"A distinctive new American voice in mystery fiction." NPR's Fresh Air
When Claire DeWitt's ex-boyfriend Paul Casablancas, a musician, is found dead in his Mission District house, Claire is on the case. Paul's wife and the police are sure Paul was killed for his valuable collection of vintage guitars. But Claire, the best detective in the world, has other ideas. Even as her other cases offer hints to Paul's fate a missing girl in the grim East Village of the 1980s and an epidemic of missing miniature horses in Marin County- Claire knows: the truth is never where you expect it, and love is the greatest mystery of all.