The Gods of Gotham

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Penguin, Mar 15, 2012 - Fiction - 480 pages
66 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 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…  

 

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User Review  - CSDaley - LibraryThing

More like a 3.5 stars. I absolutely loved the setting and the characters. The book started off really strong but then towards the middle started to drag for me. I actually put it aside for a bit and then came back to it. It was strong enough for a first book that I will read the next one. Read full review

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User Review  - laytonwoman3rd - LibraryThing

This is the first of three (so far) novels with Timothy Wilde, one of NYC's first "copper stars", as its protagonist. The setting is mid-19th century Manhattan, which makes it irresistible to me. The ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

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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