Murder in the Latin Quarter

Murder in the Latin Quarter When a Haitian woman arrives at the Paris office of Leduc Detective and announces that she is P I Aim e Leduc s sister Aim e must dig into her father s past to solve a murderA virtual orphan since he

  • Title: Murder in the Latin Quarter
  • Author: Cara Black
  • ISBN: 9781569475416
  • Page: 447
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When a Haitian woman arrives at the Paris office of Leduc Detective and announces that she is P.I Aim e Leduc s sister, Aim e must dig into her father s past to solve a murderA virtual orphan since her mother s desertion and her father s death, Aim e has always wanted a sister She is thrilled.Her partner, Ren , however, is wary of this stranger Under French law, even anWhen a Haitian woman arrives at the Paris office of Leduc Detective and announces that she is P.I Aim e Leduc s sister, Aim e must dig into her father s past to solve a murderA virtual orphan since her mother s desertion and her father s death, Aim e has always wanted a sister She is thrilled.Her partner, Ren , however, is wary of this stranger Under French law, even an illegitimate child would be entitled to a portion of her father s estate the detective agency and apartment that Aim e has inherited He suspects a scam But Aim e embraces her newfound sibling and soon finds herself involved in murky Haitian politics and international financial scandals leading to murder in the Latin Quarter on the Left Bank of the Seine, the old university district of Paris.

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    1. I have decided to rethink my rating system, having realized that 2 stars is totally underutilized. This book was okay and somewhat enjoyable. I would read another one (perhaps the next one, as this one ended in a cliffhanger). I liked the scene-setting, which is Paris pre-Euro and pre-macaron craze. Which is around the time I last went there, so at least things make sense. Aimee reminded me of a better-dressed, more sentimental Claire Dewitt, or at the very least they share a certain concussed, [...]

    2. I have been working my way through the Aimee Leduc novels for a little more than a year (there are a lot of them). This one takes place in my favorite part of Paris, the Latin Quarter.The tale begins when Mireille shows up at Aimee's door; she claims to be Aimee's half-sister, from Haiti. Then, Mireille disappears, leaving Aimee with torn photos of her father and a lot of investigating to do. Pretty soon, Aimee is embroiled in the world of Haitian refugees and even black voodoo.I remain surprise [...]

    3. She dives through windows, ripping her pencil skirt and shredding her fishnet stockings; she prowls subterranean Paris in her beaded Schiaparelli jacket and hospital scrubs; she's knocked unconscious and has her Vuitton handbag stolen; she races down cobblestone streets in her Louboutins. Yes, Cara Black fans, Aimée Leduc is back.This is the ninth of Black's novels about the chic, indomitable Parisian detective, and it has all the elements Black's readers have come to cherish: an engaging prota [...]

    4. Private detective Aimee Leduc has family issues. Her father, a flic (cop) turned private eye died in an explosion several years back but it is her mom she needs to obtain closure from. Her mother decided to leave an 8 year old Aimee and her dad in the 1970's to become a radical revolutionary and Aimee has suffered ever since not knowing what has become of her. While working at her Paris office, Aimee is stunned when a mulatto from Haiti arrives claiming to be her half sister by her father. She h [...]

    5. This is a pretty typical Leduc mystery. Which I guess is a good thing if you like the series. It is a pretty formulaic mystery. Black seems to make it about international events, there are big international funding groups, big political movements, and lots of high up political operatives. This has a surprise of a possible sister for Leduc, and that dominates most of the story. The sister is from Haiti and world bank and Haiti politics and World bank are all involved. We have the typical sudden m [...]

    6. I am going to give in to the temptation to note some comparisons between Evanovich's Stephanie Plum and Black's Aimée Leduc. Both are single women in a job that we still mostly associate with tough men. They both like their action and their "bad boys". Neither author lets the narrative slide very far into "harlequin" / bodice-ripping / graphic mode. I found both entertaining but Aimée Leduc more enduring. Aimée, like another P.I Warshawski, shares a history that includes a father on the polic [...]

