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Aprés Midi 9-10-18

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Cara Black - Aimée Leduc mystery novels
Author Cara Black introduced her newest and 18th murder mystery, "Murder on the Left Bank" (an Aimée Leduc investigation) to an SRO audience who couldn't wait to get to know her. Her first book, "Murder in the Marais," began as a kind of obsession after hearing a story from a friend about how her mother came home to an empty apartment during World War II, never to find her parents again — they had been shipped off to Auschwitz while she attended school — and how the concierge of the building helped keep her alive until the war ended. The story fascinated her so much that years later she decided to tell a version of the tale in the form of a detective novel, hence the meager beginnings to what is now a major series.
 
She openly talks about how she has murdered people all over Paris (hypothetically, of course). Once, I was her accomplice, ferreting out a good spot to hide a body in my own district, the 3rd arrondissement. That answer can be found when you read "Murder at the Lanterne Rouge" (2012).
 
Cara has spoken often at our monthly gathering, and always draws a big audience of aficionados. While I've heard her story many times, it always impresses me how a small, but important story was the seed in generating such a profound series of books that has thrilled so many readers across the globe. As almost every Paris arrondissement is represented, Cara asked us if we knew which two were missing in the series. Can you guess? (Try to, but if you can't get it, the answer is in the 10-10-18 Parler Paris newsletter) These two remaining are already in the works, to form a complete 20-book series. What's next for Cara? She's already working on her next project, a novel that takes place during World War II.
 
Cara recently began hosting her own tours to Paris. The first one of its kind starting this coming Sunday, October 14th (sorry, it's already sold out). Lucky attendees will have an exclusive week in Paris with Cara exploring some of the most memorable scenes associated with the cases that private investigator Aimée Leduc has solved in several of the books. They’ll also have time to spend in some of the small gems of Paris — the lesser-known museums, the spectacular parks, the off-the-beaten-track cafés, hidden passages that are home to specialty boutiques, antiquarian bookstores and other treasures. For those who wish to take advantage of her next tour, May 11-18, 2019, click here to learn more and sign up. Be sure to tell Cara I sent you.
 
And btw, you can purchase all her books by visiting our Recommended Reading pages.

In attendance were:

•    Alan Basinger
•    Alden Smith
•    Allan Levine
•    Annalee Beverley
•    Anne Daignault
•    Betty Dye
•    Beverly Eagan
•    Beverly Jean Campbell
•    Billie Jean Ford
•    Bob Harmon
•    Brenda Prowse
•    Christophe Régnier
•    Clair Urness
•    Craig Carlson
•    David Finkelstein
•    Deborah Finkelstein
•    Deborah Takiff Smith
•    Dorota Jablonski
•    Ellen Campbell
•    Ellen Giuntini
•    Elliott Medrich
•    Eve Jones
•    Harvey Kohs
•    Jack Lampert
•    Jacques Fossourier
•    Jane Hamblet
•    Janet Hulstrand
•    Jeanne Miyao
•    Jennie Quinn
•    JoAnn Alexander
•    Julien Chameroy
•    Kimberly Berette
•    Lisa Anselmo
•    Marc Weitz
•    Marden Plant
•    Margo Deley
•    Marisa Gonzatti
•    Mary Fossourier
•    Maxine Pollack
•    Melissa Dixon
•    Meredith McGregor
•    Michelle Keel
•    Nancy Kissock
•    Patricia Evert
•    Patty Sadauskas
•    Perla Kohs
•    Ralph Campbell
•    Sharon Shaughnessy
•    Sherry Fatla
•    Sherry Finkelstein
•    Sherry Origns
•    Steve Chenette
•    Sue Chenette
•    Teresa Dalle
•    Tiffany urness
•    Plus others who did not sign in!

Adrian Leeds Group - Aprés Midi

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