Excellent summer listening: Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead

June 2nd, 2011 by Jeff · No Comments · Author/Narrator News, Hear It Here First

Thank you, Sara Gran! Just in time for summer, a new audiobook from the author that Glamour calls "A latter-day Raymond Chandler" has been released to wide critical acclaim.

Gran’s Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead follows tattooed, pot-smoking, new-agey private eye Claire DeWitt as she uses unorthodox means to investigate a murder in post-Katrina New Orleans; an excerpt is available on HighBridge’s website.

The mystery, which Booklist (starred review) calls "a flagrant first . . . for funky noir," has been grabbing loads of attention: Shelf Awareness ran a profile of Gran yesterday, where she admits to skipping school books for mysteries all her life; Library Journal (starred review) exclaims that "This is not to be missed"; Publishers Weekly (starred review) calls it "A captivating first . . . the haunting atmosphere of post-Katrina New Orleans lingers"; and the Christian Science Monitor has included it in their summer can’t-miss list.

So whether you’re at at the beach, in the airport, or staying in your own backyard, enjoy summer with the very best of audiobook mystery!

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