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Lyndsay Faye

Biography

Lyndsay Faye

Lyndsay Faye is the author of a number of critically acclaimed books, including the Edgar Award–nominated novels JANE STEELE and THE GODS OF GOTHAM. Faye, a true New Yorker in the sense that she was born elsewhere, lives in New York City with her husband, Gabriel.

Lyndsay Faye

Books by Lyndsay Faye

by Lyndsay Faye - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

The year is 1921, and "Nobody" Alice James is on a cross-country train, carrying a bullet wound and fleeing for her life following an illicit drug and liquor deal gone horribly wrong. Desperate to get as far away as possible from New York City and those who want her dead, she has her sights set on Oregon. She befriends Max, a black Pullman porter who leads her to the Paragon Hotel upon arrival in Portland, the only all-black hotel in the city. The Ku Klux Klan has arrived in fearful numbers --- burning crosses, inciting violence, electing officials and brutalizing blacks. And only Alice, along with her new "family" of Paragon residents, are willing to search for a missing mulatto child who has mysteriously vanished into the Oregon woods.

by Lyndsay Faye - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery, Short Stories

Lyndsay Faye was introduced to the Sherlock Holmes mysteries when she was 10 years old and her dad suggested she read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s short story “The Adventure of the Speckled Band.” She immediately became enamored with tales of Holmes and his esteemed biographer, Dr. John Watson. Later, she began spinning these quintessential characters into her own works of fiction. Faye’s best Holmes tales, including two new works, are brought together in THE WHOLE ART OF DETECTION, which spans Holmes’ career --- from self-taught young upstart to publicly lauded detective --- both before and after his faked death over a Swiss waterfall in 1894.

by Lyndsay Faye - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Historical Thriller, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

One night, while making his rounds as a reluctant NYPD officer, Timothy Wilde runs into a girl not more than 10 years old dashing through the dark covered head to toe in blood. He takes her home, where she spins wild stories, claiming that dozens of bodies are buried in the forest north of 23rd Street.