Books by Lyndsay Faye

THE PARAGON HOTEL by Lyndsay Faye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2019

"A riveting multilevel thriller of race, sex, and mob violence that throbs with menace as it hums with wit."
A young white woman named Alice James flees Prohibition-era Harlem by rail with an oozing bullet wound and a satchel containing $50,000 in cash. Read full book review >
THE WHOLE ART OF DETECTION by Lyndsay Faye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"It's refreshing to see Holmes be Holmes. Fans and neophytes alike should cheer Faye's reinvigoration of Conan Doyle's hero and his panoramic world."
Seasoned Sherlock-ian Faye (Jane Steele, 2016, etc.) adds two new stories to 13 she's previously published to give a synoptic overview of the career of the famed consulting detective. Read full book review >
JANE STEELE by Lyndsay Faye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"A novel that explores great torment and small mercies. "
Jane Steele seeks retribution and redemption in Faye's latest novel, an homage to Jane Eyre. Read full book review >
THE FATAL FLAME by Lyndsay Faye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2015

"More fine work from a writer smart enough to know when a series has run its course. It will be exciting to see what the talented Faye decides to do next."
Concluding volume in Faye's gritty, atmospheric trilogy (Seven for a Secret, 2013, etc.) about New York City's fledgling police force.Read full book review >
SEVEN FOR A SECRET by Lyndsay Faye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Vividly atmospheric; the thieves' slang all by itself evokes 19th-century New York with wonderful specificity. Let's hope Faye finds more dirty work for her intriguingly conflicted hero."
Bartender-turned-"copper star" Timothy Wilde returns in a second mordant historical mystery (The Gods of Gotham, 2012). Read full book review >
THE GODS OF GOTHAM by Lyndsay Faye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2012

"Faye's damaged but appealing hero seems likely to have more adventures ahead, and they'll be welcomed by anyone who appreciates strong, atmospheric storytelling."
Displaying the same gift for characterization that refreshed her retelling of the Jack the Ripper case (Dust and Shadow, 2009), Faye crafts a top-notch historical thriller. Read full book review >
DUST AND SHADOW by Lyndsay Faye
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 14, 2009

"Faye's debut novel faithfully captures period flavor, though a lighter touch would have been welcome at times. Her greater achievement is using the Ripper case to present a more complex portrait of Holmes and his world."
Once more Sherlock Holmes pursues Jack the Ripper. Read full book review >