“Murder in Saint-Germain” By Cara Black: Review/Giveaway

by Theodore Feit

Details on how to win a copy of this book at the end of the review & links to purchase it.

Recently, Paris has been under siege by Muslim terrorists, but in July, 1999, Aimee LeDuc faced a different danger: a Serbian war criminal supposedly blown up in an explosion years before. The man is sighted by her friend Martine in a local cafe, and when she reports the sighting, she is told she is suffering from traumas resulting from what she witnessed while on an official mission on behalf of The Hague seeking war criminals. Martine calls in a favor and asks Aimee to verify the sighting.

➡ switch to KingsRiverLife.com for this week's issue ⬅

Busy as she is (Aimee is conducting a huge case and is caring for her eight-month-old daughter while attempting to run her business) she undertakes the request. Without leads, the going is rough, but Aimee continues doggedly following clue by clue.

Image source: Soho Press

It is an exciting tale, and Aimee faces considerable danger from the former Yugoslavian war lord. While the author sprinkles various street names when describing Aimee’s cab or scooter rides, and the names of various buildings and institutions, somehow the flavor of Paris doesn’t show as colorfully as in previous entries in this long-running series. Whether it is Saint-Germain’s formidable history and architecture or something else, the beautiful area just doesn’t shine as other neighborhoods have to this reviewer. Nevertheless, it is an exciting story, and is recommended.

To enter to win a copy of Murder in Saint-Germain, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “saint,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen July 8, 2017. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please included your mailing address.

You can use these links to purchase the book. If you have adblocker on you may not be able to see the Amazon link:

Ted & Gloria Feit live in Long Beach, New York, a few miles outside of New York City. For 26 years, Gloria was the manager of a medium-sized litigation firm in lower Manhattan. Her husband, Ted, is an attorney & former stock analyst, publicist & writer/editor for, over the years, several daily, weekly and monthly publications. Having always been avid mystery readers & since they're now retired, they're able to indulge their passion. Their reviews appear online as well as in three print publications in the UK & US.

Disclosure: This post contains links to an affiliate program, for which we receive a few cents if you make purchases. KRL also receives free copies of most of the books that it reviews, that are provided in exchange for an honest review of the book.


  1. Sounds like an interesting read--I haven't read the other books in the series, so I'm wondering if the books can be read out of order. I love the cover!

  2. We are going there next spring! Would love to read this --have read others by Cara Black, She is a fine mystery writer!]
    Thanks for the opportunity

  3. Sounds like an interesting read. New author to me and I would enjoy reading the book.

  4. Sounds like an interesting read. New author to me.


Post a Comment