Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway

Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway 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

  • Title: Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway
  • Author: Sara Gran
  • ISBN: 9780547429335
  • Page: 420
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 ClaireThe 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.

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    • When her ex-boyfriend is murdered, Claire DeWitt goes on the case. But what does it have to do with the other case she's working on, The Case of the Missing Horses, or one from her past, The Case of the End of the World? And is there enough cocaine in the San Francisco area for Claire to find her ex-boyfriend's murderer?This is the eighth book in my Kindle Unlimited Experiment. For the 30 day trial, I'm only reading books that are part of the program and keeping track what the total cost of the [...]

    • I was a big fan of Sara Gran's first novel featuring Claire DeWitt, Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead, which was set in post-Katrina New Orleans. To say that Claire is an unconventional detective would be the height of understatement, and the character was fresh, quirky and very intriguing. Additionally, Gran did an excellent job of portraying the city in the wake of the disaster, and she was particularly good at capturing the lives of the city's young, poverty-stricken African-American mal [...]

    • “‘That’s wonderful,’ I said.‘Do you really think so?’ Lydia said. ‘Do you really think it’s wonderful?’Did I really think it was wonderful? Wonderful was probably an exaggeration. I thought it was fine. Maybe even good. I couldn’t say the last time I thought anything was exactly wonderful. This implied more joy than I may ever have felt. But that was what she wanted to hear.’”***********************Claire is a mess. A word of advice to those that allow her in their homes [...]

    • Claire DeWitt is one of the most exciting, crazily-flawed, kick-ass women characters. She is a brilliant and fearless detective. Yet, an emotionally crippled addict. Though the answer to the novel's main mystery was not a surprise, Sara Gran expertly weaves in other intriguing mysteries from Claire's past and present. This novel is dark and raw and highlights cool things about the Bay (SF/Oakland/Berkeley/Pt.Reyes. Further, there are awesome NYC scenes as well! It's not as good as the first nove [...]

    • Vintage, vintage, vintage. On every page. Sometimes, seemingly, in every paragraph. For about two-thirds of this book, vintage was Sara Gran's favorite adjective. All of her characters wear vintage clothing. They all shop in vintage record shops or book stores or clothing and accessory stores. Often, they even drive vintage cars. Okay, we get the idea. It's cool to love vintage things.This is the kind of quirk that can irritate me almost beyond endurance when reading a book - the repetitive use [...]

    • Fantastic. Very close to being a masterpiece. I love how Gran took the bold step to create a very different novel to the first entry in the series. Choosing to avoid a straight continuation of her quirky private eye tale, sending Claire DeWitt out on just another case etc, this odyssey is as much a portrait of despair and addiction and denial as it is a hardboiled detective story, something that verges on being comparable to classics of the genre such as The Long Goodbye or The Last Good Kiss. I [...]

    • This is the second in Sara Gran's Claire DeWitt series after Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead, and I simply cannot wait for #3 to come out. Claire DeWitt is not your ordinary detective. In addition to more standard methods of detection, Claire relies on mind altering substances, dreams, apparitions, signs, and symbols to get the job done. I think CNN put it best: “as if David Lynch directed a Raymond Chandler novel.”In addition to the mystery at hand, the long-term mystery through both [...]

    • The second Claire DeWitt book is as quirky as entertaining as the first; Sara Gran has managed to create a unique and offbeat female detective who so far drags you along on her cases because she's odd, intuitive, empathetic, a hot mess, and uses drugs and palm readings as often as she uses detective work, without involving us in an extensive backstory of past cases and subplots running through multiple books. Though there are recurring characters and references to Claire DeWitt and the City of t [...]

    • As I remarked in yesterday's review of the first Claire DeWitt novel, Sara Gran is one of those writers who can't write fast enough for this reader. Her style is punchy and solid, with believable dialogue that zings. I didn't know until after completing this second book that she has written for one of my favorite tv shows, Southland. She peoples her books with characters she only could have met and elaborated on, as with the cities that Claire inhabits. There are more than one mysteries containe [...]

