288 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.06 in
June 18, 2013
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0547429339
ISBN - 13: 9780547429335
About the Book
With a heroine hailed as a OcharmerO ("New York Times Book Review"), the eagerly awaited second book in the Claire DeWitt mystery series follows Claire as she investigates the robbery that led to the death of her ex-boyfriend, a popular musician in the San Francisco scene.
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, 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