Monday, March 26, 2012

Cara Black

Cara Black is the author of the best-selling Aimée Leduc series. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and son and visits Paris frequently.

Her new novel, Murder at the Lanterne Rouge, is the 12th book in the Aimee Leduc Series.

Not so long ago I asked Black what she was reading. Her reply:
The Patagonian Hare, a memoir by Claude Lanzmann. Claude, in his 80's, is still the editor of the magazine Sartre founded and made the epic documentary the Shoah. I heard him speak the other night at the JCC - feisty, brilliant and such a character. I bought his memoir and he autographed it. Well, it's kind of a memoir, a bit rambling, yet incisive and he captures for the reader what it was like growing up in France between the wars, his crazy intellectual mother who abandoned her children for her lover, his entry into the Resistance when he was fifteen, fighting the Germans guerilla style and now I'm reading the sections on his affair with Simone de Beauvoir. Fascinating.
Visit Cara Black's website.

The Page 69 Test: Murder at the Lanterne Rouge.

My Book, the Movie: Murder at the Lanterne Rouge.

--Marshal Zeringue