Originally heard of this book via the NPR review linked below (if this site lets me add a link.)
This was an *excellent* yet often *gruesome* book. If you are a fan of New York City history, especially mid 19th century (pre-antebellum? pre-bellum?) and a good detective story with a terrific character study thrown in, then this book is for you.
If you don't, then why are you still reading this? And THIS? OK, STOP. NO YOU STOP.
Anyway - the author created that world in full dimension, the characters were nicely alive and real and the story kept me moving from start to finish. The most fun might not even be all of that, but her use of the "Flash" dialect within the book - wonderfully woven into the story and the characters.http://www.npr.org/2012/03/19/1485880...