MURDER IN THE PALAIS ROYAL
Black's Aimee Leduc mysteries are known for their evocative view of Paris, far from the glittering, tourist-filled streets. These are books of the underclass: the poor immigrants, the Haitian community, the Algerians and how their communities intertwine with the current political situation. Betrayal is common, and secrets come out to ruin lives. Aimee, a computer-security analyst, gets involved with gritty mysteries, all while wearing elegant heels and trying to have a private life. Read one and you'll want to go back and explore both Paris and Aimee from the beginning.