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One Night, New York

ebook / ISBN-13: 9780349011073

Price: £16.99

ON SALE: 14th January 2021

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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‘ONE NIGHT, NEW YORK transports the reader to the glitter and the danger of old New York. A page-turner with style.’ ERIN KELLY

‘ENTHRALLING’ THE TIMES, BEST NEW HISTORICAL FICTION

A THRILLING DEBUT NOVEL OF CORRUPTION AND MURDER, SET IN THE NIGHTCLUBS, TENEMENTS AND SKYSCRAPERS OF 1930s NEW YORK – FROM THE WINNER OF THE VIRAGO/THE POOL NEW CRIME WRITER AWARD.

At the top of the Empire State Building on a freezing December night, two women hold their breath. Frances and Agnes are waiting for the man who has wronged them. They plan to seek the ultimate revenge.

Set over the course of a single night, One Night, New York is a detective story, a romance and a coming-of-age tale. It is also a story of old New York, of bohemian Greenwich Village between the wars, of floozies and artists and addicts, of a city that sucked in creatives and immigrants alike, lighting up the world, while all around America burned amid the heat of the Great Depression.

‘An atmospheric portrait of a city in the grip of the Great Depression as well as a compelling crime story’ GUARDIAN

‘Thompson’s impressive debut delivers a beautifully detailed and multifaceted account of Jazz Age New York’ IRISH TIMES

‘An assured debut so evocative you can almost smell the bathtub gin wafting off the pages’ RED MAGAZINE

Reviews

Evocative
Crime Monthly
From the Dust Bowl of the Great Depression to a New York changing forever as the tenement-dwellers are forced to make way for the skyscrapers, this is an elegantly written debut. It's a novel about gangsters and their pet politicians, of Greenwich Village artists and nightclub musicians, of corruption and violence - a wonderful recreation of an era that's both scintillating and horrifying
Mat Coward, Morning Star
From its breathless opening pages, ONE NIGHT, NEW YORK transports the reader to the glitter and the danger of old New York. A page-turner with style
Erin Kelly
Atmospheric
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With atmospheric strokes, Thompson, a film expert, draws an unforgettable picture of New York as if it were part of a black and white movie and paints a delicate canvas of thrills and emotions
CrimeTime
Lara Thompson's portrayal of stubborn, brave Frances is enthralling; this page-turning thriller marks her as a writer to watch
Antonia Senior, The Times, Best New Historical Fiction
When the final credits go up on this dark debut, it's like surfacing into daylight after a session in an old-fashioned cinema. With its film noir edginess, this story of 1930s speakeasy New York begins with a dizzying scene atop the Empire State Building - two women, lovers, about to push a man who embodies the corruption of the times to his death
Sainsbury's magazine
An assured debut so evocative you can almost smell the bathtub gin wafting off the pages
Red Magazine