Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes beloved mystery writer Cara Black back to the store in celebration of the publication of her newest Aimee Leduc mystery, Murder in Pigalle.Ms. Black will be in conversation with bestselling author Laurie R. King (The Bones of Paris, The Beekeeper's Apprentice) and their discussion will be moderated by Soho press editor, Juliet Grames.
It is 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--she's five months' pregnant and has the baby's wellbeing to think about now. But then disaster strikes close to home. A serial rapist has been terrorizing Paris's Pigalle neighborhood, following teenage girls home and attacking them in their own houses. It is sad and frightening but has nothing to do with Aimee--until Zazie, the 13-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.
"So authentic you can practically smell the fresh baguettes and coffee."
"The combination of vividly evoked Parisian neighborhoods and a bewitching, stylish heroine continues to make this series as tasty as a chunk of French chocolate." --Booklist
Please join us in welcoming Ms. Black for this night of intrigue and mystery for a reading, signing, and audience Q&A.