The Gods of Gotham
Staff Review: The Gods of Gotham
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.