    • This one is definitely really a 4.5er for me. I think Sara Gran really brought Claire DeWitt to a new level in this one. The integration of cases past and present gave this book a cadence that made it hard for me to put it down (I think I read it in three days or so). A pleasure to read, while still thought-provoking on a profound level.

    • There's so much goodness in this novel, it's hard to know where to begin. First, as in Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead, this is a novel of obsession. In high school, Claire Dewitt and her friends Kelly and Tracy are transformed by a book on detection by (fictional author) Jacques Silette. Silette's book is far more a metaphysical treatise than a how-to manual; Silette's is a philosophy that forever marks its believers. Silette's students are like shepherding bodhisattvas whose role is to [...]

    • PI Claire DeWitt doesn't work cases, she solves mysteries. Her problem isn't that she's too hard-boiled, it's that she feels "every little thing right down to [her] bones". Still obsessed with the disappearance of her friend and fellow detective Tracy back in the eighties, she suffers another loss as her old boyfriend Paul is killed in what doesn't look much like the robbery it's supposed to. Following her intuition and the clues she finds in bars, in comic books, in her dreams, she sleuths her [...]

    • It's not that the empress has no clothes--it's that she can't find them because she's coked out of her head. I truly loved the first Claire DeWitt. I was ready to be just as blown away by this one. I even saved it for last in my stack of books just so I could savor it. I've never done that before. All was well when I started out. I felt the rush I'd had with the first Claire. I was experiencing a new kind of mystery writing--until I wasn't. As I read on her whole way of detecting and the mentors [...]

    • I had a difficult time following the significance of past and present case relationships and am totally confused by the insight of an illustrious French private detective, Jacques Silette and his pearls of wisdom found in his rare book, Detection.I am also surprised by my willingness to accept that the prerequisite of a flawed private eye can be alcoholism but not drug addiction. I allow bellying up to the bar for shots until staggering home, or taking belts from the bottle hidden in a desk draw [...]

    • Clare DeWitt is not your stereotypical private eye. This laid back lady is successful at what she does but she is on a downwards spiral after the death of her long time friend Paul. Claire takes up the case to find out who killed her dear friend while her heart is breaking for the loss of him. This is where she really begins on a path of self destruction and you really begin to feel for her. Clare is really suffering and it feels like she is almost trying to end her own life at times. This story [...]

    • This is my second Claire DeWitt book, and I'm disappointed that there aren't twenty more of them waiting for me to read. I really didn't believe I was going to like this as much as Clair DeWitt and the City of Dead, but, as it turns out this one I liked/loved even more. Half the time when I was reading it, I was thinking to myself, "I can't believe how amazing this book is", or "at Gran thought to put that in there!" I don't like that publishers make covers of books by female authors look differ [...]

    • “The detective is cursed. Solving mysteries is the only time he will be truly alive. The rest of his life will be a distant blur, good only insomuch as he can use the things he sees there in his work.”- Jacques Silette, Detection.When Claire Dewitt, P.I met Paul Casablancas, years ago, she just knew.She knew that she and the intelligent musician would be lovers. She also knew that it wouldn’t work out. And while she knew that, before long, another would be taking her place at his side, she [...]

    • I loved this book. And I hated it. That's right, I hated it. I hated it because after something like this, how can you write something anyone would want to read? These books are so unique and the voice is so clear and you're just taken away, so sucked into her world, how can you muster up the confidence to put pen to paper and believe that you can accomplish anything worth reading? You know eventually, you'll be standing there with your own little novel in in your hand, still begging people to j [...]

    • When I read Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead last year, I loved it. Murder mysteries are not my favorite, but Claire DeWitt got hold of me and wouldn’t let go. I discovered that Claire is an amazingly strong and likeable character: she’s smart and tough and has a mysterious past. She relies a lot on her intuition, which is almost always on the money. And she has an uncanny knack for reading people: she can pick up clues from their faces or body language, or sometimes she just gets a fe [...]

