The Gods of Gotham

The Gods of Gotham

By Lyndsay Faye

Berkley Publishing Group, Paperback, 9780425261255, 458pp.

Publication Date: March 5, 2013

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 ListAward 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

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

Praise For The Gods of Gotham

"The Gods of Gotham is a wonderful book. Lyndsay Faye's command of historical detail is remarkable, and her knowlege of human character even more so. I bought into this world in the opening pages and never once had the desire to leave. It's a great read!"—Michael Connelly

"The launch of a brilliant new mystery series, set in 1845 New York City: Irish Potato Famine, the birth of the police force, brothels and bedlam."-- Gillian Flynn

"It's been almost twenty years since Caleb Carr's bestselling Olde New York crime novel, The Alienist, was published, and I cant count the number of times since then that someone has asked me if I can recommend a suspense story anything 'like it.' Well, New York has inspired lots of terrific thrillers, but I've just stumbled on one of the worthiest successors yet. Lyndsay Faye's novel, The Gods of Gotham."—Maureen Corrigan, NPR's Fresh Air   “If your concept of paradise is popping in a DVD of Gangs of New York while rereading Caleb Carr’s The Alienist, then put Lyndsay Faye's The Gods of Gotham on your to-buy list.”—USA Today   “There’s enough excitement here to cause anyone’s veins to quiver.”—The Washington Post   “Riveting.”—The New York Times