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April 11, 2012
Mystery novelist Cara Black will be in Woodland tonight

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San Francisco-based mystery writer Cara Black will be in Woodland tonight, giving a free presentation, fielding questions from the audience and autographing books.

Black is the author of the 12-title Aimee Leduc series, set in Paris. Her latest is "Murder At the Lanterne Rouge" (Soho, $25, 320 pages).

Leduc is a tall, spiky-haired private investigator very much into knockoff couture and Chanel No. 5. She's partners in a computer security business with Rene Friant, a "little person" who drives a 1964 Citroën. Their investigations usually lead to mayhem of one sort or another.

"Aimee does a lot of things I would like to do but never will," Black said. "I wouldn't climb over roofs while wearing high heels, but she can." Black appeared for the Bee Book Club in 2008.

The author will appear at 6:30 tonight at the Woodland Public Library, 250 First St.; (530) 666-2976, www.carablack.com.

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