Murder on the Quai By Cara Black: Review/Giveaway

Jul 30, 2016 | 2016 Articles, Mysteryrat's Maze

by Theodore Feit

Details at the end of this post on how to win a copy of Murder on the Quai, along with a link to purchase the book where a portion goes to help support KRL, and a link to purchase it from Amazon.

After 15 Aimee Leduc mysteries, Cara Black turned her attention backward in time to the start of Aimee’s career, providing a back story to her beginnings as a detective, and introducing some of the basics which inhabit subsequent novels, namely how she met Rene Friant, her partner in Leduc Detective, and acquired Miles Davis, her Bichon Frise. At the time, Aimee was a first-year medical student, hating every moment. book

Then one day while Aimee was in her father’s office, as he was about to leave for Berlin to obtain the Stasi file on his renegade wife, who had disappeared years before, a distant relation asks him to find a young woman who perhaps was the last person to see her father before he was murdered. Instead, Aimee takes the case on herself as her father had refused to do so before he left.

From that point on, all the attributes of an Aimee Leduc mystery flow: Aimee getting into all kinds of danger; all the flavor and smells of Paris streets and neighborhoods; the give-and-take between Aimee and her godfather and high police official Morbier; Aimee’s passion for discounted fashion clothes; among other common features of the series. Since it was her first case, the progress is not as smooth as future investigations, as she stumbles and learns, but unquestionably the book is recommended as an introduction to her subsequent adventures.

To enter to win a copy of Murder on the Quai, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “quai,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen August 6, 2016. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address, and if via comment please include your email address.

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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.


  1. “Murder on the Quai” sounds like an interesting read. Interesting aspect, giving the back story for Aimee. Can’t wait to read.

  2. This looks like a great read. You always have such wonderful things to show us. Thanks for the chance to get this and the heads up on a new author and series

  3. I have really been wanting to read this book, even more so after reading your review. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. This one sounds very interesting and I love stories with unique venues.

  5. This book sounds like a very interesting story & I would love to win & be able to read this book. Thank for this very generous giveaway.

  6. This is a new Author to me so thank you for introducing her…I like the sound of this book and please enter me in the contest.

  7. don’t have this one yet. Cara writes a lovely book, but I still think she needs to start sending Aimee outside of Paris and discovering issues – For example, go spend a few days in Toulouse, and while visiting Carcassone, have something happen. And look at all the new research that would have to happen on location.

  8. We have a winner!


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