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Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead (Compact Disc)

Sara Gran

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Compact Disc. The tattooed, pot-smoking Claire has just arrived in post-Katrina New Orleans, the city she's avoided since her mentor, Silette's student Constance Darling, was murdered there. Claire .Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 8 pages. 0.245. Bookseller Inventory # 9781611742565

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Claire DeWitt is not your average private investigator. She has brilliant skills of deduction and is an ace at discovering evidence. But Claire also uses her dreams, omens, and mind-expanding herbs to help her solve mysteries, and relies on Detection-the only book published by the great and mysterious French detective Jacques Silette before his death.The tattooed, pot-smoking Claire has just arrived in post-Katrina New Orleans, the city she's avoided since her mentor, Silette's student Constance Darling, was murdered there. Claire is investigating the disappearance of Vic Willing, a prosecutor known for winning convictions in a homicide-plagued city. Has an angry criminal enacted revenge on Vic? Or did he use the storm as means to disappear? Claire follows the clues, finding old friends and making new enemies-foremost among them Andray Fairview, a young gang member who just might hold the key to the mystery.

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Delicious and addictive. Salon.com
The book is beautifully written in a tight, quirky style that distinguishes Gran as one of the more original writers working today. Bruce DeSilva, Associated Press
One of the genre s most original characters in years, reads . . . like if David Lynch directed a Raymond Chandler novel. CNN
Claire DeWitt believes she is the world s greatest PI, even if few agree with her. A one-time teen detective in Brooklyn, she is a follower of the esoteric French detective Jacques Silette, whose mysterious handbook Detection inspired Claire s unusual practices.
Claire also has deep roots in New Orleans, where she was mentored by Silette s student the brilliant Constance Darling until Darling was murdered. When a respected DA goes missing she returns to the hurricane-ravaged city to find out why. Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead is a knockout start to a bracingly original new series.
The hard-living, wisecracking titular detective bounces around post-Katrina New Orleans trying to track down a missing prosecutor in this auspicious debut of a new mystery series and the Big Easy is every bit her equal in sass and flavor. Elle
What would you get if that punkish dragon girl Lisbeth Salander met up with Jim Sallis s Lew Griffin walking the back streets of New Orleans? Or Sue Grafton s Kinsey Millhone transformed herself into a tattooed magnolia driving a 4x4? Clare DeWitt, that s what you d get . . . DeWitt s mesmerizing character and memorable voice take your breath away. New Orleans Times-Picayune
Just when I begin to despair that the PI novel has worn out its welcome, a writer with a fresh take reminds me why I fell in love with the genre. Sara Gran has long specialized in shaking up and revitalizing other corners of the genre world, so it s no surprise that she performs this same magic in Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead. Laura Lippman
Sara Gran is the author of three critically acclaimed novels, including Come Closer and Dope.


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