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The gods of Gotham

Author: Lyndsay Faye
Publisher: London : Headline Review, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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August 1845. After a fire decimates a swathe of lower Manhattan, and following years of passionate political dispute, New York City at long last forms an official Police Department. That same summer, the great potato famine hits Ireland. These events will change the city of New York forever.
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Genre/Form: Thrillers (Fiction)
Historical fiction
Fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lyndsay Faye
ISBN: 9780755386741 0755386744 9780755386758 0755386752
OCLC Number: 766318964
Description: 1 volume
Contents: August 1845 in New York; enter the dark, unforgiving city underworld of the legendary Five Points...After a fire decimated a swathe of lower Manhattan, and following years of passionate political dispute, New York City at long last formed an official Police Department. That same summer, the potato, the staple of the Irish tenant farmer, was laid waste by an infestation called 'blight'. These twin events would change the city of New York for ever. Timothy Wilde hadn't wanted to be a copper star. On the night of August 21st, on his way home from the Tombs, defeated and disgusted, he is plotting his resignation when ten-year-old Bird Daly, escaped from a nearby brothel, crashes into him, wearing only a nightdress and covered from head to toe in blood. Tim, tasked by Chief of Police George Matsell, must track down the killer before the city --
already in the midst of social upheaval --
collapses under the weight of so many unexplained murders.
Responsibility: by Lyndsay Faye.

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'The Gods of Gotham blew me away. Unflinching and bold, creative and dazzling cinematic, nineteenth century New York is still alive' * Laura Caldwell, author of LONG WAY HOME * 'Intriguingly complex Read more...

 
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