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One Night, New York: 'A page turner with style' (Erin Kelly)

Lara Thompson

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New York, Crime & mystery, Historical mysteries

A delicious detective story set in 1930s New York, and the winner of the inaugural Virago/The Pool New Crime Writer Award.

'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

For the hundredth time since they'd made their promise, she wondered if she and Agnes were really going to go through with it, if she was brave and terrible enough.

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.

From the winner of the Virago/The Pool New Crime Writer Award

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Lara Thompson

Lara Thompson beat hundreds of applicants to win the inaugural Virago/The Pool New Crime Writer Award competition with the manuscript of her first novel, ONE NIGHT NEW YORK. Lara is a lecturer in film at Middlesex University and she drew on her love of film noir, the photography of Berenice Abbot and her own family history for its backdrop. Born in Cornwall, she now lives in London.

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