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Murder in the Marais

Posted by nliakos on January 23, 2013

by Cara Black (Soho Press, 1999).

This book was my introduction to the Aimée Leduc Investigation series. Leduc is an American-French private investigator based in Paris, and all the titles are Murder in some part of Paris. This one is set in the Marais, the old Jewish quarter, and involves Nazis and Neo-Nazis, elderly holocaust survivors and “collabos (collaborators).  About halfway through, I had to take a break of a few days because the subject matter was distressing to me. This week, I managed to finish it. There was a fair amount of violence, some very unlikely escapades and escapes, and a pretty unbelievable dénouement.  Not sure I will seek out another in the series, but it was all right.

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