Any good books set in New York City?
Dos Passos’ Manhattan Transfer. DeLillo’s Cosmopolis. Rushdie’s The Golden House.
Golden Hill, by Francis Spufford. Very good!
If you want a late 1800s mystery set in NYC, The Alienist by Caleb @Mardene
The Dark Tower Series.
A Bronx Tale
Tropic of Capricorn, by Henry Miller.
The mortal instruments
New York by Edward Rutherford
Time and Again – Jack Finney. It’s even illustrated. Awesome book!
The Golem and Jinni by Helene Wecker
The monster dogs of new york
In Death series by J D Robb, set in NY but in the future
Are these good?
yes!! my favorite series!
Do you read her Nora Roberts too? I loved those and I’m afraid it’ll be too big a genre leap knowing it’s her… If that makes sense ?
makes total sense to me! I’m the same, have not read any Nora Roberts, I’m afraid there just Too much Romance for me 🙂
I’m more into mysteries and that’s the In Death series
maybe we should both take the leap! 😀 ?
Do a swap so the balance remains!
I’ve some in the catalogue that came free with a series I got so I’ll dust them off tonight and see what it’s all about.
read Naked In Death first if you can, it’s the first. You can read them stand alone if you want but if you start from the beginning you get more backstory of course. If I decide on a Nora Roberts what one would you recommend?
The born in trilogy! I’m biased as am from ireland but I read these again from time to time. The collector was recent and very good, a mystery voyeur book might be good to ease you into them ?
The Goldfinch ?
I have a time-travel romance set in New York (21st century) and Scotland (13th century). It is called Once Found. https://www.amazon.com/Once-Found-Pocket-Watch-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B01C8Z8TQ6
In Death series
An old one: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
The Catcher in the Rye
Auster’s New York Trilogy is one of my faves
Small Town by Lawrence Block
Witty (Jewish) intermittently erotic (kinky), The Match Trick by Don Zacharia merits a mention (set in Westchester) If you like Henry Miller or Philip Roth, you ought to like this
The most fabulous writer known to me lived in New York and all his works wreak of the place (imo) whether or not they are set there. Their other component is Yiddishkeit (which he epitomised as much as Chagall). Enjoy (what can I tell you) http://www.nytimes.com/1991/07/26/nyregion/ib-singer-s-new-york-fading-yes-but-still-here.html
The Bonfire of the Vanities
Our book club is reading These Shallow Graves right now. It’s set in 1890s NYC and the MC is a rich girl who is trying to solve her father’s murder.
I really like the descriptions of the different rough neighborhoods and all the shady characters that she’s meeting. It’s especially well written because we get to see these events through her naivety.
For example: the reader can clearly tell she’s near a brothel. She has no idea what happens there – she just thinks it’s odd how many women are scantily clad and standing near the doorway.
I’m reading Christodora by Tim Murphy… it’s set in NYC…I’m about half way…. its really good so far
The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee
Sarah Morgan books set in New York City x
Still Me by Jojo Moyes… but I recommend reading the other 2 bks in series first.
Sarah Morgan books are really good
Until the End of The World and The City Series, both by Sarah Lyons Fleming. X
The Dark Tower, by Stephen King has several scenes in NYC. ?
The Address by Fiona Davis just came out last summer. Her previous novel, The Dollhouse, is also set in NYC. Loved both of these. Highly recommend.
James Patterson’ serie, NYPD Red … if you like suspense/thriller.
Jeffrey Deaver’s Lincoln Rhyme series, beginning with “The Bone Collector”
It’s technically for kids, but Dave At Night is an amazing book.
Most of the Nero Wolfe mysteries by Rex Stout.
Manhattan Noir, short stories
The Goldfinch great book
The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani.
The Dollhouse & The Address by Fiona Davis.
Still Me – The Light We Lost – The Address
The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis, A fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner, Orphan #8 by Kim Van Alkemade, The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (won Pulitzer)
Roomies by Christina Lauren
NYPD RED and Michael Bennett series by James Patterson
Time and again
The Alienist – Cale b Carr.
Have you seen the new show? I haven’t but it looks fantastic.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
I love New York
The Mortal Instruments (City of Bones) by Cassandra Clare
Together at Midnight by Jennifer Castle.
The Ten Year Nap
Some of the Pendergast series by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child are set in New York City. They’re two of my favorite authors.
The Fifth Horseman
The Dollhouse, Brooklyn.
Any of the In Death Books by JD Robb
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