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Claire DeWitt and the city of the dead: Claire DeWitt Series, Book 1

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Claire DeWitt is not your average private investigator. She has brilliant deductive skills 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 Détection -- the only book published by the late, great, and mysterious French detective Jacques Silette. 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 a 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. Littered with memories of Claire's years as a girl detective in 1980s Brooklyn, Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead is a knockout start to a bracingly original new series.
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"Delicious and addictive."—Salon.com
"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 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
This knock-out start to a bracingly original new series features Claire DeWitt, the world's greatest PI—at least, that's what she calls herself. A one-time teen detective in Brooklyn, she is a follower of the esoteric French detective Jacques Silette, whose mysterious handbook Détection 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.
"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
"Reminds me why I fell in love with the genre."—Laura Lippman

"I love this book!" — Sue Grafton

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series Claire DeWitt mysteries
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subject_facet Detective and mystery stories, American, Gang members -- Fiction, Hurricane Katrina, 2005 -- Social aspects -- Fiction, Missing persons -- Investigation -- Fiction, New Orleans (La.) -- Fiction, Public prosecutors -- Fiction, Women private investigators -- Fiction
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title_full Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead Claire DeWitt Series, Book 1, Claire DeWitt and the city of the dead / Sara Gran
title_short Claire DeWitt and the city of the dead
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topic_facet Detective and mystery stories, American, Fiction, Gang members, Hurricane Katrina, 2005, Investigation, Missing persons, Mystery, Public prosecutors, Social aspects, Women private investigators