Murder in the Palais Royal (Aimee Leduc Series #10)by Cara Black
Just as Aimée is about to leave for New York City to follow up on a lead about a possible younger brother, her partner in Leduc Detective, René Friant, is wounded by a near-fatal gun shot. Eyewitnesses identify Aimée as the culprit. The police have pegged her as the guilty party. Aimée is distraught over René’s condition and horrified to be under suspicion.
At the same time, a large, mysterious sum appears in their firm’s bank account, and the tax authorities descend upon Aimée. She has no idea who would have sent this money.
It seems that someone is impersonating Aimée, someone who wants revenge. But for what? Two murders ensue. How do they relate to the youth whom Aimée’s testimony sent to jail in the very first Aimée Leduc investigation, Murder in the Marais?
"Forever young, forever stylish, forever in love with Paris—forever Aimée."
—The New York Times Book Review
“Such fun . . . a delightfully unbuttoned Audrey Hepburn for the twenty-first century.”
“[Aimée’s] two investigations link in a surprising way—there’s a really ripping ending—and make for interestingly different and overlapping tension. And with Aimée really on the defensive, she’s more appealingly tough yet vulnerable than ever. With its multiple strands, this work has a somewhat different feel from other Aimée Leduc novels. But never fear, it’s still a winner.”
Praise for the New York Times bestselling Aimée Leduc series
“Transcendently, seductively, irresistibly French.”
“Wry, complex, sophisticated, intensely Parisian . . . One of the very best heroines in crime fiction today.”
“So authentic you can practically smell the fresh baguettes and coffee.”
“As always, with airfares so high, Black offers armchair travelers a whirlwind trip through the City of Light.”
Meet the Author
Cara Black is the author of sixteen books in the New York Times bestselling Aimée Leduc series. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and visits Paris frequently.
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