The Gods of Gotham (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Mar 15, 2012 - Fiction - 480 pages
15 Reviews
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(R) 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 isnít 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...


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Review: The Gods of Gotham (Timothy Wilde Mysteries #1)

User Review  - Cynthia Neale - Goodreads

As a writer of historical fiction, I was eager to read this novel that is set in New York City in 1845. The protagonist, Timothy Wilde, has suffered great loss in his life and tends bar saving his ... Read full review

Review: The Gods of Gotham (Timothy Wilde Mysteries #1)

User Review  - Shaun - Goodreads

So yeah, despite some faults, I really enjoyed this, enough to give it 5 stars. Faye weaves a wonderful and multi-layered tale in a Gothic setting that is sure to appeal to those who appreciate a good ... Read full review

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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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