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Murder in Passy by Cara Black
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Dec 07, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: aimee-leduc
Read in May, 2011

Finally, Aimee Leduc is in the 16th, and even more specifically, Place Victor Hugo and Passy. In 2000, I lived just off Place Victor Huge on rue Mesnil, where Aimee runs past the wonder Marche St. Didier, and hides out in a cafe on the Place. The usual cliff-hanging (literally-- Aimee is usually hanging off something or other) conclusion is at the sinister-looking Lauriston reservoir, which I walked by many, many times. Aimee is her usual interpid self and the situations she gets in and out of are not very believable, but we Paris-philes suppress our disbelief and just delight in the descriptions of the City of Lights, Aimee's vintage clothing, and her "bad boys." When will the dwarf Rene ever get a chance???

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Carol In 1999 I stayed in the Tulip Inn on rue Lauriston (an infamous street in WWII due to some residence being used by the Gestapo for torture), and the window looked directly out to the reservoir and its grassy top. It is weird (and Parisian) to have a reservoir in the middle of a residential/business district (there was a Pizza Hut on the opposite corner). I'm so far behind on my Aimee Leduc reading! btw, in the new Midnight in Paris film, there is a DELUC detective agency---I wonder if Woody was playing a little joke.

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