288 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.78 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'sFresh 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, 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 -CNN.com "Claire, though withdrawn and difficult, is deeply empathetic.Gran's building something here, something bigger and better than a mere series.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 Angeles R