Mystery in Paris, Mystery in Chicago: CARA BLACK / Murder in Passy and LIBBY FISCHER HELLMAN / Set The Night on Fire
Cara Black’s Aimée Leduc is back again – and encounters Basque terrorists, police corruption, and a Spanish princess as she tries to clear her godfather of murder in Murder in Passy.
The village-like neighborhood of Passy, home to many wealthy Parisians, is the last place one would expect a murder. But when Aimée Leduc’s godfather, Morbier, a police commissaire, asks her to check on his girlfriend at her home there, that’s exactly what Aimée finds. Xavierre, a haut bourgeois matron of Basque origin, is strangled in her garden while Aimée waits inside. Circumstantialevidence makes Morbier the prime suspect, and to vindicate him, Aimée must identify the real killer.
“No contemporary writer of noir mysteries evokes the spirit of Paris more than Cara Black in her atmospheric series starring P.I. Aimée Leduc…. Fearless, risk-taking Aimée is constantly running, hiding, fighting and risking her life—all while dressed in vintage Chanel and Dior and Louboutin heels.” -- USA Today
Libby Fischer Hellman’s Set the Night on Fire paints an unforgettable portrait of Chicago during a turbulent time: the riots at the Democratic Convention... the struggle for power between the Black Panthers and SDS... and a group of young idealists who tried to change the world.
Someone is trying to kill Lila Hilliard. During the Christmas holidays she returns from running errands to find her family home in flames, her father and brother trapped inside. Later, she is attacked by a mysterious man on a motorcycle... and the threats don't end there.
As Lila desperately tries to piece together who is after her and why, she uncovers information about her father's past in Chicago during the volatile days of the late 1960s... information he never shared with her, but now threatens to destroy her.
"A tremendous thriller, sweeping but intimate, elegiac but urgent, subtle but intense... this story really does set the night on fire." -- Lee Child
Cara Black lives in San Francisco, when she’s not in Paris.
Libby Hellman is a Washington DC transplant living in Chicago.