In the Shadow of Gotham

In the Shadow of Gotham

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Detective Simon Ziele lost his fianceé in the wreck of the General Slocum and shortly thereafter headed to Westchester County to escape the violence of the city. But just a few months into his tenure, he catches the worst homicide of his career: a young woman is brutally murdered in her own bedroom in the middle of a winter afternoon. A day's investigating leads him to Columbia University's noted criminologist, Alistair Sinclair, and one of his subjects, Michael Fromley, who has a history of violent behavior and brutal fantasies. But what would lead him to target Sarah Wingate, a notable mathematics grad student at Columbia? Is it really Michael behind the murder, or is someone else copying his signatures? This is what Simon Ziele must discover, with the help of the brilliant but self-interested Alistair Sinclair, before the killer strikes again.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2009
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780312628123
9780312544904
0312544901
Branch Call Number: FICTION Pin
Description: viii, 385 pages ; 22 cm

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Detective Simon Ziele lost his fianceé in the wreck of the General Slocum and shortly thereafter headed to Westchester County to escape the violence of the city. But just a few months into his tenure, he catches the worst homicide of his career: a young woman is brutally murdered in her own bedr... Read More »


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Cheryl65
Dec 04, 2016

I liked the character of Detective Simon Ziele, and even Joe. But the book just ground on.
After 220 pages (Chap19), Fromley's body is found, so he is no longer a suspect.
So the case started from scratch! I gave up. Dumped the book.
Will try the second book in the series IF I see a convincing comment.

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maipenrai
Nov 27, 2016

(The first book in the Simon Ziele series)

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MissEavis
May 15, 2013

I was pretty impressed. I picked it up because it was an Edgar Allen Poe award winner, and the first in a series. Some good charecters and plot twists, i will defienty read the next books in the series.

sit_walk Jul 28, 2010

Winner of a 2010 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best First Novel. (But I must say it seemed pretty average to me. Didn't make it past the first 50 pages. Ho hum.)

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