The Infinite Blacktop

The Infinite Blacktop

Claire DeWitt, the world?s best private detective, wakes up one dark night in an ambulance in Oakland: someone has just tried to murder her. But she?s not dead. Not yet. More sure of herself than of the police, Claire follows the clues on a 52-hour odyssey through shimmering Las Vegas and the shabby surrounding desert to find out who wants her dead. But in order to save her Claire DeWitt, the world?s best private detective, wakes up one dark night in an ambulance in Oakland: someone ...

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Title:The Infinite Blacktop
Author:Sara Gran
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Genres:Mystery
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

The Infinite Blacktop Reviews

  • Melanie
    Sep 22, 2018

    Five million stars. But wait, if I rate this book that high, what does that make Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead? Fucking awesome, of course, but I rated that five stars as well. Yet these were two very different, powerful reads. Since we parted ways with Claire way back ...

    Who tried to kill Claire DeWitt in a hit and run? That's what Claire wants to find out but will there be anything left of her when she finds her would-be killer? A funny thing happened a few days ago. I was driving to work, pondering when/if a new Claire DeWitt book would be coming ...

    The Infinite Blacktop is the third novel in Sara Gran's series featuring Claire DeWitt, The World's Greatest Detective, and it's another excellent read. DeWitt is, by almost any standard, the most unique protagonist in modern crime fiction, and it's virtually impossible to adequately c...

    Dnf , half way though. I usually do not quit Reading a book this late in the story, but I am totally lost. Maybe my concentration level is off, or at least not sufficient enough to follow the back and forth cases in this book. ...

    Netgalley gave me a copy for review and this was one of the best books I've read all year. Thank you Netgalley! Claire DeWitt is the standard, she is the beginning and also the end of my love of this genre, Claire DeWitt is the queen of my heart, Claire DeWitt is the one. Claire DeW...

    If I could give this book 10 stars, I would. So intelligent, enchanting. TIB is full of manic, dangerous energy reminding me why I became a reader in the first place. ...

    '"Claire DeWitt," a man's voice said a minute later, full of fake good cheer and a bad imitation of friendliness. "What an honor." I knew I had a reputation and I knew he'd heard of it and I knew no one would be particularly f***ing honored by meeting up with that reputation in the fle...

    Not being a regular reader of mysteries I picked up The Infinite Blacktop after reading a review for the book. No one beats Claire DeWitt she is the world's greatest detective (self-proclaimed). Her world is filled with cases like the Case of the Wilted Rose and the Case of the Emerald...

    Synopsis/blurb.... The "delicious and addictive" (Salon) Claire DeWitt series returns with a thrilling, noirish knockout of a novel that follows three separate narratives starring the self-proclaimed "world's greatest detective." As Cara Hoffman, author of Running, says, this "is a ...

    "Experience was just a long, infinite, blacktop of things you'd regret not enjoying later." * The world's most experienced (and self-proclaimed) greatest private investigator is back right where we left off at the cliffhanger ending of book two (Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highwa...

    Thank you Netgalley an Atria Books for the ARC. I have to admit, first thing that attracted me to this book was the gorgious cover. Just look at it! And sure enough, once in, the story takes off at full speed. PI Claire gets hit by a car and escapes the ambulance, determined to ...

    Doesn't look at all like my kind of book. Protag is Claire DeWitt, who calls herself the Best Detective in the World. If I saw Claire headed my way, I would cross the street, if not run away. The book opens with a traffic "accident", that Claire thinks was an attempt to murder her. She...

    Claire DeWitt is back, sharp and self deprecating, she breezes through experiences that would flatten anyone of lesser strength. Even when trying to solve mysteries on no sleep while chemically impaired, she prevails. Her story opens on the mean streets of Oakland, and I must admit...

    There?s a tiny moment in the middle of INFINITE BLACKTOP I liked so much that it made me stop reading, and ask myself why. Not just why do I love this passage, but why do I love fiction, why do I love reading, what?s reading fiction even for? These are not small questions to be eli...

    This is book #3 in the Claire DeWitt mystery series, though this is the first time I had heard of it. Totally enjoyed it. It's kind-of a mix of an homage to fictional female teen detectives (Nancy Drew, Scooby Doo; for this particular novel, it's a fictional comic book series) &...

    Sara Gran pushes the boundaries of literary detective fiction once more with this third Claire DeWitt novel; a dark, meta, meandering, existential tale of what it means to be alive. This is peak Sallis territory and I am in awe. ...

    I LOVE Sara Gran's Claire DeWitt novels and I'm so glad there's a new one! These books are dark and twisty, mystical, and just...unusual in ways I can't quite put my finger on. Claire DeWitt is a hot mess, and the suspense is always whether she will survive at all. Although you could r...

    This installation in the Claire DeWitt series just didn't "do it" for me. For one thing, the audiobook narrator was new: I'd grown accustomed to the gruff voice of Carol Monda, and while Madeleine Maby does a fine job, she just didn't sound like Claire DeWitt anymore. On the plus side ...

    I'm a huge Claire Dewitt fan. My favorite fictional detectives in order are Dewitt, Dirk Gently, Lionel Essrog (Motherless Brooklyn), Hank Palace (Last Policeman), Conrad Metcalf (Gun with Ocassional Music). This was the novel that I thought would answer all the questions about some of...

    Sara Gran is my favorite - very pumped to have lucked into a galley! ...

    I received a copy of this book from Goodreads in exchange for a review. There is a lot going on in this story?from a much younger Claire DeWitt, who?s childhood friend goes missing, to a more experienced Claire DeWitt that someone is trying to kill. Then there is the Claire DeWi...

    I won this book in a goodreads drawing. A fairly complicated novel about the search for family, only with three different narratives, one of them a Nancy Drew like teen sleuth. I was reminded of HellCat from Marvel comics, a character that used to be Patsy Walker, a teen humor fe...

    This a great addictive series that I want never to end. Claire DeWitt is brilliant, edgy, hard boiled, funny and truely in a class by herself. Three mysteries three different time periods, some are solved some are not but it's the journey that makes it all worthwhile. A genre bending s...

    Read it and wanted to return to page one and start it all over again because it was so good, so brilliant, so genre defying and I know there are so many layers I missed on the first reading. I love this series. there is nothing else like it. It is unique and addictive. ...

    I received a copy of this from the goodreads giveaway. Thank you! I love Claire DeWitt and after I read the first two books in the series, I thought I remembered reading that Sara Gran wasn't going to write anymore. So glad that either I imagined reading that or she changed her mind! I...

    I don?t know if I?m getting more generous with my 5-star reviews or just more in love with this series, but either way... this is an amazing book. Sad and lovely and weird and full of sentences I had to re-read because they were so true and heartbreaking. Claire?s beloved Silette...

  • Beth
    Apr 07, 2019

    Five million stars. But wait, if I rate this book that high, what does that make Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead? Fucking awesome, of course, but I rated that five stars as well. Yet these were two very different, powerful reads. Since we parted ways with Claire way back ...

    Who tried to kill Claire DeWitt in a hit and run? That's what Claire wants to find out but will there be anything left of her when she finds her would-be killer? A funny thing happened a few days ago. I was driving to work, pondering when/if a new Claire DeWitt book would be coming ...

    The Infinite Blacktop is the third novel in Sara Gran's series featuring Claire DeWitt, The World's Greatest Detective, and it's another excellent read. DeWitt is, by almost any standard, the most unique protagonist in modern crime fiction, and it's virtually impossible to adequately c...

    Dnf , half way though. I usually do not quit Reading a book this late in the story, but I am totally lost. Maybe my concentration level is off, or at least not sufficient enough to follow the back and forth cases in this book. ...

    Netgalley gave me a copy for review and this was one of the best books I've read all year. Thank you Netgalley! Claire DeWitt is the standard, she is the beginning and also the end of my love of this genre, Claire DeWitt is the queen of my heart, Claire DeWitt is the one. Claire DeW...

    If I could give this book 10 stars, I would. So intelligent, enchanting. TIB is full of manic, dangerous energy reminding me why I became a reader in the first place. ...

    '"Claire DeWitt," a man's voice said a minute later, full of fake good cheer and a bad imitation of friendliness. "What an honor." I knew I had a reputation and I knew he'd heard of it and I knew no one would be particularly f***ing honored by meeting up with that reputation in the fle...

    Not being a regular reader of mysteries I picked up The Infinite Blacktop after reading a review for the book. No one beats Claire DeWitt she is the world's greatest detective (self-proclaimed). Her world is filled with cases like the Case of the Wilted Rose and the Case of the Emerald...

    Synopsis/blurb.... The "delicious and addictive" (Salon) Claire DeWitt series returns with a thrilling, noirish knockout of a novel that follows three separate narratives starring the self-proclaimed "world's greatest detective." As Cara Hoffman, author of Running, says, this "is a ...

    "Experience was just a long, infinite, blacktop of things you'd regret not enjoying later." * The world's most experienced (and self-proclaimed) greatest private investigator is back right where we left off at the cliffhanger ending of book two (Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highwa...

    Thank you Netgalley an Atria Books for the ARC. I have to admit, first thing that attracted me to this book was the gorgious cover. Just look at it! And sure enough, once in, the story takes off at full speed. PI Claire gets hit by a car and escapes the ambulance, determined to ...

    Doesn't look at all like my kind of book. Protag is Claire DeWitt, who calls herself the Best Detective in the World. If I saw Claire headed my way, I would cross the street, if not run away. The book opens with a traffic "accident", that Claire thinks was an attempt to murder her. She...

    Claire DeWitt is back, sharp and self deprecating, she breezes through experiences that would flatten anyone of lesser strength. Even when trying to solve mysteries on no sleep while chemically impaired, she prevails. Her story opens on the mean streets of Oakland, and I must admit...

    There?s a tiny moment in the middle of INFINITE BLACKTOP I liked so much that it made me stop reading, and ask myself why. Not just why do I love this passage, but why do I love fiction, why do I love reading, what?s reading fiction even for? These are not small questions to be eli...

    This is book #3 in the Claire DeWitt mystery series, though this is the first time I had heard of it. Totally enjoyed it. It's kind-of a mix of an homage to fictional female teen detectives (Nancy Drew, Scooby Doo; for this particular novel, it's a fictional comic book series) &...

    Sara Gran pushes the boundaries of literary detective fiction once more with this third Claire DeWitt novel; a dark, meta, meandering, existential tale of what it means to be alive. This is peak Sallis territory and I am in awe. ...

    I LOVE Sara Gran's Claire DeWitt novels and I'm so glad there's a new one! These books are dark and twisty, mystical, and just...unusual in ways I can't quite put my finger on. Claire DeWitt is a hot mess, and the suspense is always whether she will survive at all. Although you could r...

    This installation in the Claire DeWitt series just didn't "do it" for me. For one thing, the audiobook narrator was new: I'd grown accustomed to the gruff voice of Carol Monda, and while Madeleine Maby does a fine job, she just didn't sound like Claire DeWitt anymore. On the plus side ...

    I'm a huge Claire Dewitt fan. My favorite fictional detectives in order are Dewitt, Dirk Gently, Lionel Essrog (Motherless Brooklyn), Hank Palace (Last Policeman), Conrad Metcalf (Gun with Ocassional Music). This was the novel that I thought would answer all the questions about some of...

    Sara Gran is my favorite - very pumped to have lucked into a galley! ...

    I received a copy of this book from Goodreads in exchange for a review. There is a lot going on in this story?from a much younger Claire DeWitt, who?s childhood friend goes missing, to a more experienced Claire DeWitt that someone is trying to kill. Then there is the Claire DeWi...

    I won this book in a goodreads drawing. A fairly complicated novel about the search for family, only with three different narratives, one of them a Nancy Drew like teen sleuth. I was reminded of HellCat from Marvel comics, a character that used to be Patsy Walker, a teen humor fe...

    This a great addictive series that I want never to end. Claire DeWitt is brilliant, edgy, hard boiled, funny and truely in a class by herself. Three mysteries three different time periods, some are solved some are not but it's the journey that makes it all worthwhile. A genre bending s...

    Read it and wanted to return to page one and start it all over again because it was so good, so brilliant, so genre defying and I know there are so many layers I missed on the first reading. I love this series. there is nothing else like it. It is unique and addictive. ...

    I received a copy of this from the goodreads giveaway. Thank you! I love Claire DeWitt and after I read the first two books in the series, I thought I remembered reading that Sara Gran wasn't going to write anymore. So glad that either I imagined reading that or she changed her mind! I...

    I don?t know if I?m getting more generous with my 5-star reviews or just more in love with this series, but either way... this is an amazing book. Sad and lovely and weird and full of sentences I had to re-read because they were so true and heartbreaking. Claire?s beloved Silette...

    Gritty, well composed story. This character does not give up, as we learn why she is so scrappy along the way. #3 in a series; I just may go backwards from here! ...

  • Melissa
    Jun 08, 2018

    Five million stars. But wait, if I rate this book that high, what does that make Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead? Fucking awesome, of course, but I rated that five stars as well. Yet these were two very different, powerful reads. Since we parted ways with Claire way back ...

    Who tried to kill Claire DeWitt in a hit and run? That's what Claire wants to find out but will there be anything left of her when she finds her would-be killer? A funny thing happened a few days ago. I was driving to work, pondering when/if a new Claire DeWitt book would be coming ...

    The Infinite Blacktop is the third novel in Sara Gran's series featuring Claire DeWitt, The World's Greatest Detective, and it's another excellent read. DeWitt is, by almost any standard, the most unique protagonist in modern crime fiction, and it's virtually impossible to adequately c...

