It's curtains for Gotham in Deadly Debut, taking the first bow in the Murder New York Style series. In these pages a Bronx teen steeped in Poe confronts a tormentor; a recovering alcoholic sweeps up deadly secrets; and a gutsy lie shatters lives in post-war Queens. From a Brooklyn nanny’s street smarts to a small grocer’s grit, from a nightclub’s belly dancers to a P.I. reared on jive, the characters in these mysteries will keep you cheering.
Written by members of the New York/Tri-State chapter of Sisters in Crime, these twisted tales reveal New York City’s dramatic and dark underbelly. Selected from the Chapter’s first anthology, these stories offer bites of action-packed mystery that range in tone from fun to dark and in genre from cozy to noir. The sleuths, police officers, and private investigators who grapple with crime in these pages are richly drawn and engagingly authentic.
Chris' dangerous curiosity and Erica's work at a local history museum lead her right back to her neighborhood in its edgy, pregentrification days, when the age of Aquarius was turning dark. A cranky retired reporter shares old files. The charming widow of a slumlord has some surprises. The crazy old lady who hangs around Erica's street keeps trying to tell her something, and the people who know the whole story will stop at nothing to make sure it stays buried forever....
Come meet the relatives. As diverse in theme and mood as the city itself, these stories take us from from the explosive excitement of the New York City Marathon to a secret cellar in Queens; from the warmth of an immigrant culture to the moneyed New York art world; from brutality and poverty to Wall Street’s privileged thugs, the . What the families have in common is this: their lives have been changed forever by crime. Motives? The usual: jealousy and greed, rage and revenge, self-protection and politics, secrets and lies.
Inside Family Matters: Murder New York Style, the twenty short stories by members of the New York/Tri-State chapter of Sisters in Crime (edited by Derringer winner Anita Page) are as diverse in theme and mood as the city's neighborhoods, offering action-packed mystery that ranges from cozy to noir. The sleuths, police officers, and investigators who grapple with crime inside these covers are richly drawn and engagingly authentic.
By turns funny, tough, and somber, the twenty-one helpings of New York attitude in Fresh Slices reveal neighborhoods both rich and poor, where old-timers desperately protect their secrets and brand-new arrivals indulge dangerous appetites. There is as much variety in the tones, settings, and approaches as in Gotham itself, and yet each of these crime stories also reflects the city's most infectious and unifying principle, that special combination of adaptability and assertiveness dished out more often than any pizza or street meat.
In this, Fresh Slices’ second edition, urban short stories offer action-packed mystery that moves from cozy to noir. The sleuths, police officers and investigators who grapple with crime in these pages are richly drawn and engagingly authentic. Written by local members of the New York / Tri-State chapter of Sisters in Crime the anthology and edited by Agatha nominee Terrie Farley Moran, Fresh Slices is second in the Murder New York series and features tales from the most ethnically diverse and densely populated city in America.