Book and Film Challenge Update


The 66th book I read for the challenge was Murder in the Marais by Cara Black. The setting is 1993 Paris, France. Private Detective Aimée Leduc has been visited by Nazi hunter Soli Hecht with an encyrpted photo which he wants her to open and deliver to Lili Stein, a Jewish woman in the neighborhood. Amiée’s agency specializes in cracking corporate computer codes but she agrees to take on this assignment for Soli. She prints the picture and takes it to Lili Stein’s apartment, only to find Lili has been murdered. But she does find the other half of the photo in Lili’s apartment.

The neo-Nazi group Les Blancs Nationaux have been active in the area and Amiée attempts to infiltrate the group to find out if they are involved in Lili’s death. Meanwhile, Soli is pushed in front of a bus and rushed to the hospital. The coincidences are beginning to add up. Amiée must find out the connection of the neo-Nazis and the old Nazi regime and Occupation to the existing tragedies before there are more deaths.

There are many more complicated twists and turns in the plots in this book and it was a little difficult to sort it all out but it was worthwhile. Sixty-six down, 34 to go.

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About mairedubhtx

I am a "youngish" grandmother of 15 year old twin granddaughter who has recently (is a year "recent"?) adopted Islam as my way of life, much to the consternation of my family. I love to read. I love to write. I am writing a book about my decision to revert, about my spiritual journey. I have another blog about stories from my youth, my parents, and grandparents. It's a blog so my OCD daughter will not be able to throw it out when I die. I suffer from depression and anxiety, for which I am treated, so my posts may be a bit dark at times. C'est la vie.
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