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Swan Song

Swan Song
  • Author(s): Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): Mid 20th Century

To the outside world, they were the icons of high society ― the most glamorous and influential women of their age. To Truman Capote they were his Swans: the ideal heroines, as vulnerable as they were powerful. They trusted...

A Rage in Harlem

A Rage in Harlem
  • Author(s): Chester Himes
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1957

A Rage in Harlem is a ripping introduction to Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones, patrolling New York City’s roughest streets in Chester Himes’s groundbreaking Harlem Detectives series. For love of fine, wily Imabelle, hapless Jackson surrenders his life savings...

All Through the Night

All Through the Night
  • Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1980s / 1990s

At the center of the novel are two of Mary Higgins Clark’s most beloved characters, Alvirah, the lottery winner turned amateur sleuth, and her husband, Willy, both of them caught up in a Christmas mystery that calls on all...

Bad Marie

Bad Marie
  • Author(s): Marcy Dermansky
  • Location(s): Paris, Manhattan, Mexico
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Bad Marie is the story of Marie, tall, voluptuous, beautiful, thirty years old, and fresh from six years in prison for being an accessory to murder and armed robbery. The only job Marie can get on the outside is...

Brewed Awakening

Brewed Awakening
  • Author(s): Cleo Coyle
  • Location(s): Greenwich Vllage
  • Genre(s): Cosy Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

No 18 in the Coffeehouse Mystery series. When coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi awakens on a bench in Washington Square Park, she has no idea she’s been missing for days, or that her friends and family have been frantic with...

Bright Young Things

Bright Young Things
  • Author(s): Anna Godbersen
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1929

The year is 1929. New York is ruled by the Bright Young Things: flappers and socialites seeking thrills and chasing dreams in the anything-goes era of the Roaring Twenties. Letty Larkspur and Cordelia Grey escaped their small Midwestern town...

Dash And Lily’s Book Of Dares

Dash And Lily’s Book Of Dares
  • Author(s): David Levithan, Rachel Cohn
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): Contemporary

I’ve left some clues for you. If you want them, turn the page. If you don’t, put the book back on the shelf, please. At the urge of her lucky-in-love brother, sixteen-year-old Lily has left a red notebook full...

Everyone Worth Knowing

Everyone Worth Knowing
  • Author(s): Lauren Weisberger
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

Soon after Bette Robinson quits her horrendous Manhattan banking job like the impulsive girl she’s never been, the novelty of walking her four-pound dog around her unglamorous Murray Hill neighborhood wears as thin as the “What are you going...

Fox Hunter

Fox Hunter
  • Author(s): Zoë Sharp
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

The dead man had not gone quietly… There was a time when I would have given everything I owned to be the one responsible for that.’ Charlie Fox will never forget the men who put a brutal end to...

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
  • Author(s): E L Konigsburg
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Children, Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

When suburban Claudia Kincaid decides to run away, she knows she doesn’t just want to run from somewhere, she wants to run to somewhere — to a place that is comfortable, beautiful, and, preferably, elegant. She chooses the Metropolitan...

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