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Murder On the Left Bank

Tuesday

June 19

7 PM

Cara Black

Murder On the Left Bank

The eighteenth mystery in the New York Times bestselling Parisian detective series!

A dying man drags his oxygen machine into the office of Éric 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 Éric Besson tries to hire private investigator Aimée 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.

Cara Black is the author of eighteen 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.

Praise for Murder on the Left Bank

 

"Cara Black takes the classic ingredients of the genre and puts a new Gallic spin on them. The finest PI series now being written." 
--Mick Herron, author of This Is What Happened and the Slough House series

 

"Gratifyingly full of local Parisian color." 
--Kirkus Reviews

 

"Particularly poignant." 
--Booklist

Praise for Murder in Saint-Germain

 

Los Angeles Times National Bestseller 
A BBC Best Summer Read of 2017

 

"The abiding pleasure of this series is the chance to ride with a cabdriver who wants to discuss Sartre or just tearing around Paris on Aimée's pink Vespa, making stops at the Jardin du Luxembourg and the Île Saint-Louis, where Aimée has an apartment. Lucky girl." 
--The New York Times Book Review

 

"An atmospheric thriller with a savvy take on international arms dealing." 
--BBC's Between the Lines

 

"The pace is, as ever, lickety-split, the sleuthing complex and the small pauses to savour Saint-Germain's glories delightfully educational." 
--The Toronto Star

 

"Black's detective is hitting her post-pregnancy stride, bringing up bébé while battling the bad guys with the best of them." 
--Kirkus Reviews

 

Event date: 
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
80 West Portal Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94127