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

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: 4 on 7 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

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 Book - 2009 MYSTERY T All copies in use Availability details

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 Book - 2008

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

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 Book - 2001 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

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. Paperback - 1996 FIC P All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1

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 Available to borrow in some locations

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

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… Available to borrow in some locations

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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