Saturday, December 6, 2014

Murder in the Marais by Cara Black

Synopsis :

Aimee Leduc, the half-French, half-American detective in Paris, is approached by a rabbi to decipher a fifty-year-old encrypted photograph and deliver it to an old woman in the Marais, the old Jewish quarter.  When she does so, she finds a corpse on whose forehead, a swastika has been carved.  

With the help of her partner, a small people with extraordinary computer skills, she sets out to solve this horrendous crime and finds herself in the middle of a dangerous game of current politics and old war crimes.

Again, like this title that I last read, Murder in the Marais was also recommended to me.  I wasn't really that keen to start on it.  The cover of a rather large, gloomy and morbid building didn't encourage me at all.  The only reason I read it was because I appreciate the recommendation.

Reading Murder in the Marais was both enjoyable and a dread.  I enjoyed the plot that weaves in survivors of the second world war.  There were victims of the war who were denounced by their friends and suffer deadly fate.  There were women who sympathized with the Nazi either by choice or by force and were branded for their actions which followed them throughout their lives and then there were those that denounced their friends and have now changed their names and hiding in the midst of society.  For these people, the war might be over but the battle continues and but one wrong step, everything came tumbling down.

So, to read or not to read, it's up to you if you come across this title.

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