Murder Below Montparnasse

Murder Below Montparnasse

Book - 2013
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When Aimee's long-term partner and best friend Rene leaves their detective agency for a new job in Silicon Valley, Aimee knows she can handle the extra workload. At least, that's what she tells herself. But all bets are off when Yuri Volodya, a mysterious old Russian man, hires Aimee to protect a painting. By the time she gets to his Montparnasse atelier, the precious painting has already been stolen, leaving Aime smelling a rat. The next day, Yuri is found tortured to death in his kitchen. To top it all off, it looks like Aimee isn't the only one looking for the painting.
Publisher: New York : Soho Crime, c2013.
Edition: Signed Parisian ed.
ISBN: 9781616952150
1616952156
Characteristics: 319 p. : map ; 24 cm.

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maipenrai
Dec 11, 2016

(Book 13 in the Aimee Leduc series)

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trbateman
Aug 17, 2016

If you want a murder mystery set in Paris this is the book for you. However, it's not a beach read. The plot is complex and the characters are as well. A good, solid well-written book.

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Malca
Jul 17, 2013

Cara Black's new mystery is a great read. Anyone planning to visit Paris should be reading her books.

bdemian May 14, 2013

A little tighter editing would've helped but Paris is wonderfully evoked and the plot and sub-plot are skillfully developed. Not her best.

franceonisland Mar 20, 2013

This latest book in the Aimee Leduc series offers a glimpse into the art world and underbelly of money laundering. Nothing is what it seems and readers almost feel Aimee's anguish and desperation as she rushes to find a missing Modigliani and hopefully reconnect with her mother, who disappeared from her family when Aimee was a child.
I recommend this for anyone who loves Paris and who wants to peek "off the beaten track" in the city of lights!
Loved it!

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