Murder in Pigalle
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: March 2014
Duration: 9 hours 34 minutes
June, 1998. Paris' sticky summer heat is even moreoppressive than usual as rowdy French football fans riot in anticipation of theWorld Cup. Private investigator Aimée Leduc has been trying to slow down herhectic lifestyle, take on only computer security assignments, and maybe try tolearn how to cook (quelle catastrophe!). She's vowed not to let herself getinvolved in any more dangerous shenanigans-she's five months pregnant and hasthe baby's well-being to think about now, too.
But all of her best intentions to live the quiet life fallaway when disaster strikes close to home. A serial rapist has been terrorizingParis' Pigalle neighborhood, following teenage girls home from junior highschool and attacking them in their own houses. It is sad and frightening buthas nothing to do with Aimée-until Zazie, the fourteen-year-old daughter of theproprietor of Aimée's favorite café, disappears. The police aren't mobilizingquickly enough, and when Zazie's desperate parents approach Aimée for help, sheknows she couldn't say no even if she wanted to. In the frantic race againsttime that ensues, Aimée discovers a terrifying secret neighborhood history thatwill leave lives in the whole quartier upended.
Inspired by a true crime story of a serial killer who wreakedhavoc on Paris in the summer of 1998, Cara Black's fourteenth Aimée Leducmystery is a thrilling follow-up to her 2013 New York Times bestseller, Murder below Montparnasse.