14th adventure: five months pregnant.


Murder Below Montparnasse (An Aimée Leduc Investigation #13) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616953294
Availability: Special Order
Published: Soho Crime - February 4th, 2014

A long-lost Modigliani portrait, a grieving brother’s blood vendetta, a Soviet secret that’s been buried for 80 years—Parisian private investigator Aimée Leduc’s current case is her most exciting one yet.


Murder at the Lanterne Rouge (An Aimée Leduc Investigation #12) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616952143
Availability: Backordered
Published: Soho Crime - February 5th, 2013

The twelfth Aimée Leduc investigation set in Paris

Lost secrets of the Parisian Knights Templar, dangerous Chinatown sweatshops, dirty policemen, and botched affairs of the heart—the 12th Aimée Leduc mystery is the most exciting yet!


Murder in Passy (An Aimée Leduc Investigation #11) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616950637
Availability: Special Order
Published: Soho Crime - March 6th, 2012

The eleventh Aimée Leduc investigation set in Paris


Murder in the Palais Royal (An Aimée Leduc Investigation #10) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781569478837
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Published: Soho Crime - March 8th, 2011

Someone impersonating Parisian P.I. Aimée Leduc shoots her partner, René, and eyewitnesses identify Aimée as the culprit. She must clear herself and find the shooter before she finishes the job


Murder in the Latin Quarter (An Aimée Leduc Investigation #9) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781569476215
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Published: Soho Crime - March 1st, 2010

The ninth Aimée Leduc investigation set in Paris


Murder in the Rue de Paradis (An Aimée Leduc Investigation #8) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781569475423
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Published: Soho Crime - March 1st, 2009

Parisian P.I. Aimée Leduc is head-over-heels when a former boyfriend, an investigative journalist, reappears and proposes—but his professional past has caught up with him, and now Aimée must figure out who would want him dead


Murder on the Ile Saint-Louis (An Aimée Leduc Investigation #7) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781569474754
Availability: Backordered
Published: Soho Crime - March 1st, 2008

Parisian P.I. Aimée Leduc finds herself caring for an abandoned infant while trying to track down the child’s missing mother


Murder in Montmartre (An Aimée Leduc Investigation #6) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781569474457
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Published: Soho Crime - March 1st, 2007

Parisian P.I. Aimée Leduc strives to clear the name of a childhood friend, now a policewoman, who's charged with shooting her partner


Murder in Clichy (An Aimée Leduc Investigation #5) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781569474112
Availability: Backordered
Published: Soho Crime - March 1st, 2006

A botched assignment leaves Parisian P.I. Aimée Leduc in possession of a cache of priceless Vietnamese jade. The jade’s history is steeped in colonial bloodshed—and someone is willing to spill even more blood to get it back


Murder in the Bastille (An Aimée Leduc Investigation #4) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781569473641
Availability: Backordered
Published: Soho Crime - April 1st, 2004

Parisian P.I. Aimée Leduc is attacked and blinded during an investigation. Can she solve her case without her sight—and when her own life is in danger?


Murder in the Sentier (An Aimée Leduc Investigation #3) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781569473313
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Published: Soho Crime - July 1st, 2003

The third Aimée Leduc Investigation set in Paris
 


Murder in Belleville (An Aimée Leduc Investigation #2) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781569472798
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Published: Soho Crime - July 1st, 2003

The second Aimée Leduc investigation set in Paris


Murder in the Marais (An Aimée Leduc Investigation #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781616957308
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Published: Soho Crime - April 26th, 2016

Meet Aimée Leduc, the smart, stylish Parisian private investigator, in her bestselling first investigation