From the Publisher
"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.
"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