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December 22, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014 | Permalink

It's a grim topic. 

Cara Black has captured the sweltering heat and misery of August in Paris. Murder in Pigalle is not a flowery Springtime view of the City of Lights, but a much more realistic view of the once arty, now seedy part of Paris called Le Pigalle. Black's protagonist, private detective Aimee Leduc, tries desperately to eliminate a predator as she struggles with her own demons. 

All is not dark in this mystery. Aimee has a baby on the way -- and no husband -- but she always manages to appear Parisian Chic, with the proper lipstick color and shoes. After all, this is Paris!

The characters in this book, some new, and some recurring from Black's previous Aimee Leduc books, are well worth discussing, but I will leave that up to MY partner in crime, Morning Edition Host Donna Apidone, who will interview Cara Black at our Second Anniversary Soirée in January. 

As dark as the subject matter is, we expect the evening to be festive. Reserve your tickets and join us on Tuesday, January 13, at our new time of 6 p.m. 

See you there and, as always, thanks for reading.

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