Books by Sara Gran

Sara Gran is the author of the acclaimed novel Come Closer, which has been translated into nine languages.


THE INFINITE BLACKTOP by Sara Gran
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Give it a bit of time to wind up and you'll be charmed by this eccentric, enticingly artful mystery."
An existentially weary PI confronts three major cases that may be related in Gran's (Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway, 2013, etc.) fragmented take on the hard-boiled mystery genre. Read full book review >
CLAIRE DEWITT AND THE BOHEMIAN HIGHWAY by Sara Gran
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 18, 2013

"Hip, smart, inventive and thoroughly infuriating. The heroine (Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead, 2011) is someone you'll either love or love to hate."
"The very best detective in the world"—just ask her—solves what she dubs the Case of the Kali Yuga, with digressions to, among a hundred other subjects, the Case of the End of the World. Read full book review >
CLAIRE DEWITT AND THE CITY OF THE DEAD by Sara Gran
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 2011

"Gran (Dope, 2006, etc.) provides an adequate mystery, a comically self-important detective and a searing portrait of post-Katrina New Orleans."
A Brooklyn private investigator who freely admits that she's the best in the world goes looking for a man swallowed up in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Read full book review >
DOPE by Sara Gran
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2006

"Burroughs meets Hammett in this gritty, at times tragic, noir."
Gran's third novel, as original and compelling as her first two (Saturn's Return to New York, 2001, etc.), is of an ex-junkie grifter, now hired to find a missing college girl in 1950 Manhattan. Read full book review >
COME CLOSER by Sara Gran
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"The Yellow Wallpaper meets Rosemary's Baby in a slim, wonderfully eerie novel."
In a decidedly creepy departure from her debut (Saturn's Return to New York, 2001: a charmer about mothers and daughters in literary New York), Gran tells of a young woman possessed by a demon. Read full book review >
SATURN’S RETURN TO NEW YORK by Sara Gran
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 5, 2001

" Plot-strings unravel a bit at end, but this is better than the usual single-woman fare, and a must for nostalgic Manhattanites."
Thoughtful debut about a young woman coming to terms with her father's suicide and her mother's illness. Read full book review >