    7. An Aimee Leduc mystery--the first one I've read. A quick read with a little too much fashion detail, but an interesting story.

    8. Audiobook review with spoilers. I would sum this up as 'a hot mess'. This is the only book I have read from this series and it's the last. I have an extreme dislike of characters who are seemingly intelligent doing stupid things just to move the plot along. I would assume that a woman, Aimee Leduc, who owns her own investigative business must have some shred of intelligence. This character is criminally stupid. First off, a stranger walks into her business while she is having an important meetin [...]

    9. Aimee Leduc investigations and author, Cara Black, are new to me, but the setting of her story is familiar. The action takes place through out the Latin quarter in Paris "sister". Murder, international politics, Haiti, industry, research, monetary funds add up to revelations, near death experiences and more murder. Loved revisiting this part of Paris and enjoyed her brief history lessons.

    10. This book was ok, but nit as good as the previous installment. I did like the ending of this story because apparently, Amee Leduc has a brother.

    11. This was my first time reading an Aimee Leduc mystery by Cara Black. I enjoyed this one.Clearly, the biggest character is the setting - Paris. Black describes Paris in a clever, detailed way that makes you feel like you are there. If you've ever been to Paris before, her writing will certainly bring back memories of all those little street cafes.The other thing that kept me interested in this book was the fact that the mystery was tied to Haiti with a dabbling of Vodou thrown in. For whatever re [...]

    12. Cara Black's got a formula and she's sticking to it. There's a murder in a Paris neighborhood, and Aimee Leduc solves it, while the reader learns about the area's history and current denizens, though this episode also delved into France's sordid relationship with Haiti. It seems Black will continue apace with la formule (which includes randomly interjecting French words into dialogue in italics, bah ouaaaais), at least until she runs out of neighborhoods. Coming soon: Aimee Leduc #75: Murder in [...]

    13. This was a pretty cute book. I found 'Murder in the Latin Quarter' to be a fairly uplifting and exciting book (which is somewhat ironic for the 'uplifting part' since this is a murder mystery book). There is not a lot of character depth, deeper meaning, or real substance behind this book though, which is somewhat expected since it is a murder mystery book. The main character Aimee, is quite the naive, young, and beautiful detective who becomes obsessed with a case involving her alleged 'sister'. [...]

    14. I like Black's books, this being the second that I have read, more because of the setting, Paris, and the history that she weaves in to the story rather than the murder mystery. Aimee Leduc is a beautiful, smart, courageous, impetuous detective so she makes for an interesting character. I am not very good at putting together the various suspects and their relationships to the murders - it seemed as if there were simply too many 'leads' in this book and I had trouble keeping them sorted out. Ther [...]

    15. Aimee Lecuc, a strong and honest female character with a business partner who is challenged but extremely able find themselves drawn into the dramas and mysteries that surround them in the city of Paris. Each one features a different area of the city, which is brilliant because it offers the reader an inside view of the personalities of each arrondissment. Aimee is beautiful but never uses her beauty and relies on brains, quick thinking, analytical thinking to find justice or truth. Murder in th [...]

    16. I skipped the note-taking part which enables me to remember the myriad characters of which there didn't seem quite so many in this 9th book in the Aimee Leduc Investigations series.  Aimee's escapades again defy reality but maintain suspense, the subject of this one being Haitian illegals, one of whom claims to be Aimee's half-sister.I found the catacombs part interesting but didn't really get all the connections with voodoo, music, swine, the world bank, and why there had to be quite so many m [...]

    17. This is another of the Leduc books that is frantic. Perhaps one of the reasons is that there are so many red herrings. Amy has so many theories about the murders, that they pile up one by one in a very complex plot which tries to deal with whatever justice issue that each book tries to tackle. This book was all about polluted water in Haiti and the politics involved. Sometimes the issues are complex, and adding the insane racing around Paris leaping to conclusions right and left, just gets tedio [...]

