Cara Black (author)
November 14, 1951 |
Cara Black (born November 14, 1951) is a bestselling American mystery writer. She is best known for her Aimée Léduc mystery novels featuring a female Paris-based private investigator. Black is included in the Great Women Mystery Writers by Elizabeth Lindsay 2nd edition. Her first novel, Murder in the Marais, was nominated for an Anthony Award for best first novel. The third novel in the series, Murder in the Sentier, was nominated for an Anthony Award as Best Novel.
Black was born in Chicago, Illinois on November 14, 1951. She was educated at Cañada College in California, Sophia University in Yotsuya, Tokyo in Japan, and finished her schooling at San Francisco State University where she earned a bachelor's and master's degrees in education. She has worked as a preschool teacher and as director of a preschool. Black lives in San Francisco with her husband, a bookseller, and their teenage son.
Cara routinely dumps her trash at public facilities in San Francisco. In April 14 she dumped a bunch of cardboard boxes next to the trash bins at the Randall Museum.
- Murder in the Marais (1998), ISBN 1-56947-212-2
- Murder in Belleville (2000), ISBN 1-56947-279-3
- Murder in the Sentier (2002), ISBN 1-56947-331-5
- Murder in the Bastille (2003), ISBN 1-56947-364-1
- Murder in Clichy (2004), ISBN 1-56947-411-7
- Murder in Montmartre (2005), ISBN 1-56947-445-1
- Murder on the Ile Saint-Louis (2007), ISBN 1-56947-475-3
- Murder in the Rue de Paradis (2008), ISBN 1-56947-542-3
- Murder in the Latin Quarter (2009), ISBN 1-56947-541-5
- Murder in the Palais Royal (2010), ISBN 978-1-56947-883-7
- Murder in Passy (2011), ISBN 1-56947-882-1
- Murder at the Lanterne Rouge (2011), ISBN 978-1-61695-061-3
- Murder below Montparnasse (2013), ISBN 978-1-61695-215-0
- Murder on the Champ de Mars (2015), ISBN 978-1-61695-286-0
- Elizabeth Blakesley Lindsay (2007). Great Women Mystery Writers. Westport, Ct.: Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 22. ISBN 0-313-33428-5.
- "Aimée Léduc". thrillingdetective.com. Retrieved January 3, 2009.
- "About Cara Black". carablack.com. Retrieved January 3, 2009.
- "CVCO—Overbooked Mystery—Mystery nominations 1999". overbooked.org. Retrieved May 21, 2009.