Murder on the Left Bank / Cara Black.

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      Summary: "The eighteenth mystery in the New York Times bestselling Parisian detective series! A dying man drags his oxygen machine into the office of eric Besson, a lawyer in Paris's 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. He is adamant that Besson get the notebook into the hands of La Proc, Paris's chief prosecuting attorney, so the corruption can finally be brought to light. But en route to La Proc, Besson's courier--his assistant and nephew--is murdered, and the notebook disappears. Grief-stricken eric Besson tries to hire private investigator Aimee Leduc to find the notebook, but she is reluctant to get involved. Her father was a cop and was murdered by the same dirty syndicate the notebook implicates. She's not sure which she's more afraid of, the dangerous men who would kill for the notebook or the idea that her father's name might be among the dirty cops listed within it. Ultimately that's the reason she must take the case, which leads her across the Left Bank, from the Cambodian enclave of Khmer Rouge refugees to the ancient royal tapestry factories to the modern art galleries"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • ABNT:
      BLACK, C. Murder on the Left Bank. [s. l.]: Soho Crime, 2018. ISBN 9781616959272. Disponível em: Acesso em: 25 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Black C. Murder on the Left Bank. Soho Crime; 2018. Accessed October 25, 2020.
    • APA:
      Black, C. (2018). Murder on the Left Bank. Soho Crime.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Black, Cara. 2018. Murder on the Left Bank. An Aimee Leduc Investigation: 18. Soho Crime.
    • Harvard:
      Black, C. (2018) Murder on the Left Bank. Soho Crime (An Aimee Leduc investigation: 18). Available at: (Accessed: 25 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Black, C 2018, Murder on the Left Bank, An Aimee Leduc investigation: 18, Soho Crime, viewed 25 October 2020, .
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      Black, Cara. Murder on the Left Bank. Soho Crime, 2018. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Black, Cara. Murder on the Left Bank. An Aimee Leduc Investigation: 18. Soho Crime, 2018.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Black C. Murder on the Left Bank [Internet]. Soho Crime; 2018 [cited 2020 Oct 25]. (An Aimee Leduc investigation: 18). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2018 May #1

The unanswered questions that haunt Parisian PI Aimée Leduc's life—the circumstances behind her father's murder and her mother's disappearance—keep resurfacing, little bits of the puzzle slotting into place while the full picture remains incomplete. So it is again in this eighteenth entry in Black's beloved series, as Aimée is persuaded by a lawyer to hunt for a missing notebook given to him by a dying client. The notebook, Aimée learns, contains records of how a notorious syndicate of dirty cops laundered money. Finding the notebook might be a mixed blessing for Aimée: her father's name may appear in it as one of the dirty cops on the take, but it could also lead Aimée to his killers. As usual in this series, Aimée's search for answers prompts a helter-skelter, against-the-clock tour of the city's streets, this time mainly in the thirteenth arrondissement, where the trail leads her both to the district's Vietnamese neighborhood and to the remnants of the once-flourishing tapestry industry, both providing tantalizing subplots. For longtime Aimée fans—and are there any other kind, really?—this episode is particularly poignant, both for the backstory it reveals and what it suggests about the future. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2018 January #1

When lawyer Éric Besson receives a notebook detailing the laundering of dirty money for dirty cops, Besson sends it straight to the authorities via his assistant/nephew. But the nephew is murdered and the notebook stolen, so Besson turns to Paris's coolest PI, Aimée Leduc. Shatteringly, the cops listed in the book murdered Aimée's father. Love that Aimée!

Copyright 2017 Library Journal.

LJ Reviews 2018 June #1

Next in Black's always entertaining "Aimée Leduc" series (after Murder in Saint-Germain), this well-crafted mystery is set on Paris's Left Bank, though not the chic environs of the fifth through seventh arrondissements; one of Black's strengths is showing us the grittier, everyday Paris. When 13th-arrondissement lawyer Éric Besson receives a notebook from elderly accountant Léo Solomon detailing how he laundered dirty money for dirty cops, Besson quickly sends it to the authorities via his assistant/nephew Marcus. But Marcus has been murdered, the notebook has vanished, and for help Besson turns to Aimée, best friend of his second cousin. Though she's doing computer security work for the Bibliothèque François-Mitter and is warned by an especially huffy partner René to stay away from criminal cases, Aimée must investigate; Éric says that her father, a victim of police corruption, is mentioned in the book. Aimée leapfrogs from Paris's Cambodian neighborhood, where Marcus's girlfriend lives, to La Manufacture des Gobelins, where Léo worked and tapestries are still made in the medieval fashion. Her efforts put daughter Chloe in danger, upping the tension, and the surprise ending is especially satisfying. VERDICT Another great Aimée Leduc work; for all mystery fans. [See Prepub Alert, 12/8/17.]—Barbara Hoffert, Library Journal

Copyright 2018 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2018 April #1

In bestseller Black's fast-paced 18th Aimée Leduc investigation (after 2017's Murder in Saint-Germain), Léo Solomon, an elderly retired accountant in poor health, insists that lawyer Éric Besson, whose late mother was a friend of Léo's, deliver a notebook containing his handwritten confession and evidence of decades of police corruption to Paris's chief prosecuting attorney. Éric asks his 18-year-old nephew, Marcus, to act as courier, but Marcus never reaches his destination. When the boy's body turns up on the street two days later, the police rule the death a drug-related homicide. Éric asks his friend Aimée to investigate. Aimée, a new mother, reluctantly takes on the case only when she discovers that her late father is implicated by information in the now-missing notebook. When the killer threatens her daughter, Aimée is forced to accept help from the source she trusts least: her family. Once again Black combines a twist-filled mystery with a convincing look at the culture and politics of the City of Lights. Agent: Katherine Fausset, Curtis Brown. (June)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.