Murder on the Quai / Cara Black.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "The world knows Aimee Leduc, heroine of 15 mysteries in this New York Times bestselling series, as a tres chic, no-nonsense private investigator the toughest and most relentless in Paris. Now author Cara Black dips back in time to reveal how Aimee first became a detective. November 1989: Aimee Leduc is in her first year of college at Paris's 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. And finally, Aimee's father takes off to Berlin on a mysterious errand. He asks Aimee to help out at the detective agency while he's gone as if she doesn't already have enough to do. But the case Aimee finds herself investigating a murder linked to a transport truck of Nazi gold that disappeared in the French countryside during the height of World War II has gotten under her skin. Her heart may not lie in medicine after all maybe it's time to think harder about the family business"-- Provided by publisher.
    • ISBN:
      9781616956783 (hardback)
      161695678X (hardback)
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    • ABNT:
      BLACK, C. Murder on the Quai. [s. l.]: Soho Crime, 2016. ISBN 9781616956783. Disponível em: Acesso em: 26 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Black C. Murder on the Quai. Soho Crime; 2016. Accessed October 26, 2020.
    • APA:
      Black, C. (2016). Murder on the Quai. Soho Crime.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Black, Cara. 2016. Murder on the Quai. An Aimee Leduc Investigation. Soho Crime.
    • Harvard:
      Black, C. (2016) Murder on the Quai. Soho Crime (An Aimee Leduc investigation). Available at: (Accessed: 26 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Black, C 2016, Murder on the Quai, An Aimee Leduc investigation, Soho Crime, viewed 26 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Black, Cara. Murder on the Quai. Soho Crime, 2016. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Black, Cara. Murder on the Quai. An Aimee Leduc Investigation. Soho Crime, 2016.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Black C. Murder on the Quai [Internet]. Soho Crime; 2016 [cited 2020 Oct 26]. (An Aimee Leduc investigation). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2016 May #1

Over 15 novels in her much-loved Aimée Leduc series, Black has distributed tantalizing facts about Aimée's background, but, damn it, we want more: What's the real story behind Aimeé's mother's disappearance? What about her father's murder? How did she meet her partner Rene? And so much more. Apparently, Black has listened to our yowlings of frustration because finally we have the prequel we've been craving. It's 1989, and Aimeé is a medical student, though dissatisfaction with her chosen field is growing. Her father is off to Berlin on an unexplained errand that has something to do with Aimeé's mother. Meanwhile, Aimeé, supposedly helping out with paperwork at the family detective agency, is drawn into a case involving a distant relative and Nazi gold stolen during WWII. The trouble with many prequels is that, in the interest of dispensing backstory, the author forgets to tell a new story. Black doesn't make that mistake here, with the WWII plot proving thoroughly involving, but let's face it: we're here for answers, and while all of them aren't quite forthcoming just yet, we learn plenty. A treat for series fans. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2016 January #1

In her new Aimée Leduc mystery (after Murder on the Champ de Mars), Black intriguingly returns to Aimée's detective beginnings in 1989 Paris, when she's a struggling medical student minding the family's detective business in her father's absence. Soon, she's investigating the execution-style murder of relative Bruno Peltier in a case linked to lost Nazi gold.

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PW Reviews 2016 April #3

Set in 1989, bestseller Black's 16th Aimée Leduc investigation (after 2015's Murder on the Champs des Mars) is a prequel that tells the intriguing story of Aimée's debut as a detective. When Aimée's father, Jean-Claude, travels to Germany on business around the time of the fall of the Berlin Wall, he leaves Aimée, a first-year medical student who's struggling with academic failure and her boyfriend leaving her for another woman, temporarily in charge of the family-owned detective agency in Paris. Elise Pelletier, who claims to be Jean-Claude's second cousin, brings Aimée her first case. Elise wants to find the woman whose name and phone number were on a matchbook in the pocket of her dead father, Bruno, who was discovered tied and bound with a bullet in his head under the Pont des Invalides. As Aimée investigates, she becomes enmeshed in the murky history of the murder of four German soldiers in Vichy, France, during WWII. Series fans will enjoy learning more about Aimée's mysterious past. Agent: Katherine Fausset, Curtis Brown. (June)

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