Check out the book, Murder in the Marais, by Cara Black, in the spotlight on the Confessions of a Mystery Novelist blog
Welcome to another edition of In The Spotlight. The scars of World War II run very deep, especially in places like Paris, which played an important role in that war. And some of those wartime events still have an impact today. Let’s look at an example of how that plays out, and turn the spotlight on Cara Black’s Murder in the Marais, the first of her Aimée Leduc series.
Leduc and her business partner, René Friant, own Leduc Detective, a private investigation firm. One day, she gets a visit from Soli Hecht, who has come on behalf of a local synagogue, Temple Emanuel. Leduc’s specialty is computer security, and that’s a big part of why Hecht wants to hire her. He wants her to decrypt a particular code, and take her results to a congregant named Lili Stein. Leduc agrees and gets to work.
By the time…
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