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Queens Noir

Queens Noir
  • Author(s): Robert Knightly (Editor)
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Crime, Short Stories
  • Era(s): Various

On the heels of Brookly, Manhattan and the Bronx, the borough of Queens enters the chamber of Noir. Queens county is lthe largest borough, accomodating two beaches, two airports, Aqueduct Racetrack, three elevated train structures and Shea Stadium. Queens

Relative Fortunes

Relative Fortunes
  • Author(s): Marlowe Benn
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): 1920s

In 1920s New York, the price of a woman’s independence can be exorbitant—even fatal. In 1924 Manhattan, women’s suffrage is old news. For sophisticated booklover Julia Kydd, life’s too short for politics. With her cropped hair and penchant for...

Reservation Blues

Reservation Blues
  • Author(s): Sherman Alexie
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC), Seattle, Washington State
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Second half of the 20th Century

Only Big Mom can help when you’ve made a deal with the Devil. Robert Johnson, legendary blues man, arrives at the Spokane Reservation looking for relief. Thomas Builds-the-Fire shows him the way and finds himself owner of the great...

Rules of Civility

Rules of Civility
  • Author(s): Amor Towles
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Late 1930s

Set in New York City in 1938, Rules of Civility tells the story of a watershed year in the life of an uncompromising twenty-five-year- old named Katey Kontent. Armed with little more than a formidable intellect, a bracing wit,...

Saints of New York

Saints of New York
  • Author(s): R J Ellory
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): 2000s

‘Saints of New York pulls no punches with a gritty and unsettling narrative that cements Ellory’s reputation as a rising star of crime fiction… uncompromising and utterly compelling.’ (WATERSTONES BOOKS QUARTERLY )

Secret New York: Colouring for mindfulness

Secret New York: Colouring for mindfulness
  • Author(s): Zoé de Las Cases
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Miscellaneous
  • Era(s): Modern

Enjoy walking along the vast avenues, breathing in the unique atmosphere of Brooklyn and admiring the Statue of Liberty. Discover this city in perpetual motion, its energy and elegance. Get rid of your stress and decorate the city of...

Slaves of New York

Slaves of New York
  • Author(s): Tama Janowitz
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Short Stories
  • Era(s): Late 20th Century

“Janowitz is a fearless writer. Her details are quirky, her language is lean and her sentences sprint along with deceptive ease. The protagonists in her stories share with her a shyness and a sense of always being out of...

Sleeping People Lie

Sleeping People Lie
  • Author(s): Jae de Wylde
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC), Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s onwards

Paris, France, and attractive, vibrant 26-year-old Sloane from Stamford, England, meets Nicholas, a writer and artist from Boston, USA, and ten years her senior. The attraction is immediate. Sloane believes that she has found the love of her life....

Someday, Someday, Maybe

Someday, Someday, Maybe
  • Author(s): Lauren Graham
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Mid 2000s

From Lauren Graham, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood, comes a witty, charming, and hilariously relatable debut novel about a struggling young actress trying to get ahead?and keep it together?in New York City. It’s January 1995, and...

Someone Else’s Daughter

Someone Else’s Daughter
  • Author(s): Jennifer Harvey
  • Location(s): Long Island, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

They’d left their daughter with us, their only child, and we hadn’t protected her. That was all they would see when they looked at us—that we had failed them. I count down the days until we can leave the...

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