    Dnf , half way though. I usually do not quit Reading a book this late in the story, but I am totally lost. Maybe my concentration level is off, or at least not sufficient enough to follow the back and forth cases in this book. ...

    Netgalley gave me a copy for review and this was one of the best books I've read all year. Thank you Netgalley! Claire DeWitt is the standard, she is the beginning and also the end of my love of this genre, Claire DeWitt is the queen of my heart, Claire DeWitt is the one. Claire DeW...

  • Ian
    May 25, 2018

    Five million stars. But wait, if I rate this book that high, what does that make Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead? Fucking awesome, of course, but I rated that five stars as well. Yet these were two very different, powerful reads. Since we parted ways with Claire way back ...

    Who tried to kill Claire DeWitt in a hit and run? That's what Claire wants to find out but will there be anything left of her when she finds her would-be killer? A funny thing happened a few days ago. I was driving to work, pondering when/if a new Claire DeWitt book would be coming ...

    The Infinite Blacktop is the third novel in Sara Gran's series featuring Claire DeWitt, The World's Greatest Detective, and it's another excellent read. DeWitt is, by almost any standard, the most unique protagonist in modern crime fiction, and it's virtually impossible to adequately c...

    Dnf , half way though. I usually do not quit Reading a book this late in the story, but I am totally lost. Maybe my concentration level is off, or at least not sufficient enough to follow the back and forth cases in this book. ...

    Netgalley gave me a copy for review and this was one of the best books I've read all year. Thank you Netgalley! Claire DeWitt is the standard, she is the beginning and also the end of my love of this genre, Claire DeWitt is the queen of my heart, Claire DeWitt is the one. Claire DeW...

    If I could give this book 10 stars, I would. So intelligent, enchanting. TIB is full of manic, dangerous energy reminding me why I became a reader in the first place. ...

    '"Claire DeWitt," a man's voice said a minute later, full of fake good cheer and a bad imitation of friendliness. "What an honor." I knew I had a reputation and I knew he'd heard of it and I knew no one would be particularly f***ing honored by meeting up with that reputation in the fle...

    Not being a regular reader of mysteries I picked up The Infinite Blacktop after reading a review for the book. No one beats Claire DeWitt she is the world's greatest detective (self-proclaimed). Her world is filled with cases like the Case of the Wilted Rose and the Case of the Emerald...

    Synopsis/blurb.... The "delicious and addictive" (Salon) Claire DeWitt series returns with a thrilling, noirish knockout of a novel that follows three separate narratives starring the self-proclaimed "world's greatest detective." As Cara Hoffman, author of Running, says, this "is a ...

    "Experience was just a long, infinite, blacktop of things you'd regret not enjoying later." * The world's most experienced (and self-proclaimed) greatest private investigator is back right where we left off at the cliffhanger ending of book two (Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highwa...

    Thank you Netgalley an Atria Books for the ARC. I have to admit, first thing that attracted me to this book was the gorgious cover. Just look at it! And sure enough, once in, the story takes off at full speed. PI Claire gets hit by a car and escapes the ambulance, determined to ...

    Doesn't look at all like my kind of book. Protag is Claire DeWitt, who calls herself the Best Detective in the World. If I saw Claire headed my way, I would cross the street, if not run away. The book opens with a traffic "accident", that Claire thinks was an attempt to murder her. She...

    Claire DeWitt is back, sharp and self deprecating, she breezes through experiences that would flatten anyone of lesser strength. Even when trying to solve mysteries on no sleep while chemically impaired, she prevails. Her story opens on the mean streets of Oakland, and I must admit...

    There?s a tiny moment in the middle of INFINITE BLACKTOP I liked so much that it made me stop reading, and ask myself why. Not just why do I love this passage, but why do I love fiction, why do I love reading, what?s reading fiction even for? These are not small questions to be eli...

    This is book #3 in the Claire DeWitt mystery series, though this is the first time I had heard of it. Totally enjoyed it. It's kind-of a mix of an homage to fictional female teen detectives (Nancy Drew, Scooby Doo; for this particular novel, it's a fictional comic book series) &...

    Sara Gran pushes the boundaries of literary detective fiction once more with this third Claire DeWitt novel; a dark, meta, meandering, existential tale of what it means to be alive. This is peak Sallis territory and I am in awe. ...

    I LOVE Sara Gran's Claire DeWitt novels and I'm so glad there's a new one! These books are dark and twisty, mystical, and just...unusual in ways I can't quite put my finger on. Claire DeWitt is a hot mess, and the suspense is always whether she will survive at all. Although you could r...

    This installation in the Claire DeWitt series just didn't "do it" for me. For one thing, the audiobook narrator was new: I'd grown accustomed to the gruff voice of Carol Monda, and while Madeleine Maby does a fine job, she just didn't sound like Claire DeWitt anymore. On the plus side ...

    I'm a huge Claire Dewitt fan. My favorite fictional detectives in order are Dewitt, Dirk Gently, Lionel Essrog (Motherless Brooklyn), Hank Palace (Last Policeman), Conrad Metcalf (Gun with Ocassional Music). This was the novel that I thought would answer all the questions about some of...

  • Dan Schwent
    May 18, 2018

    Five million stars. But wait, if I rate this book that high, what does that make Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead? Fucking awesome, of course, but I rated that five stars as well. Yet these were two very different, powerful reads. Since we parted ways with Claire way back ...

    Who tried to kill Claire DeWitt in a hit and run? That's what Claire wants to find out but will there be anything left of her when she finds her would-be killer? A funny thing happened a few days ago. I was driving to work, pondering when/if a new Claire DeWitt book would be coming ...

  • Joseph
    Jul 01, 2018

    Five million stars. But wait, if I rate this book that high, what does that make Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead? Fucking awesome, of course, but I rated that five stars as well. Yet these were two very different, powerful reads. Since we parted ways with Claire way back ...

    Who tried to kill Claire DeWitt in a hit and run? That's what Claire wants to find out but will there be anything left of her when she finds her would-be killer? A funny thing happened a few days ago. I was driving to work, pondering when/if a new Claire DeWitt book would be coming ...

    The Infinite Blacktop is the third novel in Sara Gran's series featuring Claire DeWitt, The World's Greatest Detective, and it's another excellent read. DeWitt is, by almost any standard, the most unique protagonist in modern crime fiction, and it's virtually impossible to adequately c...

    Dnf , half way though. I usually do not quit Reading a book this late in the story, but I am totally lost. Maybe my concentration level is off, or at least not sufficient enough to follow the back and forth cases in this book. ...

    Netgalley gave me a copy for review and this was one of the best books I've read all year. Thank you Netgalley! Claire DeWitt is the standard, she is the beginning and also the end of my love of this genre, Claire DeWitt is the queen of my heart, Claire DeWitt is the one. Claire DeW...

    If I could give this book 10 stars, I would. So intelligent, enchanting. TIB is full of manic, dangerous energy reminding me why I became a reader in the first place. ...

    '"Claire DeWitt," a man's voice said a minute later, full of fake good cheer and a bad imitation of friendliness. "What an honor." I knew I had a reputation and I knew he'd heard of it and I knew no one would be particularly f***ing honored by meeting up with that reputation in the fle...

    Not being a regular reader of mysteries I picked up The Infinite Blacktop after reading a review for the book. No one beats Claire DeWitt she is the world's greatest detective (self-proclaimed). Her world is filled with cases like the Case of the Wilted Rose and the Case of the Emerald...

  • Amy
    Oct 06, 2018

    Five million stars. But wait, if I rate this book that high, what does that make Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead? Fucking awesome, of course, but I rated that five stars as well. Yet these were two very different, powerful reads. Since we parted ways with Claire way back ...

    Who tried to kill Claire DeWitt in a hit and run? That's what Claire wants to find out but will there be anything left of her when she finds her would-be killer? A funny thing happened a few days ago. I was driving to work, pondering when/if a new Claire DeWitt book would be coming ...

    The Infinite Blacktop is the third novel in Sara Gran's series featuring Claire DeWitt, The World's Greatest Detective, and it's another excellent read. DeWitt is, by almost any standard, the most unique protagonist in modern crime fiction, and it's virtually impossible to adequately c...

    Dnf , half way though. I usually do not quit Reading a book this late in the story, but I am totally lost. Maybe my concentration level is off, or at least not sufficient enough to follow the back and forth cases in this book. ...

    Netgalley gave me a copy for review and this was one of the best books I've read all year. Thank you Netgalley! Claire DeWitt is the standard, she is the beginning and also the end of my love of this genre, Claire DeWitt is the queen of my heart, Claire DeWitt is the one. Claire DeW...

    If I could give this book 10 stars, I would. So intelligent, enchanting. TIB is full of manic, dangerous energy reminding me why I became a reader in the first place. ...

    '"Claire DeWitt," a man's voice said a minute later, full of fake good cheer and a bad imitation of friendliness. "What an honor." I knew I had a reputation and I knew he'd heard of it and I knew no one would be particularly f***ing honored by meeting up with that reputation in the fle...

    Not being a regular reader of mysteries I picked up The Infinite Blacktop after reading a review for the book. No one beats Claire DeWitt she is the world's greatest detective (self-proclaimed). Her world is filled with cases like the Case of the Wilted Rose and the Case of the Emerald...

    Synopsis/blurb.... The "delicious and addictive" (Salon) Claire DeWitt series returns with a thrilling, noirish knockout of a novel that follows three separate narratives starring the self-proclaimed "world's greatest detective." As Cara Hoffman, author of Running, says, this "is a ...

    "Experience was just a long, infinite, blacktop of things you'd regret not enjoying later." * The world's most experienced (and self-proclaimed) greatest private investigator is back right where we left off at the cliffhanger ending of book two (Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highwa...

    Thank you Netgalley an Atria Books for the ARC. I have to admit, first thing that attracted me to this book was the gorgious cover. Just look at it! And sure enough, once in, the story takes off at full speed. PI Claire gets hit by a car and escapes the ambulance, determined to ...

    Doesn't look at all like my kind of book. Protag is Claire DeWitt, who calls herself the Best Detective in the World. If I saw Claire headed my way, I would cross the street, if not run away. The book opens with a traffic "accident", that Claire thinks was an attempt to murder her. She...

    Claire DeWitt is back, sharp and self deprecating, she breezes through experiences that would flatten anyone of lesser strength. Even when trying to solve mysteries on no sleep while chemically impaired, she prevails. Her story opens on the mean streets of Oakland, and I must admit...

    There?s a tiny moment in the middle of INFINITE BLACKTOP I liked so much that it made me stop reading, and ask myself why. Not just why do I love this passage, but why do I love fiction, why do I love reading, what?s reading fiction even for? These are not small questions to be eli...

    This is book #3 in the Claire DeWitt mystery series, though this is the first time I had heard of it. Totally enjoyed it. It's kind-of a mix of an homage to fictional female teen detectives (Nancy Drew, Scooby Doo; for this particular novel, it's a fictional comic book series) &...

    Sara Gran pushes the boundaries of literary detective fiction once more with this third Claire DeWitt novel; a dark, meta, meandering, existential tale of what it means to be alive. This is peak Sallis territory and I am in awe. ...

    I LOVE Sara Gran's Claire DeWitt novels and I'm so glad there's a new one! These books are dark and twisty, mystical, and just...unusual in ways I can't quite put my finger on. Claire DeWitt is a hot mess, and the suspense is always whether she will survive at all. Although you could r...

  • Paul
    Nov 04, 2018

    Five million stars. But wait, if I rate this book that high, what does that make Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead? Fucking awesome, of course, but I rated that five stars as well. Yet these were two very different, powerful reads. Since we parted ways with Claire way back ...

    Who tried to kill Claire DeWitt in a hit and run? That's what Claire wants to find out but will there be anything left of her when she finds her would-be killer? A funny thing happened a few days ago. I was driving to work, pondering when/if a new Claire DeWitt book would be coming ...

    The Infinite Blacktop is the third novel in Sara Gran's series featuring Claire DeWitt, The World's Greatest Detective, and it's another excellent read. DeWitt is, by almost any standard, the most unique protagonist in modern crime fiction, and it's virtually impossible to adequately c...

    Dnf , half way though. I usually do not quit Reading a book this late in the story, but I am totally lost. Maybe my concentration level is off, or at least not sufficient enough to follow the back and forth cases in this book. ...

    Netgalley gave me a copy for review and this was one of the best books I've read all year. Thank you Netgalley! Claire DeWitt is the standard, she is the beginning and also the end of my love of this genre, Claire DeWitt is the queen of my heart, Claire DeWitt is the one. Claire DeW...

    If I could give this book 10 stars, I would. So intelligent, enchanting. TIB is full of manic, dangerous energy reminding me why I became a reader in the first place. ...

  • Kasa Cotugno
    Jul 06, 2018

    Five million stars. But wait, if I rate this book that high, what does that make Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead? Fucking awesome, of course, but I rated that five stars as well. Yet these were two very different, powerful reads. Since we parted ways with Claire way back ...

    Who tried to kill Claire DeWitt in a hit and run? That's what Claire wants to find out but will there be anything left of her when she finds her would-be killer? A funny thing happened a few days ago. I was driving to work, pondering when/if a new Claire DeWitt book would be coming ...

    The Infinite Blacktop is the third novel in Sara Gran's series featuring Claire DeWitt, The World's Greatest Detective, and it's another excellent read. DeWitt is, by almost any standard, the most unique protagonist in modern crime fiction, and it's virtually impossible to adequately c...

    Dnf , half way though. I usually do not quit Reading a book this late in the story, but I am totally lost. Maybe my concentration level is off, or at least not sufficient enough to follow the back and forth cases in this book. ...

