Cara Black

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Cara Black frequents a Paris little known outside the beaten tourist track. A Paris she discovers on research trips and interviews with French police, private detectives and café owners. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, a bookseller, and their teenage son. She is a San Francisco Library Laureate and a member of the Paris Sociéte Historique in the Marais. Her nationally bestselling and award nominated Aimée Leduc Investigation series has been translated into French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, German and Hebrew. She received the Medaille de la Ville de Paris for services to French culture. She's included in the GREAT WOMEN MYSTERY WRITERS by Elizabeth Lindsay 2nd editon published in the UK. Her first three novels in the series MU ...more

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Cara Black I think when I'm writing - and it doesn't feel fresh or exciting - I stand back and think what's missing here, what's not on fire? I et that feeling…moreI think when I'm writing - and it doesn't feel fresh or exciting - I stand back and think what's missing here, what's not on fire? I et that feeling stay. After awhile it often comes to me that the characters motivation isn't coming through to me or on the page. That makes me think hard and once the motivation for each character gets clear I'm off. (less)
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“The past informs the present. Memory makes the map we carry, no matter how hard we try to erase it.”
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“The nurse expelled air. “Who knows? The X-ray technicians went on strike. We’re run off our feet.” She hurried off to answer a doctor’s call from the corridor. Great. The season of grèves. Spring must be coming.”
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message 3: by Cara

Cara Black Doing good Zoe. When are you coming over to the US?


message 2: by Zoë

Zoë Sharp Hi Cara. Thanks so much for Friending me here. Lovely to catch up with you. How's the writing going with you?


message 1: by Beth

Beth Hi Cara,
Thanks for befriending this fellow crime writer on Goodreads! Have you signed up for the Author Program (http://www.goodreads.com/author/program)?


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