Lyndsay Faye explores the world of late 19th century New York and the newly-formed NYPD in Seven for a Secret, sequel to her Edgar-nominated The Gods of Gotham. From Nicole’s review: “This mystery covers a very important and often overlooked time in American history when ‘free-born’ citizens of color and freed slaves were commonly kidnapped from the streets of the Northern states and sold to the South. Not only was this practice common, but it was also, for all intents and purposes, legal.” The rest of Nicole’s review may be found here.
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Lyndsay Faye is the author of critically acclaimed Dust and Shadow, and is featured in 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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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…
"It's been almost twenty years since Caleb Carr's bestselling Olde New York crime novel, The Alienist, was published, and I cant 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
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California native Lindsay Faye moved to New York to pursue her passion for Theatre. With the incessant nature of auditioning taking its toll, and the misfortune of the restaurant she worked for being bulldozed, Lindsay was forced look for other work to support her Broadway dreams. While job hunting, Lindsay penned her first novel, Dust and Shadow. With her latest novel, Gods of Gotham, Lindsay again combines fiction with true events, this time taking her story to New York during the summer of 1845 and the formation of the NYPD, a devastating fire in Manhattan, the Irish Potato Famine and the cataclysm caused by these events.
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