_25E2_2580_259CDelicious and addictive. _25E2_2580_259D_25E2_2580_2594Salon. 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 "Reads . .
. as if David Lynch directed a Raymond Chandler novel."CNN "What would you get if that punkish dragon girl Lisbeth Salander met up with Jim Salliss Lew Griffin walking the back streets of New Orleans? Or Sue Graftons Kinsey Millhone transformed herself into a tattooed magnolia driving a 4x4? Clare DeWitt, thats what youd get .
. . DeWitts mesmerizing character and memorable voice take your breath away." New Orleans Times-Picayune Claire DeWitt believes she is the worlds 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 Détection inspired Claires unusual practices. Claire also has deep roots in New Orleans, where she was mentored by Silettes student the brilliant Constance Darlinguntil 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 seriesand the Big Easy is every bit her equal in sass and flavor." Elle "Reminds me why I fell in love with the genre."Laura Lippman I love this book!Sue Grafton