    18. Quick note only:This is the first of the Aimee Leduc mysteries I've read. A fashion-conscious PI at work in Paris -- in this instance in the period immediately after the death of Princess Di -- Aimee goes through a tumble of adventures connected with the appearance on the scene of her hitherto unknown half-sister (or is she?) and a trio of murders the solution to which drags Aimee further than she'd like into murky Haitian politics. There's a heck of a lot going on here, and by the time I got to [...]

    19. Murder in the Latin Quarter, #9 in the Aimee Leduc series, was what I like to think of as a "hallway book"--that is, it provided details and links back to previous details from the series and dropped little crumbs of hints that will likely reappear in future outings. The part of the storyline that dealt with Haitian politics and assorted sources (and abuses) of foreign aid was quite interesting and, sadly, a bit underdeveloped. Parts were just frustrating in so far as Aimee's apparent lack of co [...]

    20. Yes, Aimée is back in this 9th book in Black's popular series. Aimée is a mix of tough and tender, and her partner in the detective agency, René, is stalwart as always, keeping the business going and watching out for Aimée when she throws caution to the wind. Although he harbors a secret hope that she could be more than a friend and partner, he keeps his feelings masked, knowing that there is little likelihood of any romance. As always, Paris herself is as much an engaging character here as [...]

    21. 1) I really enjoyed the Latin Quarter setting. I have read all the books in this series, and am impressed by the way they convey the feel of Paris and the sense of the time period in which they are set. (This one was set in September, 1997.)2) Just when I was thinking that Aimee's fearless actions were approaching those of a super-heroine, one of the book's characters addressed her as "Wonder Woman." (She has her human weaknesses though, including: her fondness for espresso, her craving for ciga [...]

    22. I initially chose this book at Christmas after the mister and I purchased tickets to Paris for our 20th anniversary. The person at the travel bookshop we like to frequent when in LA said it was a good read. I'd give it 2 1/2 stars, but I'm feeling generous today. I didn't find the writing all that compelling, the story was okay but seemed to take forever to unfold, and there are some subplots carried over from other books that aren't explored enough in this book to be worth including. I did like [...]

    23. A Haitian woman named Mireille shows up at Leduc Detective and claims to be Aimee's half sister. Mireille is scared and undocumented. Soon, a researcher is found dead and the police are looking for Mireille and Aimee. It is difficult to realize who is on which side, but there is a lot going on in Haittian community politics and the companies and charities dealing with Haiti. Aimee is trying to help Mireille, but she keeps disappearing while Aimee puts herself in danger more than once while more [...]

    24. I believe this is one the best from Cara Black. Not so many outlandish and totally unbelievable situations. I always find the time-line unrealistic for all the activities. Aimee has weeks of experiences in a few days. I don't remember which book it was where she was blind, but managed to climb out her hospital window onto a ledge and crawl along roofs high above Paris, but thankfully this latest installment didn't have anything like that. I just love the Paris atmosphere and her plots are wonder [...]

    25. This book was much weaker than several of her other books. There was no reason Aimee had to get involved in this plot line and I kept wondering why she would. A complete stranger walks into her office and tells her she's her long lost sister from Haiti and she believes it.I refuse to give this series high ratings just because its location is Paris. I've been to Paris many times enroute to my mothers native Germany. I've never been impressed with Paris. The French countryside is nice though.

    26. When the latest Cara Black book comes on the scene, I put my other reads on the backburner for a couple of days to find out the latest in murder and intrigue in Paris. Murder in the Latin Quarter takes the reader into the world of Haitian culture and politics. As always heroine Aimee LeDuc is throwing on the latest flea market, vintage, name-dropping outfit to solve the mystery. When winter doldrums have set it and spring is almost-but-not-quite just around the corner, it's great to escape into [...]

    27. I love Paris and I like mysteries, and read this to help me get in the mood for an upcoming visit to Paris. The book has fun moments, but overall I was disappointed; I found the plot formulaic, the efforts to evoke a Parisian or Left Bank atmosphere forced, and the characters uninteresting. For others who are fans of both mysteries and Paris, I would recommend Georges Simenon or Fred Vargas.

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