New York (N.Y.)--Fiction

Alone with the Dead

By Robert J. Randisi

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New York City is in the grip of a nightmare. A twisted serial killer called the Lover is stalking young women, leaving his calling card with their dead bodies--a single rose. But that's not the worst part. There's a copy-cat out there too, determined to do his idol one better. But the Lover isn't flattered. He's furious that some rank amateur is muddying his good name. As the nightmare grows more intense, one detective begins to suspect the truth.

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Winter's Tale

By Mark Helprin

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"New York City is subsumed in arctic winds, dark nights, and white lights, its life unfolds, for it is an extraordinary hive of the imagination, the greatest house ever built, and nothing exists that can check its vitality. One night in winter, Peter Lake--orphan and master-mechanic, attempts to rob a fortress-like mansion on the Upper West Side. Though he thinks the house is empty, the daughter of the house is home. Thus begins the love between Peter Lake, a middle-aged Irish burglar, and Beverly Penn, a young girl, who is dying.

"Peter Lake, a simple, uneducated man, because of a love that, at first he does not fully understand, is driven to stop time and bring back the dead. His great struggle, in a city ever alight with its own energy and besieged by unprecedented winters, is one of the most beautiful and extraordinary stories of American literature."

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Truffled Feathers

By Nancy Fairbanks

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The CEO of a large pharmaceutical company invites Carolyn and Jason Blue to New York and offers Jason a job as a consultant. But before Carolyn gets a chance to get a true taste of the Big Apple, the CEO is dead--keeled over from a heaping helping of pastrami. Carolyn wonders if the well-liked CEO hadn't ruffled one too many feathers.
Includes over a dozen authentic New York recipes.
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Burglers Can't Be Choosers

By Lawrence Block

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Bernie Rhodenbarr is a personable chap, a good neighbor, a passable poker player. His chosen profession, however, might not sit well with some. Bernie is a burglar, a good one, effortlessly lifting valuables from the not-so-well-protected abodes of well-to-do New Yorkers like a modern-day Robin Hood. (The poor, as Bernie would be the first to tell you, alas, have nothing worth stealing.) He's not perfect, however; he occasionally makes mistakes.
Also available to download as an audiobook.

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The Alienist

By Caleb Carr

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1896 Manhattan is awash in grotesquely mutilated corpses. An alienist (19th century term for psychologist) and a New York Times reporter join forces with chief of police Theodore Roosevelt to put pay to the monster against a backdrop of decadence and corruption. Angel of Darkness is the sequel.

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New York, the Novel

By Edward Rutherfurd

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This fictional biography of New York City stretches back in time to the city's origins as an Indian fishing village coveted by Dutch settlers to the aftermath of 9/11. New York's growing pains, its tragedies and triumphs, are reflected in the experiences of a range of ordinary and extraordinary citizens from varying backgrounds, with a wide spectrum of ambitions and expectations.
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Critical

By Robin Cook

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Successful doctor and entrepreneur Angela Dawson has a controlling stake in Angels Healthcare, the highly successful medical company she founded. But something unexpected and deeply troubling is happening at her three New York specialty hospitals--drug-resistant staph infections are on the rise, killing patients.
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Lethal Legacy: a Novel

By Linda Fairstein

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Assistant district attorney Alex Cooper and her crew are drawn into the strange and privileged world of rich collectors, eccentric library trustees, and the treasures of the great New York Public Library after a librarian disappears and a woman's corpse turns up in the missing librarian's abandoned apartment.
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In a Gilded Cage

By Rhys Bowen

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Irish-born detective and Vasser graduate Molly Murphy is hired to find out the truth about her friend's missionary parents' deaths and her loss of inheritance. Another Vasser grad has a philandering husband to track. Molly's cases are set in early Twentieth Century New York City.
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Run For Your Life

By James Patterson

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A calculating killer who calls himself The Teacher is taking on New York City, killing the powerful and the arrogant. Discovering a secret pattern to The Teacher's lessons, Detective Mike Bennett realizes he has just hours to save New York from the greatest disaster in history.
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