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Murder on the Quai by Cara Black
Soho Crime Mystery & Thrillers Pub Date: June 14, 2016
If you haven't read any of Cara Black's novels featuring Aimee Leduc, Murder on the Quai is a great place to start. Although this is her 15th novel, Murder on the Quai tells the tale of how Aimee Leduc began her career as an investigator. Evil deeds are rarely forgotten, particularly those committed in times of war. It is 1989 and the Berlin Wall has fallen. Records are being destroyed before they can fall into Allied hands. Aimee's father is drawn into doing one last favor, one last bit of espionage to help Aimee's mother, the woman he still loves.
With her father gone, Aimee takes the case of a distant cousin, whose father was murdered. What initially looks like a simple case of questioning a missing witness becomes complex and dangerous. The more she investigates, the more she leaves her studies of medicine behind.
Set against the backdrop of a rapidly changing Europe, Murder on the Quai is a thrilling novel of murder, greed, and revenge. It is an excellent chance for readers to come to know Aimee Leduc, a private investigator determined to succeed regardless of the danger.
If you like detective novels served with a slice of history and a dash of espionage Cara Black's Murder on the Quai is a great choice.
Murder on the Quai is available for preorder and will be released June 14, 2016.
I received a copy of Murder on the Quai from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
The world knows Aimée Leduc, heroine of 15 mysteries in this New York Times bestselling series, as a très chic, no-nonsense private investigator—the toughest and most relentless in Paris. Now author Cara Black dips back in time to reveal how Aimée first became a detective . . .
November 1989: Aimée Leduc is in her first year of college at Paris’s preeminent medical school. She lives in a 17th-century apartment that overlooks the Seine with her father, who runs the family detective agency.
But the week the Berlin Wall crumbles, so does Aimée’s life as she knows it. First, someone has sabotaged her lab work, putting her at risk of failing out of the program. Then, she finds out her aristo boyfriend is planning to get engaged to another woman. And finally, Aimée’s father takes off to Berlin on a mysterious errand. He asks Aimée to help out at the detective agency while he’s gone—as if she doesn’t already have enough to do. But the case Aimée finds herself investigating—a murder linked to a transport truck of Nazi gold that disappeared in the French countryside during the height of World War II—has gotten under her skin. Her heart may not lie in medicine after all—maybe it’s time to think harder about the family business