Murder at the Porte de Versailles
Registered by MmeClinton of South Berwick, Maine USA on 8/19/2022
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Review: Murder at the Porte de Versailles (Aimée Leduc #20) by Cara Black. Of course I enjoy all this series simply because it takes place in Paris! The book opens with a 3rd birthday party for Aimée's daughter Chloé, which allows for the reintroduction to almost everyone in her life from the past episodes. When Boris, her good friend Michou's partner, realizes he has left his gift in his office, he heads off to retrieve it and is severely injured in a bomb blast at the police lab's building where he works. He has traces of Semtex under his fingernails and so is tagged as the most probable suspect, even if he is in a coma. So basically, Aimée and her friends set out to solve the crime and exonerate Boris, with all kinds of complications along the way. Since the action in this story happens shortly after the terrorist attack in Toulouse (which was not long after 9/11), it is enmeshed in international intrigue concerning terrorists, and a sweet/smart young man named Paul has some video captured on the telescope/camera he'd had in his bedroom (to photograph a woman disrobing, all adolescent stuff), and he and his grandfather, who is in and out of delusional states, become involved as well. Satisfying, as always, and not easy to piece together.
Journal Entry 2 by MmeClinton at When Pigs Fly Company Store And Pizzeria in Kittery, Maine USA on Friday, August 19, 2022
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on the bench near the entrances