    Netgalley gave me a copy for review and this was one of the best books I've read all year. Thank you Netgalley! Claire DeWitt is the standard, she is the beginning and also the end of my love of this genre, Claire DeWitt is the queen of my heart, Claire DeWitt is the one. Claire DeW...

    If I could give this book 10 stars, I would. So intelligent, enchanting. TIB is full of manic, dangerous energy reminding me why I became a reader in the first place. ...

    '"Claire DeWitt," a man's voice said a minute later, full of fake good cheer and a bad imitation of friendliness. "What an honor." I knew I had a reputation and I knew he'd heard of it and I knew no one would be particularly f***ing honored by meeting up with that reputation in the fle...

    Not being a regular reader of mysteries I picked up The Infinite Blacktop after reading a review for the book. No one beats Claire DeWitt she is the world's greatest detective (self-proclaimed). Her world is filled with cases like the Case of the Wilted Rose and the Case of the Emerald...

    Synopsis/blurb.... The "delicious and addictive" (Salon) Claire DeWitt series returns with a thrilling, noirish knockout of a novel that follows three separate narratives starring the self-proclaimed "world's greatest detective." As Cara Hoffman, author of Running, says, this "is a ...

    "Experience was just a long, infinite, blacktop of things you'd regret not enjoying later." * The world's most experienced (and self-proclaimed) greatest private investigator is back right where we left off at the cliffhanger ending of book two (Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highwa...

    Thank you Netgalley an Atria Books for the ARC. I have to admit, first thing that attracted me to this book was the gorgious cover. Just look at it! And sure enough, once in, the story takes off at full speed. PI Claire gets hit by a car and escapes the ambulance, determined to ...

    Doesn't look at all like my kind of book. Protag is Claire DeWitt, who calls herself the Best Detective in the World. If I saw Claire headed my way, I would cross the street, if not run away. The book opens with a traffic "accident", that Claire thinks was an attempt to murder her. She...

    Claire DeWitt is back, sharp and self deprecating, she breezes through experiences that would flatten anyone of lesser strength. Even when trying to solve mysteries on no sleep while chemically impaired, she prevails. Her story opens on the mean streets of Oakland, and I must admit...

  • Katie
    Dec 07, 2018

    Five million stars. But wait, if I rate this book that high, what does that make Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead? Fucking awesome, of course, but I rated that five stars as well. Yet these were two very different, powerful reads. Since we parted ways with Claire way back ...

    Who tried to kill Claire DeWitt in a hit and run? That's what Claire wants to find out but will there be anything left of her when she finds her would-be killer? A funny thing happened a few days ago. I was driving to work, pondering when/if a new Claire DeWitt book would be coming ...

    The Infinite Blacktop is the third novel in Sara Gran's series featuring Claire DeWitt, The World's Greatest Detective, and it's another excellent read. DeWitt is, by almost any standard, the most unique protagonist in modern crime fiction, and it's virtually impossible to adequately c...

    Dnf , half way though. I usually do not quit Reading a book this late in the story, but I am totally lost. Maybe my concentration level is off, or at least not sufficient enough to follow the back and forth cases in this book. ...

    Netgalley gave me a copy for review and this was one of the best books I've read all year. Thank you Netgalley! Claire DeWitt is the standard, she is the beginning and also the end of my love of this genre, Claire DeWitt is the queen of my heart, Claire DeWitt is the one. Claire DeW...

    If I could give this book 10 stars, I would. So intelligent, enchanting. TIB is full of manic, dangerous energy reminding me why I became a reader in the first place. ...

    '"Claire DeWitt," a man's voice said a minute later, full of fake good cheer and a bad imitation of friendliness. "What an honor." I knew I had a reputation and I knew he'd heard of it and I knew no one would be particularly f***ing honored by meeting up with that reputation in the fle...

    Not being a regular reader of mysteries I picked up The Infinite Blacktop after reading a review for the book. No one beats Claire DeWitt she is the world's greatest detective (self-proclaimed). Her world is filled with cases like the Case of the Wilted Rose and the Case of the Emerald...

    Synopsis/blurb.... The "delicious and addictive" (Salon) Claire DeWitt series returns with a thrilling, noirish knockout of a novel that follows three separate narratives starring the self-proclaimed "world's greatest detective." As Cara Hoffman, author of Running, says, this "is a ...

    "Experience was just a long, infinite, blacktop of things you'd regret not enjoying later." * The world's most experienced (and self-proclaimed) greatest private investigator is back right where we left off at the cliffhanger ending of book two (Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highwa...

    Thank you Netgalley an Atria Books for the ARC. I have to admit, first thing that attracted me to this book was the gorgious cover. Just look at it! And sure enough, once in, the story takes off at full speed. PI Claire gets hit by a car and escapes the ambulance, determined to ...

    Doesn't look at all like my kind of book. Protag is Claire DeWitt, who calls herself the Best Detective in the World. If I saw Claire headed my way, I would cross the street, if not run away. The book opens with a traffic "accident", that Claire thinks was an attempt to murder her. She...

    Claire DeWitt is back, sharp and self deprecating, she breezes through experiences that would flatten anyone of lesser strength. Even when trying to solve mysteries on no sleep while chemically impaired, she prevails. Her story opens on the mean streets of Oakland, and I must admit...

    There?s a tiny moment in the middle of INFINITE BLACKTOP I liked so much that it made me stop reading, and ask myself why. Not just why do I love this passage, but why do I love fiction, why do I love reading, what?s reading fiction even for? These are not small questions to be eli...

    This is book #3 in the Claire DeWitt mystery series, though this is the first time I had heard of it. Totally enjoyed it. It's kind-of a mix of an homage to fictional female teen detectives (Nancy Drew, Scooby Doo; for this particular novel, it's a fictional comic book series) &...

    Sara Gran pushes the boundaries of literary detective fiction once more with this third Claire DeWitt novel; a dark, meta, meandering, existential tale of what it means to be alive. This is peak Sallis territory and I am in awe. ...

    I LOVE Sara Gran's Claire DeWitt novels and I'm so glad there's a new one! These books are dark and twisty, mystical, and just...unusual in ways I can't quite put my finger on. Claire DeWitt is a hot mess, and the suspense is always whether she will survive at all. Although you could r...

    This installation in the Claire DeWitt series just didn't "do it" for me. For one thing, the audiobook narrator was new: I'd grown accustomed to the gruff voice of Carol Monda, and while Madeleine Maby does a fine job, she just didn't sound like Claire DeWitt anymore. On the plus side ...

    I'm a huge Claire Dewitt fan. My favorite fictional detectives in order are Dewitt, Dirk Gently, Lionel Essrog (Motherless Brooklyn), Hank Palace (Last Policeman), Conrad Metcalf (Gun with Ocassional Music). This was the novel that I thought would answer all the questions about some of...

    Sara Gran is my favorite - very pumped to have lucked into a galley! ...

    I received a copy of this book from Goodreads in exchange for a review. There is a lot going on in this story?from a much younger Claire DeWitt, who?s childhood friend goes missing, to a more experienced Claire DeWitt that someone is trying to kill. Then there is the Claire DeWi...

    I won this book in a goodreads drawing. A fairly complicated novel about the search for family, only with three different narratives, one of them a Nancy Drew like teen sleuth. I was reminded of HellCat from Marvel comics, a character that used to be Patsy Walker, a teen humor fe...

    This a great addictive series that I want never to end. Claire DeWitt is brilliant, edgy, hard boiled, funny and truely in a class by herself. Three mysteries three different time periods, some are solved some are not but it's the journey that makes it all worthwhile. A genre bending s...

    Read it and wanted to return to page one and start it all over again because it was so good, so brilliant, so genre defying and I know there are so many layers I missed on the first reading. I love this series. there is nothing else like it. It is unique and addictive. ...

    I received a copy of this from the goodreads giveaway. Thank you! I love Claire DeWitt and after I read the first two books in the series, I thought I remembered reading that Sara Gran wasn't going to write anymore. So glad that either I imagined reading that or she changed her mind! I...

    I don?t know if I?m getting more generous with my 5-star reviews or just more in love with this series, but either way... this is an amazing book. Sad and lovely and weird and full of sentences I had to re-read because they were so true and heartbreaking. Claire?s beloved Silette...

    Gritty, well composed story. This character does not give up, as we learn why she is so scrappy along the way. #3 in a series; I just may go backwards from here! ...

    Best book cover ever! I have waited forever for another Claire DeWitt book. I preordered this to have it as soon as possible. I read it in one sitting right after unwrapping it. First, let me say I loved the first two books but they were not without flaws. I hate all of the Stilette qu...

    And so we reach the third instalment of Sara Gran?s terrific series featuring private detective Claire DeWitt, and what a powerhouse of a thriller it is. Tagged as a feminist take on the hardboiled tradition of Raymond Chandler, and described by me on Twitter as ?Nancy Drew on meth...

    Finally... another installment in the mystery of Claire Dewitt. Sara Gran's writing style is so brutally honest yet complex that there is really no comparison out there in mystery writing. Check out my Kindle highlights to understand the complexity and insight that these books offer in...

  • James Thane
    Jan 12, 2019

    Five million stars. But wait, if I rate this book that high, what does that make Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead? Fucking awesome, of course, but I rated that five stars as well. Yet these were two very different, powerful reads. Since we parted ways with Claire way back ...

    Who tried to kill Claire DeWitt in a hit and run? That's what Claire wants to find out but will there be anything left of her when she finds her would-be killer? A funny thing happened a few days ago. I was driving to work, pondering when/if a new Claire DeWitt book would be coming ...

    The Infinite Blacktop is the third novel in Sara Gran's series featuring Claire DeWitt, The World's Greatest Detective, and it's another excellent read. DeWitt is, by almost any standard, the most unique protagonist in modern crime fiction, and it's virtually impossible to adequately c...

  • Stacia
    Jan 03, 2019

    Five million stars. But wait, if I rate this book that high, what does that make Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead? Fucking awesome, of course, but I rated that five stars as well. Yet these were two very different, powerful reads. Since we parted ways with Claire way back ...

    Who tried to kill Claire DeWitt in a hit and run? That's what Claire wants to find out but will there be anything left of her when she finds her would-be killer? A funny thing happened a few days ago. I was driving to work, pondering when/if a new Claire DeWitt book would be coming ...

    The Infinite Blacktop is the third novel in Sara Gran's series featuring Claire DeWitt, The World's Greatest Detective, and it's another excellent read. DeWitt is, by almost any standard, the most unique protagonist in modern crime fiction, and it's virtually impossible to adequately c...

    Dnf , half way though. I usually do not quit Reading a book this late in the story, but I am totally lost. Maybe my concentration level is off, or at least not sufficient enough to follow the back and forth cases in this book. ...

    Netgalley gave me a copy for review and this was one of the best books I've read all year. Thank you Netgalley! Claire DeWitt is the standard, she is the beginning and also the end of my love of this genre, Claire DeWitt is the queen of my heart, Claire DeWitt is the one. Claire DeW...

    If I could give this book 10 stars, I would. So intelligent, enchanting. TIB is full of manic, dangerous energy reminding me why I became a reader in the first place. ...

    '"Claire DeWitt," a man's voice said a minute later, full of fake good cheer and a bad imitation of friendliness. "What an honor." I knew I had a reputation and I knew he'd heard of it and I knew no one would be particularly f***ing honored by meeting up with that reputation in the fle...

    Not being a regular reader of mysteries I picked up The Infinite Blacktop after reading a review for the book. No one beats Claire DeWitt she is the world's greatest detective (self-proclaimed). Her world is filled with cases like the Case of the Wilted Rose and the Case of the Emerald...

    Synopsis/blurb.... The "delicious and addictive" (Salon) Claire DeWitt series returns with a thrilling, noirish knockout of a novel that follows three separate narratives starring the self-proclaimed "world's greatest detective." As Cara Hoffman, author of Running, says, this "is a ...

    "Experience was just a long, infinite, blacktop of things you'd regret not enjoying later." * The world's most experienced (and self-proclaimed) greatest private investigator is back right where we left off at the cliffhanger ending of book two (Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highwa...

    Thank you Netgalley an Atria Books for the ARC. I have to admit, first thing that attracted me to this book was the gorgious cover. Just look at it! And sure enough, once in, the story takes off at full speed. PI Claire gets hit by a car and escapes the ambulance, determined to ...

    Doesn't look at all like my kind of book. Protag is Claire DeWitt, who calls herself the Best Detective in the World. If I saw Claire headed my way, I would cross the street, if not run away. The book opens with a traffic "accident", that Claire thinks was an attempt to murder her. She...

    Claire DeWitt is back, sharp and self deprecating, she breezes through experiences that would flatten anyone of lesser strength. Even when trying to solve mysteries on no sleep while chemically impaired, she prevails. Her story opens on the mean streets of Oakland, and I must admit...

    There?s a tiny moment in the middle of INFINITE BLACKTOP I liked so much that it made me stop reading, and ask myself why. Not just why do I love this passage, but why do I love fiction, why do I love reading, what?s reading fiction even for? These are not small questions to be eli...

    This is book #3 in the Claire DeWitt mystery series, though this is the first time I had heard of it. Totally enjoyed it. It's kind-of a mix of an homage to fictional female teen detectives (Nancy Drew, Scooby Doo; for this particular novel, it's a fictional comic book series) &...

  • carol.
    May 18, 2018

    Five million stars. But wait, if I rate this book that high, what does that make Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead? Fucking awesome, of course, but I rated that five stars as well. Yet these were two very different, powerful reads. Since we parted ways with Claire way back ...

