|Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.|
This book is available free with order off my shelf.
Claire DeWitt is not your average private investigator. She has brilliant skills of deduction and is an ace at spotting clues the old-fashioned way. But Claire also uses her dreams, precognition, and mind-expanding herbs to help her solve mysteries, and relies on guidance from Détection?the only book published by the great and mysterious French detective Jacque Silette before his death. 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 jailing the worst criminals in a homicide-plagued city. He lived in the nearly unscathed French Quarter, so his nephew Leon doesn't know why he never resurfaced. Has an angry criminal enacted revenge on Vic? Or did he use the storm as 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
PM if you are interested.