The Gods of Gotham

gods_gothamLyndsay Faye
2012
FICTION F283g

This book is set in New York in 1845 when the first police force was created and which also coincided with the massive flux of Irish immigrants arriving in Manhattan. It is a historical novel but also a mystery novel. The author uses language masterfully and the characters are well drawn. It is the first book of a trilogy starring Timothy Wilde, a young police officer with a heart of gold.