Does it sound simply wonderful: Paris in July? How could a reader resist? How could anyone resist?
I quite enjoyed Cara Black’s first novel, Murder in the Marais (1998), in which readers first meet Aimée Léduc, a female private investigator working in Paris.
That first in the series was nominated for an Anthony Award for Best First Novel (1998) and I most enjoyed the links between past and present (she was investigating warcrimes with connections to the 1940s that are still relevant to contemporary atrocities).
But, honestly, I don’t remember much else, which is partly why I want to revisit the series, to determine if I want to follow along with it (apparently there are ten books now).
(Of course I’d like to imagine that I’ll be reading many more of the series as well, but I’m only promising one Paris-soaked read.)
Completed July 2010