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My Review of Sara Gran’s New Claire DeWitt Mystery

For the uninitiated, Sara Gran’s protagonist, 40-year-old Claire DeWitt, is the woman Nancy Drew might have become if she had been raised by indifferent parents, developed a fierce drug habit, got seduced by the occult, became sexually promiscuous,  suffered with … Continue reading

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A Review of Sara Gran’s Dark New Crime Novel

Sara Gran’s new crime novel, Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway, takes noir to dark places rarely seen since Jim Thompson and David Goodis were writing a half-century ago. For my Associated Press review of this quirky and ambitious novel, please click here.

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My Review of Bill Loehfelm’s Fine New Crime Novel

Post-Katrina New Orleans, with its thriving French Quarter, its still-ruined neighborhoods, its scandal-riddled police force and its often obnoxious tourists, has been the setting for a couple of outstanding crime novels, including James Lee Burke’s The Tin Roof Blowdown and … Continue reading

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A Strange and Wonderful New Book From Sara Gran

Sara Gran’s quirky new crime novel, “Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead,” is an oddly appealing mix of the mystical and the hard-boiled.  And she’s one of the most original prose stylists around. You can read my Associated … Continue reading

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