"No contemporary writer of noir mysteries evokes the spirit of Paris more than Cara Black in her atmospheric series starring P.I. AimÃ©e Leduc."âUSA Today
"The nineth mystery in Cara Black's irresistible series set in Paris . . . might well be the book we've been waiting for. AimÃ©e Leduc, Black's adorably punkish sleuth, is in her element."âThe New York Times Book Review
"Kinsey Millhone turned loose in Before Sunset. . . . In Leduc's ninth outing, Paris, as always, sparkles in all its gargoyled, dusty, cobblestoned glory."âEntertainment Weekly
"If you were weaned on the feminist PIs of the '70s and '80s like Sara Paretsky's V.I. Warshawski and Marcia Muller's Sharon McCone, you may be looking for successors. Cara Black's series set in Paris is worthy."âMilwaukee Journal Sentinel
"Black at her peak, with rich historical background and a vivid sense of place supporting her compelling narrative."âKirkus Reviews, starred review
A Haitian woman arrives at the office of Leduc Detective and announces that she is AimÃ©e’s sister, her father’s illegitimate daughter. AimÃ©e is thrilled. A virtual orphan since her mother’s disappearance and her father’s death, she has always wanted a sister. Her partner, RenÃ©, is wary of this stranger, but AimÃ©e embraces her and soon finds herself involved in murky Haitian politics, which leads to murder. The setting is the Latin Quarter on the Left Bank of the Seine, the old university district of Paris.