Thursday, May 17, 2007

MURDER ON THE ILE ST LOUIS. Best Selling Author Cara Black. Paris Soirees Chez Patricia Sun 20 Mat At 18h30

An Evening With Cara Black

Sat June 2 from 17h00 to 19h00. 15 euros.
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This Sunday 20 May At 18h30


Cara Black, Celebrated Author


"Murder On The Ile St Louis"

Reviews for Murder on the Ile St Louis, the 7th Aimée Leduc Investigation, by Cara Black

From Library Journal:
Another taut, well-observed, and thoroughly entertaining Aimée Leduc mystery, this book continues the series blend of suspense and attitude engagée while nicely developing our heroine'

In a starred review Publisher's Weekly says 'This Paris has a gritty, edgy feel, and Black's prose evokes the sound of the Seine rising with the spring thaw.imée makes an engaging protagonist, vulnerable beneath her vintage chic clothing and sharp-witted exterior. A gripping seventh mystery to feature Parisian computer expert Aimée Leduc.'
Join Cara Black Chez Patricia's as she discusses her nationally best selling Parisian mystery series featuring Aimée Leduc, this time Aimée's investigation takes place on her home turf, the Ile Saint-Louis. Murder on the Ile Saint-Louis has spent twelve weeks on the San Francisco Chronicle bestseller list reaching # 1.

Patricia is proud to have a 21st Century Parisian Salon. Our mission is to simply enlarge your circle of acquaintances in a safe and stimulating atmosphere while promoting Cultural Achievement, The New Age and Paris Personalities. And we have fun! We are THE gathering place for the International Community of Paris. Enjoy! Discuss! Meet new and interesting people.

Patricia Laplante-Collins created Paris Soirees Dinners on Sunday and Paris Networking Cocktail events on Wednesday on the Ile St Louis to bring Americans in Paris together with Ex-pats, French and the International Community in a global meet-up. Evenings feature Literary, Art, New Age, Business, African-American and Black Paris themes presented in English. There is an intimate salon atmosphere and the focus is on meeting people in Paris and creating friendships. Patricia is also the founder of African American Literary Soirees and regularly hosts Paris Literary Salons. For Patricia's profiles visit:

Patricia writes on being an Expat:
"... As the years went by, I also realized that the feeling of being foreign and other, transcends even race. You are not part of their (French) culture. It doesn't matter who you are or of what origin you are. You're either French (in your head and behavior), or not. When I began to see that, I began to identify myself as an expat. The sum of being an American who lives in Paris, an African-American trying to find roots here, minus not being French - but seeing life internationally - on a large scale and permanently, equals my personal experience of being an expat

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great to meet everyone! What a fun and interesting way to spend an evening in Paris. Thank you Patricia and Cara! As soon as I download my photos, I'll forward them on to you!