MURDER IN PIGALLE by Cara Black

MURDER IN PIGALLE

KIRKUS REVIEW

Even an unplanned pregnancy can’t slow down Paris detective Aimée Leduc (Murder Below Montparnasse, 2013, etc.).

Pigalle in the 1990s is still very much a mixed quartier. Sex shops and seedy bars jostle family-owned stores and bistros whose owners live in small apartments above. 13-year old Zazie Duclos lives in one such apartment, perched atop her parents’ cafe. But Zazie wants to become a detective, not a shopkeeper. She haunts Aimée’s office on rue de Louvre, hoping to learn the secret of Leduc’s detective success. Then, suddenly, Zazie has a case of her own. A rapist has his sights set on the young lycée students in her neighborhood. Zazie borrows a high-resolution camera from a friend and takes pictures of a mec she’s been shadowing. Armed with a FotoFit of the suspect, she asks Aimée to help her investigate. Then she disappears. The attacks continue. Sylvaine Olivet dies after being assaulted. But neighborhood parents close ranks against Aimée: Mélanie Vasseur’s parents spirit her away to a clinic in Switzerland, the Olivets threaten to press charges against her, even Papa Duclos begs her to stop investigating. She doesn’t, much to the distress of her business partner, René Friant, who’s frantically ordering port-a-cribs for the office while Mélac, her baby’s dad, sits at the bedside of his critically injured daughter in Brittany. Although Madame Pelletier of the Brigade des Minuers insists that Zazie’s probably off chasing some boy, Aimée knows that somewhere in the stewpot of Pigalle, Zazie is waiting for her, the only person who can come to her rescue.

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.

Pub Date: March 4th, 2014
ISBN: 978-1-61695-284-6
Page count: 320pp
Publisher: Soho Crime
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 2014




MORE BY CARA BLACK

MysteryMURDER ON THE CHAMP DE MARS by Cara Black
by Cara Black
MysteryMURDER AT THE LANTERNE ROUGE by Cara Black
by Cara Black
MysteryMURDER IN PASSY by Cara Black
by Cara Black

SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

MysterySTIFF PENALTY by Annelise Ryan
by Annelise Ryan
MysteryMURDER IN LASCAUX by Betsy Draine
by Betsy Draine
IndieREVENGE IS SWEET by Betta Ferrendelli
by Betta Ferrendelli