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In the Shadow of Gotham by Stefanie Pintoff
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Dec 19, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction-mystery
Read from December 19, 2011 to January 02, 2012

A turn of the century brutal crime that brings together the worlds of Sherlock Holmes and Criminal Minds. This novel shows the advent of criminology, new forensics, and hard detective work.

Ziele, a former NYC detective working north of the city after the Slocum ferry disaster, is brought back to the City on the tracks of a killer. He teams up with a professor who is just starting to study criminology.

I liked how it was written from one point of view so there wasn't a lot of story lines to follow and it was felt from Ziele's perspective as a detective. I appreciated that his past wasn't too involved in this book even though you knew he was harboring pain from the ferry tragedy and his personal background but the author didn't delve into it to distract from the story.

The seedy streets of NYC, politics, suffragist movement are touched on.

I thought the end was a 'tad' rushed but could still feel the energy.

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