Dope by Sara Gran

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From the author of Come Closer comes the most highly acclaimed-and unusual-thriller of the year. Josephine, a former addict, is offered a thousand dollars to find a suburban couple's missing daughter. But the search will take her into the dark underbelly of New York she thought she'd escaped-and a web of deceit that threatens to destroy her.


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SARA GRAN is the author of five critically acclaimed novels, including Come Closer and Dope as well as the Claire DeWitt series. She also writes for film and TV (including TNT's "Southland") and has published in The New York Times, The New Orleans Times Picayune, and USA Today. She is a former bookseller and a native of Brooklyn.
Published February 6, 2007 by Berkley. 268 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Her leads pay off, but no sooner does Joe find McFall than he’s murdered, and the cops haul Joe in as their #1 suspect, and for good reason.

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Before long, though, Joe starts to care about the absent girl in spite of herself, and she continues her quest even when it looks like she might be getting played herself.

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In 1950 in Manhattan, Josephine Flannigan has stayed off the drugs for about two years while working at Tiffany’s where she pilfers jewelry to sell, supplementing her income.

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Spinetingler Magazine

In addition to Spinetingler his work has appeared in Crimespree magazine and at BSC Review, Galleycat and the Mulholland Books website.

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In Gran’s third novel, Josephine Flannigan—former junkie, former working girl—is squeaking by in 1950’s Manhattan.

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