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Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway

Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway

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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
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013
ISBN: 9780547429335
0547429339
Characteristics: 280 pages ; 24 cm

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Claire investigates the robbery that led to the death of her ex-boyfriend, a popular musician in the San Francisco scene. Series starter: Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead (2011)

When an ex-boyfriend of San Francisco detective Claire DeWitt is found murdered, the police are convinced it’s a robbery gone-bad. But Claire knows better. She finds clues in two other cases, one in 1980’s East Village, NY, and the other in Marin county.


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JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Feb 05, 2020

An interesting combination of noir and magic realism. It works for me but won't for everyone. Start with Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead.

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DonnaNay
Jul 12, 2019

Book 2 in the Claire DeWitt series

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laphampeak
Dec 09, 2018

I wanted to like it more. The detective is quirky. I like her unconventional methods and especially the references to her mentor Silette "But Silettians don't worry about justice. That's for the courts and judges. Silettians worry about one thing only, and that's the truth." And on a book falling off the shelf, "Above all, inner knowing...trumps every piece..,evidence, clue, rational assumption. If we do not put it first....there is no point in carrying on, in detection or in life.". Add to this method of finding the murderer unhealthy drug use and voila! Mystery solved albeit via an unruly, unexpected, enjoyable way.

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tocch101
Nov 09, 2014

One of the most obnoxious, self-serving protagonists ever, and yet I can't put the story down. I look forward to the next one.

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SPL_Laura
Aug 21, 2013

If you're looking for a refreshing mystery try this - she isn't the typical detective, but she is... shall we say... Sherlockian? Well written and somewhat silly, Claire deWitt is a force to be reckoned with.

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ctpete
Jul 24, 2013

I didn't enjoy this one as much as the first in the series - until the very end.

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