Cara Black (author)

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Cara Black
Cara Black 2016.jpg
Black at the 2016 Texas Book Festival
Born (1951-11-14) November 14, 1951 (age 65)
Chicago, Illinois
Occupation Novelist
Genre Crime

Cara Black (born November 14, 1951)[1] is a bestselling American mystery writer. She is best known for her Aimée Léduc mystery novels featuring a female Paris-based private investigator.[2] Black is included in the Great Women Mystery Writers by Elizabeth Lindsay 2nd edition.[3] Her first novel Murder in the Marais was nominated for an Anthony Award for best first novel[4] and the third novel in the series, Murder in the Sentier, was Anthony-nominated for Best Novel.[3]


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.[1] Black lives in San Francisco with her husband, a bookseller, and their teenage son.[3]



  1. ^ a b Elizabeth Blakesley Lindsay (2007). Great Women Mystery Writers. Westport, Ct.: Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 22. ISBN 0-313-33428-5. 
  2. ^ "Aimée Léduc". Retrieved January 3, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c "About Cara Black". Retrieved January 3, 2009. 
  4. ^ "CVCO—Overbooked Mystery—Mystery nominations 1999". Retrieved May 21, 2009. 

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