Sunday, May 20, 2012

2012 book 141

Lyndsay Faye's The Gods of Gotham
Stellar mystery about a member of New York City's brand-new police force in the 1840s, and the case he gets embroiled in when he encounters a little girl covered in blood. There were several completely unexpected twists, and the resolution was pretty satisfying. Plus, Faye totally nails the atmosphere of 19th century NYC--especially the very weird politics and the anti-Irish sentiment. Fascinating read, perfect for summer. A/A-.

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