The Gods of Gotham
and heralded by The New York Times Book Review as
a "rollicking historical novel" and "a sensational account
of what early police work was like," The Gods of Gotham
introduces Timothy Wilde: a close observer, a heedless
romantic, and one of the first and best copper stars on New
York City's inaugural police force. The first in a
series, this thriller is more than a mystery or detective
procedural—it's a stark look at a still-feral
Manhattan, rife with crime and religious bigotry, and a
character-driven family drama in which decades-old secrets
are ultimately revealed. Lauded in a starred review
from Publisher's Weekly for its "vivid period
details, fully formed characters, and a blockbuster of a
twisty plot," The Gods of Gotham is Faye's
to immortalize the origins of the most famous law
enforcement organization in the world. It will appeal
to fans of dark mystery and period drama, adventure and
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
deliciously smooth, The Gods of Gotham is, in a
word, stunning. The vivid characters and deft use of
the historical setting read like the work of an established
writer at the top of her (or indeed, his) career."
is a superstar-caliber writer. She confidently and
exquisitely re-creates the past while her characters
live on with you in the present, the elusive gold
standard for a historical novel."
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Seven for a Secret
Six months after the formation of the NYPD, its most reluctant and talented officer, Timothy Wilde, thinks himself well versed in his city’s dark practices—until he learns of the gruesome underworld of lies and corruption ruled by the “blackbirders,” who snatch free Northerners of color from their homes, masquerade them as slaves, and sell them South to toil as plantation property.
The abolitionist Timothy is horrified by these traders in human flesh. But in 1846, slave catching isn’t just legal—it’s law enforcement.
When the beautiful and terrified Lucy Adams staggers into Timothy’s office to report a robbery and is asked what was stolen, her reply is, “My family.” Their search for her mixed-race sister and son will plunge Timothy and his feral brother, Valentine, into a world where police are complicit and politics savage, and corpses appear in the most shocking of places. Timothy finds himself caught between power and principles, desperate to protect his only brother and to unravel the puzzle before all he cares for is lost.
Seven for a Secret is available at:
Powell's Books - Amazon.com - Barnes and Noble
Dust and Shadow
Breathlessly delivered and painstakingly researched, Dust and Shadow gives readers a distinctive vintage mystery, pitting Sherlock Holmes against Jack the Ripper in a vividly detailed nineteenth-century London. Ever since Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created the character of the detective Sherlock Holmes, fans have clamored for more. Numerous authors have taken up the task of keeping Holmes alive, but few have successfully delivered as faithful an offshoot as Lyndsay Faye's Dust and Shadow, wherein she brings an unparalleled authenticity to the legendary hero. Just as Faye breathes new life into Sherlock Holmes, she masterfully recreates one of history's most diabolical villains with her version of Whitechapel's serial killer; penned as a pastiche by the loyal and courageous Dr. Watson, and brimming with impeccable historical detail, this astonishing debut novel explores the terrifying prospect of tracking a serial killer without the advantage of modern forensics and profiling.
Dust and Shadow is available at:
Simon & Schuster - Powell's Books
Amazon.com - Barnes and Noble
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