Tag Archives: NYC

All Souls Near& Nigh by Hailey Turner

Read May 2020 Recommended for fans of PNR ★   ★   ★   1/2 As you might be able to tell from my categories, there’s a bit of kitchen sink about this. Shifters, gods, demons, mages, and vampires in New York … Continue reading

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A Ferry of Bones & Gold by Hailey Turner

Read May 2020 Recommended for fans of PNR ★   ★   1/2 Definitely a QB¹ read, but strangely addicting. I found the combination of ex-military, magic-wielding, NYC, and inclusion of the pantheon of gods downright irresistible. I finished this and went … Continue reading

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Maggie Terry by Sarah Schulman

Read November 2019 For fans of NYC and addiction lit-fic ★    ★     Hey, a new category of fiction for me: the NFM. Not quite a DNF, it’s a Not For Me, a quit before I waste any more … Continue reading

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Deep Roots by Ruthanna Emrys

Read February 2019 Recommended for people who enjoy quiet exploration ★     ★    ★    ★  The title captures it perfectly; quiet, deep, thoughtful. Well, yes, there are multiple dimensions and worlds, and horrors from the night, and a … Continue reading

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Hex by Maggie Estep

Read November 2018 Recommended for fans of horses, Claire DeWiitt ★     ★    ★    1/2 I sought this book out because of Sara Gran, author of Claire Dewitt and the City of the Dead, mentions it in an … Continue reading

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The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle

Read October 2018 Recommended for fans of  Bloody folk tales ★    ★    ★    1/2 Nominated for a Hugo, Nebula, and Shirley Jackson Awards,* The Ballad of Black Tom is a fine little novella, made accessible to horror dilettantes by … Continue reading

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Rhode Island Red by Charlotte Carter

January 2015 Recommended for fans of jazz, NYC, street artists, character-driven mysteries  ★    ★    ★    ★   First published in 1997, Rhode Island Red is the first in a series about Nanette Hayes, twenty eight year-old woman trying … Continue reading

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