The Gods of Gotham

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Distributed in thirteen countries 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 proceduralit'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 attempt 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 history alike.

"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

"Intriguingly complex yet 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." 
—Laurie R. King, New York Times bestselling author of The Pirate King

"Lyndsay Faye 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."
—Matthew Pearl, bestselling author of The Technologists

The Gods of Gotham is available at: - Powell's Books - Barnes and Noble

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Seven for a Secret

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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
- - Barnes and Noble

Dust and Shadow

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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 - Barnes and Noble


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