One Night, New York (Hardback)
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Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 14/01/2021
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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.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349011080
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 540 g
Dimensions: 238 x 164 x 34 mm


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'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

'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

'An assured debut so evocative you can almost smell the bathtub gin wafting off the pages' - Red Magazine

'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

'Evocative' - Crime Monthly

'Atmospheric' - i paper

'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

'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

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“A perfect film noir.”

Set in 1932, the novel begins and ends at the top of the newly erected Empire State Building. It is the story of a farm girl, Francis , arriving to New York from Kansas to join her brother Stanley in the big city.... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 17

“Brilliant!”

“One Night, New York” is the debut novel from Lara Thompson who won the Virago/The Pool New Crime Writer Award Competition with this thrilling historical novel.
“At the top of the Empire State Building on a freezing... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 8

“Brilliant!”

“One Night, New York” is the debut novel from Lara Thompson who won the Virago/The Pool New Crime Writer Award Competition with this thrilling historical novel.
“At the top of the Empire State Building on a freezing... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 7

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