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The Empire of Shadows

3.74  ·  Rating Details  ·  27 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
New York City, August 1889: within sight of Madison Square Park, a man lays dead in a darkened construction site. Jim Tupper, a Mohawk of the Iroquois nation, stands over the body. Within minutes he's seen. And as police whistles scream in the night, he runs, knowing there is but one place to hide.

With the police hounding him, Tupper makes his way back to the place he know
Paperback, 368 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published November 1st 2003)
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Jan 28, 2015 Varda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
After having read Suspension, I jumped at the opportunity to go back to old New York (more than 100 years ago) for another look at a sharp detective and the City, itself. The Empire of Shadows left NYC early and shifted to the Adirondacks and while it was interesting to read about the early days of resort development upstate, the long foray into the woods to find the culprit was too long.
The book is well written but I am looking forward to the next in this series which returns to NYC. I think C
Not as good as "Suspension."
Candice Daquin
May 03, 2015 Candice Daquin rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This was ABSOLUTELY awful! One of the worst books I've suffered through I have no idea why I bothered to keep reading it. BORING!
Martina Lennon
Jun 21, 2014 Martina Lennon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think 5 stars should mean unputdownable (if there is such a word) This was certainly one of those and they few and far between.
Jan 16, 2012 Jim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hard not to like a book where I'm a lead character... but it was a pretty good read regardless! I have two other Crabbe books in queue to be read: Suspension and Hell's Gate.
Jan 17, 2009 Alecia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
turn of the century Adirondacks & NYC! Good stuff.
Mary G.
A very good and exciting story.
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