Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway

Paperback | May 20, 2014

bySara Gran

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Paul Casablancas, a musician and Claire DeWitt's ex-boyfriend, was talented and popular in the San Francisco scene he shared with Claire. When he's found dead in his apartment, his cherished guitars missing, Claire follows clues through Chinatown, Marin, and Santa Cruz, alongside her new assistant, Claude. Her other cases offer hints to Paul's fate-including the case of a long-ago missing girl whom a teenage Claire found in the midst of the gritty, grim East Village of the 1980s. 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." Could love be the undoing of the world's greatest P.I.?

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Paul Casablancas, a musician and Claire DeWitt's ex-boyfriend, was talented and popular in the San Francisco scene he shared with Claire. When he's found dead in his apartment, his cherished guitars missing, Claire follows clues through Chinatown, Marin, and Santa Cruz, alongside her new assistant, Claude. Her other cases offer hints t...

SARA GRAN is the author of the Claire DeWitt mystery series, in addition to several other critically acclaimed novels, including Come Closer and Dope .  

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.01 × 5.47 × 0.76 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0544227786

ISBN - 13:9780544227781

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Praise for Sara Gran and Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway The most interesting private eye I've encountered since Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth SalanderaǪA fascinating read." - Washington Post "A fresh, fully realized noir worldaǪThe 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 oneaǪ[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 empatheticaǪGran'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 "The [Claire DeWitt] stories are wise, chilling, insightful and reeking with despair-and yet so beautifully written in an original, quirky style that it is difficult to resist them." - Bruce DeSilva, Associated Press "The first fresh literary voice I've heard in years. Sara Gran has pulled the traditional female sleuth into the twenty-first century." - Sue Grafton "Reminds me why I fell in love with the genre." - Laura Lippman "Claire, or another PI much like her, might have been inevitable-or maybe it just takes a writer as good as Sara Gran to make her seem that wayaǪIt's well worth following Claire wherever she decides to look." - Salon.com " Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway, with its snappy prose and San Francisco setting, is both an homage to hard-boiled detective novels in the tradition of Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon and at the same time a brash reboot of the genre for the 21st centuryaǪSara Gran has given the hard-boiled detective a good, hard hipster twist, creating a character with a savagely vigilant mind and a black heart always on the verge of breaking." - The Millions "Gran writes in that hard-boiled staccato style of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond ChandleraǪIt works brilliantly and often to comic effectaǪIf I were to follow my gut instinct I'd say that Gran has a best-seller on her hands." - The Independent "One of the freshest voices in modern crime fictionaǪ Gran has created a female sleuth to cherish." - Daily Mail "