Gilded Needles (Valancourt 20th Century Classics)
Publish date: 2015-06-30
Publisher: Valancourt Books
Pages no: 292
Edition language: English
A dark historical thriller set in the infamous Black Triangle of 1880s New York, where crime is rampant, every vice is available for a price, and even the law can be bought. When a "crusading" judge declares war on an all female criminal empire by sentencing three of its members to death, his entire...
Another great read from Michael McDowell. Gilded Needles is set in New York City in the late 1800's. For those who aren't familiar with McDowell's writing, his often formally written prose is laced with both subtle humor and outright wit. Although I felt that a few parts of the book could have been ...
This book was SO MUCH fun! Set in the early 1880's in the city of New York in a district called The Black Triangle,(where crime runs rampant and poverty reigns), McDowell brings the city and this district vividly to life. Abortions, prostitution and gambling are just a few of the dark deeds that are...