  • Diane S ☔
    Oct 20, 2018

    Five million stars. But wait, if I rate this book that high, what does that make Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead? Fucking awesome, of course, but I rated that five stars as well. Yet these were two very different, powerful reads. Since we parted ways with Claire way back ...

    Who tried to kill Claire DeWitt in a hit and run? That's what Claire wants to find out but will there be anything left of her when she finds her would-be killer? A funny thing happened a few days ago. I was driving to work, pondering when/if a new Claire DeWitt book would be coming ...

    The Infinite Blacktop is the third novel in Sara Gran's series featuring Claire DeWitt, The World's Greatest Detective, and it's another excellent read. DeWitt is, by almost any standard, the most unique protagonist in modern crime fiction, and it's virtually impossible to adequately c...

    Dnf , half way though. I usually do not quit Reading a book this late in the story, but I am totally lost. Maybe my concentration level is off, or at least not sufficient enough to follow the back and forth cases in this book. ...

  • Holly
    Mar 18, 2019

    Five million stars. But wait, if I rate this book that high, what does that make Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead? Fucking awesome, of course, but I rated that five stars as well. Yet these were two very different, powerful reads. Since we parted ways with Claire way back ...

    Who tried to kill Claire DeWitt in a hit and run? That's what Claire wants to find out but will there be anything left of her when she finds her would-be killer? A funny thing happened a few days ago. I was driving to work, pondering when/if a new Claire DeWitt book would be coming ...

    The Infinite Blacktop is the third novel in Sara Gran's series featuring Claire DeWitt, The World's Greatest Detective, and it's another excellent read. DeWitt is, by almost any standard, the most unique protagonist in modern crime fiction, and it's virtually impossible to adequately c...

    Dnf , half way though. I usually do not quit Reading a book this late in the story, but I am totally lost. Maybe my concentration level is off, or at least not sufficient enough to follow the back and forth cases in this book. ...

    Netgalley gave me a copy for review and this was one of the best books I've read all year. Thank you Netgalley! Claire DeWitt is the standard, she is the beginning and also the end of my love of this genre, Claire DeWitt is the queen of my heart, Claire DeWitt is the one. Claire DeW...

    If I could give this book 10 stars, I would. So intelligent, enchanting. TIB is full of manic, dangerous energy reminding me why I became a reader in the first place. ...

    '"Claire DeWitt," a man's voice said a minute later, full of fake good cheer and a bad imitation of friendliness. "What an honor." I knew I had a reputation and I knew he'd heard of it and I knew no one would be particularly f***ing honored by meeting up with that reputation in the fle...

    Not being a regular reader of mysteries I picked up The Infinite Blacktop after reading a review for the book. No one beats Claire DeWitt she is the world's greatest detective (self-proclaimed). Her world is filled with cases like the Case of the Wilted Rose and the Case of the Emerald...

    Synopsis/blurb.... The "delicious and addictive" (Salon) Claire DeWitt series returns with a thrilling, noirish knockout of a novel that follows three separate narratives starring the self-proclaimed "world's greatest detective." As Cara Hoffman, author of Running, says, this "is a ...

    "Experience was just a long, infinite, blacktop of things you'd regret not enjoying later." * The world's most experienced (and self-proclaimed) greatest private investigator is back right where we left off at the cliffhanger ending of book two (Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highwa...

    Thank you Netgalley an Atria Books for the ARC. I have to admit, first thing that attracted me to this book was the gorgious cover. Just look at it! And sure enough, once in, the story takes off at full speed. PI Claire gets hit by a car and escapes the ambulance, determined to ...

    Doesn't look at all like my kind of book. Protag is Claire DeWitt, who calls herself the Best Detective in the World. If I saw Claire headed my way, I would cross the street, if not run away. The book opens with a traffic "accident", that Claire thinks was an attempt to murder her. She...

    Claire DeWitt is back, sharp and self deprecating, she breezes through experiences that would flatten anyone of lesser strength. Even when trying to solve mysteries on no sleep while chemically impaired, she prevails. Her story opens on the mean streets of Oakland, and I must admit...

    There?s a tiny moment in the middle of INFINITE BLACKTOP I liked so much that it made me stop reading, and ask myself why. Not just why do I love this passage, but why do I love fiction, why do I love reading, what?s reading fiction even for? These are not small questions to be eli...

    This is book #3 in the Claire DeWitt mystery series, though this is the first time I had heard of it. Totally enjoyed it. It's kind-of a mix of an homage to fictional female teen detectives (Nancy Drew, Scooby Doo; for this particular novel, it's a fictional comic book series) &...

    Sara Gran pushes the boundaries of literary detective fiction once more with this third Claire DeWitt novel; a dark, meta, meandering, existential tale of what it means to be alive. This is peak Sallis territory and I am in awe. ...

    I LOVE Sara Gran's Claire DeWitt novels and I'm so glad there's a new one! These books are dark and twisty, mystical, and just...unusual in ways I can't quite put my finger on. Claire DeWitt is a hot mess, and the suspense is always whether she will survive at all. Although you could r...

    This installation in the Claire DeWitt series just didn't "do it" for me. For one thing, the audiobook narrator was new: I'd grown accustomed to the gruff voice of Carol Monda, and while Madeleine Maby does a fine job, she just didn't sound like Claire DeWitt anymore. On the plus side ...

  • Toby
    Mar 20, 2019

    Five million stars. But wait, if I rate this book that high, what does that make Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead? Fucking awesome, of course, but I rated that five stars as well. Yet these were two very different, powerful reads. Since we parted ways with Claire way back ...

    Who tried to kill Claire DeWitt in a hit and run? That's what Claire wants to find out but will there be anything left of her when she finds her would-be killer? A funny thing happened a few days ago. I was driving to work, pondering when/if a new Claire DeWitt book would be coming ...

    The Infinite Blacktop is the third novel in Sara Gran's series featuring Claire DeWitt, The World's Greatest Detective, and it's another excellent read. DeWitt is, by almost any standard, the most unique protagonist in modern crime fiction, and it's virtually impossible to adequately c...

    Dnf , half way though. I usually do not quit Reading a book this late in the story, but I am totally lost. Maybe my concentration level is off, or at least not sufficient enough to follow the back and forth cases in this book. ...

    Netgalley gave me a copy for review and this was one of the best books I've read all year. Thank you Netgalley! Claire DeWitt is the standard, she is the beginning and also the end of my love of this genre, Claire DeWitt is the queen of my heart, Claire DeWitt is the one. Claire DeW...

    If I could give this book 10 stars, I would. So intelligent, enchanting. TIB is full of manic, dangerous energy reminding me why I became a reader in the first place. ...

    '"Claire DeWitt," a man's voice said a minute later, full of fake good cheer and a bad imitation of friendliness. "What an honor." I knew I had a reputation and I knew he'd heard of it and I knew no one would be particularly f***ing honored by meeting up with that reputation in the fle...

    Not being a regular reader of mysteries I picked up The Infinite Blacktop after reading a review for the book. No one beats Claire DeWitt she is the world's greatest detective (self-proclaimed). Her world is filled with cases like the Case of the Wilted Rose and the Case of the Emerald...

    Synopsis/blurb.... The "delicious and addictive" (Salon) Claire DeWitt series returns with a thrilling, noirish knockout of a novel that follows three separate narratives starring the self-proclaimed "world's greatest detective." As Cara Hoffman, author of Running, says, this "is a ...

    "Experience was just a long, infinite, blacktop of things you'd regret not enjoying later." * The world's most experienced (and self-proclaimed) greatest private investigator is back right where we left off at the cliffhanger ending of book two (Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highwa...

    Thank you Netgalley an Atria Books for the ARC. I have to admit, first thing that attracted me to this book was the gorgious cover. Just look at it! And sure enough, once in, the story takes off at full speed. PI Claire gets hit by a car and escapes the ambulance, determined to ...

    Doesn't look at all like my kind of book. Protag is Claire DeWitt, who calls herself the Best Detective in the World. If I saw Claire headed my way, I would cross the street, if not run away. The book opens with a traffic "accident", that Claire thinks was an attempt to murder her. She...

    Claire DeWitt is back, sharp and self deprecating, she breezes through experiences that would flatten anyone of lesser strength. Even when trying to solve mysteries on no sleep while chemically impaired, she prevails. Her story opens on the mean streets of Oakland, and I must admit...

    There?s a tiny moment in the middle of INFINITE BLACKTOP I liked so much that it made me stop reading, and ask myself why. Not just why do I love this passage, but why do I love fiction, why do I love reading, what?s reading fiction even for? These are not small questions to be eli...

    This is book #3 in the Claire DeWitt mystery series, though this is the first time I had heard of it. Totally enjoyed it. It's kind-of a mix of an homage to fictional female teen detectives (Nancy Drew, Scooby Doo; for this particular novel, it's a fictional comic book series) &...

    Sara Gran pushes the boundaries of literary detective fiction once more with this third Claire DeWitt novel; a dark, meta, meandering, existential tale of what it means to be alive. This is peak Sallis territory and I am in awe. ...

  • Lucky
    May 21, 2018

    Five million stars. But wait, if I rate this book that high, what does that make Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead? Fucking awesome, of course, but I rated that five stars as well. Yet these were two very different, powerful reads. Since we parted ways with Claire way back ...

    Who tried to kill Claire DeWitt in a hit and run? That's what Claire wants to find out but will there be anything left of her when she finds her would-be killer? A funny thing happened a few days ago. I was driving to work, pondering when/if a new Claire DeWitt book would be coming ...

    The Infinite Blacktop is the third novel in Sara Gran's series featuring Claire DeWitt, The World's Greatest Detective, and it's another excellent read. DeWitt is, by almost any standard, the most unique protagonist in modern crime fiction, and it's virtually impossible to adequately c...

    Dnf , half way though. I usually do not quit Reading a book this late in the story, but I am totally lost. Maybe my concentration level is off, or at least not sufficient enough to follow the back and forth cases in this book. ...

    Netgalley gave me a copy for review and this was one of the best books I've read all year. Thank you Netgalley! Claire DeWitt is the standard, she is the beginning and also the end of my love of this genre, Claire DeWitt is the queen of my heart, Claire DeWitt is the one. Claire DeW...

    If I could give this book 10 stars, I would. So intelligent, enchanting. TIB is full of manic, dangerous energy reminding me why I became a reader in the first place. ...

    '"Claire DeWitt," a man's voice said a minute later, full of fake good cheer and a bad imitation of friendliness. "What an honor." I knew I had a reputation and I knew he'd heard of it and I knew no one would be particularly f***ing honored by meeting up with that reputation in the fle...

    Not being a regular reader of mysteries I picked up The Infinite Blacktop after reading a review for the book. No one beats Claire DeWitt she is the world's greatest detective (self-proclaimed). Her world is filled with cases like the Case of the Wilted Rose and the Case of the Emerald...

    Synopsis/blurb.... The "delicious and addictive" (Salon) Claire DeWitt series returns with a thrilling, noirish knockout of a novel that follows three separate narratives starring the self-proclaimed "world's greatest detective." As Cara Hoffman, author of Running, says, this "is a ...

    "Experience was just a long, infinite, blacktop of things you'd regret not enjoying later." * The world's most experienced (and self-proclaimed) greatest private investigator is back right where we left off at the cliffhanger ending of book two (Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highwa...

    Thank you Netgalley an Atria Books for the ARC. I have to admit, first thing that attracted me to this book was the gorgious cover. Just look at it! And sure enough, once in, the story takes off at full speed. PI Claire gets hit by a car and escapes the ambulance, determined to ...

    Doesn't look at all like my kind of book. Protag is Claire DeWitt, who calls herself the Best Detective in the World. If I saw Claire headed my way, I would cross the street, if not run away. The book opens with a traffic "accident", that Claire thinks was an attempt to murder her. She...

    Claire DeWitt is back, sharp and self deprecating, she breezes through experiences that would flatten anyone of lesser strength. Even when trying to solve mysteries on no sleep while chemically impaired, she prevails. Her story opens on the mean streets of Oakland, and I must admit...

    There?s a tiny moment in the middle of INFINITE BLACKTOP I liked so much that it made me stop reading, and ask myself why. Not just why do I love this passage, but why do I love fiction, why do I love reading, what?s reading fiction even for? These are not small questions to be eli...

    This is book #3 in the Claire DeWitt mystery series, though this is the first time I had heard of it. Totally enjoyed it. It's kind-of a mix of an homage to fictional female teen detectives (Nancy Drew, Scooby Doo; for this particular novel, it's a fictional comic book series) &...

    Sara Gran pushes the boundaries of literary detective fiction once more with this third Claire DeWitt novel; a dark, meta, meandering, existential tale of what it means to be alive. This is peak Sallis territory and I am in awe. ...

    I LOVE Sara Gran's Claire DeWitt novels and I'm so glad there's a new one! These books are dark and twisty, mystical, and just...unusual in ways I can't quite put my finger on. Claire DeWitt is a hot mess, and the suspense is always whether she will survive at all. Although you could r...

    This installation in the Claire DeWitt series just didn't "do it" for me. For one thing, the audiobook narrator was new: I'd grown accustomed to the gruff voice of Carol Monda, and while Madeleine Maby does a fine job, she just didn't sound like Claire DeWitt anymore. On the plus side ...

    I'm a huge Claire Dewitt fan. My favorite fictional detectives in order are Dewitt, Dirk Gently, Lionel Essrog (Motherless Brooklyn), Hank Palace (Last Policeman), Conrad Metcalf (Gun with Ocassional Music). This was the novel that I thought would answer all the questions about some of...

    Sara Gran is my favorite - very pumped to have lucked into a galley! ...

