Books by Cara Black

Cara Black lives in San Francisco with her husband, a bookseller, and her son. She is the author of Murder in the Marais, Murder in the Bastille, Murder in Belleville, Murder in the Sentier, and Murder in Clichy, all available from Soho Press.


MURDER IN PIGALLE by Cara Black
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 4, 2014

"Black's 15th shows Aimée just as determined as ever to live life on her own terms and stand up for those who can't."
Even an unplanned pregnancy can't slow down Paris detective Aimée Leduc (Murder Below Montparnasse, 2013, etc.). Read full book review >
MURDER AT THE LANTERNE ROUGE by Cara Black
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 6, 2012

"Black's 12th lets readers peek into a corner of Paris that Fodor's leaves out."
Aimée Leduc (Murder in Passy, 2011, etc.) helps her partner clear his girlfriend of a grisly crime. Read full book review >
MURDER IN PASSY by Cara Black
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 1, 2011

"The ideal mix of the personal, the political, the puzzling and the Parisian make Aimée's latest a perfect pleasure."
Murder strikes close to home when Aimée Leduc (Murder in Palais Royal, 2009, etc.) finds her godfather charged with a crime passionelle. Read full book review >
MURDER IN THE LATIN QUARTER by Cara Black
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 1, 2009

"Black at her peak, with rich historical background and a vivid sense of place supporting her compelling narrative."
Postcolonial politics and global commerce ignite the murder of a Haitian academic in Paris's bohemian Left Bank. Read full book review >
MURDER IN THE RUE DE PARADIS by Cara Black
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 1, 2008

"Black's seventh takes longer to get in gear than an old Renault, and tastes less of Paris than earlier outings."
Murder spoils a reunion between French detective Aimée Leduc (Murder on the Ile Saint-Louis, 2007, etc.) and her lost love Yves Robert. Read full book review >
MURDER ON THE ILE SAINT-LOUIS by Cara Black
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 1, 2007

"Bittersweet musings on romantic and maternal love enliven an otherwise routine investigation."
Murder strikes close to home when Black's computer-security-expert heroine takes charge of an abandoned infant. Read full book review >
MURDER IN CLICHY by Cara Black
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 1, 2005

"Although Aimée's imperiled romance sprawls, Black's fifth leaves plenty of room for puzzlement, along with her unique brand of Ambiance de Paris."
Her eyesight restored, Aimée Leduc investigates an ancient Asian mystery in modern-day Paris. Read full book review >
MURDER IN THE BASTILLE by Cara Black
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 1, 2003

"Black's fourth is her best yet, with complex, appealing characters, a crisp, well-paced mystery, and a setting like no other."
The Bastille is a neighborhood in the throes of change. Read full book review >
MURDER IN THE SENTIER by Cara Black
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 1, 2001

"Although overpopulated and a bit overplotted, Black's third offers an authentic puzzle that unravels surprisingly yet logically in a setting of unrivaled charm."
Eight-year-old Aimée Leduc couldn't understand why she came home from school one day to find her mother gone. Read full book review >
MURDER IN BELLEVILLE by Cara Black
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Blurring the edge between mystery and thriller, Black's second makes April in Paris more spine-tingling but more beautiful than ever."