288 pages, 8.01 × 5.47 × 0.76 in
May 20, 2014
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0544227786
ISBN - 13: 9780544227781
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.
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 .
"In her second outing, tattooed cokehead Claire DeWitt puzzles over the murder of an ex-boyfriend. 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 "This is a heroine who is so flawed - and so achingly desperate to be otherwise -- that you can't help but relate. . . .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." -- Oprah.com "The high-stepping, coke-snorting, Zen-loving heroine of Sara Gran's new novel is something of a mess, but she's also the most interesting private eye I've encountered since Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander. . . .She mostly follows her intuition, along with the precepts laid down by the great (and fictional) French detective Jacques Silette, who said things like, 'Solutions wait for you, trembling, pulling you to them, calling your name, even if you cannot hear.'" —Washington Post '"If Haruki Murakami wrote The Wire, it would come out something like Sara Gran; cryptic, dreamy, funny and gritty as hell. She's a phenomenal talent. Claire DeWitt is an unreliable detective unlike any other." -- Lauren Beukes, author of The Shining Girls "When I began reading a new mystery by Gran and realized I had entere