Murder on the Champ de Mars / Cara Black.

Item request has been placed! ×
Item request cannot be made. ×
loading   Processing Request
  • Additional Information
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Paris, April 1999: 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? The dying woman's secret is even more dangerous than her son realized. When Aimee arrives at the hospital, the boy's mother has disappeared. She was far too sick to leave on her own--she must have been abducted. What does she know that is so important it is worth killing for? And will Aimee be able to find her before it is too late and the medication keeping her alive runs out? Set in the seventh arrondissment, the quartier of the Parisian elite, Murder on the Champ de Mars takes us from the highest seats of power in the Ministries and embassies through the city's private gardens and the homes of France's oldest aristocratic families. Aimee discovers more connections than she thought possible between the clandestine "Gypsy" world and the moneyed ancien regime, ultimately leading her to the truth behind her father's death. After all, for Aimee, murder is never far from home.
    • ISBN:
    • Accession Number:
    • Accession Number:
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      BLACK, C. Murder on the Champ de Mars. [s. l.]: Soho Crime, 2015. ISBN 9781616956240. Disponível em: Acesso em: 20 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Black C. Murder on the Champ de Mars. Soho Crime; 2015. Accessed October 20, 2020.
    • APA:
      Black, C. (2015). Murder on the Champ de Mars. Soho Crime.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Black, Cara. 2015. Murder on the Champ de Mars. An Aimee Leduc Investigation: 15. Soho Crime.
    • Harvard:
      Black, C. (2015) Murder on the Champ de Mars. Soho Crime (An Aimee Leduc investigation: 15). Available at: (Accessed: 20 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Black, C 2015, Murder on the Champ de Mars, An Aimee Leduc investigation: 15, Soho Crime, viewed 20 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Black, Cara. Murder on the Champ de Mars. Soho Crime, 2015. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Black, Cara. Murder on the Champ de Mars. An Aimee Leduc Investigation: 15. Soho Crime, 2015.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Black C. Murder on the Champ de Mars [Internet]. Soho Crime; 2015 [cited 2020 Oct 20]. (An Aimee Leduc investigation: 15). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2015 February #2

Change is the operative word in the fifteenth installment of Black's wildly popular, Paris-set Aimée Leduc series. The "bump" that appeared on Aimée ‘s normally svelte physique is now a full-fledged baby, Chloé, and Aimée's relationship with la bébé's father has gone from hot to cold to hostile, for he has married on the rebound and is now looking to get custody of the child. Into all this domestic turmoil comes a young gypsy boy with a yellowing note from Aimée's murdered father offering help to the boy's family. Will Aimée visit the boy's mother in the hospital before she dies? Yes, she will, but by the time she and the boy, Nicu, arrive, the woman has disappeared. So begins our heroine's latest gallop around Paris as she struggles to avoid the mysterious factions who seem intent on killing anyone who can help her unravel the many mysteries of her past. Black once again delivers what her readers crave: high-speed Parisian peregrinations, chic suspense, a touch of humor, and the indomitable Aimée, as unstoppable with a baby strapped to her hip as she was with one growing in her belly. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: The popularity of Black's series, especially in libraries, has grown steadily over the years, with Aimée and company finally assuming a perch they are not likely to surrender on most bestseller lists. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2014 October #1

Sassy, openhearted Aimée Leduc is back for a 15th outing that takes readers to Paris's elegant, old-gold seventh arrondissement. It's not all luxe, though; even as Aimée balances work-life responsibilities as a new mom with a detective agency to run, she helps a poor Gypsy boy whose dangerously ill mother has a secret to share. The last two Aimée Leduc works broke onto the best sellers lists; don't miss.

[Page 60]. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

PW Reviews 2015 January #4

Family matters dominate bestseller Black's absorbing 15th Aimée Leduc investigation (after 2014's Murder in Pigalle). The baptism party of Aimée's six-month-old baby, Chloé, is complicated by the arrival of the baby's biological father, Melac, and by Nicu, an anguished Gypsy boy. Melac and his new wife want to share custody of Chloé. Nicu insists that his dying mother, an old family acquaintance and informant of Aimée's late father, who ran the detective agency she inherited, has information to share about Aimée's father's unsolved murder a decade earlier. Classic spy scenes with an old-fashioned feel—meetings with dramatic figures in the back of cafés, trailing suspicious characters at fashionable parties—brush up against Aimée's angst at managing life as a working single mother, while modern behavioral sensibilities and high-level politics butt heads with Gypsy traditions. Black imbues Aimée's personal story with an exotic charm that feels more intimate than foreign. Agent: Linda Allen, Linda Allen Literary Agency. (Mar.)

[Page ]. Copyright 2014 PWxyz LLC