George's Mystery Book Club will discuss Claire Dewitt and the City of the Dead by Sara Gran by and The Devil in Her Way by Bill Loehfelm.
Drop-ins are welcome. Selections are available at a 15% discount in the bookstore, or online below for 10% off.
Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead (Claire DeWitt Novels #1)
“Delicious and addictive.”—Salon.com
“Reads . . . as if David Lynch directed a Raymond Chandler novel.”—CNN
This knock-out start to a bracingly original new series features Claire DeWitt, the world’s greatest PI—at least, that's what she calls herself. A one-time teen detective in Brooklyn, she is a follower of the esoteric French detective Jacques Silette, whose mysterious handbook Détection inspired Claire’s unusual practices. Claire also has deep roots in New Orleans, where she was mentored by Silette’s student the brilliant Constance Darling—until Darling was murdered. When a respected DA goes missing she returns to the hurricane-ravaged city to find out why.
The Devil in Her Way: A Novel (Maureen Coughlin Series #2)
Maureen Coughlin's life has changed in more ways than one. She is starting over in New Orleans as a newly minted member of the police force, but her transition from cocktail waitress to cop hasn't gone as smoothly as she'd hoped. To her commanding officer's amusement, Maureen kicks off her final week of field training by taking a punch to the face as a panicked suspect flees an apartment building, leaving behind several guns and a stash of pot. But out on the street, on the fringes of the action, Maureen sees something transpire that leaves her shaken, and she's sure there's more to this story than meets the eye.
As Maureen embarks on a dangerous hunt for answers, Bill Loehfelm guides us around the Crescent City's hidden corners and into its darkest outposts. The result is The Devil in Her Way: a propulsive thriller as electrifying as the city itself.