Sara Gran


"I love this book!  Absolutely love it.  This is the first fresh

literary voice I've heard in years." - Sue Grafton, A is for Alibi



Sara Gran





Sara Gran writes books, pamphlets, blog posts, missives, stories, opinions, screenplays, teleplays, and other things.

"Sara Gran has long specialized in shaking up and revitalizing other corners of the genre world, so it’s no surprise that she performs this same magic in CLAIRE DEWITT AND THE CITY OF THE DEAD." - Laura Lippman,


NEWS 6.15.13


 events in Scottsdale, Brooklyn, LA & SF here.

NEWS 5.15.13
Holy shit, another new book coming soon! CLAIRE DeWITT & THE BOHEMIAN HIGHWAY comes out June 18th! New events coming soon!

NEWS 5.22.11
Holy shit, my new book is in stores now! I also some events planned for June & July!

NEWS 3.6.11
Hey, people are saying some nice things about  CLAIRE DeWITT & THE CITY OF THE DEAD, coming out June 2 in the US and, uh, before that in the UK!
In the meantime, come visit at, light a cig, have a cocktail, & say hi to me and my co-hostess Megan Abbott.

• Terrific.  I love this book! Absolutely love it. This is the first fresh literary voice I've heard in years. Sara Gran recombines all the elements of good, solid story-telling and lifts something original from a well-loved form.
Sue Grafton

Not your mother's girl detective, Claire DeWitt is a cool blend of Nancy Drew and Sid Vicious. With Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead, Sara Gran has pulled the traditional female sleuth into the twenty-first century with a novel that's smart and hip, dark and funny. I can't wait for the next one.
Alafair Burke, author of LONG GONE

This is not just a mystery novel but also a novel about mysteries; Claire DeWitt is a detective less by choice than by calling. With “City of the Dead,” Sara Gran has written something truly splendid and unique, and if we’re all very lucky, there will be more.
Craig Clevenger, author of The Contortionists Handbook and Dermaphoria

Sara Gran does hard-boiled with a sociologist's eye.  This is deeply intelligent fiction that cuts deep and captures a city's soul.  Claire DeWitt's power will sneak up on you...
Attica Locke, author of Black Water Rising

A big recommendation for CLAIRE DeWITT AND THE CITY OF THE DEAD.

Sarah Weinman

• I love, love, love it ... Claire Dewitt is Lisbeth Salander, but written by a woman.

Nikki Furrer, Puddin'head Books, St. Louis