Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Mechanic's Library April 30th

Let me know if you can come to our event below and I'll put on the guest list, complimentary. Wine and hors d'oeuvres, too.
April 30, 2009. AN EVENING OF MYSTERY & INTRIGUE IN PARIS!! CARA BLACK presents MURDER IN THE LATIN QUARTER: AN AIMEE LEDUC INVESTIGATION. Mechanics’ Institute, SF. 57 Post St. SF 6:00 pm The Bay Area’s doyenne of mystery offers the ninth in her ever-popular female “star” detective series set in Paris’s distinctive neighborhoods. Postcolonial politics, past and present, and global commerce ignite the murder of a Haitian academic in Paris’s bohemian Left Bank in this compelling narrative. Aimée LeDuc is stunned when a mysterious woman named Mireille arrives at Leduc Detective and announces that she is Aimée’s sister. When Mireille suddenly vanishes, Aimeé sets out to find her, and is quickly involved in this murky international murder. With PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION, discussed by SARA HOUGHTELING – Family secrets, the world of black market art, and the mysteries of post war Paris are elements that make for a gripping story set in Europe still recovering from World War II. Max Berenzon’s family returns from hiding to find that their priceless art collection has vanished. Max becomes obsessed with tracking down the Matisses, Picassos – and a mysterious Manet -- that were part of his father’s gallery. Sara Houghteling reveals an eye for historical detail and an ability to weave together a story of heroism, corruption, resistance and collaboration in a haunting and unforgettable first novel. Members Free; Public $12.

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