Thursday, June 15th at 7:00 p.m.
Cara Black, the fabulous author of the New York Times bestselling Aimée Leduc series will treat us to a taste of Private Investigator Leduc’s newest case, Murder in Saint-Germain. The celebrated author, whose immersive contribution to Parisian culture has garnered her the Médaille de la Ville de Paris, among many other honors, will be joined by Los Angeles’ very own master of comic suspense, Tim Hallinan (Junior Bender and Poke Rafferty Series). Absolument guaranteed to be nothing short of merveilleux et fantastique! Talk, reading and signing.
Paris, July 1999: Private investigator Aimée Leduc is walking through Saint-Germain when she is accosted by Suzanne Lesage, a Brigade Criminelle agent on an elite counterterrorism squad. Suzanne has just returned from the former Yugoslavia, where she was hunting down dangerous war criminals for the Hague. Back in Paris, Suzanne is convinced she’s being stalked by a ghost—a Serbian warlord she thought she’d killed. She’s suffering from PTSD and her boss thinks she’s imagining things. She begs Aimée to investigate—is it possible Mirko Vladić could be alive and in Paris with a blood vendetta?
Aimée is already working on a huge case, plus she’s got an eight-month old baby to take care of. But she can’t say no to Suzanne, whom she owes a big favor. Aimée chases the few leads, and all evidence confirms Mirko Vladić is dead. It seems that Suzanne is in fact paranoid, perhaps losing her mind—until Suzanne’s team begins to turn up dead in a series of strange, tragic accidents. Are these just coincidences? Or are things not what they seem?
“Quintessential summer reading.”—THE BOSTON GLOBE
“Smashing and suspenseful.”—THE BBC’S BETWEEN THE LINES
“Black’s detective is hitting her post-pregnancy stride, bringing up bébé while battling the bad guys with the best of them.”–KIRKUS REVIEWS
Cara Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 17 books in the Private Investigator Aimée Leduc series, which is set in Paris. Cara has received multiple nominations for the Anthony and Macavity Awards, a Washington Post Book World Book of the Year citation, the Médaille de la Ville de Paris—the Paris City Medal, which is awarded in recognition of contribution to international culture—and invitations to be the Guest of Honor at conferences such as the Paris Polar Crime Festival and Left Coast Crime. With more than 400,000 books in print, the Aimée Leduc series has been translated into German, Norwegian, Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian, and Hebrew.
Timothy Hallinan has been nominated for the Edgar, Nero, Shamus, Macavity and Silver Dagger awards. He is the author of nineteen widely praised books, including For the Dead, The Hot Countries,Crashed, Little Elvises, The Fame Thief, King Maybe, Herbie’s Game, which won the Lefty Award for Best Humorous Mystery, and Fields Where They Lay, named a “Best Book of 2016” (Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly) and “Best Christmas Mystery, 2016” by London’s Sunday Times. He divides his time between California and Thailand.