Friday, March 7, 2014

Cara Black's "Murder in Pigalle"

Cara Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 14 books in the Private Investigator Aimée Leduc series, which is set in Paris. Murder in Pigalle is the latest installment. Black has received multiple nominations for the Anthony and Macavity Awards, a Washington Post Book World Book of the Year citation, the Médaille de la Ville de Paris—the Paris City Medal, which is awarded in recognition of contribution to international culture—and invitations to be the Guest of Honor at conferences such as the Paris Polar Crime Festival and Left Coast Crime. With more than 400,000 books in print, the Aimée Leduc series has been translated into German, Norwegian, Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian, and Hebrew.

Here Black dreamcasts an adaptation of Murder in Pigalle:
Hmmm... great question. I always picture the actor Philippe Noiret, who’s sadly passed away, as Commisaire Morbier - Aimée Leduc’s godfather. His basset hound eyes, grease stain on his tie, slipping some Franc notes to his informers, an old school ‘flic’ that Noiret, an actor played in a classic buddy cop film Ripoux. Noiret played many varied roles but I always see him in this one when I write his character. To get Morbier and Aimée in scene I sit them in a cafe, bistro and voilà they just start talking. You know food and the French.
Learn more about the book and author at Cara Black's website.

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--Marshal Zeringue