Monday, 23 January 2012

'The Gods of Gotham' by Lyndsay Faye


Release date: 15th March 2012
Published by: Headline Review
ISBN No: 978 0755386741

August 1845 in New York; enter the dark, unforgiving city underworld of the legendary Five Points...

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 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 a young girl who has escaped from a nearby brothel, crashes into him; she wears only a nightdress and is covered from head to toe in blood. Searching out the truth in the child's wild stories, Timothy soon finds himself on the trail of a brutal killer, seemingly hell bent on fanning the flames of anti-Irish immigrant sentiment and threatening chaos in a city already in the midst of social upheaval. But his fight for justice could cost him the woman he loves, his brother and ultimately his life...

Copyright: Amazon Synopsis

2 comments:

  1. Hi Calum! This is Jayleigh Cape from the blog "Till the Land Runs Out". I would like to award you the Versatile Blogger Award for your wonderful contributions to the writing world. Details are on my blog at http://jayleigh-cape.blogspot.com/2012/01/versatile-blogger-award.html

    Congratulations!

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  2. Thank-you Jayleigh! What a wonderful surprise. I'll call by your blog later and check it out :-)

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