Make no mistake; Sara Gran’s new novel is not a cozy mystery, nor your standard detective novel. Gran has written a genre-bending tale so real and gritty and mystical, she’s gonna fold a new wrinkle in your brain. You’ll love and despise lead character Claire DeWitt, as you cheer her on to solve the crime. Gran has used Post-Katrina New Orleans as time and place for her mystery, weaving in the devastation, corruption, and heartbreak of its people. If you’re not already familiar with Sara Gran, get to reading! I’m glad to know that Claire DeWitt is just the first in a series, and you will be too.