Claire DeWitt and the City of the DeadBook - 2011
The tattooed, pot-smoking Claire has just arrived in post-Katrina New Orleans, the city she's avoided since her mentor, Silette's student Constance Darling, was murdered there. Claire is investigating the disappearance of Vic Willing, a prosecutor known for winning convictions in a homicide- plagued city. Has an angry criminal enacted revenge on Vic? Or did he use the storm as a means to disappear? Claire follows the clues, finding old friends and making new enemies -- foremost among them Andray Fairview, a young gang member who just might hold the key to the mystery.
Littered with memories of Claire's years as a girl detective in 1980s Brooklyn, Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead is a knockout start to a bracingly original new series.
From Library Staff
Eighteen months after Katrina, PI Claire DeWitt arrives in New Orleans to investigate the disappearance of a local prosecutor who's not been heard from since the hurricane. One of the best mysteries of the year, it defies convention and grips a reader's attention.