Saturday 22 September 2018

The Infinite Blacktop by Sara Gran Blog Tour @FaberBooks #TheInfiniteBlacktop

Driven off the desert road and left for dead, Claire DeWitt knows that it is someone from her past trying to kill her, she just doesn't know who. Making a break for it from the cops who arrive on the scene, she sets off in search of the truth, or whatever version of it she can find. But perhaps the biggest mystery of all lies deeper than that, somewhere out there on the ever rolling highway of life.
Set between modern day Las Vegas and LA, The Infinite Blacktop sees Claire at her lowest point yet, wounded and disorientated, but just about hanging on.
Too smart for her own good, too damaged to play by the rules, too crazy for most - have you got what it takes to follow the self-appointed 'best detective in the world'?

The Infinite Blacktop by Sara Gran was published by Faber Books on 20 September 2018.

It's my turn to host the Blog Tour today, and I'm delighted to share an extract from the book

I was on my way out of my hotel room when another bellhop
knocked. He had a big padded FedEx envelope for me from Claude.
I went back in, made more coffee, and carefully slid the contents out
and looked it all over.
Christmas for outlaws: a passport and ATM card and credit card in
the name of Kitty McCain, along with a bunch of memorabilia I wouldn’t
need—photos of Kitty’s kids, utility bills, a lease for an apartment that did
not exist in Albany, California.

Those were for another kind of emergency.
And thrifty Kitty had somewhere between five and ten grand in
the bank that no one would be tracing, following, or watching.
When I opened my cheap new laptop, I found another gift: Claude
had sent the scans of the last Cynthia Silverton Mystery Digest.

At the Nero’s Business Corner Conveniently Located by the Emperor’s
Lounge I printed out the scans Claude had sent me. Once printed, it took me a few minutes to find the ad—the one I’d answered
a few days before the man in the Lincoln had tried to kill me.

Money! Excitement! Women and men admire detectives.
Everyone looks up to someone with knowledge and education.
Our home-study course offers the chance to earn your
detective’s badge from the comfort of your own home.
The address was a PO box about a mile from the strip.
I walked across the street to the Excelsior, walked through the casino
and the lobby into the parking lot, stole a Toyota, stopped to buy
another burner phone at a convenience store, and got back to work.

Sara Gran is the author of the novels Dope, Come Closer, Saturn's Return to New York, and the Claire DeWitt series.

Her work has been published in over a dozen countries and as many languages. She also writes for TV and film and occasionaly writes other things.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, now living in California, Ms. Gran has worked with books as a writer, bookseller, and collector for most of her career. 

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