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In The Shadow of Gotham

Stefanie Pintoff

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ISBN 10: 0312544901 / ISBN 13: 9780312544904
Published by St. Martin's Minotaur, NY, 2009
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Unread Book in Excellent Dust Jacket that is in a Protective Mylar cover. No bumps, no marks, no sunning, no clips and no foxing. As stated, 1st Printing. Slight raised section of end pages else excellent. The author has Signed and Dated ( 6/22/09 ) on the Title page. ALSO, this book includes a book-mark from the initial release. This item securely packaged and shipped in a sturdy box. Very Nice Copy. Bookseller Inventory # 002493

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Title: In The Shadow of Gotham

Publisher: St. Martin's Minotaur, NY

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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Dobson, New York, 1905.

Detective Simon Ziele lost his fiancée in the General Slocum ferry disaster—a thousand perished on that summer day in 1904 when an onboard fire burned the boat down in the waters of the East River. Still reeling from the tragedy, Ziele transferred to a police department north of New York, to escape the city and all the memories it conjured.

But only a few months into his new life in a quiet country town, he’s faced with the most shocking homicide of his career to date: Young Sarah Wingate has been brutally murdered in her own bedroom in the middle of an otherwise calm and quiet winter afternoon. After just one day of investigation, Simon’s contacted by Columbia University’s noted criminologist Alistair Sinclair, who offers a startling claim about one of his patients, Michael Fromley—that the facts of the murder bear an uncanny resemblance to Fromley’s deranged mutterings.

But what would have led Fromley, with his history of violent behavior and brutal fantasies, to seek out Sarah, a notable mathematics student and a proper young lady who has little in common with his previous targets? Is Fromley really a murderer, or is someone mimicking him?

This is what Simon Ziele must find out, with the help of the brilliant but self-interested Alistair Sinclair—before the killer strikes again.

With this taut, atmospheric, and original story of a haunted man who must search for a killer while on the run from his own demons, Stefanie Pintoff’s In the Shadow of Gotham marks the debut of an outstanding new talent, the inaugural winner of the Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America Best First Crime Novel Competition.

In the Shadow of Gotham is the winner of the 2010 Edgar Award for Best First Novel.

About the Author:

Stefanie Pintoff is the author of A Curtain Falls and Secret of the White Rose. In the Shadow of Gotham is the winner of the 2010 Edgar Award for Best First Novel and the Washington Irving Book Prize, and she has earned nominations for the Agatha, Anthony and Macavity Awards. She is also a graduate of Columbia University Law School and has a Ph.D. in literature from New York University. Now a full-time writer, she lives with her husband and daughter on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

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