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New York, New York, It's a Mysterious Town!

The Gods of Gotham
The Gods of Gotham By Faye, Lyndsay (Book - 2012 ) MYSTERY F and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 1 on 26 copies

Annotation:New York City, 1845: Timothy Wilde is one of the first men hired for the fledgling New York City police force. The recent wave of Irish immigration has packed the slums in poverty-stricken Five Points and made daily life truly a fight for survival. Good historical detail, well-plotted.

Time and Again
Time and Again By Finney, Jack (Book - 1995 ) SCI-FI F and more… Available by request Availability details Holds: 5 on 11 copies

Annotation:This classic time travel novel also involves an interesting mystery. Advertising artist Simon Morley travels from the New York of 1970 to the New York of 1882 on the trail of a mysterious letter and its sender. The Dakota, horse drawn carriages, bustles, the vanished El, financial shenanigans, police corruption...

The Alienist
The Alienist By Carr, Caleb, 1955- (Book - 1994 ) FIC C and more… In-library use only at this time in some locations Holds: 5

Annotation:New York, 1896. In this detailed historical mystery a team of investigators, ked by Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, use the emerging discipline of forensic psychology to catch a brutal serial killer.

The Angel of Darkness
The Angel of Darkness By Carr, Caleb, 1955- (Book - 1998 ) FIC C All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:New York, 1897. Alienist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler and his friends begin investigating a kidnapping and find themselves tracking a murderer.

Murder on Astor Place
Murder on Astor Place By Thompson, Victoria (Paperback - 2009 ) MYSTERY T and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:The first "Gaslight Mystery" featuring midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Frank Malloy. Great period atmosphere and an intriguing mystery.

Murphy's Law
Murphy's Law A Molly Murphy Mystery By Bowen, Rhys (eBook - 2001 ) Check availability»

Annotation:In this Agatha Award winner, Irish immigrant Molly Murphy must solve a murder that occurred while she was passing through Ellis Island lest she be accused of the crime. Cozy mystery set in turn of the 20th century New York.

Fer-de-lance
Fer-de-lance & The League of Frightened Men By Stout, Rex, 1886-1975 (Paperback - 2008 ) MYSTERY S All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:The first two novels in the classic Nero Wolfe series, written in 1934 and 1935. The corpulent private investigator's adventures are recounted by his assistant Archie Goodwin.

The Real Cool Killers
The Real Cool Killers By Himes, Chester B., 1909-1984 (Paperback - 1988 ) FIC H All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 1

Annotation:One of Himes's classic hardboiled crime novels set in Harlem featuring African-American NYPD detectives Gravedigger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson. Part of the "Harlem Detective" series set in the 1950s and early 1960s.

Money, Money, Money
Money, Money, Money A Novel of the 87th Precinct By McBain, Ed, 1926-2005 (Paperback - 2001 ) MYSTERY M All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:A more recent entry in Ed McBain's classic series of police procedurals set in the 87th Precinct of Isola, a fictionalized Manhattan.

China Trade
China Trade By Rozan, S. J. (Paperback - 1995 ) MYSTERY R All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 2

Annotation:The first in the series featuring Chinese-American private investigator Lydia Chin and her partner Bill Smith.

Outerborough Blues
Outerborough Blues A Brooklyn Mystery By Cotto, Andrew (Book - 2012 ) MYSTERY C and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Caesar Stiles, a local bartender with a criminal past but no detective experience, tries to help a damsel in distress in this noir thriller set in 1990s Brooklyn. Strong sense of time and place.

Final Jeopardy
Final Jeopardy By Fairstein, Linda A. (Book - 1997 ) All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:The first legal thriller in the series featuring Manhattan prosecutor Alexandra Cooper.

The Relic
The Relic By Preston, Douglas J. (Book - 1996 ) All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast is called in to solve a series of murders in a fictionalized Museum of Natural History.

The Bone Collector
The Bone Collector By Deaver, Jeffery (Book - 1998 ) All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:This suspense novel introduces quadripelegic criminal investigator Lincoln Rhyme.

Walking the Perfect Square
Walking the Perfect Square By Coleman, Reed Farrel, 1956- (Book - 2001 ) MYSTERY C All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:Moe Prager is a former cop turned private investigator who also owns a wine store in Brooklyn.

Chinatown Beat
Chinatown Beat By Chang, Henry, 1951- (Book - 2006 ) No Longer Available

Annotation:The first Jack Yu novel set in contemporary Chinatown

The Tomb
The Tomb By Wilson, F. Paul (Book - 2006 ) All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:An underground urban mercenary in contemporary New York battles supernatural forces in the Repairman Jack sci-fi suspense series.

Naked in Death
Naked in Death By Robb, J. D., 1950- (Book - 1995 ) MYSTERY R and more… All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 51

Annotation:The first entry in the romantic suspense series featuring police detective Eve Dallas, set in New York circa 2058.

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A selection of mysteries and thrillers set in the New York City of the past, present, and future. Arranged chronologically by setting. Revised July 5, 2013.


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