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All I did was shoot my man

All I did was shoot my man
  • Author(s): Walter Mosley
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

Seven years ago, Zella Grisham came home to find her man, Harry Tangelo, in bed with her friend. The weekend before, $6.8 million had been stolen from Rutgers Assurance Corp., whose offices are across the street from where Zella...

American Psycho

American Psycho
  • Author(s): Bret Easton Ellis
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Horror
  • Era(s): 1980s

In American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis imaginatively explores the incomprehensible depths of madness and captures the insanity of violence in our time or any other. Patrick Bateman moves among the young and trendy in 1980s Manhattan. Young, handsome, and...

And All That Madness

And All That Madness
  • Author(s): Joan Merrill
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

AND ALL THAT MADNESS a Casey McKie mystery by Joan Merrill When the New York Jazz Society acquires a fifty-year old letter from Georgia Valentine, questions arise over the legendary vocalist’s death. Did she give herself a fatal dose...

Autobiography of Us

Autobiography of Us
  • Author(s): Aria Beth Sloss
  • Location(s): California, New York City (NYC), Pasadena
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1960s and modern

Coming of age in early 1960s suburban California, Rebecca Madden and her beautiful, reckless best friend Alex dream of lives beyond their mothers’ narrow expectations. As teenagers they are inseparable. But then, one sweltering evening the summer before their...

Banished Children of Eve

Banished Children of Eve
  • Author(s): Peter Quinn
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1860s, Modern

Set in New York City in 1863, this is a history of the city and its people, from the ground up. Through both fictional and historical characters, Quinn offers a perspective on New York City that doesn’t appear in...

Brooklyn Noir 2 (The classics)

Brooklyn Noir 2 (The classics)
  • Author(s): Tim McLoughlin
  • Location(s): Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Crime, Short Stories
  • Era(s): Various

An anthology of noir short stories under the editorship of Tim McLoughlin. Presents an anthology of chilling stories, each set in a distinct neighborhood of Brooklyn, featuring contributions by such noted mystery writers as Pete Hamill, H.P. Lovecraft, Donald...

Calculated in Death

Calculated in Death
  • Author(s): J D Robb
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

On a bitterly cold night on the steps outside an empty office in New York’s financial district, a woman lies dead. It seems like a mugging gone wrong, but Eve Dallas soon discovers that the body was dumped there...

Carissima

Carissima
  • Author(s): Rosanna Chiofalo
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC), Rome
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Set in Astoria, New York and Rome, we meet a range of Italian-Americans, all trying to find their way in families steeped in Italian history. Not easy.

City of Dreams

City of Dreams
  • Author(s): Beverly Swerling
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1660s onwards

Rich with unforgettable characters and history, intricately plotted and utterly absorbing, “City of Dreams” is a stirring saga of early Manhattan and the beginnings of medical science told by a master storyteller. In 1661, Lucas Turner and his sister,...

Cospmopolis

Cospmopolis
  • Author(s): Don DeLillo
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

DeLillo’s protagonist this time is a well-heeled American, Eric Packer, who sets out one eventful day for a haircut. Gazing through the windows of his white limousine (and availing himself of its state-of-the-art technology), this self-made millionaire takes in...

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