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Cara Black


USA flag (b.1951)

Cara Black lives in San Francisco with her husband, a bookseller, and their teenage son.

Genres: Mystery, Thriller, General Fiction
 

Awards
Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (2003) : Murder in the Sentier


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The Last Nightingale (2007)
Anthony Flacco
"Atmospheric, chilling and with more twists and turns than crooked Lombard street, The Last Nightingale has it all. I couldn't put it down."
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The 7th Woman (2013)
(Paris Homicide, book 1)
Frédérique Molay
"Ratcheting tension."
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The Silent Dead (2016)
(Reiko Himekawa, book 1)
Tetsuya Honda
"Enthralling, fast paced, and intricately plotted."
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The Moment Before Drowning (2018)
James Brydon
"A gripping, atmospheric, submersive novel that is deeply layered and delicately nuanced. I couldn't put this book down."
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The Right Sort of Man (2019)
(Sparks & Bainbridge Mystery, book 1)
Allison Montclair
"Full of heart, astute, and darkly comic, The Right Sort of Man is a keenly observed historical mystery set in post-WWII London about two women, a former intelligence agent and war widow, who join forces and set up a marriage bureau with the mission to knit lives together, while grappling with their own pasts."
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An Old Man's Game (2019)
(Amos Parisman Mystery, book 1)
Andy Weinberger
"I loved An Old Man's Game. Amos Parisman must return!"
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A Bend In The River (2020)
Libby Fischer Hellmann
"In this richly drawn tour de force, Libby Hellmann paints an Asian family saga over two continents. Two sisters take different paths, struggle to confront the past, themselves, and each other. Highly recommended."
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The Opium Prince (2020)
Jasmine Aimaq
"The Opium Prince is an evocative, overdue tale of Afghanistan, written with searing insight by Jasmine Aimaq. Against the backdrop of 1970s Kabul, Aimaq sets an edgy cat-and-mouse game between a half-Afghan US government official and an opium khan, threaded together by the hard beauty of the country's land and people. I couldn’t put it down."
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Thief of Souls (2021)
(Inspector Lu Fei Mystery, book 1)
Brian Klingborg
"Engrossing and atmospheric, Thief of Souls, takes us through the dirty snow of a Chinese province in a hunt for a serial killer. Police investigator Lu Fei, quotes Confucius, understands the power of the past, and navigates corruption and back-handing among Chairman Mao's descendents. An unmissable journey with a Confucian knight errant for the 21st century."

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