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At Weddings and Wakes

At Weddings and Wakes
  • Author(s): Alice McDermott
  • Location(s): Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 20th century

Twice a week, Lucy Dailey leaves suburbia with her three children in tow, returning to the Brooklyn home where she grew up, and where her stepmother and unmarried sisters still live. Aunt Veronica, with her wounded face and dreams...

Bad Men

Bad Men
  • Author(s): John Connolly
  • Location(s): Brooklyn, Maine
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Paranormal, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

New York Times bestselling author John Connolly masterfully intertwines mystery, emotion, violence, and the supernatural in this raw and gripping thriller. He has been told the girl’s last words, and he feels unaccountably afraid. The dead ones. They were...

Bright Lines

Bright Lines
  • Author(s): Tanwi Nandini Islam
  • Location(s): Bangladesh, Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

A vibrant debut novel, set in Brooklyn and Bangladesh, Bright Lines follows three young women and one family struggling to make peace with secrets and their past. For as long as she can remember, Ella has longed to feel...

Brookland

Brookland
  • Author(s): Emily Barton
  • Location(s): Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 18th century

Since her girlhood, Prudence Winship has gazed across the tidal straits from her home in Brooklyn to the city of Manhattan and yearned to bridge the distance. Now, firmly established as the owner of an enormously successful gin distillery...

Deacon King Kong

Deacon King Kong
  • Author(s): James McBride
  • Location(s): Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Humour
  • Era(s): 1969

The year is 1969. In a housing project in south Brooklyn, a shambling old church deacon called Sportscoat shoots – for no apparent reason – the local drug-dealer who used to be part of the church’s baseball team. The...

Desperate Characters

Desperate Characters
  • Author(s): Paula Fox
  • Location(s): Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

A Great American Novel – from the author of ‘Borrowed Finery’. Otto and Sophie Bentwood live childless in a renovated Brooklyn brownstone. The complete works of Goethe line their bookshelf, their stainless steel kitchen is newly installed, and their...

Eighth Circle: A Special Place in Hell (Detective Louis Martelli, NYPD, Mystery/Thriller Series) (Volume 5)

Eighth Circle: A Special Place in Hell (Detective Louis Martelli, NYPD, Mystery/Thriller Series) (Volume 5)
  • Author(s): Theodore Jerome Cohen
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC), Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Mystery, Thriller
  • Era(s): Present

When the mayor of New York City’s grandson and the grandson’s wife are murdered execution-style in their Tribeca apartment, NYPD Detective Louis Martelli and his partner, Detective Sean O’Keeffe, are left completely in the dark. Months go by without...

Embrace on Brooklyn Bridge

Embrace on Brooklyn Bridge
  • Author(s): Ezzedine C Fishere
  • Location(s): Cairo, Brooklyn, Leiden
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

On the eve of Salma’s twenty-first birthday, friends and family travel to New York for a celebration reluctantly organized by her grandfather Darwish. As the guests make their way to the party, each journey takes on a greater significance...

Gravesend

Gravesend
  • Author(s): William Boyle
  • Location(s): Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Ray Boy Calabrese is released from prison 16 years after his actions led to the death of a young man. The victim’s brother, Conway D’Innocenzio, is a 29-year-old Brooklynite wasting away at a local Rite Aid, stuck in the...

House Of Cards: Dead Men Tell No Tales (Homicide Detective Louis Martelli, NYPD) (Detective Louis Martelli, NYPD, Mystery/Thriller Series)

House Of Cards: Dead Men Tell No Tales (Homicide Detective Louis Martelli, NYPD) (Detective Louis Martelli, NYPD, Mystery/Thriller Series)
  • Author(s): Theodore Jerome Cohen
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC), Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Mystery, Thriller
  • Era(s): 2009

“Cohen’s style is not unlike that found in novels by authors such as Dan Brown, or Tom Clancy, or even the late Michael Crichton.” Gary Sorkin for Pacific Book Review. The head of one of the largest investment banking...

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