Murder at the 42nd Street Library

Murder at the 42nd Street Library

Book - 2016 | First edition
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"Murder at the 42nd Street Library opens with a murder in a second floor office of the iconic, beaux-arts flagship of the New York Public Library. Ray Ambler, the curator of the library's crime fiction collection, joins forces with NYPD homicide detective Mike Cosgrove in hopes of bringing a murderer to justice. In his search for the reasons behind the murder, Ambler uncovers hidden--and profoundly disturbing--relationships between visitors to the library. These include a celebrated mystery writer who has donated his papers to the library's crime fiction collection, that writer's missing daughter, a New York society woman with a hidden past, and one of Ambler's colleagues at the world-famous library."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250009968
1250009960
9781250036872
Branch Call Number: MYS LEHAN-C
Characteristics: vii, 307 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Lehane, Cornelius

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Murder at the 42nd Street Library opens with a murder in a second floor office of the iconic, beaux-arts flagship of the New York Public Library. In his search for the reasons behind the murder, Ambler uncovers hidden - and profoundly disturbing - relationships between visitors to the library.


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Suellen1111
May 12, 2019

I'm not impressed. Couldn't get into this one & gave up early.

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entrejl
Jan 30, 2019

Horrible. Wise guys in a library sounded like a fun twist. It isn't. Stick to Chandler for hard boiled noir. This is just crummy.

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maipenrai
Jun 04, 2018

I had high hopes with the New York public library setting, but neither the mystery nor the writing lived up to expectations. I was hoping to find a new author, but was disappointed. Kristi & Abby Tabby

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baryonx
Jan 04, 2018

This is a thrillingly bad book. At every level from punctuation to plot, it staggers from one embarrassment to another. Ambrose Bierce supposedly said, "The covers of this book are too far apart." Amen. Let us hope that Mr. Lehane returns to bartending.

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Polansky
Aug 16, 2016

This book is so-so. Writer needs help with his grammar, which is bothering me. I'll probably return it without finishing it also.

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