We are delighted to welcome author Cara Black back to Bookshop Santa Cruz to celebrate Murder in Bel Air, the latest book in her bestselling Aimée Leduc series.
Black's riveting 19th installment in her Parisian detective series entangles private investigator Aimée Leduc in a dangerous web of international spycraft, post-colonial Franco-African politics, and neighborhood secrets in Paris's 12th arrondissement. Leduc is about to go onstage to deliver 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 Chloe up, never showed. Abandoning her hard-won speaking gig, Aimée rushes to get Chloe, annoyed that her mother has let her down yet again.
But as Aimée and Chloe 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 anyone saw the dead woman talking to was Aimée's mother, who has vanished. Trying to figure out what happened to Sydney Leduc, Aimée tracks down the dead woman's possessions, which include a huge amount of cash. What did Sydney stumble into? Is she in trouble?
Cara Black is the author of nineteen books in the New York Times bestselling Aimée Leduc series. She has received multiple nominations for the Anthony and Macavity Awards, and her books have been translated into German, Norwegian, Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian, and Hebrew. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and son and visits Paris frequently.
If you cannot attend the event, you can still have a copy of Murder in Bel-Air signed for you at the event.
Books must be paid for in advance and can either be shipped or held for pick-up in the store. Internet orders must be placed by June 23rd. After that, please call the store at 831-423-0900 to inquire about signed editions.
Most authors will be happy to add a name to their signature, but this service is at their discretion and isn't guaranteed.