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Sara Gran - Author

About the Author

Sara Gran is the author of five critically acclaimed novels, including Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead, Come Closer and Dope. She also writes for film and TV (including TNT's 'Southland') and has published in The New York Times, The New Orleans Times Picayune, and USA Today.

 

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The Infinite Blacktop A Claire DeWitt Novel

The Infinite Blacktop A Claire DeWitt Novel

Author: Sara Gran Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/09/2018

'Brilliant... The best news of the crime fiction season is that Claire DeWitt, Sara Gran's irresistible private detective, is back.' The Irish Times Driven off the desert road and left for dead, Claire DeWitt knows that it is someone from her past trying to kill her, she just doesn't know who. Making a break for it from the cops who arrive on the scene, she sets off in search of the truth, or whatever version of it she can find. But perhaps the biggest mystery of all lies deeper than that, somewhere out there on the ever rolling highway of life. Set between modern day Las Vegas and LA, The Infinite Blacktop sees Claire at her lowest point yet, wounded and disorientated, but just about hanging on. Too smart for her own good, too damaged to play by the rules, too crazy for most - have you got what it takes to follow the self-appointed 'best detective in the world'?

Infinite Blacktop

Infinite Blacktop

Author: Sara Gran Format: eBook Release Date: 18/09/2018

Driven off the desert road and left for dead, Claire DeWitt has to think fast to avoid the cops who arrive first on the scene. Making a break for it, she sets off in search of the person who tried to kill her, and the reasons why. But perhaps the biggest mystery of all lies deeper than that, somewhere out there on the ever rolling highway of life.Set between modern day Las Vegas and LA, The Infinite Blacktop sees 'the best detective in the world' wounded and disorientated, but just about standing.

Come closer

Come closer

Author: Sara Gran Format: eBook Release Date: 25/04/2016

Noch einen Wimpernschlag zuvor schien Amandas Leben vollig in Ordnung: ein verlasslicher Ehemann, ein interessanter Job in einem Architekturburo, ein schones Loft in einer angesagten Gegend von New York City. Doch dann geschehen seltsame Dinge: In ihren Entwurfen tauchen obszone Schmierereien auf. Amanda fuhlt sich von einer Frau verfolgt. In ihrer Wohnung hort sie ein unerklarliches Pochen und Knarren, und sie verspurt auf einmal das dringende Bedurfnis, Menschen zu verletzen. Jemand scheint von Amanda Besitz zu ergreifen. Jemand, der starker ist als sie - und sehr grausam ...

Dope

Dope

Author: Sara Gran Format: eBook Release Date: 24/04/2015

New York City, 1950. Josephine ("e;Joe"e;) hat es nie leicht gehabt. Ihr Leben war schon verpfuscht, bevor es richtig begann. Eigentlich musste sie langst tot in irgendeinem Hinterhof liegen, von einer Kugel oder dem Heroin dahingerafft. Doch sie hat noch mal die Kurve gekriegt - und scheint plotzlich das Gluck auf ihrer Seite zu haben: Ein wohlhabendes Paar bietet Joe 1000 Dollar; sie soll dessen verschwundene Tochter wiederfinden, die offenbar in die Unterwelt des Big Apple abgedriftet ist. Leicht verdientes Geld, denkt Joe. Aber so leicht ist es nun auch wieder nicht: Freund ist von Feind kaum zu unterscheiden, und nicht jede Falle erkennt man gleich ...

Das Ende der Welt

Das Ende der Welt

Author: Sara Gran Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2013

San Francisco. Claire DeWitts Ex-Freund Paul wurde in seiner Wohnung erschossen, seine wertvollen Gitarren gestohlen. Alles deutet auf einen Raubmord. Seltsamerweise verkraftet Pauls Ehefrau Lydia den Tod ihres Mannes besser als Claire. Zu viele Freunde hat die brillante Ermittlerin schon an den Tod verloren. Sie muss herausfinden, was wirklich geschah. Claires stetig steigender Drogenkonsum ist ihr Betaubung und geniale Ermittlungshilfe zugleich. Doch langst hat sie die Grenze uberschritten, die sie vor einem todlichen Absturz bewahrt.

Die Stadt der Toten

Die Stadt der Toten

Author: Sara Gran Format: eBook Release Date: 25/07/2012

"e;Ein wildes, groartiges Buch."e; Tobias Gohlis, DIE ZEITHurrikan Katrina hat New Orleans verwstet. Claire DeWitt soll in diesem Chaos den verschollenen Staatsanwalt Vic Willing finden. Kein Problem fr die beste und verrckteste Ermittlerin der Welt! Mit Hilfe ihres Detektivhandbuchs, ihrer I-Ging-Mnzen und ihrer Traumdeutungen hat Claire noch jeden Fall gelst ...

City of the Dead A Claire DeWitt Mystery

City of the Dead A Claire DeWitt Mystery

Author: Sara Gran Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2012

New Orleans, and Vic Willing, Assistant District Attorney for the prosecutors' office, has been missing since Hurricane Katrina hit. Called in from San Francisco is Claire DeWitt, a detective whose expertise and methods derive from some unique sources. What Claire discovers takes us into the heart of the crime-ravaged, deeply wounded city, where those who can afford it live behind fences and those who can't are slain daily on the streets. And it's there she discovers that the only thing worse than an unsolved case, maybe, is a solved one. From the acclaimed author of Dope and Come Closer, City of the Dead is the first novel of a detective series unlike any you have read before, one that is sure to inspire a passionate and devoted following.

Dope

Dope

Author: Sara Gran Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/06/2006

It is 1950s New York and heroin has flooded the streets. Josephine Flannigan sure has picked a dumb time to give it up. Now, she's reduced to boosting jewellery to get by. So, when she's offered a thousand bucks to find Nadine, a good girl turned dope fiend, she's more than happy to give it a go. As Josephine spirals through a cast of streetwalkers and conmen in dive bars and fleapit hotels, it becomes clear that the world she thinks she knows so well is about to turn round and bite her. A pitch-black mystery. ( Washington Post ) Tight and polished and exquisitely crafted. (Robert B. Parker) An oddly elegiac tour of the good-old, bad-old days. ( New York Times Book Review ) One of the meanest, grittiest hard-boiled crime stories ever written... (Associated Press) [A] pitch-black mystery. ( Washington Post ) Totally shocking. ( Times Picayune ) Nicely twisted. ( Chicago Sun-Times ) Triple-axel plot twists...nearly every page has surprises. ( Los Angeles Times ) [An] oddly elegiac tour of the good-old, bad-old days. (New York Times Book Review) [A] pitch-black mystery. (Washington Post)

Come Closer

Come Closer

Author: Sara Gran Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/03/2005

Shocking, whipcrack-smart and utterly engrossing, Come Closer is a sleek and scary fable that will have everyone hooked. Amanda loves her husband, her converted loft apartment and her job as an architect. On the surface she appears to have done everything right. So why does she feel so off-balance? There's a strange tapping noise in the apartment but, as Amanda's husband Ed has pointed out, it can't be a mouse because they only hear it when she's around. Much to her husband's disgust, Amanda has also taken up smoking again. Even the friendly dog at the train station shies away from her these days. Could it be something to do with the lustful and violent dreams she's been having recently? We could devote our lives to making sense of the odd, the inexplicable, the coincidental, but most of us don't. Neither does Amanda. After all, what we think is impossible happens all the time...