The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye

The Gods Of Gotham

Set in NYC in the 1840’s, The God’s of Gotham is part historical fiction and part mystery, which together makes for a fascinating and engaging read.  The novel begins when Timothy Wilde, bartender, loses his home and livelihood due to fire.  His brother, active in the NYC politics of the Democratic party, lands them both jobs in the new city-wide police force and they are now “coppers,” nicknamed because of the copper stars they wear on their lapel.  It isn’t long before a young girl covered in blood crosses Timothy’s path, and the new copper is confronted with a string of dead children in the heart of Five Points.

I loved this book.  Lyndsay Faye presented a well-researched look at law enforcement and life in mid 19th century New York, all wrapped up in one highly entertaining book.

4 stars (out of 5)
Published in 2012
408 pages


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