A dying woman has secret about the unsolved murder of Parisian P.I. Aimée Leduc’s father, but is kidnapped before she can reveal it
Paris, April 1999: Aimée Leduc has her work cut out for her—running her detective agency and fighting off sleep deprivation as she tries to be a good single mother to her new bébé. The last thing she has time for now is to take on a personal investigation for a poor manouche (Gypsy) boy. But he insists his dying mother has an important secret she needs to tell Aimée, something to do with Aimée’s father’s unsolved murder a decade ago. How can she say no?
The dying woman’s secret is even more dangerous than her son realized. When Aimée arrives at the hospital, the boy’s mother has disappeared. She was far too sick to leave on her own—she must have been abducted. What does she know that’s so important it’s worth killing for? And will Aimée be able to find her before it’s too late and the medication keeping her alive runs out?
Family matters dominate bestseller Black's absorbing 15th Aim e Leduc investigation (after 2014's Murder in Pigalle). The baptism party of Aim e's six-month-old baby, Chlo , is complicated by the arrival of the baby's biological father, Melac, and by Nicu, an anguished Gypsy boy. Melac and his new wife want to share custody of Chlo . Nicu insists that his dying mother, an old family acquaintance and informant of Aim e's late father, who ran the detective agency she inherited, has information to share about Aim e's father's unsolved murder a decade earlier. Classic spy scenes with an old-fashioned feel meetings with dramatic figures in the back of caf s, trailing suspicious characters at fashionable parties brush up against Aim e's angst at managing life as a working single mother, while modern behavioral sensibilities and high-level politics butt heads with Gypsy traditions. Black imbues Aim e's personal story with an exotic charm that feels more intimate than foreign.
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Did Aimee have the baby in feb 1998 or feb 1999