    I received a copy of this book from Goodreads in exchange for a review. There is a lot going on in this story?from a much younger Claire DeWitt, who?s childhood friend goes missing, to a more experienced Claire DeWitt that someone is trying to kill. Then there is the Claire DeWi...

    I won this book in a goodreads drawing. A fairly complicated novel about the search for family, only with three different narratives, one of them a Nancy Drew like teen sleuth. I was reminded of HellCat from Marvel comics, a character that used to be Patsy Walker, a teen humor fe...

    This a great addictive series that I want never to end. Claire DeWitt is brilliant, edgy, hard boiled, funny and truely in a class by herself. Three mysteries three different time periods, some are solved some are not but it's the journey that makes it all worthwhile. A genre bending s...

    Read it and wanted to return to page one and start it all over again because it was so good, so brilliant, so genre defying and I know there are so many layers I missed on the first reading. I love this series. there is nothing else like it. It is unique and addictive. ...

  • Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
    Sep 03, 2018

    Five million stars. But wait, if I rate this book that high, what does that make Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead? Fucking awesome, of course, but I rated that five stars as well. Yet these were two very different, powerful reads. Since we parted ways with Claire way back ...

    Who tried to kill Claire DeWitt in a hit and run? That's what Claire wants to find out but will there be anything left of her when she finds her would-be killer? A funny thing happened a few days ago. I was driving to work, pondering when/if a new Claire DeWitt book would be coming ...

    The Infinite Blacktop is the third novel in Sara Gran's series featuring Claire DeWitt, The World's Greatest Detective, and it's another excellent read. DeWitt is, by almost any standard, the most unique protagonist in modern crime fiction, and it's virtually impossible to adequately c...

    Dnf , half way though. I usually do not quit Reading a book this late in the story, but I am totally lost. Maybe my concentration level is off, or at least not sufficient enough to follow the back and forth cases in this book. ...

    Netgalley gave me a copy for review and this was one of the best books I've read all year. Thank you Netgalley! Claire DeWitt is the standard, she is the beginning and also the end of my love of this genre, Claire DeWitt is the queen of my heart, Claire DeWitt is the one. Claire DeW...

    If I could give this book 10 stars, I would. So intelligent, enchanting. TIB is full of manic, dangerous energy reminding me why I became a reader in the first place. ...

    '"Claire DeWitt," a man's voice said a minute later, full of fake good cheer and a bad imitation of friendliness. "What an honor." I knew I had a reputation and I knew he'd heard of it and I knew no one would be particularly f***ing honored by meeting up with that reputation in the fle...

    Not being a regular reader of mysteries I picked up The Infinite Blacktop after reading a review for the book. No one beats Claire DeWitt she is the world's greatest detective (self-proclaimed). Her world is filled with cases like the Case of the Wilted Rose and the Case of the Emerald...

    Synopsis/blurb.... The "delicious and addictive" (Salon) Claire DeWitt series returns with a thrilling, noirish knockout of a novel that follows three separate narratives starring the self-proclaimed "world's greatest detective." As Cara Hoffman, author of Running, says, this "is a ...

    "Experience was just a long, infinite, blacktop of things you'd regret not enjoying later." * The world's most experienced (and self-proclaimed) greatest private investigator is back right where we left off at the cliffhanger ending of book two (Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highwa...

  • Raven
    Sep 30, 2018

    Five million stars. But wait, if I rate this book that high, what does that make Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead? Fucking awesome, of course, but I rated that five stars as well. Yet these were two very different, powerful reads. Since we parted ways with Claire way back ...

    Who tried to kill Claire DeWitt in a hit and run? That's what Claire wants to find out but will there be anything left of her when she finds her would-be killer? A funny thing happened a few days ago. I was driving to work, pondering when/if a new Claire DeWitt book would be coming ...

    The Infinite Blacktop is the third novel in Sara Gran's series featuring Claire DeWitt, The World's Greatest Detective, and it's another excellent read. DeWitt is, by almost any standard, the most unique protagonist in modern crime fiction, and it's virtually impossible to adequately c...

    Dnf , half way though. I usually do not quit Reading a book this late in the story, but I am totally lost. Maybe my concentration level is off, or at least not sufficient enough to follow the back and forth cases in this book. ...

    Netgalley gave me a copy for review and this was one of the best books I've read all year. Thank you Netgalley! Claire DeWitt is the standard, she is the beginning and also the end of my love of this genre, Claire DeWitt is the queen of my heart, Claire DeWitt is the one. Claire DeW...

    If I could give this book 10 stars, I would. So intelligent, enchanting. TIB is full of manic, dangerous energy reminding me why I became a reader in the first place. ...

    '"Claire DeWitt," a man's voice said a minute later, full of fake good cheer and a bad imitation of friendliness. "What an honor." I knew I had a reputation and I knew he'd heard of it and I knew no one would be particularly f***ing honored by meeting up with that reputation in the fle...

    Not being a regular reader of mysteries I picked up The Infinite Blacktop after reading a review for the book. No one beats Claire DeWitt she is the world's greatest detective (self-proclaimed). Her world is filled with cases like the Case of the Wilted Rose and the Case of the Emerald...

    Synopsis/blurb.... The "delicious and addictive" (Salon) Claire DeWitt series returns with a thrilling, noirish knockout of a novel that follows three separate narratives starring the self-proclaimed "world's greatest detective." As Cara Hoffman, author of Running, says, this "is a ...

    "Experience was just a long, infinite, blacktop of things you'd regret not enjoying later." * The world's most experienced (and self-proclaimed) greatest private investigator is back right where we left off at the cliffhanger ending of book two (Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highwa...

    Thank you Netgalley an Atria Books for the ARC. I have to admit, first thing that attracted me to this book was the gorgious cover. Just look at it! And sure enough, once in, the story takes off at full speed. PI Claire gets hit by a car and escapes the ambulance, determined to ...

    Doesn't look at all like my kind of book. Protag is Claire DeWitt, who calls herself the Best Detective in the World. If I saw Claire headed my way, I would cross the street, if not run away. The book opens with a traffic "accident", that Claire thinks was an attempt to murder her. She...

    Claire DeWitt is back, sharp and self deprecating, she breezes through experiences that would flatten anyone of lesser strength. Even when trying to solve mysteries on no sleep while chemically impaired, she prevails. Her story opens on the mean streets of Oakland, and I must admit...

    There?s a tiny moment in the middle of INFINITE BLACKTOP I liked so much that it made me stop reading, and ask myself why. Not just why do I love this passage, but why do I love fiction, why do I love reading, what?s reading fiction even for? These are not small questions to be eli...

    This is book #3 in the Claire DeWitt mystery series, though this is the first time I had heard of it. Totally enjoyed it. It's kind-of a mix of an homage to fictional female teen detectives (Nancy Drew, Scooby Doo; for this particular novel, it's a fictional comic book series) &...

    Sara Gran pushes the boundaries of literary detective fiction once more with this third Claire DeWitt novel; a dark, meta, meandering, existential tale of what it means to be alive. This is peak Sallis territory and I am in awe. ...

    I LOVE Sara Gran's Claire DeWitt novels and I'm so glad there's a new one! These books are dark and twisty, mystical, and just...unusual in ways I can't quite put my finger on. Claire DeWitt is a hot mess, and the suspense is always whether she will survive at all. Although you could r...

    This installation in the Claire DeWitt series just didn't "do it" for me. For one thing, the audiobook narrator was new: I'd grown accustomed to the gruff voice of Carol Monda, and while Madeleine Maby does a fine job, she just didn't sound like Claire DeWitt anymore. On the plus side ...

    I'm a huge Claire Dewitt fan. My favorite fictional detectives in order are Dewitt, Dirk Gently, Lionel Essrog (Motherless Brooklyn), Hank Palace (Last Policeman), Conrad Metcalf (Gun with Ocassional Music). This was the novel that I thought would answer all the questions about some of...

    Sara Gran is my favorite - very pumped to have lucked into a galley! ...

    I received a copy of this book from Goodreads in exchange for a review. There is a lot going on in this story?from a much younger Claire DeWitt, who?s childhood friend goes missing, to a more experienced Claire DeWitt that someone is trying to kill. Then there is the Claire DeWi...

    I won this book in a goodreads drawing. A fairly complicated novel about the search for family, only with three different narratives, one of them a Nancy Drew like teen sleuth. I was reminded of HellCat from Marvel comics, a character that used to be Patsy Walker, a teen humor fe...

    This a great addictive series that I want never to end. Claire DeWitt is brilliant, edgy, hard boiled, funny and truely in a class by herself. Three mysteries three different time periods, some are solved some are not but it's the journey that makes it all worthwhile. A genre bending s...

    Read it and wanted to return to page one and start it all over again because it was so good, so brilliant, so genre defying and I know there are so many layers I missed on the first reading. I love this series. there is nothing else like it. It is unique and addictive. ...

    I received a copy of this from the goodreads giveaway. Thank you! I love Claire DeWitt and after I read the first two books in the series, I thought I remembered reading that Sara Gran wasn't going to write anymore. So glad that either I imagined reading that or she changed her mind! I...

    I don?t know if I?m getting more generous with my 5-star reviews or just more in love with this series, but either way... this is an amazing book. Sad and lovely and weird and full of sentences I had to re-read because they were so true and heartbreaking. Claire?s beloved Silette...

    Gritty, well composed story. This character does not give up, as we learn why she is so scrappy along the way. #3 in a series; I just may go backwards from here! ...

    Best book cover ever! I have waited forever for another Claire DeWitt book. I preordered this to have it as soon as possible. I read it in one sitting right after unwrapping it. First, let me say I loved the first two books but they were not without flaws. I hate all of the Stilette qu...

    And so we reach the third instalment of Sara Gran?s terrific series featuring private detective Claire DeWitt, and what a powerhouse of a thriller it is. Tagged as a feminist take on the hardboiled tradition of Raymond Chandler, and described by me on Twitter as ?Nancy Drew on meth...

  • Chris Pavone
    Nov 09, 2018

    Five million stars. But wait, if I rate this book that high, what does that make Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead? Fucking awesome, of course, but I rated that five stars as well. Yet these were two very different, powerful reads. Since we parted ways with Claire way back ...

    Who tried to kill Claire DeWitt in a hit and run? That's what Claire wants to find out but will there be anything left of her when she finds her would-be killer? A funny thing happened a few days ago. I was driving to work, pondering when/if a new Claire DeWitt book would be coming ...

    The Infinite Blacktop is the third novel in Sara Gran's series featuring Claire DeWitt, The World's Greatest Detective, and it's another excellent read. DeWitt is, by almost any standard, the most unique protagonist in modern crime fiction, and it's virtually impossible to adequately c...

    Dnf , half way though. I usually do not quit Reading a book this late in the story, but I am totally lost. Maybe my concentration level is off, or at least not sufficient enough to follow the back and forth cases in this book. ...

    Netgalley gave me a copy for review and this was one of the best books I've read all year. Thank you Netgalley! Claire DeWitt is the standard, she is the beginning and also the end of my love of this genre, Claire DeWitt is the queen of my heart, Claire DeWitt is the one. Claire DeW...

    If I could give this book 10 stars, I would. So intelligent, enchanting. TIB is full of manic, dangerous energy reminding me why I became a reader in the first place. ...

    '"Claire DeWitt," a man's voice said a minute later, full of fake good cheer and a bad imitation of friendliness. "What an honor." I knew I had a reputation and I knew he'd heard of it and I knew no one would be particularly f***ing honored by meeting up with that reputation in the fle...

    Not being a regular reader of mysteries I picked up The Infinite Blacktop after reading a review for the book. No one beats Claire DeWitt she is the world's greatest detective (self-proclaimed). Her world is filled with cases like the Case of the Wilted Rose and the Case of the Emerald...

    Synopsis/blurb.... The "delicious and addictive" (Salon) Claire DeWitt series returns with a thrilling, noirish knockout of a novel that follows three separate narratives starring the self-proclaimed "world's greatest detective." As Cara Hoffman, author of Running, says, this "is a ...

    "Experience was just a long, infinite, blacktop of things you'd regret not enjoying later." * The world's most experienced (and self-proclaimed) greatest private investigator is back right where we left off at the cliffhanger ending of book two (Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highwa...

    Thank you Netgalley an Atria Books for the ARC. I have to admit, first thing that attracted me to this book was the gorgious cover. Just look at it! And sure enough, once in, the story takes off at full speed. PI Claire gets hit by a car and escapes the ambulance, determined to ...

    Doesn't look at all like my kind of book. Protag is Claire DeWitt, who calls herself the Best Detective in the World. If I saw Claire headed my way, I would cross the street, if not run away. The book opens with a traffic "accident", that Claire thinks was an attempt to murder her. She...

    Claire DeWitt is back, sharp and self deprecating, she breezes through experiences that would flatten anyone of lesser strength. Even when trying to solve mysteries on no sleep while chemically impaired, she prevails. Her story opens on the mean streets of Oakland, and I must admit...

    There?s a tiny moment in the middle of INFINITE BLACKTOP I liked so much that it made me stop reading, and ask myself why. Not just why do I love this passage, but why do I love fiction, why do I love reading, what?s reading fiction even for? These are not small questions to be eli...

  • Nick
    Aug 26, 2018

    Five million stars. But wait, if I rate this book that high, what does that make Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead? Fucking awesome, of course, but I rated that five stars as well. Yet these were two very different, powerful reads. Since we parted ways with Claire way back ...

    Who tried to kill Claire DeWitt in a hit and run? That's what Claire wants to find out but will there be anything left of her when she finds her would-be killer? A funny thing happened a few days ago. I was driving to work, pondering when/if a new Claire DeWitt book would be coming ...

