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Cara Black

Autor(a) de Murder in the Marais

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About the Author

Cara Black was born in Chicago, Illinois on November 14, 1951. She was educated at Cañada College in California, Sophia University in Yotsuya, Tokyo in Japan, and finished her degree at San Francisco State University with a BA and an MA in education. She has worked as a preschool teacher and as mostrar mais director of a preschool. Black is a bestselling American mystery writer. She is best known for her Aimée Léduc mystery novels featuring a female Paris-based private investigator. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por Cara Black

Murder in the Marais (1999) — Autor — 1,129 exemplares
Murder in Belleville (2000) 448 exemplares
Murder in the Sentier (2002) 393 exemplares
Murder in the Bastille (2003) 349 exemplares
Three Hours in Paris (2020) 335 exemplares
Murder in Montmartre (2006) 329 exemplares
Murder in Clichy (2005) 309 exemplares
Murder on the Ile Saint-Louis (2007) 306 exemplares
Murder in the Rue de Paradis (2008) 290 exemplares
Murder in the Latin Quarter (2009) 268 exemplares
Murder in Passy (2011) 267 exemplares
Murder Below Montparnasse (2013) 237 exemplares
Murder in the Palais Royal (2010) 227 exemplares
Murder at the Lanterne Rouge (2012) 221 exemplares
Murder in Pigalle (2014) 176 exemplares

Associated Works

The Usual Santas: A Collection of Soho Crime Christmas Capers (2017) — Contribuidor — 126 exemplares
My Sherlock Holmes: Untold Stories of the Great Detective (2003) — Contribuidor — 90 exemplares
Witnesses for the Dead: Stories (2022) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Shaken: Stories for Japan (2011) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Making Story: Twenty-One Writers on How They Plot (2012) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Shattering Glass: A Nasty Woman Press Anthology (2020) — Interviewee — 8 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



If I could give this book zero stars, I would. It baffles me why anyone would like this mess of plotting, character, detail. We all are human and sometimes make horrendous errors. To be charitable, I will put this book in that category for Cara Black, who seems to have been overmatched by the challenge to write a prequel. If you are a fan of the Aimee Leduc series, my advice is: "Don't look back!"
Kalapana | 3 outras críticas | Jan 22, 2024 |
Three Hours in Paris by Cara Black is the first in a series about a female sniper during WW II but I can’t say that it has encouraged me to continue on as I wasn’t particularly gripped or intrigued by the book. Although it was meant to be a thriller, I was rather bored by the story.

Kate Rees has lost her husband and baby in a tragic bombing incident and so when approached to get involved in undercover work for British Intelligence she jumped at the change to revenge herself upon the Germans. She was unaware that she was in actual fact being sent to Paris as an expendable decoy. She was expected to get caught, be tortured and killed, distracting the Germans from another mission. While some of this cat-and-mouse story is exciting, on the whole it fell flat as Kate escapes from one impossible situation after another.

Overall I found Three Hours in Paris felt forced and contrived. The characters were remote and it was rather unbelievable that Kate would be more efficient and successful than the trained spies she comes into contact with. I found myself more annoyed with the story than interested in it so I highly doubt that I will be continuing on with this series.
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DeltaQueen50 | 17 outras críticas | Jan 18, 2024 |
I did not like this book. While the story was alright, I was disappointed at the dismissive and often disrespectful tone she took about the resistance fighters and other operatives. In the heroines eyes the other operatives and her own superiors were bumbling and inept sending her off with no information about her mission. Then for example, in her first major act of her mission she sits in the wrong seat number
at the movie theater and has to scramble to find the info she needed, It made me wonder how the underground did not lose the war for the Allies.… (mais)
susannelson | 1 outra crítica | Jan 8, 2024 |
I really tried to like this book, but it was so poorly written I couldn't even read it all.
lschiff | 12 outras críticas | Sep 24, 2023 |



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