Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway

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Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway

by Sara Gran

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | June 18, 2013 | Hardcover

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"A distinctive new American voice in mystery fiction." -NPR''s Fresh Air  

When Claire DeWitt''s ex-boyfriend Paul Casablancas, a musician, is found dead in his Mission District house, Claire is on the case. Paul''s wife and the police are sure Paul was killed for his valuable collection of vintage guitars. But Claire, the best detective in the world, has other ideas. Even as her other cases offer hints to Paul''s fate-a missing girl in the grim East Village of the 1980s and an epidemic of missing miniature horses in Marin County--Claire knows: the truth is never where you expect it, and love is the greatest mystery of all. "There''s absolutely nothing predictable about either the multilayered investigation-cloaked in references to Indian scriptures, Thomas Merton, and cheesy 1980s TV mysteries-or DeWitt herself, who charms despite her fraying life. A" -Entertainment Weekly
"Gran''s building something here, something bigger and better than a mere series. She''s building a labyrinthine world and filling it out completely, and I''m just happy to be along for the ride." -Los Angeles Review of Books

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 288 pages, 3.54 × 2.36 × 0.39 in

Published: June 18, 2013

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0547429339

ISBN - 13: 9780547429335

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Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway

by Sara Gran

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 288 pages, 3.54 × 2.36 × 0.39 in

Published: June 18, 2013

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0547429339

ISBN - 13: 9780547429335

About the Book

With a heroine hailed as a OcharmerO ("New York Times Book Review"), the eagerly awaited second book in the Claire DeWitt mystery series follows Claire as she investigates the robbery that led to the death of her ex-boyfriend, a popular musician in the San Francisco scene.

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"A distinctive new American voice in mystery fiction." -NPR''s Fresh Air  

When Claire DeWitt''s ex-boyfriend Paul Casablancas, a musician, is found dead in his Mission District house, Claire is on the case. Paul''s wife and the police are sure Paul was killed for his valuable collection of vintage guitars. But Claire, the best detective in the world, has other ideas. Even as her other cases offer hints to Paul''s fate-a missing girl in the grim East Village of the 1980s and an epidemic of missing miniature horses in Marin County--Claire knows: the truth is never where you expect it, and love is the greatest mystery of all. "There''s absolutely nothing predictable about either the multilayered investigation-cloaked in references to Indian scriptures, Thomas Merton, and cheesy 1980s TV mysteries-or DeWitt herself, who charms despite her fraying life. A" -Entertainment Weekly
"Gran''s building something here, something bigger and better than a mere series. She''s building a labyrinthine world and filling it out completely, and I''m just happy to be along for the ride." -Los Angeles Review of Books

About the Author

Sara Gran is the author of five critically acclaimed novels, including Come Closer, Dope, and the Claire DeWitt series. She also writes for film and TV and has published in the New York Times, the New Orleans Times-Picayune, and USA Today.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Sara Gran and Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway "The most interesting private eye I''ve encountered since Stieg Larsson''s Lisbeth Salander.A fascinating read." - Washington Post "A fresh, fully realized noir world.The world-weary hipster voice and the absurdist perspective of Claire DeWitt and The Bohemian Highway are what really hold a susceptible reader spellbound. Think of the noir-inflected novels of Paul Auster or even the labyrinthine stories of Jorge Luis Borges. Gran''s narrative is an intricate one.[An] introspective and, yes, poetic mystery adventure." - NPR''s Fresh Air "Claire''s quest to avenge Paul is compelling, but her insistence on uncovering the mystery of her own self-destruction is what makes this book not just a compelling mystery, but a novel." - O, the Oprah Magazine "There''s absolutely nothing predictable about either the multilayered investigation-cloaked in references to Indian scriptures, Thomas Merton, and cheesy 1980s TV mysteries-or DeWitt herself, who charms despite her fraying life. A " - Entertainment Weekly "There''s a long and distinguished line of famous women in mystery fiction. I have a new favorite female sleuth to add to the list, Claire DeWitt." - CNN.com "Claire, though withdrawn and difficult, is deeply empathetic.Gran''s building something here, something bigger and better than a mere series. She''s building a labyrinthine world and filling it out completely, and I''m just happy to be along for the ride." - Los Ang
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