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*A 2016 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award Nominee for Best Novel
*Winner of the 2016 Nero Wolfe Award for Best American Mystery

David C. Taylor's Night Life takes us back to New York City in 1954.

The Cold War is heating up. Senator Joe McCarthy is running a witch hunt for Communists in America. The newly formed CIA is fighting a turf battle with the FBI to see who will be the primary US intelligence agency. And the bodies of murdered young men are turning up in the city.

Michael Cassidy has an unusual background for a New York cop. His father, a refugee from Eastern Europe, is a successful Broadway producer. His godfather is Frank Costello, a Mafia boss. Cassidy also has an unusual way of going about the business of being a cop-maybe that's why he threw a fellow officer out a third story window of the Cortland Hotel.

Cassidy is assigned to the case of Alexander Ingram, a Broadway chorus dancer found tortured and dead in his apartment in Hell's Kitchen. Complications grow as other young men are murdered one after the other. And why are the FBI, the CIA, and the Mafia interested in the death of a Broadway gypsy?

Meanwhile, a mysterious, beautiful woman moves into Cassidy's building in Greenwich Village. Is Dylan McCue a lover or an enemy? Cassidy is plagued by nightmares-dreams that sometimes become reality. And he has been dreaming that someone is coming to kill him.

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Mysteries & Thrillers
March 17
Tom Doherty Associates

Customer Reviews

Deacon Dukes ,

"Nice Work!"

With each new book that I read I have a greater appreciation for what distinguishes an average writer from a great writer. David C. Taylor is a great writer, with an original and plausible story that weaves fictional and non-fictional characters into a highly suspenseful and enjoyable plot. He does a great job of setting the stage in post-war America with clear descriptions of the city, clothing styles, mentalities of the time and lots and lots of smoking. That was the only thing that seemed a bit overdone. In the sequel I hope that our hero does not die of lung cancer. Joking aside, great book!

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