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Murder Below Montparnasse (Aimee Leduc Investigation)

Murder Below Montparnasse - Cara Black I'm a big fan of the Aimee Leduc mystery series set in various neighborhoods and among various subcultures in Paris. This one didn't disappoint--it's set among Slavic (Russian, Ukrainian, and Serbian) immigrants in the Montparnasse area and involves an art heist as well as some financial shenanigans. We also have the usual complications with Aimee's personal life (including a big surprise for her and us at the end of the book), not to mention with Rene, her partner. I would say though that all these elements, although skillfully mixed together in a kind literary bouillabaisse, seem a bit overcomplicated. I felt a little like I was being rushed through too many plot points, perhaps so I, like Aimee herself, wouldn't notice that the solution to the mystery was very simple.