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Bamboo and Blood

Bamboo and Blood

Author(s): James Church

Location(s): New York City (NYC), North Korea, Switzerland

Genre(s): Crime

Era(s): 1997

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It is 1997 and North Korea is in the grip of a terrible famine. When the wife of a North Korean diplomat in Pakistan dies under suspicious circumstances, O is told to investigate, with a curious provison: Don’t look...

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Black Chalk

Black Chalk

Author(s): Christopher J Yates

Location(s): New York City (NYC), Oxford

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): Modern

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A compulsively readable psychological thriller set in New York and at Oxford University, in which a group of six students play an elaborate game of dares and consequences, with tragic results One game. Six students. Five survivors. It was...

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Black Maps

Black Maps

Author(s): Peter Spiegelman

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Crime

Era(s): Modern

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Years after the personal tragedy that scarred his life, Private Investigator John March lives a twilight existence in Manhattan. He is tough and ruthlessly efficient in his professional life, yet introspective and vulnerable when it comes to his relationships...

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Blood Count

Blood Count

Author(s): Reggie Nadelson

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Crime

Era(s): Modern

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In New York’s Harlem, every street is steeped in history, and the music of jazz legends plays in the memories of its residents. Artie Cohen could feel at home here – if he wasn’t on the trail of a...

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Bright Lights, Big City

Bright Lights, Big City

Author(s): Jay McInerney

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1980s

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The novel follows a young man, living in Manhattan as if he owned it, through nightclubs, fashion shows, editorial offices, and loft parties as he attempts to outstrip mortality and the recurring approach of dawn. With nothing but goodwill,...

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Bright, Precious Days

Bright, Precious Days

Author(s): Jay McInerney

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 2008

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Russell and Corrine Calloway have spent half their lives in the bright lights of New York. Theirs is the generation that flew too close to the sun on wings of cocaine – and whose lives changed irrevocably when planes...

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Bronx Bound

Bronx Bound

Author(s): John Roche

Location(s): The Bronx

Genre(s): Crime, Thriller

Era(s): 1988

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The year is 1988 and reporter Matt Brady of The Bronx Ledger is trying hard to get out of both his native borough and the dead-end job he’s stuck in, writing for a weekly newspaper. When he’s sent to...

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Bronx Noir

Bronx Noir

Author(s): S J Rozan

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Crime, Short Stories

Era(s): Modern

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An anthology of “noir” short stories, by different authors under the editorship of S J Rozan. Mystery, crime…they all feature in the underbelly of a few short blocks.

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Brooklyn

Brooklyn

Author(s): Colm Tóibín

Location(s): Brooklyn, Enniscorthy

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1950s

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Colm Toibin’s Brooklyn is a devastating story of love, loss and one woman’s terrible choice between duty and personal freedom. It is Ireland in the early 1950s and for Eilis Lacey, as for so many young Irish girls, opportunities...

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Brooklyn Noir

Brooklyn Noir

Author(s): Tim McLoughlin

Location(s): Brooklyn

Genre(s): Crime, Short Stories

Era(s): Modern

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An anthlogy of stories under the editorship of Tim McLoughlin. New York’s punchiest borough asserts its criminal legacy with all new stories from a magnificent set of today’s best writers. Brooklyn Noir moves from Coney Island to Bay Ridge...

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