Monday, March 04, 2013

Murder Below Montparnasse

by Cara Black

 I enjoyed this book a lot and look forward to reading more from the series.  That's right, it's a series. I can't believe how many times I find myself in the middle of a series without having read any of the earlier books.  That's not always a bad thing.  Reading a mystery out of order can create it's own experience - the reader gets to go back and discover the motivations behind the main character.

Murder Below Montparnasse is book 12 in the series.  There were times I was a little confused and that was probably because I wasn't familiar with the characters and some of the backplot.  The sprinkling of French words also added to my confusion but I wouldn't want those left out.

In spite of that, it was a really good book and a good mystery that revolves around a painting by a famous French artist that has gone missing.  I liked the main character, Aimee Leduc, and her two colleagues in her detective agency.  I have already made a list of the books in the series, in order, so I can read more.

This book will be released on March 5.

Are you familiar with this series featuring Aimee Leduc?  Do you have a favorite?  At this point I'm not worried about reading them in order, but I would like to read more.


Zibilee said...

I haven't heard of this series yet, but you make it sound like it's worth investigating, even if you did come into it late. Great recap and review of this one today! I am off to see what I make of the first book in the series!

Mystica said...

New to me also but sounds good.

jenclair said...

I've read only one of this series, but intend to read more. Don't think I'll bother to read them in order, though, as the one I read worked perfectly as a stand-alone.

Anonymous said...

I just saw this series for the first time on my library's ebook catalogue so am glad to hear that you enjoyed one of the books.

Susan said...

I have book one on my to-get list since Christmas, now I want to get it asap! So I'm very pleased to see that book 12 is just as good. I've heard good things about this series, and I'm not sure why it's not more widely known. Thanks for a good review :-)