Murder in the Palais Royal by Cara Black

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Mar 17, 2010

Murder in the Palais Royal by Cara BlackCara Black's mysteries, set in Paris in the late 1990s, are appealing to mystery lovers and Francophiles alike, what with all the name-dropping of Parisian streets, monuments, subway lines, and cafes. The premise of Aimee Leduc and her side-kick Rene, a dwarf and computer-hacking whiz, who investigate computer crimes through the Leduc Detective Agency in Paris, is an intriguing idea, and in this one, Aimee is arrested for the non-fatal shooting of Rene , thickening the plot right from the outset, as Aimee tries to extract herself from suspicion, reconnect with a brother she has never known, and deal with the neo-Nazis and Les Blancs Nationalux groups who don't wish her well. I may go back and read the older ones, since these stylish mysteries are just like dark chocolate bonbons--addictive.

Written by Susan B.

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