In the Shadow of Gotham
Publish date: April 28th 2009
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
Series: Simon Ziele (#1)
I found it unbelievable that a seasoned detective would allow a complete stranger to basically take control of his investigation on the day after the crime was committed. Alistair Sinclair appears out of the blue and declares he knows who did it and why and proceeds to drag Ziele into his camp. Ou...
I picked up this book - and the sequel to it - just before Christmas because they were remainders and cheap, and the reviews on the covers compared them to Caleb Carr's "The Alienist." And I have to say . . . I really regret buying both of them. Because "In the Shadow of Gotham" is BAD.The idea - ...
After suffering a personal tragedy in 1905, Detective Simon Ziele has transferred from New York City to a country town north of Manhattan where he expects his life and work to be less violent.Within months of starting his new position he has to reassess this assumption when he’s called to the scene ...
This one wins for the most frustrating book that I've read this year. While the premise is interesting -- emotionally traumatized former policeman gets mixed up in a serial killer in 1900's NYC -- this was one of the most annoying thrillers that I've come across. Too many red herrings, too much obli...
Not very good at all. This book was nominated for the Anthony Award for best first and won the Edgar in the same category which frankly baffles me. The plotting was simplistic (Whodunit was painfully obvious), characters were thin and wooden, and even the historical details were not interesting. ...
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