Aimee Leduc

18 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 619 ratings

Murder in the Marais Publisher's Summary

In Cara Black’s “accomplished, absorbing debut” (Kirkus Reviews), PI Aimée Leduc must decrypt a digitized photo from the 1940s. But when Aimée visits the historic Jewish quarter of Paris to deliver the picture, she finds its intended recipient murdered—and with a swastika carved in her aged forehead.

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  • Book 1

    • Murder in the Marais

    • An Aimee Leduc Investigation
    • By: Cara Black
    • Narrated by: Carine Montbertrand
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 123

    In Cara Black’s “accomplished, absorbing debut” ( Kirkus Reviews), PI Aimée Leduc must decrypt a digitized photo from the 1940s. But when Aimée visits the historic Jewish quarter of Paris to deliver the picture, she finds its intended recipient murdered—and with a swastika carved in her aged forehead

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story - odd telling

    • By Janet on 05-30-12

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  • Book 2

    • Murder in Belleville

    • By: Cara Black
    • Narrated by: Carine Montbertrand
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Tension runs high in this working-class neighborhood as a hunger strike to protest strict immigration laws escalates among the Algerian immigrants. Aimée barely escapes death in a car bombing in this tale of terrorism and greed in the shadows of Paris.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very political, but still great Cara Black

    • By Janels on 05-02-14

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  • Book 3

    • Murder in the Sentier

    • An Aimée Leduc Investigation, Book 3
    • By: Cara Black
    • Narrated by: Carine Montbertrand
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    Anthony Award nominee Cara Black has garnered international acclaim for the authentic characterization and tantalizing suspense of her Aimée Leduc series. In this third entry—set in 1994 Paris—Aimée fears that a 1960s Communist gang is on the loose—and her long-lost mother just may be one of them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific story in present and past

    • By Malena on 03-05-12

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  • Book 4

    • Murder in Bastille

    • An Aimee Leduc Investigation
    • By: Cara Black
    • Narrated by: Carine Montbertrand
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    April in Paris is a time for crime when a woman is blinded after an attack in the Passage Boule Blanche. Was the attacker actually a serial killer, or was he really after another woman who was similarly dressed--and found dead in the next passage?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Very dark plot

    • By Ursula on 11-22-11

    Regular price: $20.26

  • Book 5

    • Murder in Clichy

    • An Aimée Leduc Investigation, Book 5
    • By: Cara Black
    • Narrated by: Carine Montbertrand
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    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 to deliver an envelope to a stranger named Thadée Baret, who in turn hands over a bag of jade. After the mysterious stranger is found murdered Aimée is compelled to get involved.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Distracting Narrator

    • By Diana Ruddick on 09-30-12

    Regular price: $23.76

  • Book 6

    • Murder in Montmartre

    • An Aimée Leduc Investigation, Book 6
    • By: Cara Black
    • Narrated by: Carine Montbertrand
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Aimée's childhood friend, Laure, is a policewoman. Her partner, Jacques, has set up a meeting in Montmartre with an informer. When Laure goes along as backup, Jacques is lured to a rooftop where he is shot to death. Laure's gun has been fired, there is gunpowder residue is on her hands, so she is charged with her partner's murder. As the police close ranks against the alleged cop killer, Aimée is determined to clear Laure's name.

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  • Book 7

    • Murder on the Ile Saint Louis

    • By: Cara Black
    • Narrated by: Carine Montbertrand
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Facing a tight deadline on a computer security contract, Aimée responds to a telephone call from a stranger that leads her to an abandoned infant in a courtyard on the Ile Saint-Louis. She brings the baby home with her, calls her Stella, and awaits contact from the mother. But days pass, and no one reclaims the infant. Meanwhile, a group of environmental protestors is trying to stop the government from entering into a contract with an oil company notorious for pollution.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • disappointed

    • By melinda on 12-16-11

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  • Book 8

    • Murder in the Rue de Paradis

    • By: Cara Black
    • Narrated by: Carine Montbertrand
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Recipient of a starred review from Library Journal, Cara Black's novel follows a chic heroine into the recesses of French society. 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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • a typical Cara Black mystery

    • By Penny K on 07-11-09

    Regular price: $27.83

  • Book 9

    • Murder in the Latin Quarter

    • By: Cara Black
    • Narrated by: Carine Montbertrand
    • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 6

    Cara Black's Aimée Leduc mystery series transports listeners to the streets of Paris for dark crime stories. Working in her office, Aimée is surprised by Mireille, a Haitian immigrant who claims to be her sister. But before Aimée can learn more, Mireille disappears, leaving only a note behind. Following up on the note, Aimée soon becomes wrapped up in a sprawling international conspiracy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I like Cara Black but I am picky...

