Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 288 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.78 in
Published: May 20, 2014
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0544227786
ISBN - 13: 9780544227781
From the Publisher
The eagerly awaited second book in the buzzed-about Claire DeWitt mystery series, featuring "one of the genre''s most original characters in years . . . as if David Lynch directed a Raymond Chandler novel." (CNN)
When Paul Casablancas, Claire DeWitt''s musician ex-boyfriend, is found dead in his Mission District home, the police are convinced it''s a simple robbery. But Claire knows nothing is ever simple.
With the help of her new assistant, Claude, Claire follows the clues, finding hints to Paul''s fate in her other cases-especially that of a missing girl in the gritty 1980s East Village and a modern-day miniature horse theft in Marin. As visions of the past reveal the secrets of the present, Claire begins to understand the words of the enigmatic French detective Jacques Silette: "The detective won''t know what he is capable of until he encounters a mystery that pierces his own heart." And love, in all its forms, is the greatest mystery of all-at least to the world''s greatest PI.
An addictive new adventure featuring an irresistible heroine.
About the Author
Sara Gran is the author of five critically acclaimed novels, includingCome Closer,Dope,and the Claire DeWitt series. She also writes for film and TV and has published in theNew York Times, theNew Orleans Times-Picayune, andUSA Today.
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