Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Souther California resident Sara Gran has had what can only be described as a deep love affair with books, having been a collector, seller, and writer of them. When it comes to her writings, Sara has also written for television, film, and more. Her novel works include Dope Come Closer, Saturn’s Return to New York, and the Claire Dewitt series. The Infinite Blacktop, the third book in the Claire DeWitt titles, follows character Claire after she has been driven off the road and left for dead in the desert. While avoiding the cops who arrive at the scene, she goes on the search for her would-be killer, as well as for the reason for the attempt on her life. However, Claire might also discover a deeper mystery that is lurking just out of sight on that long highway, that “infinite blacktop”, called life.
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The "delicious and addictive" (Salon) Claire DeWitt series returns with a thrilling noir mystery that follows three separate narratives starring the self-proclaimed "world's greatest detective." As Lauren Beukes, author of The Shining Girls raves, these novels are " cryptic, dreamy, funny and gritty as hell...Claire DeWitt is an unreliable detective unlike any other."
Claire DeWitt, the hard-living and tough-talking private investigator, has always been something of a detective. As a young girl growing up in Brooklyn, Claire and her two best friends, Tracy and Kelly, fell under the spell of the book Detection by legendary French detective Jacques Silette. The three solved many cases together and were inseparable--until the day Tracy vanished without a trace. That is still the only case Claire ever failed to solve.
Later, in her twenties, Claire is in Los Angeles trying to get her PI license by taking on a cold case that has stumped the LAPD. She hunts for the real story behind the death of a washed-up painter ten years earlier, whose successful and widely admired artist girlfriend had died a few months before him.
Today, Claire is on her way to Las Vegas from San Francisco when she's almost killed by a homicidal driver. In a haze of drugs and injuries, she struggles off the scene, determined to find her would-be killer's identity--but the list of people who would be happy to see her dead is not a short one.
As these three narratives converge, some mysteries are solved and others continue to haunt. But Claire, battered and bruised, continues her search for the answer to the biggest mystery of all: what is the purpose of our lives, and how can anyone survive in a world so clearly designed to break our hearts again and again?