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Black, Cara 1951-

Works: 100 works in 535 publications in 5 languages and 26,329 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Detective and mystery stories, American  Novels  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3552.L297, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Cara Black
Murder in the Marais by Cara Black( Book )

33 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sleuth and computer expert Aimée Leduc, a Franco-American, hunts for neo-Nazis in Paris following the murder of a Jewish woman. As part of her investigation she becomes involved with an Aryan supremacist. First in a projected series
Murder in the Latin Quarter by Cara Black( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two weeks after Princess Diana's death in Paris in 1997, an illegal Haitian immigrant named Mireille walks into Aimée Leduc's office, claiming that Aimée's late father was also her father. Before Aimée can learn more, Mireille disappears, leaving only a cryptic note with an address in the Latin Quarter where the indomitable Parisian detective finds the corpse of a well-dressed black man with his ear cut off
Murder below Montparnasse by Cara Black( Book )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soloing the detective agency when her long-term partner leaves for a new job, Aimee is hired by a mysterious elderly Russian man to protect a valuable painting that is stolen before Aimee can start her work, a situation that is complicated by the client's murder and dangerous adversaries who also seek the painting
Murder on the Ile Saint-Louis by Cara Black( Book )

23 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parisian computer expert Aimée Leduc finds herself in the midst of murder and corruption after an anonymous telephone call leads her to an abandoned baby girl
Murder in the Palais Royal by Cara Black( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accused of shooting her partner, Aimée Leduc must also contend with the fact that someone is impersonating her, a taxman is investigating her firm, and two murders may have a connection to the youth Aimée sent to prison
Murder in Pigalle by Cara Black( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"June, 1998: Paris's sticky summer heat is even more oppressive than usual as rowdy French football fans riot in anticipation of the World Cup. Private Investigator Aimee Leduc has been trying to slow down her hectic lifestyle, take on only computer security assignments, and maybe try to learn how to cook (quelle catastrophe!). She's vowed not to let herself get involved in any more dangerous shenanigans--she's five months' pregnant and has the baby's wellbeing to think about now, too. But all of her best intentions to live the quiet life fall away when disaster strikes close to home. A serial rapist has been terrorizing Paris's Pigalle neighborhood, following teenage girls home from junior high school and attacking them in their own houses. It is sad and frightening but has nothing to do with Aimee--until Zazie, the 14-year-old daughter of the proprietor of Aimee's favorite cafe, disappears. The police aren't mobilizing quickly enough and when Zazie's desperate parents approach Aimee for help, she knows she couldn't say no even if she wanted to. In the frantic race against time that ensues, Aimee discovers a terrifying secret neighborhood history that will leave lives in the whole quartier upended. Inspired by a true crime story of a serial killer who wreaked havoc on Paris in the summer of 1998, Cara Black's fourteenth Aimee Leduc mystery is a thrilling follow-up to her 2013 New York Times bestseller, Murder Below Montparnasse"--
Murder in the Bastille by Cara Black( Book )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After dinner at a restaurant in Paris's Bastille District, Aimee is savagely attached. Is she the victim of a serial killer, a case of mistaken identity or is someone trying to murder Aimee?
Murder in the rue de Paradis by Cara Black( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thrilled that her former lover Yves Robert has returned to Paris, Aimee Leduc accepts his marriage proposal, but her happiness is short-lived after he is found dead in a doorway in the Rue de Paradis
Murder on the Quai by Cara Black( Book )

14 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The world knows Aimee Leduc, heroine of 15 mysteries in this New York Times bestselling series, as a tres chic, no-nonsense private investigator the toughest and most relentless in Paris. Now author Cara Black dips back in time to reveal how Aimee first became a detective. November 1989: Aimee Leduc is in her first year of college at Paris's preeminent medical school. She lives in a 17th-century apartment that overlooks the Seine with her father, who runs the family detective agency. But the week the Berlin Wall crumbles, so does Aimee's life as she knows it. First, someone has sabotaged her lab work, putting her at risk of failing out of the program. Then, she finds out her aristo boyfriend is planning to get engaged to another woman. And finally, Aimee's father takes off to Berlin on a mysterious errand. He asks Aimee to help out at the detective agency while he's gone as if she doesn't already have enough to do. But the case Aimee finds herself investigating a murder linked to a transport truck of Nazi gold that disappeared in the French countryside during the height of World War II has gotten under her skin. Her heart may not lie in medicine after all maybe it's time to think harder about the family business" --
Murder at the Lanterne Rouge by Cara Black( Book )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aimée Leduc is happy her longtime business partner René has found a girlfriend, but Aimée's instincts tell her Meizi isn't trustworthy. And her misgivings may not be far off the mark: Meizi disappears during a Chinatown dinner. Minutes later, the body of a young man is found shrink-wrapped in an alleyway -- with Meizi's photo in his wallet
Murder on the Champ de Mars by Cara Black( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paris, April 1999: Aimee Leduc has her work cut out for her--running her detective agency and fighting off sleep-deprivation as she tries to be a good single mother to her new bebe. The last thing she has time for now is to take on a personal investigation for a poor manouche (French Gypsy) boy. But he insists his dying mother has an important secret she needs to tell Aimee, something to do with Aimee's father's unsolved murder a decade ago. How can she say no? The dying woman's secret is even more dangerous than her son realized. When Aimee arrives at the hospital, the boy's mother has disappeared. She was far too sick to leave on her own--she must have been abducted. What does she know that is so important it is worth killing for? And will Aimee be able to find her before it is too late and the medication keeping her alive runs out? Set in the seventh arrondissment, the quartier of the Parisian elite, Murder on the Champ de Mars takes us from the highest seats of power in the Ministries and embassies through the city's private gardens and the homes of France's oldest aristocratic families. Aimee discovers more connections than she thought possible between the clandestine "Gypsy" world and the moneyed ancien regime, ultimately leading her to the truth behind her father's death. After all, for Aimee, murder is never far from home"--
Murder in Passy by Cara Black( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Aimée Leduc's godfather, Morbier, a police "commissaire," asks her to check on his girlfriend at her home there, Aimée finds Xavierre, a "haut bourgeois" matron of Basque origin, strangled in her garden while Aimée waits inside. Circumstantial evidence makes Morbier the prime suspect, and to vindicate him, Aimée must identify the real killer
Murder on the Left Bank by Cara Black( Book )