    The Infinite Blacktop is the third novel in Sara Gran's series featuring Claire DeWitt, The World's Greatest Detective, and it's another excellent read. DeWitt is, by almost any standard, the most unique protagonist in modern crime fiction, and it's virtually impossible to adequately c...

    Dnf , half way though. I usually do not quit Reading a book this late in the story, but I am totally lost. Maybe my concentration level is off, or at least not sufficient enough to follow the back and forth cases in this book. ...

    Netgalley gave me a copy for review and this was one of the best books I've read all year. Thank you Netgalley! Claire DeWitt is the standard, she is the beginning and also the end of my love of this genre, Claire DeWitt is the queen of my heart, Claire DeWitt is the one. Claire DeW...

    If I could give this book 10 stars, I would. So intelligent, enchanting. TIB is full of manic, dangerous energy reminding me why I became a reader in the first place. ...

    '"Claire DeWitt," a man's voice said a minute later, full of fake good cheer and a bad imitation of friendliness. "What an honor." I knew I had a reputation and I knew he'd heard of it and I knew no one would be particularly f***ing honored by meeting up with that reputation in the fle...

    Not being a regular reader of mysteries I picked up The Infinite Blacktop after reading a review for the book. No one beats Claire DeWitt she is the world's greatest detective (self-proclaimed). Her world is filled with cases like the Case of the Wilted Rose and the Case of the Emerald...

    Synopsis/blurb.... The "delicious and addictive" (Salon) Claire DeWitt series returns with a thrilling, noirish knockout of a novel that follows three separate narratives starring the self-proclaimed "world's greatest detective." As Cara Hoffman, author of Running, says, this "is a ...

    "Experience was just a long, infinite, blacktop of things you'd regret not enjoying later." * The world's most experienced (and self-proclaimed) greatest private investigator is back right where we left off at the cliffhanger ending of book two (Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highwa...

    Thank you Netgalley an Atria Books for the ARC. I have to admit, first thing that attracted me to this book was the gorgious cover. Just look at it! And sure enough, once in, the story takes off at full speed. PI Claire gets hit by a car and escapes the ambulance, determined to ...

    Doesn't look at all like my kind of book. Protag is Claire DeWitt, who calls herself the Best Detective in the World. If I saw Claire headed my way, I would cross the street, if not run away. The book opens with a traffic "accident", that Claire thinks was an attempt to murder her. She...

    Claire DeWitt is back, sharp and self deprecating, she breezes through experiences that would flatten anyone of lesser strength. Even when trying to solve mysteries on no sleep while chemically impaired, she prevails. Her story opens on the mean streets of Oakland, and I must admit...

    There?s a tiny moment in the middle of INFINITE BLACKTOP I liked so much that it made me stop reading, and ask myself why. Not just why do I love this passage, but why do I love fiction, why do I love reading, what?s reading fiction even for? These are not small questions to be eli...

    This is book #3 in the Claire DeWitt mystery series, though this is the first time I had heard of it. Totally enjoyed it. It's kind-of a mix of an homage to fictional female teen detectives (Nancy Drew, Scooby Doo; for this particular novel, it's a fictional comic book series) &...

    Sara Gran pushes the boundaries of literary detective fiction once more with this third Claire DeWitt novel; a dark, meta, meandering, existential tale of what it means to be alive. This is peak Sallis territory and I am in awe. ...

    I LOVE Sara Gran's Claire DeWitt novels and I'm so glad there's a new one! These books are dark and twisty, mystical, and just...unusual in ways I can't quite put my finger on. Claire DeWitt is a hot mess, and the suspense is always whether she will survive at all. Although you could r...

    This installation in the Claire DeWitt series just didn't "do it" for me. For one thing, the audiobook narrator was new: I'd grown accustomed to the gruff voice of Carol Monda, and while Madeleine Maby does a fine job, she just didn't sound like Claire DeWitt anymore. On the plus side ...

    I'm a huge Claire Dewitt fan. My favorite fictional detectives in order are Dewitt, Dirk Gently, Lionel Essrog (Motherless Brooklyn), Hank Palace (Last Policeman), Conrad Metcalf (Gun with Ocassional Music). This was the novel that I thought would answer all the questions about some of...

    Sara Gran is my favorite - very pumped to have lucked into a galley! ...

  • Peter Tillman
    Nov 05, 2018

    Five million stars. But wait, if I rate this book that high, what does that make Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead? Fucking awesome, of course, but I rated that five stars as well. Yet these were two very different, powerful reads. Since we parted ways with Claire way back ...

    Who tried to kill Claire DeWitt in a hit and run? That's what Claire wants to find out but will there be anything left of her when she finds her would-be killer? A funny thing happened a few days ago. I was driving to work, pondering when/if a new Claire DeWitt book would be coming ...

    The Infinite Blacktop is the third novel in Sara Gran's series featuring Claire DeWitt, The World's Greatest Detective, and it's another excellent read. DeWitt is, by almost any standard, the most unique protagonist in modern crime fiction, and it's virtually impossible to adequately c...

    Dnf , half way though. I usually do not quit Reading a book this late in the story, but I am totally lost. Maybe my concentration level is off, or at least not sufficient enough to follow the back and forth cases in this book. ...

    Netgalley gave me a copy for review and this was one of the best books I've read all year. Thank you Netgalley! Claire DeWitt is the standard, she is the beginning and also the end of my love of this genre, Claire DeWitt is the queen of my heart, Claire DeWitt is the one. Claire DeW...

    If I could give this book 10 stars, I would. So intelligent, enchanting. TIB is full of manic, dangerous energy reminding me why I became a reader in the first place. ...

    '"Claire DeWitt," a man's voice said a minute later, full of fake good cheer and a bad imitation of friendliness. "What an honor." I knew I had a reputation and I knew he'd heard of it and I knew no one would be particularly f***ing honored by meeting up with that reputation in the fle...

    Not being a regular reader of mysteries I picked up The Infinite Blacktop after reading a review for the book. No one beats Claire DeWitt she is the world's greatest detective (self-proclaimed). Her world is filled with cases like the Case of the Wilted Rose and the Case of the Emerald...

    Synopsis/blurb.... The "delicious and addictive" (Salon) Claire DeWitt series returns with a thrilling, noirish knockout of a novel that follows three separate narratives starring the self-proclaimed "world's greatest detective." As Cara Hoffman, author of Running, says, this "is a ...

    "Experience was just a long, infinite, blacktop of things you'd regret not enjoying later." * The world's most experienced (and self-proclaimed) greatest private investigator is back right where we left off at the cliffhanger ending of book two (Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highwa...

    Thank you Netgalley an Atria Books for the ARC. I have to admit, first thing that attracted me to this book was the gorgious cover. Just look at it! And sure enough, once in, the story takes off at full speed. PI Claire gets hit by a car and escapes the ambulance, determined to ...

    Doesn't look at all like my kind of book. Protag is Claire DeWitt, who calls herself the Best Detective in the World. If I saw Claire headed my way, I would cross the street, if not run away. The book opens with a traffic "accident", that Claire thinks was an attempt to murder her. She...

  • ABCme
    Jul 09, 2018

    Five million stars. But wait, if I rate this book that high, what does that make Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead? Fucking awesome, of course, but I rated that five stars as well. Yet these were two very different, powerful reads. Since we parted ways with Claire way back ...

    Who tried to kill Claire DeWitt in a hit and run? That's what Claire wants to find out but will there be anything left of her when she finds her would-be killer? A funny thing happened a few days ago. I was driving to work, pondering when/if a new Claire DeWitt book would be coming ...

    The Infinite Blacktop is the third novel in Sara Gran's series featuring Claire DeWitt, The World's Greatest Detective, and it's another excellent read. DeWitt is, by almost any standard, the most unique protagonist in modern crime fiction, and it's virtually impossible to adequately c...

    Dnf , half way though. I usually do not quit Reading a book this late in the story, but I am totally lost. Maybe my concentration level is off, or at least not sufficient enough to follow the back and forth cases in this book. ...

    Netgalley gave me a copy for review and this was one of the best books I've read all year. Thank you Netgalley! Claire DeWitt is the standard, she is the beginning and also the end of my love of this genre, Claire DeWitt is the queen of my heart, Claire DeWitt is the one. Claire DeW...

    If I could give this book 10 stars, I would. So intelligent, enchanting. TIB is full of manic, dangerous energy reminding me why I became a reader in the first place. ...

    '"Claire DeWitt," a man's voice said a minute later, full of fake good cheer and a bad imitation of friendliness. "What an honor." I knew I had a reputation and I knew he'd heard of it and I knew no one would be particularly f***ing honored by meeting up with that reputation in the fle...

    Not being a regular reader of mysteries I picked up The Infinite Blacktop after reading a review for the book. No one beats Claire DeWitt she is the world's greatest detective (self-proclaimed). Her world is filled with cases like the Case of the Wilted Rose and the Case of the Emerald...

    Synopsis/blurb.... The "delicious and addictive" (Salon) Claire DeWitt series returns with a thrilling, noirish knockout of a novel that follows three separate narratives starring the self-proclaimed "world's greatest detective." As Cara Hoffman, author of Running, says, this "is a ...

    "Experience was just a long, infinite, blacktop of things you'd regret not enjoying later." * The world's most experienced (and self-proclaimed) greatest private investigator is back right where we left off at the cliffhanger ending of book two (Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highwa...

    Thank you Netgalley an Atria Books for the ARC. I have to admit, first thing that attracted me to this book was the gorgious cover. Just look at it! And sure enough, once in, the story takes off at full speed. PI Claire gets hit by a car and escapes the ambulance, determined to ...

  • R J Mckay
    Jun 25, 2018

    Five million stars. But wait, if I rate this book that high, what does that make Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead? Fucking awesome, of course, but I rated that five stars as well. Yet these were two very different, powerful reads. Since we parted ways with Claire way back ...

    Who tried to kill Claire DeWitt in a hit and run? That's what Claire wants to find out but will there be anything left of her when she finds her would-be killer? A funny thing happened a few days ago. I was driving to work, pondering when/if a new Claire DeWitt book would be coming ...

    The Infinite Blacktop is the third novel in Sara Gran's series featuring Claire DeWitt, The World's Greatest Detective, and it's another excellent read. DeWitt is, by almost any standard, the most unique protagonist in modern crime fiction, and it's virtually impossible to adequately c...

    Dnf , half way though. I usually do not quit Reading a book this late in the story, but I am totally lost. Maybe my concentration level is off, or at least not sufficient enough to follow the back and forth cases in this book. ...

    Netgalley gave me a copy for review and this was one of the best books I've read all year. Thank you Netgalley! Claire DeWitt is the standard, she is the beginning and also the end of my love of this genre, Claire DeWitt is the queen of my heart, Claire DeWitt is the one. Claire DeW...

    If I could give this book 10 stars, I would. So intelligent, enchanting. TIB is full of manic, dangerous energy reminding me why I became a reader in the first place. ...

    '"Claire DeWitt," a man's voice said a minute later, full of fake good cheer and a bad imitation of friendliness. "What an honor." I knew I had a reputation and I knew he'd heard of it and I knew no one would be particularly f***ing honored by meeting up with that reputation in the fle...

    Not being a regular reader of mysteries I picked up The Infinite Blacktop after reading a review for the book. No one beats Claire DeWitt she is the world's greatest detective (self-proclaimed). Her world is filled with cases like the Case of the Wilted Rose and the Case of the Emerald...

    Synopsis/blurb.... The "delicious and addictive" (Salon) Claire DeWitt series returns with a thrilling, noirish knockout of a novel that follows three separate narratives starring the self-proclaimed "world's greatest detective." As Cara Hoffman, author of Running, says, this "is a ...

    "Experience was just a long, infinite, blacktop of things you'd regret not enjoying later." * The world's most experienced (and self-proclaimed) greatest private investigator is back right where we left off at the cliffhanger ending of book two (Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highwa...

    Thank you Netgalley an Atria Books for the ARC. I have to admit, first thing that attracted me to this book was the gorgious cover. Just look at it! And sure enough, once in, the story takes off at full speed. PI Claire gets hit by a car and escapes the ambulance, determined to ...

    Doesn't look at all like my kind of book. Protag is Claire DeWitt, who calls herself the Best Detective in the World. If I saw Claire headed my way, I would cross the street, if not run away. The book opens with a traffic "accident", that Claire thinks was an attempt to murder her. She...

    Claire DeWitt is back, sharp and self deprecating, she breezes through experiences that would flatten anyone of lesser strength. Even when trying to solve mysteries on no sleep while chemically impaired, she prevails. Her story opens on the mean streets of Oakland, and I must admit...

    There?s a tiny moment in the middle of INFINITE BLACKTOP I liked so much that it made me stop reading, and ask myself why. Not just why do I love this passage, but why do I love fiction, why do I love reading, what?s reading fiction even for? These are not small questions to be eli...

    This is book #3 in the Claire DeWitt mystery series, though this is the first time I had heard of it. Totally enjoyed it. It's kind-of a mix of an homage to fictional female teen detectives (Nancy Drew, Scooby Doo; for this particular novel, it's a fictional comic book series) &...

    Sara Gran pushes the boundaries of literary detective fiction once more with this third Claire DeWitt novel; a dark, meta, meandering, existential tale of what it means to be alive. This is peak Sallis territory and I am in awe. ...

    I LOVE Sara Gran's Claire DeWitt novels and I'm so glad there's a new one! These books are dark and twisty, mystical, and just...unusual in ways I can't quite put my finger on. Claire DeWitt is a hot mess, and the suspense is always whether she will survive at all. Although you could r...

