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City Crimes; Or, Life in New York and Boston

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George Thompson (1823-c1873), who also wrote under the pseudonym Greenhorn, was the most prolific author of city mysteries. He was the editor of The Broadway Belle (1855-1858), a sporting paper. Thompson wrote magazine serials, pamphlets, and novels (perhaps as many as sixty). His works include: City Crimes; or, Life in New York and Boston (1849), Venus in Boston (1849), J ...more
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Dustíngotl Kinjerski
In one of the many times that the author unnecessarily adresses the reader, he advises to stop reading if the crimes discussed until that point, such as an interracial affair, murder, or homosexuality (gasp!) were too much.
If only I had heeded his warning...
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This was a fast-moving, if gruesome story...I can just imagine the impact it made when it was first published!
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George Thompson (1823-c1873), who also wrote under the pseudonym Greenhorn, was the most prolific author of city mysteries. He was the editor of The Broadway Belle (1855-1858), a sporting paper. Thompson wrote magazine serials, pamphlets, and novels (perhaps as many as sixty). His works include: City Crimes; or, Life in New York and Boston (1849), Venus in Boston (1849), Jack Harold (1850) and Loc ...more
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