Murder on the Ile Saint-Louis

Murder on the Ile Saint-Louis

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Random House, Inc.
Aimée is faced with a tight deadline on a computer security contract when a telephone call from a stranger leads her to an abandoned infant. She brings the baby to her home and names her Stella. She expects the mother to reclaim the child, but days pass as Aimée tries in vain to discover her identity. Her partner, René, urges her to turn the baby over to the authorities, but for Aimée this is too close to her own abandonment by her mother.

The search brings her among ecological protesters and oil company tycoons, newspapermen and would-be actresses, as demonstrators near her home on the Ile Saint-Louis, in the heart of Paris, march against the pollution of the North Sea only to be dispersed by armed police.

Two murders and an abortive bombing keep Aimée running until, in the sewers beneath the Seine, she finds the woman she has been looking for, only to discover that the man she has just fallen for is a cold-hearted criminal.

Baker & Taylor
Parisian computer expert Aimeâe Leduc finds herself in the midst of murder and corruption after an anonymous telephone call leads her to an abandoned baby girl.

Perseus Publishing


Praise for the Aimée Leduc series:
 
“One of the best heroines in crime fiction.”—Lee Child
 
“The Parisienne Kinsey Millhone.”—Los Angeles Times
 
“One of the best new writers in the field today.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
 
“Haunting.”—The New York Times Book Review
 
Aimée is faced with a tight deadline on a computer security contract when a telephone call from a stranger leads her to an abandoned infant. She brings the baby to her home and names her Stella. She expects the mother to reclaim the child, but days pass as Aimée tries in vain to discover her identity. Her partner, René, urges her to turn the baby over to the authorities, but for Aimée this is too close to her own abandonment by her mother.
 
The search brings her among ecological protesters and oil company tycoons, newspapermen and would-be actresses, as demonstrators near her home on the Ile Saint-Louis, in the heart of Paris, march against the pollution of the North Sea only to be dispersed by armed police.
 
Two murders and an abortive bombing keep Aimée running until, in the sewers beneath the Seine, she finds the woman she has been looking for, only to discover that the man she has just fallen for is a cold-hearted criminal.

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Aimée investigates murders while caring for an abandoned infant.


Blackwell North Amer
Facing a tight deadline on a computer security contract, Aimee responds to a telephone call from a stranger that leads her to an abandoned infant in a courtyard on the Ile Saint-Louis. She brings the baby home with her, calls her Stella, and awaits contact from the mother. But days pass, and no one reclaims the infant.
Meanwhile, a group of environmental protesters is trying to stop the government from entering into a contract with an oil company notorious for pollution. As Aimee attempts to identify the baby's mother, two murders and an abortive bombing involving the protesters lead her - and little Stella - into danger.
On the run in the sewers beneath the Seine, Aimee finally finds the woman she has been looking for, only to discover that the man she has fallen in love with is not the man she thought he was.

Publisher: New York, NY : Soho Press, 2007
ISBN: 9781569474440
1569474443
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY BLA
Characteristics: 294 p. ;,20 cm.

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maipenrai
Oct 09, 2013

(The seventh book in the Aimee Leduc series) minn link has large print edition

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Nancybea
Jan 09, 2011

Excellent mystery, set in Paris, but not a romantic Paris. I really liked the heroine, the other characters, there was an interesting plot and lots of French atmosphere.

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