Seven for a Secret

By Lyndsay Faye
(Amy Einhorn Books, Hardcover, 9780399158384, 444pp.)

Publication Date: September 17, 2013

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the October 2013 Indie Next List
“This sequel to the delightfully fresh and entertaining Gods of Gotham is even more compelling and enjoyable as it brings 1840s Manhattan to vivid life. 'Copper star' policeman Timothy Wilde sets out to help a woman whose sister and son have been stolen by slave-catchers. With the help of a charming cast of street denizens, Wilde does his best to protect the people who need his help, including his decadent brother Valentine, while ruthless and dangerous people -- possibly even his brother -- try to stop him. Absolutely wonderful!”
-- Carol Schneck Varner, Schuler Books & Music, Okemos, MI
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the October 2013 Indie Next List
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the October 2013 Indie Next List


Description
From Edgar-nominated author Lyndsay Faye comes what Gillian Flynn calls a brilliant new mystery.
One of "The Wall Street Journal"'s Ten Best Mysteries of the Year
Six months after the formation of the NYPD, its most reluctant and talented officer, Timothy Wilde, thinks himself well versed in his city's dark practices until he learns of the gruesome underworld of lies and corruption ruled by the blackbirders, who snatch free Northerners of color from their homes, masquerade them as slaves, and sell them South to toil as plantation property.
The abolitionist Timothy is horrified by these traders in human flesh. But in 1846, slave catching isn t just legal it's law enforcement.
When the beautiful and terrified Lucy Adams staggers into Timothy's office to report a robbery and is asked what was stolen, her reply is, My family. Their search for her mixed-race sister and son will plunge Timothy and his feral brother, Valentine, into a world where police are complicit and politics savage, and corpses appear in the most shocking of places. Timothy finds himself caught between power and principles, desperate to protect his only brother and to unravel the puzzle before all he cares for is lost.



About the Author
Lyndsay grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and migrated to Belmont, California and graduated from Notre Dame de Namur University with a dual degree in English and Performance. Lyndsay Faye moved to Manhattan in 2005 to audition for work as a professional actress; Her first novel Dust and Shadow: an Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H Watson is a tribute to the aloof genius and his good-hearted friend whose exploits she has loved since childhood. . Faye's love of her adopted city led her to research for her series the Gods of Gotham and Seven for a Secret
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