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VINE VOICEon 17 April 2012
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Having read and really enjoyed Dust and Shadow (an account of the Ripper killings by Dr. John H. Watson) I was over the moon to hear that Lindsay Faye was bringing out a new novel. If you love history and fact and haven't yet tried her I would suggest you do. She packs into her writing plenty of fact and gives vivid descriptions of the world her characters populate.

Set in New York in 1845 the Gods of Gotham deals with the beginnings of the New York police department and follows Timothy Wilde who unluckily loses all in a fire which spread through lower Manhattan. His brother who has political connections and is a fire fighter gets Timothy to sign up to the newly formed NYPD. It is here where the plot really takes hold as Timothy becomes embroiled in a case dealing with the murder of child prostitutes (kinchen mab as they are known in NY slang).

As I have said if you love highly descriptive writing, which paints a vivid landscape which the characters inhabit and good plotting, you will enjoy this historical crime read. My only problem was the use of slang which at first was quite interesting but felt a bit stilted at times.
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