    This installation in the Claire DeWitt series just didn't "do it" for me. For one thing, the audiobook narrator was new: I'd grown accustomed to the gruff voice of Carol Monda, and while Madeleine Maby does a fine job, she just didn't sound like Claire DeWitt anymore. On the plus side ...

    I'm a huge Claire Dewitt fan. My favorite fictional detectives in order are Dewitt, Dirk Gently, Lionel Essrog (Motherless Brooklyn), Hank Palace (Last Policeman), Conrad Metcalf (Gun with Ocassional Music). This was the novel that I thought would answer all the questions about some of...

    Sara Gran is my favorite - very pumped to have lucked into a galley! ...

    I received a copy of this book from Goodreads in exchange for a review. There is a lot going on in this story?from a much younger Claire DeWitt, who?s childhood friend goes missing, to a more experienced Claire DeWitt that someone is trying to kill. Then there is the Claire DeWi...

  • Lori
    Jun 17, 2018

    Five million stars. But wait, if I rate this book that high, what does that make Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead? Fucking awesome, of course, but I rated that five stars as well. Yet these were two very different, powerful reads. Since we parted ways with Claire way back ...

    Who tried to kill Claire DeWitt in a hit and run? That's what Claire wants to find out but will there be anything left of her when she finds her would-be killer? A funny thing happened a few days ago. I was driving to work, pondering when/if a new Claire DeWitt book would be coming ...

    The Infinite Blacktop is the third novel in Sara Gran's series featuring Claire DeWitt, The World's Greatest Detective, and it's another excellent read. DeWitt is, by almost any standard, the most unique protagonist in modern crime fiction, and it's virtually impossible to adequately c...

    Dnf , half way though. I usually do not quit Reading a book this late in the story, but I am totally lost. Maybe my concentration level is off, or at least not sufficient enough to follow the back and forth cases in this book. ...

    Netgalley gave me a copy for review and this was one of the best books I've read all year. Thank you Netgalley! Claire DeWitt is the standard, she is the beginning and also the end of my love of this genre, Claire DeWitt is the queen of my heart, Claire DeWitt is the one. Claire DeW...

    If I could give this book 10 stars, I would. So intelligent, enchanting. TIB is full of manic, dangerous energy reminding me why I became a reader in the first place. ...

    '"Claire DeWitt," a man's voice said a minute later, full of fake good cheer and a bad imitation of friendliness. "What an honor." I knew I had a reputation and I knew he'd heard of it and I knew no one would be particularly f***ing honored by meeting up with that reputation in the fle...

    Not being a regular reader of mysteries I picked up The Infinite Blacktop after reading a review for the book. No one beats Claire DeWitt she is the world's greatest detective (self-proclaimed). Her world is filled with cases like the Case of the Wilted Rose and the Case of the Emerald...

    Synopsis/blurb.... The "delicious and addictive" (Salon) Claire DeWitt series returns with a thrilling, noirish knockout of a novel that follows three separate narratives starring the self-proclaimed "world's greatest detective." As Cara Hoffman, author of Running, says, this "is a ...

    "Experience was just a long, infinite, blacktop of things you'd regret not enjoying later." * The world's most experienced (and self-proclaimed) greatest private investigator is back right where we left off at the cliffhanger ending of book two (Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highwa...

    Thank you Netgalley an Atria Books for the ARC. I have to admit, first thing that attracted me to this book was the gorgious cover. Just look at it! And sure enough, once in, the story takes off at full speed. PI Claire gets hit by a car and escapes the ambulance, determined to ...

    Doesn't look at all like my kind of book. Protag is Claire DeWitt, who calls herself the Best Detective in the World. If I saw Claire headed my way, I would cross the street, if not run away. The book opens with a traffic "accident", that Claire thinks was an attempt to murder her. She...

    Claire DeWitt is back, sharp and self deprecating, she breezes through experiences that would flatten anyone of lesser strength. Even when trying to solve mysteries on no sleep while chemically impaired, she prevails. Her story opens on the mean streets of Oakland, and I must admit...

    There?s a tiny moment in the middle of INFINITE BLACKTOP I liked so much that it made me stop reading, and ask myself why. Not just why do I love this passage, but why do I love fiction, why do I love reading, what?s reading fiction even for? These are not small questions to be eli...

    This is book #3 in the Claire DeWitt mystery series, though this is the first time I had heard of it. Totally enjoyed it. It's kind-of a mix of an homage to fictional female teen detectives (Nancy Drew, Scooby Doo; for this particular novel, it's a fictional comic book series) &...

    Sara Gran pushes the boundaries of literary detective fiction once more with this third Claire DeWitt novel; a dark, meta, meandering, existential tale of what it means to be alive. This is peak Sallis territory and I am in awe. ...

    I LOVE Sara Gran's Claire DeWitt novels and I'm so glad there's a new one! These books are dark and twisty, mystical, and just...unusual in ways I can't quite put my finger on. Claire DeWitt is a hot mess, and the suspense is always whether she will survive at all. Although you could r...

    This installation in the Claire DeWitt series just didn't "do it" for me. For one thing, the audiobook narrator was new: I'd grown accustomed to the gruff voice of Carol Monda, and while Madeleine Maby does a fine job, she just didn't sound like Claire DeWitt anymore. On the plus side ...

    I'm a huge Claire Dewitt fan. My favorite fictional detectives in order are Dewitt, Dirk Gently, Lionel Essrog (Motherless Brooklyn), Hank Palace (Last Policeman), Conrad Metcalf (Gun with Ocassional Music). This was the novel that I thought would answer all the questions about some of...

    Sara Gran is my favorite - very pumped to have lucked into a galley! ...

    I received a copy of this book from Goodreads in exchange for a review. There is a lot going on in this story?from a much younger Claire DeWitt, who?s childhood friend goes missing, to a more experienced Claire DeWitt that someone is trying to kill. Then there is the Claire DeWi...

    I won this book in a goodreads drawing. A fairly complicated novel about the search for family, only with three different narratives, one of them a Nancy Drew like teen sleuth. I was reminded of HellCat from Marvel comics, a character that used to be Patsy Walker, a teen humor fe...

    This a great addictive series that I want never to end. Claire DeWitt is brilliant, edgy, hard boiled, funny and truely in a class by herself. Three mysteries three different time periods, some are solved some are not but it's the journey that makes it all worthwhile. A genre bending s...

    Read it and wanted to return to page one and start it all over again because it was so good, so brilliant, so genre defying and I know there are so many layers I missed on the first reading. I love this series. there is nothing else like it. It is unique and addictive. ...

    I received a copy of this from the goodreads giveaway. Thank you! I love Claire DeWitt and after I read the first two books in the series, I thought I remembered reading that Sara Gran wasn't going to write anymore. So glad that either I imagined reading that or she changed her mind! I...

  • Col
    Oct 22, 2018

    Five million stars. But wait, if I rate this book that high, what does that make Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead? Fucking awesome, of course, but I rated that five stars as well. Yet these were two very different, powerful reads. Since we parted ways with Claire way back ...

    Who tried to kill Claire DeWitt in a hit and run? That's what Claire wants to find out but will there be anything left of her when she finds her would-be killer? A funny thing happened a few days ago. I was driving to work, pondering when/if a new Claire DeWitt book would be coming ...

    The Infinite Blacktop is the third novel in Sara Gran's series featuring Claire DeWitt, The World's Greatest Detective, and it's another excellent read. DeWitt is, by almost any standard, the most unique protagonist in modern crime fiction, and it's virtually impossible to adequately c...

    Dnf , half way though. I usually do not quit Reading a book this late in the story, but I am totally lost. Maybe my concentration level is off, or at least not sufficient enough to follow the back and forth cases in this book. ...

    Netgalley gave me a copy for review and this was one of the best books I've read all year. Thank you Netgalley! Claire DeWitt is the standard, she is the beginning and also the end of my love of this genre, Claire DeWitt is the queen of my heart, Claire DeWitt is the one. Claire DeW...

    If I could give this book 10 stars, I would. So intelligent, enchanting. TIB is full of manic, dangerous energy reminding me why I became a reader in the first place. ...

    '"Claire DeWitt," a man's voice said a minute later, full of fake good cheer and a bad imitation of friendliness. "What an honor." I knew I had a reputation and I knew he'd heard of it and I knew no one would be particularly f***ing honored by meeting up with that reputation in the fle...

    Not being a regular reader of mysteries I picked up The Infinite Blacktop after reading a review for the book. No one beats Claire DeWitt she is the world's greatest detective (self-proclaimed). Her world is filled with cases like the Case of the Wilted Rose and the Case of the Emerald...

    Synopsis/blurb.... The "delicious and addictive" (Salon) Claire DeWitt series returns with a thrilling, noirish knockout of a novel that follows three separate narratives starring the self-proclaimed "world's greatest detective." As Cara Hoffman, author of Running, says, this "is a ...

  • Glen
    Oct 15, 2018

    Five million stars. But wait, if I rate this book that high, what does that make Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead? Fucking awesome, of course, but I rated that five stars as well. Yet these were two very different, powerful reads. Since we parted ways with Claire way back ...

    Who tried to kill Claire DeWitt in a hit and run? That's what Claire wants to find out but will there be anything left of her when she finds her would-be killer? A funny thing happened a few days ago. I was driving to work, pondering when/if a new Claire DeWitt book would be coming ...

    The Infinite Blacktop is the third novel in Sara Gran's series featuring Claire DeWitt, The World's Greatest Detective, and it's another excellent read. DeWitt is, by almost any standard, the most unique protagonist in modern crime fiction, and it's virtually impossible to adequately c...

    Dnf , half way though. I usually do not quit Reading a book this late in the story, but I am totally lost. Maybe my concentration level is off, or at least not sufficient enough to follow the back and forth cases in this book. ...

    Netgalley gave me a copy for review and this was one of the best books I've read all year. Thank you Netgalley! Claire DeWitt is the standard, she is the beginning and also the end of my love of this genre, Claire DeWitt is the queen of my heart, Claire DeWitt is the one. Claire DeW...

    If I could give this book 10 stars, I would. So intelligent, enchanting. TIB is full of manic, dangerous energy reminding me why I became a reader in the first place. ...

    '"Claire DeWitt," a man's voice said a minute later, full of fake good cheer and a bad imitation of friendliness. "What an honor." I knew I had a reputation and I knew he'd heard of it and I knew no one would be particularly f***ing honored by meeting up with that reputation in the fle...

    Not being a regular reader of mysteries I picked up The Infinite Blacktop after reading a review for the book. No one beats Claire DeWitt she is the world's greatest detective (self-proclaimed). Her world is filled with cases like the Case of the Wilted Rose and the Case of the Emerald...

    Synopsis/blurb.... The "delicious and addictive" (Salon) Claire DeWitt series returns with a thrilling, noirish knockout of a novel that follows three separate narratives starring the self-proclaimed "world's greatest detective." As Cara Hoffman, author of Running, says, this "is a ...

    "Experience was just a long, infinite, blacktop of things you'd regret not enjoying later." * The world's most experienced (and self-proclaimed) greatest private investigator is back right where we left off at the cliffhanger ending of book two (Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highwa...

    Thank you Netgalley an Atria Books for the ARC. I have to admit, first thing that attracted me to this book was the gorgious cover. Just look at it! And sure enough, once in, the story takes off at full speed. PI Claire gets hit by a car and escapes the ambulance, determined to ...

    Doesn't look at all like my kind of book. Protag is Claire DeWitt, who calls herself the Best Detective in the World. If I saw Claire headed my way, I would cross the street, if not run away. The book opens with a traffic "accident", that Claire thinks was an attempt to murder her. She...

    Claire DeWitt is back, sharp and self deprecating, she breezes through experiences that would flatten anyone of lesser strength. Even when trying to solve mysteries on no sleep while chemically impaired, she prevails. Her story opens on the mean streets of Oakland, and I must admit...

    There?s a tiny moment in the middle of INFINITE BLACKTOP I liked so much that it made me stop reading, and ask myself why. Not just why do I love this passage, but why do I love fiction, why do I love reading, what?s reading fiction even for? These are not small questions to be eli...

    This is book #3 in the Claire DeWitt mystery series, though this is the first time I had heard of it. Totally enjoyed it. It's kind-of a mix of an homage to fictional female teen detectives (Nancy Drew, Scooby Doo; for this particular novel, it's a fictional comic book series) &...

    Sara Gran pushes the boundaries of literary detective fiction once more with this third Claire DeWitt novel; a dark, meta, meandering, existential tale of what it means to be alive. This is peak Sallis territory and I am in awe. ...

    I LOVE Sara Gran's Claire DeWitt novels and I'm so glad there's a new one! These books are dark and twisty, mystical, and just...unusual in ways I can't quite put my finger on. Claire DeWitt is a hot mess, and the suspense is always whether she will survive at all. Although you could r...

    This installation in the Claire DeWitt series just didn't "do it" for me. For one thing, the audiobook narrator was new: I'd grown accustomed to the gruff voice of Carol Monda, and while Madeleine Maby does a fine job, she just didn't sound like Claire DeWitt anymore. On the plus side ...

    I'm a huge Claire Dewitt fan. My favorite fictional detectives in order are Dewitt, Dirk Gently, Lionel Essrog (Motherless Brooklyn), Hank Palace (Last Policeman), Conrad Metcalf (Gun with Ocassional Music). This was the novel that I thought would answer all the questions about some of...

    Sara Gran is my favorite - very pumped to have lucked into a galley! ...

    I received a copy of this book from Goodreads in exchange for a review. There is a lot going on in this story?from a much younger Claire DeWitt, who?s childhood friend goes missing, to a more experienced Claire DeWitt that someone is trying to kill. Then there is the Claire DeWi...