    • Dass in Ermittlerkreisen, bevorzugt aus den nördlichen Gefilden, gehäuft psychische Probleme auftreten, ist man ja schon gewohnt (Harry Hole, Carl Morck, Wallander). Doch nun gesellt sich auch noch ein weibliches Wesen aus dem sonnigen Kalifornien dazu - sollte das nicht eigentlich ein Garant für ein heiteres Gemüt sein? Bei Claire de Witt trifft das jedoch bestimmt nicht zu.Claire de Witt ist sicherlich die zur Zeit lebensmüdeste Ermittlerin, die man in einem Krimi findet. Ihre Ermittlungs [...]

    • Claire DeWitt follows the teachings of Jacques Silette, legendary French detective. I've just begun this second installment in the series and, as with the first, I was driven to google Jacques Silette. The thing is, Gran writes of his teachings, including many quotes from his book, as if he were real and I can't help myself. Strange. But I am not alone. Here is Gran's response (from a blog) when she learned of a fan searching for "Détection"--"I am so thrilled that someone said that to you, tha [...]

    • AbsturzNachdem die Detektivin Claire DeWitt aus New Orleans zurückgekehrt ist, folgt in San Francisco bald der nächste Fall. Ihr ehemaliger Freund, der inzwischen mit einer anderen Frau verheiratet ist, wird in seiner Wohnung erschossen. Claire ist ziemlich geknickt und natürlich will sie die Wahrheit finden. Schließlich wäre er fast der Mann ihres Lebens gewesen und sie gerät ins Grübeln, ob es nicht alles anders verlaufen wäre, wenn sie zusammen geblieben wären. Sogar von der Polizei [...]

    • ok so those of you who can't stand profanity, drugs, irony, weirdness, rotten teen behavior, and buddhists, go read something else.but for the rest of you oh, what a treat.i think i liked Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead better--all that rich social commentary--but this book builds on a great universe. Claire is a fabulous character--female hardboiled noir, with a million patchy spots in her character and a deeply jaded eye. but funny, in a black-humor way, and perspicacious as only an out [...]

    • The first book in this series, Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead, was my #1 book for 2011, so I was looking forward to this sequel a lot. For the most part it delivers with detective Claire investigating the mystery of how a musician friend and former lover could be found shot to death in his home with some of his favorite guitars stolen. Also told in flashback, the story of young Claire and her friend Tracy solving a missing persons case in New York City, which sent her on the path of beco [...]

    • Oh, Claire. You had me at "Hotel Utah," but you're a real mess these days--understandably. Your story continues to be urgent, stunning, and heartbreaking. (Did I tell you that the solution to the Red Detective's question came to me in a dream? I thought you would appreciate that.) You live in a vibrant and troubled world. It's great to spend time with you, but how can you still stand by the end of these pages? (view spoiler)[I guess you aren't exactly standing. (hide spoiler)] Hurry back. It's i [...]

    • Better than the first, if that were even possible. The slow peeling away of mystery is genius; I did not understand what was happening with Claire for a good two-thirds of the book (beyond the occasional reflection that I didn't remember this much coke in City of the Dead). I enjoyed the delightfully true nuggets about San Francisco: "Some days in San Francisco it seemed like the weather moved inside of you and the chill was something you would take with you wherever you went, forever" and "Livi [...]

    • I didn't enjoy this as much as the first book in the Claire DeWitt series, which took place in New Orleans. In that book, Claire's chaotic life in San Francisco is only hinted at. Here we get a full look at the train wreck of her daily life. The book goes back and forth from her present murder case to a much more intriguing case of a missing girl, which she worked on with her former partner in crime, the long-missing Tracy. I can only assume that Gran plans to wrap up Tracy's story with the thir [...]

    • Claire DeWitt is a detective and a deeply troubled soul who has taken on the pain and suffering of the victims of each of her cases and shoulders the burden of the evil intent and of the accidental harm caused by others to the point she can barely function amidst the losses of so many that she loved or could have loved. Spiraling out of control she reaches bottom more times than it seems possible, each time settling into a new level of despair. But she is a detective, and she does what she has t [...]

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