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The Gods of Gotham

Staff Review: The Gods of Gotham

"The Gods of Gotham" by Lyndsay Faye

'The Gods of Gotham' by Lyndsay Faye

Who is killing Irish children so gruesomely? Timothy Wilde, an inhabitant of New York City and one-time bartender, suddenly finds himself a police officer. This is not a situation he is happy about and yet it will be up to him to find the answer to this ghastly question. The book takes a historical look at New York when the first police force was begun and when there was a great influx of Irish immigrants due to the Potato Famine (1845).  Conflicts and racism are rampant; the poverty staggering.  The reader will find many interesting facts about our earliest and largest city along with an intriguing murder mystery plot. I really enjoyed this book.

Audience: Adults | Genre: Fiction


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