    I won this book in a goodreads drawing. A fairly complicated novel about the search for family, only with three different narratives, one of them a Nancy Drew like teen sleuth. I was reminded of HellCat from Marvel comics, a character that used to be Patsy Walker, a teen humor fe...

  • Scott S.
    Jan 22, 2019

    Five million stars. But wait, if I rate this book that high, what does that make Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead? Fucking awesome, of course, but I rated that five stars as well. Yet these were two very different, powerful reads. Since we parted ways with Claire way back ...

    Who tried to kill Claire DeWitt in a hit and run? That's what Claire wants to find out but will there be anything left of her when she finds her would-be killer? A funny thing happened a few days ago. I was driving to work, pondering when/if a new Claire DeWitt book would be coming ...

    The Infinite Blacktop is the third novel in Sara Gran's series featuring Claire DeWitt, The World's Greatest Detective, and it's another excellent read. DeWitt is, by almost any standard, the most unique protagonist in modern crime fiction, and it's virtually impossible to adequately c...

    Dnf , half way though. I usually do not quit Reading a book this late in the story, but I am totally lost. Maybe my concentration level is off, or at least not sufficient enough to follow the back and forth cases in this book. ...

    Netgalley gave me a copy for review and this was one of the best books I've read all year. Thank you Netgalley! Claire DeWitt is the standard, she is the beginning and also the end of my love of this genre, Claire DeWitt is the queen of my heart, Claire DeWitt is the one. Claire DeW...

    If I could give this book 10 stars, I would. So intelligent, enchanting. TIB is full of manic, dangerous energy reminding me why I became a reader in the first place. ...

    '"Claire DeWitt," a man's voice said a minute later, full of fake good cheer and a bad imitation of friendliness. "What an honor." I knew I had a reputation and I knew he'd heard of it and I knew no one would be particularly f***ing honored by meeting up with that reputation in the fle...

  • Dgordon
    May 23, 2018

    Five million stars. But wait, if I rate this book that high, what does that make Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead? Fucking awesome, of course, but I rated that five stars as well. Yet these were two very different, powerful reads. Since we parted ways with Claire way back ...

    Who tried to kill Claire DeWitt in a hit and run? That's what Claire wants to find out but will there be anything left of her when she finds her would-be killer? A funny thing happened a few days ago. I was driving to work, pondering when/if a new Claire DeWitt book would be coming ...

    The Infinite Blacktop is the third novel in Sara Gran's series featuring Claire DeWitt, The World's Greatest Detective, and it's another excellent read. DeWitt is, by almost any standard, the most unique protagonist in modern crime fiction, and it's virtually impossible to adequately c...

    Dnf , half way though. I usually do not quit Reading a book this late in the story, but I am totally lost. Maybe my concentration level is off, or at least not sufficient enough to follow the back and forth cases in this book. ...

    Netgalley gave me a copy for review and this was one of the best books I've read all year. Thank you Netgalley! Claire DeWitt is the standard, she is the beginning and also the end of my love of this genre, Claire DeWitt is the queen of my heart, Claire DeWitt is the one. Claire DeW...

    If I could give this book 10 stars, I would. So intelligent, enchanting. TIB is full of manic, dangerous energy reminding me why I became a reader in the first place. ...

    '"Claire DeWitt," a man's voice said a minute later, full of fake good cheer and a bad imitation of friendliness. "What an honor." I knew I had a reputation and I knew he'd heard of it and I knew no one would be particularly f***ing honored by meeting up with that reputation in the fle...

    Not being a regular reader of mysteries I picked up The Infinite Blacktop after reading a review for the book. No one beats Claire DeWitt she is the world's greatest detective (self-proclaimed). Her world is filled with cases like the Case of the Wilted Rose and the Case of the Emerald...

    Synopsis/blurb.... The "delicious and addictive" (Salon) Claire DeWitt series returns with a thrilling, noirish knockout of a novel that follows three separate narratives starring the self-proclaimed "world's greatest detective." As Cara Hoffman, author of Running, says, this "is a ...

    "Experience was just a long, infinite, blacktop of things you'd regret not enjoying later." * The world's most experienced (and self-proclaimed) greatest private investigator is back right where we left off at the cliffhanger ending of book two (Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highwa...

    Thank you Netgalley an Atria Books for the ARC. I have to admit, first thing that attracted me to this book was the gorgious cover. Just look at it! And sure enough, once in, the story takes off at full speed. PI Claire gets hit by a car and escapes the ambulance, determined to ...

    Doesn't look at all like my kind of book. Protag is Claire DeWitt, who calls herself the Best Detective in the World. If I saw Claire headed my way, I would cross the street, if not run away. The book opens with a traffic "accident", that Claire thinks was an attempt to murder her. She...

    Claire DeWitt is back, sharp and self deprecating, she breezes through experiences that would flatten anyone of lesser strength. Even when trying to solve mysteries on no sleep while chemically impaired, she prevails. Her story opens on the mean streets of Oakland, and I must admit...

    There?s a tiny moment in the middle of INFINITE BLACKTOP I liked so much that it made me stop reading, and ask myself why. Not just why do I love this passage, but why do I love fiction, why do I love reading, what?s reading fiction even for? These are not small questions to be eli...

    This is book #3 in the Claire DeWitt mystery series, though this is the first time I had heard of it. Totally enjoyed it. It's kind-of a mix of an homage to fictional female teen detectives (Nancy Drew, Scooby Doo; for this particular novel, it's a fictional comic book series) &...

    Sara Gran pushes the boundaries of literary detective fiction once more with this third Claire DeWitt novel; a dark, meta, meandering, existential tale of what it means to be alive. This is peak Sallis territory and I am in awe. ...

    I LOVE Sara Gran's Claire DeWitt novels and I'm so glad there's a new one! These books are dark and twisty, mystical, and just...unusual in ways I can't quite put my finger on. Claire DeWitt is a hot mess, and the suspense is always whether she will survive at all. Although you could r...

    This installation in the Claire DeWitt series just didn't "do it" for me. For one thing, the audiobook narrator was new: I'd grown accustomed to the gruff voice of Carol Monda, and while Madeleine Maby does a fine job, she just didn't sound like Claire DeWitt anymore. On the plus side ...

    I'm a huge Claire Dewitt fan. My favorite fictional detectives in order are Dewitt, Dirk Gently, Lionel Essrog (Motherless Brooklyn), Hank Palace (Last Policeman), Conrad Metcalf (Gun with Ocassional Music). This was the novel that I thought would answer all the questions about some of...

    Sara Gran is my favorite - very pumped to have lucked into a galley! ...

    I received a copy of this book from Goodreads in exchange for a review. There is a lot going on in this story?from a much younger Claire DeWitt, who?s childhood friend goes missing, to a more experienced Claire DeWitt that someone is trying to kill. Then there is the Claire DeWi...

    I won this book in a goodreads drawing. A fairly complicated novel about the search for family, only with three different narratives, one of them a Nancy Drew like teen sleuth. I was reminded of HellCat from Marvel comics, a character that used to be Patsy Walker, a teen humor fe...

    This a great addictive series that I want never to end. Claire DeWitt is brilliant, edgy, hard boiled, funny and truely in a class by herself. Three mysteries three different time periods, some are solved some are not but it's the journey that makes it all worthwhile. A genre bending s...

  • Yuckamashe
    Sep 19, 2018

    Five million stars. But wait, if I rate this book that high, what does that make Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead? Fucking awesome, of course, but I rated that five stars as well. Yet these were two very different, powerful reads. Since we parted ways with Claire way back ...

    Who tried to kill Claire DeWitt in a hit and run? That's what Claire wants to find out but will there be anything left of her when she finds her would-be killer? A funny thing happened a few days ago. I was driving to work, pondering when/if a new Claire DeWitt book would be coming ...

    The Infinite Blacktop is the third novel in Sara Gran's series featuring Claire DeWitt, The World's Greatest Detective, and it's another excellent read. DeWitt is, by almost any standard, the most unique protagonist in modern crime fiction, and it's virtually impossible to adequately c...

    Dnf , half way though. I usually do not quit Reading a book this late in the story, but I am totally lost. Maybe my concentration level is off, or at least not sufficient enough to follow the back and forth cases in this book. ...

    Netgalley gave me a copy for review and this was one of the best books I've read all year. Thank you Netgalley! Claire DeWitt is the standard, she is the beginning and also the end of my love of this genre, Claire DeWitt is the queen of my heart, Claire DeWitt is the one. Claire DeW...

    If I could give this book 10 stars, I would. So intelligent, enchanting. TIB is full of manic, dangerous energy reminding me why I became a reader in the first place. ...

    '"Claire DeWitt," a man's voice said a minute later, full of fake good cheer and a bad imitation of friendliness. "What an honor." I knew I had a reputation and I knew he'd heard of it and I knew no one would be particularly f***ing honored by meeting up with that reputation in the fle...

    Not being a regular reader of mysteries I picked up The Infinite Blacktop after reading a review for the book. No one beats Claire DeWitt she is the world's greatest detective (self-proclaimed). Her world is filled with cases like the Case of the Wilted Rose and the Case of the Emerald...

    Synopsis/blurb.... The "delicious and addictive" (Salon) Claire DeWitt series returns with a thrilling, noirish knockout of a novel that follows three separate narratives starring the self-proclaimed "world's greatest detective." As Cara Hoffman, author of Running, says, this "is a ...

    "Experience was just a long, infinite, blacktop of things you'd regret not enjoying later." * The world's most experienced (and self-proclaimed) greatest private investigator is back right where we left off at the cliffhanger ending of book two (Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highwa...

    Thank you Netgalley an Atria Books for the ARC. I have to admit, first thing that attracted me to this book was the gorgious cover. Just look at it! And sure enough, once in, the story takes off at full speed. PI Claire gets hit by a car and escapes the ambulance, determined to ...

    Doesn't look at all like my kind of book. Protag is Claire DeWitt, who calls herself the Best Detective in the World. If I saw Claire headed my way, I would cross the street, if not run away. The book opens with a traffic "accident", that Claire thinks was an attempt to murder her. She...

    Claire DeWitt is back, sharp and self deprecating, she breezes through experiences that would flatten anyone of lesser strength. Even when trying to solve mysteries on no sleep while chemically impaired, she prevails. Her story opens on the mean streets of Oakland, and I must admit...

    There?s a tiny moment in the middle of INFINITE BLACKTOP I liked so much that it made me stop reading, and ask myself why. Not just why do I love this passage, but why do I love fiction, why do I love reading, what?s reading fiction even for? These are not small questions to be eli...

    This is book #3 in the Claire DeWitt mystery series, though this is the first time I had heard of it. Totally enjoyed it. It's kind-of a mix of an homage to fictional female teen detectives (Nancy Drew, Scooby Doo; for this particular novel, it's a fictional comic book series) &...

    Sara Gran pushes the boundaries of literary detective fiction once more with this third Claire DeWitt novel; a dark, meta, meandering, existential tale of what it means to be alive. This is peak Sallis territory and I am in awe. ...

    I LOVE Sara Gran's Claire DeWitt novels and I'm so glad there's a new one! These books are dark and twisty, mystical, and just...unusual in ways I can't quite put my finger on. Claire DeWitt is a hot mess, and the suspense is always whether she will survive at all. Although you could r...

    This installation in the Claire DeWitt series just didn't "do it" for me. For one thing, the audiobook narrator was new: I'd grown accustomed to the gruff voice of Carol Monda, and while Madeleine Maby does a fine job, she just didn't sound like Claire DeWitt anymore. On the plus side ...

    I'm a huge Claire Dewitt fan. My favorite fictional detectives in order are Dewitt, Dirk Gently, Lionel Essrog (Motherless Brooklyn), Hank Palace (Last Policeman), Conrad Metcalf (Gun with Ocassional Music). This was the novel that I thought would answer all the questions about some of...

    Sara Gran is my favorite - very pumped to have lucked into a galley! ...

    I received a copy of this book from Goodreads in exchange for a review. There is a lot going on in this story?from a much younger Claire DeWitt, who?s childhood friend goes missing, to a more experienced Claire DeWitt that someone is trying to kill. Then there is the Claire DeWi...

    I won this book in a goodreads drawing. A fairly complicated novel about the search for family, only with three different narratives, one of them a Nancy Drew like teen sleuth. I was reminded of HellCat from Marvel comics, a character that used to be Patsy Walker, a teen humor fe...

    This a great addictive series that I want never to end. Claire DeWitt is brilliant, edgy, hard boiled, funny and truely in a class by herself. Three mysteries three different time periods, some are solved some are not but it's the journey that makes it all worthwhile. A genre bending s...

    Read it and wanted to return to page one and start it all over again because it was so good, so brilliant, so genre defying and I know there are so many layers I missed on the first reading. I love this series. there is nothing else like it. It is unique and addictive. ...

    I received a copy of this from the goodreads giveaway. Thank you! I love Claire DeWitt and after I read the first two books in the series, I thought I remembered reading that Sara Gran wasn't going to write anymore. So glad that either I imagined reading that or she changed her mind! I...

    I don?t know if I?m getting more generous with my 5-star reviews or just more in love with this series, but either way... this is an amazing book. Sad and lovely and weird and full of sentences I had to re-read because they were so true and heartbreaking. Claire?s beloved Silette...

    Gritty, well composed story. This character does not give up, as we learn why she is so scrappy along the way. #3 in a series; I just may go backwards from here! ...

    Best book cover ever! I have waited forever for another Claire DeWitt book. I preordered this to have it as soon as possible. I read it in one sitting right after unwrapping it. First, let me say I loved the first two books but they were not without flaws. I hate all of the Stilette qu...