I really wanted to read this one. My husband read it and told me it is excellent so I am working with him on posting a review an Amazon and maybe as a guest here on my blog.
In an effort to pare down my huge To-Be- Read stack I have decided to pass this book on to one lucky winner. I hope after they read it they will post a review on Amazon and notify me so I can be sure to check it out.
The Gods of Gotham (A Timothy Wilde Novel)
2013 Edgar Award Nominee for Best Novel
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
ALA Reading List Award for Best Mystery
Berkley Books (March 5, 2013)
The Berkley Publishing Group
Published by The Penguin Group
Trade Paperback: 480 pages
Also Available In:
File Size: 681 KB
Audible Audio Edition
Listening Length: 12 hours and 9 minutes
It is 1845. New York City forms its first police force. The great potato famine hits Ireland. These two seemingly disparate events will change New York City. Forever.
Timothy Wilde tends bar near the Exchange, fantasizing about the day he has enough money to win the girl of his dreams. But when his dreams literally incinerate in a fire devastating downtown Manhattan, he finds himself disfigured, unemployed, and homeless. His older brother obtains Timothy a job in the newly minted NYPD, but he is highly skeptical of this new “police force”. And he is less than thrilled that his new beat is the notoriously down-and-out Sixth Ward – at the border of Five Points, the world’s most notorious slum.
One night, while making his rounds, Wilde literally runs into a little slip of a girl – a girl not more than 10 years old – dashing through the dark in her nightshift… covered head to toe in blood.
Timothy knows he should take the girl to the House of Refuge, yet he can’t bring himself to abandon her. Instead, he takes her home, where she spins wild stories, claiming that dozens of bodies are buried in the forest north of 23rd Street. Timothy isn’t sure whether to believe her or not, but, as the truth unfolds, the reluctant copper star finds himself engaged in a battle for justice that nearly costs him his brother, his romantic obsession, and his own life.
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