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The Gods of Gotham

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ISBN13: 9780425261255
ISBN10: 0425261255
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Publisher Comments:

One of Publishers Weekly's Top Ten Mystery/Thrillers of the Year

One of Kirkus Reviews' Ten Best Crime Novels of the Year

One of Gillian Flynn's "Recommendations for the Season" on Today

Edgar® Award Nominee for Best Novel

ALA Reading List Award for Best Mystery

1845: New York City forms its first police force. The great potato famine hits Ireland.

These two events will change New York City forever…

Timothy Wilde tends bar, saving every dollar in hopes of winning the girl of his dreams. But when his dreams are destroyed by a fire that devastates downtown Manhattan, he is left with little choice but to accept a job in the newly minted New York City Police Department.

Returning exhausted from his rounds one night, Tim collides with a girl no more than ten years old… covered in blood. She claims that dozens of bodies are buried in the forest north of Twenty-Third Street. Timothy isn't sure whether to believe her, but as the image of a brutal killer is slowly revealed and anti-Irish rage infects the city, the reluctant copper star is engaged in a battle that may cost him everything…

Review:

"The Gods of Gotham is a wonderful book. Lyndsay Faye's command of historical detail is remarkable, and her knowledge of human character even more so. I bought into this world in the opening pages and never once had the desire to leave. It's a great read!" Michael Connelly

Review:

"The launch of a brilliant new mystery series, set in 1845 New York City: Irish Potato Famine, the birth of the police force, brothels and bedlam." Gillian Flynn

Review:

"It's been almost twenty years since Caleb Carr's bestselling Olde New York crime novel, The Alienist, was published, and I can't count the number of times since then that someone has asked me if I can recommend a suspense story anything 'like it.' Well, New York has inspired lots of terrific thrillers, but I've just stumbled on one of the worthiest successors yet. Lyndsay Faye's novel, The Gods of Gotham." Maureen Corrigan, NPR's Fresh Air

Review:

“If your concept of paradise is popping in a DVD of Gangs of New York while rereading Caleb Carr's The Alienist, then put Lyndsay Faye's The Gods of Gotham on your to-buy list.” USA Today

Review:

“There's enough excitement here to cause anyone's veins to quiver.” The Washington Post

Review:

“Riveting.” The New York Times

About the Author

Lyndsay Faye is the author of the critically acclaimed Dust and Shadow and is featured in The Best American Mystery Stories 2010. Faye, a true New Yorker in the sense that she was born elsewhere, lives in Manhattan with her husband, Gabriel.

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jesserah, April 9, 2013 (view all comments by jesserah)
I could not put this one down! Main character Timothy Wilde brings a sense of compassion and tenderness to the brutal world of 1840's NYC. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780425261255
Author:
Faye, Lyndsay
Publisher:
Berkley Publishing Group
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8.24 x 5.58 x 1.08 in 0.81 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 480 pages Berkley Trade - English 9780425261255 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The Gods of Gotham is a wonderful book. Lyndsay Faye's command of historical detail is remarkable, and her knowledge of human character even more so. I bought into this world in the opening pages and never once had the desire to leave. It's a great read!"
"Review" by , "The launch of a brilliant new mystery series, set in 1845 New York City: Irish Potato Famine, the birth of the police force, brothels and bedlam."
"Review" by , "It's been almost twenty years since Caleb Carr's bestselling Olde New York crime novel, The Alienist, was published, and I can't count the number of times since then that someone has asked me if I can recommend a suspense story anything 'like it.' Well, New York has inspired lots of terrific thrillers, but I've just stumbled on one of the worthiest successors yet. Lyndsay Faye's novel, The Gods of Gotham."
"Review" by , “If your concept of paradise is popping in a DVD of Gangs of New York while rereading Caleb Carr's The Alienist, then put Lyndsay Faye's The Gods of Gotham on your to-buy list.”
"Review" by , “There's enough excitement here to cause anyone's veins to quiver.”
"Review" by , “Riveting.”
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