    • By Matt on 01-02-13

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  • Book 10

    • Murder in the Palais Royal

    • By: Cara Black
    • Narrated by: Carine Montbertrand
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Cara Black has won fans around the globe for her Paris-based mysteries starring Aimée Leduc. When suspicion falls on Aimée after her partner is shot, the beleaguered sleuth must race to prevent more violence.

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  • Book 11

    • Murder in Passy

    • An Aimée Leduc Investigation, Book 11
    • By: Cara Black
    • Narrated by: Carine Montbertrand
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Cara Black’s best-selling Aimée Leduc mysteries feature a streetwise PI who calls Paris her home. In her 11th outing, Aimée is faced with her most daunting challenge yet. Her godfather and mentor Commissaire Morbier is accused of murder, and it’s up to Aimée to clear his name. But as she investigates, she uncovers a terrifying conspiracy involving police corruption and Basque terrorists.

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  • Book 12

    • Murder at the Lanterne Rouge

    • An Aimee Leduc Investigation, Book 12
    • By: Cara Black
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Aimée Leduc is happy her long-time business partner René has found a girlfriend. Really, she is. It’s not her fault if she can’t suppress her doubts about the relationship; René is moving way too fast, and Aimée’s instincts tell her Meizi, this supposed love of René’s life, isn’t trustworthy. And her misgivings may not be far off the mark: Meizi disappears during a Chinatown dinner to take a phone call and never comes back to the restaurant. Minutes later, the body of a young man, a science prodigy and volunteer at the nearby Musée, is found shrink-wrapped in an alleyway....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Why hire narrator who mangles French?

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-19-15

    Regular price: $18.17

  • Book 13

    • Murder Below Montparnasse

    • An Aimee Leduc Investigation, Book 13
    • By: Cara Black
    • Narrated by: Madeleine Lambert
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 36

    A long-lost Modigliani portrait, a grieving brother’s blood vendetta, a Soviet secret that's been buried for eighty years - Parisian private investigator Aimée Leduc's current case is her most exciting one yet. When Aimée’s long-term partner and best friend Rene leaves their detective agency for a new job in Silicon Valley, Aimée knows she can handle the extra workload. At least, that what she tells herself...repeatedly. But all bets are off when Yuri Volodya, a mysterious old Russian man, hires Aimée to protect a painting.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Narration horrible!

    • By Julia on 03-25-13

    Regular price: $18.17

  • Book 14

    • Murder in Pigalle

    • Aimée Leduc Investigations, Book 14
    • By: Cara Black
    • Narrated by: Meredith Mitchell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    June, 1998. Paris' sticky summer heat is even more oppressive than usual as rowdy French football fans riot in anticipation of the World Cup. Private investigator Aimée 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 well-being to think about now, too.

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  • Book 15

    • Murder on the Champ de Mars

    • By: Cara Black
    • Narrated by: Carine Montbertrand
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    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?

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  • Book 16

    • Murder on the Quai

    • By: Cara Black
    • Narrated by: Carine Montbertrand
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 37

    November 1989: Aimee Leduc is in her first year of college at Paris' 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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Predictable

    • By Sara on 11-30-16

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 17

    • Murder in Saint Germain

    • By: Cara Black
    • Narrated by: Carine Montbertrand
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Paris, July 1999. Private investigator Aimee 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. Back in Paris, Suzanne is convinced she's being stalked by a ghost - a Serbian warlord she thought she'd killed. She's suffering from PTSD, and her boss thinks she's imagining things.

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  • Book 18

    • Murder on the Left Bank

    • By: Cara Black
    • Narrated by: Carine Montbertrand
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    A dying man drags his oxygen machine into the office of Eric Besson, a lawyer in Paris' 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. 

    Regular price: $24.49