Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Here is Some News from Author Cara Black

April IndieNext Pick Murder in the Latin Quarter is #1 on San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller List!

Murder in the Latin Quarter | Cara Black (Author) | Soho Press / Soho Crime | 9781569475416 | $24.00 | Trade Cloth

Cara Black continues to rock the Bay Area! Murder in the Latin Quarter will be reviewed in USA TODAY on March 19! Watch for an Entertainment Weekly review March 20, the New York Times Book Review will run March 22. The San Francisco Chronicle has already given their rave! Cara will be interviewed this May as part of NPR/Morning Edition’s “Crime in the City” series while she is in Paris.

“The ninth mystery in Cara Black’s irresistible series set in Paris . . . might well be the book we’ve been waiting for. Aimée Leduc, Black’s adorably punkish sleuth, is in her element . . . one of this colorful series’ most scenic itineraries.”—Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review (March 22, 2009)

Yes, Cara Black fans, Aimée Leduc is back. This is the ninth of Black's novels about the chic, indomitable Parisian detective, and it has all the elements Black's readers have come to cherish: an engaging protagonist with a likable sidekick (her diminutive partner, René Friant), cops who hinder more than they help, villains with murky motives, grisly crimes and, above all, the unique Parisian atmosphere . . . . Black gives substance to her detective stories . . . by underlying them with real-world references. . . . where she's most skillful is at evoking the sights, sounds and scents of the Paris that Black, who lives in San Francisco, clearly cherishes. . . . Black creates rich, plausible characters, giving them individuality and depth. . . . Touches like that, which betray an intimate understanding of where her characters come from, are what lift Black's fiction above the routine of the genre she practices so well.”—San Francisco Chronicle (March 15, 2009)

Early Praise for Cara’s newest (her ninth) book, Murder in the Latin Quarter:

“Black at her peak, with rich historical background and a vivid sense of place supporting her compelling narrative.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“As in the earlier entries in the series, Cara Black effectively weds an exciting mystery plot with what amounts to a tour of a particular Paris quartier, in this case one of its oldest - the 5ème Arrondissement, the Latin Quarter.”—Reviewing the Evidence

Cara was also featured on the Largehearted Boy blog, where she shared her personal soundtrack to her Aimée Leduc novels. Check out the feature here.

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•••Watch "In the footsteps of Aimée Leduc" at youtube•••

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