11 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A dying man drags his oxygen machine into the office of Eric Besson, a lawyer in Paris's 13th arrondissement. The old man, an accountant, is carrying a dilapidated notebook full of meticulous investment records. For decades, he has been helping a cadre of dirty cops launder stolen money. The notebook contains his full confession--he's waited 50 years to make it, and now it can't wait another day. He is adamant that Besson get the notebook into the hands of La Proc, Paris's chief prosecuting attorney, so the corruption can finally be brought to light. But en route to La Proc, Besson's courier--his assistant and nephew--is murdered, and the notebook disappears. Grief-stricken Eric Besson tries to hire private investigator Aimee Leduc to find the notebook, but she is reluctant to get involved. Her father was a cop and was murdered by the same dirty syndicate the notebook implicates. She's not sure which she's more afraid of, the dangerous men who would kill for the notebook or the idea that her father's name might be among the dirty cops listed within it. Ultimately that's the reason she must take the case, which leads her across the Left Bank, from the Cambodian enclave of Khmer Rouge refugees to the ancient royal tapestry factories to the modern art galleries"--
Murder in Saint-Germain by Cara Black( Book )

11 editions published in 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paris, July 1999: Private investigator Aimée Leduc is walking through Saint-Germain when she is accosted by Suzanne Lesage, a Brigade Criminelle agent on an elite counterterrorism squad. Suzanne has just returned from the former Yugoslavia, where she was hunting down dangerous war criminals for the Hague. Back in Paris, Suzanne is convinced she's being stalked by a ghost, a Serbian warlord her team took down. She's suffering from PTSD and her boss thinks she's imagining things. She begs Aimée to investigate, is it possible Mirko Vladić could be alive and in Paris with a blood vendetta? Aimée is already working on a huge case; plus, she's got an eight-month-old baby to take care of. But she can't say no to Suzanne, whom she owes a big favor. Aimée chases the few leads she has, and all evidence confirms Mirko Vladić is dead. It seems that Suzanne is in fact paranoid, perhaps losing her mind, until Suzanne's team begins to die in a series of strange, tragic accidents. Are these just coincidences? Or are things not what they seem?
Murder in the Sentier by Cara Black( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Paris's historic Sentier district, Aimée Leduc is called into investigate when members of a 1960s Red gang leave a trail of bodies as they search for their hidden loot--a gang that may include Aimée's long-lost mother
Murder in Montmartre by Cara Black( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this sixth novel featuring Paris P.I. Aime Luduc, Aime must prove the innocence of her childhood friend Laure, a policewoman charged with shooting her partner to death during a meeting with an informer in Montmartre
Murder in Clichy by Cara Black( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spirited Aimée Leduc, a private investigator based in Paris, has been introduced to the Cao Dai temple by her partner, René, who urges her to learn to meditate as a counterbalance to her frenetic lifestyle. A Vietnamese nun asks her for a favor--to hand over a check and bring a package back to the temple. But this act of kindness ends in a stranger's death and leaves her with a bullet wound in the arm, a check for 50,000 francs and a trove of ancient jade artifacts whose provenance is a mystery
Murder in Belleville by Cara Black( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1994, computer security expert Aimée Leduc investigates a car bombing in the Belleville section of Paris at a time when tensions in the Algerian immigrant community are very high
Murder in Bel-Air by Cara Black( Book )

8 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aimée Leduc is about to go onstage to give the keynote address at a tech conference that is sure to secure Leduc Detective some much-needed business contracts when she gets an emergency phone call from her daughter's playgroup: Aimée's own mother, who was supposed to pick up Chloé, never showed. Abandoning her hard-won speaking gig, Aimée rushes to get Chloé, annoyed that, yet again, her mother has let her down. But as Aimée and Chloé are leaving the playground, Aimée witnesses the body of a homeless woman being wheeled away from the neighboring convent, where nuns run a soup kitchen. The last person seen talking to the dead woman talking to was Aimée's mother--who has vanished. Trying to figure out what happened to Sydney Leduc, Aimee tracks down the dead woman's possessions, which include a huge amount of cash. What did Sydney stumble into? Is she in trouble?
Murder in the rue de Paradis by Cara Black( )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her ex-lover returns from Egypt, Aimée accepts his marriage proposal. The next day he's found dead, and she begins tracking clues pointing toward an international conspiracy
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Murder in the Marais
Murder in the Latin QuarterMurder on the Ile Saint-LouisMurder in the Palais RoyalMurder in the BastilleMurder in the rue de ParadisMurder at the Lanterne RougeMurder in PassyMurder in the Sentier
Alternative Names
Cara Black American writer

Cara Black Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Cara Black escriptora estatunidenca

Cara Black escritora estadounidense

Cara Black novelista estauxunidense

Cara Black romancière américaine

בעלעק, קרה

カーラ・ブラック (作家)

ブラック, カーラ