Thursday, June 23, 2011
MURDER IN PASSY - Aimee Leduc Series No. 11
Paris PI Aimee Leduc and her partner Rene are back in business after recovering from injuries sustained in a previous case. Her godfather, Police Commissaire Morbier, has recently reunited with an old girlfriend, and he wants Aimee to pay Xavierre d'Eslay a visit to find out why she's been avoiding him. Although Xavierre is in the middle of planning her daughter's wedding, Morbier is concerned that there may be a new man in her life.
Aimee and Rene attend the very upscale pre-wedding party at d'Eslay's home. Instead of a joyous event, Aimee can sense the tension and before she has a chance to really connect with her hostess, Xavierre is murdered. Morbier is soon arrested for the murder, and Aimee and Rene are determined to prove his innocence.
Not sure if anyone can be trusted, Leduc follows leads to a Basque terrorist group that has kidnapped a Spanish princess, and also to the possibility that Morbier is being framed by his own colleagues in a case of police corruption. Along the way, Aimee also struggles with finding out more about her mother and brother; secrets Morbier has been keeping.
Ms. Black's intimate knowledge of Paris, its neighborhoods and politics add to the enjoyment of the Aimee Leduc novels. MURDER IN PASSY is another gem in this intriguing series.
Pub. Date March 2011
Available in hardcover and eBook