Saturday, June 4, 2016

It's No Mystery, I Love Paris

And I love Cara Black's mysteries that take place in Paris. No mystery, at all. 
I discovered Cara Black at this year's BookExpo America. I had the good fortune to encounter a copy of her soon to be published Murder on  the Quai. I started reading last week and I was hooked with the setting -- Paris -- and the main character, Aimee Leduc. This is very much a prequel and it tells the story of Aimee's life before becoming a detective. Of course it would be helpful if I had read the other books in the series, but as I've done so many times I am starting well past the beginning of the series.
On my most recent library trip I looked for other books in the series -- Murder on the Quai is number sixteen -- and found two more. I'm presently reading Murder in the Sentier and though I have other reading commitments, this one has jumped to the top of the list. I have to know what happens. Murder in the Sentier is the third in the series, but after this I'm going to be very organized and go back to the first volume, Murder in the Marais. Each title includes an area of Paris where the mystery focuses and describes the area in wonderful detail. If a trip to Paris isn't on your travel itinerary this year, I strongly suggest visiting vicariously via Cara Black's mysteries. That's exactly what I'll be doing this summer. 
Where will you be traveling in MysteryLand this summer?
So many mysteries and so little time! Here's to an iced coffee, a cozy chair and a mystery novel.  


  1. I'll have to put her name on my 'to read' list. I too love murders and Paris and recently finished 'Private Paris.'

  2. It reminds me of Margret Truman's mystery series Murder in the .... White House, Supreme Court, etc.

  3. We bought one of her books since the setting in Paris. Haven't read it yet.

  4. Will have to check this book out, thanks for the share!