The Resource Westside : a novel, W.M. Akers

Westside : a novel, W.M. Akers

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Westside : a novel
Title
Westside
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
W.M. Akers
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A young detective who specializes in "tiny mysteries" finds herself at the center of a massive conspiracy in this beguiling historical fantasy set on Manhattan's Westside--a peculiar and dangerous neighborhood home to strange magic and stranger residents--that blends the vivid atmosphere of Caleb Carr with the imaginative power of Neil Gaiman. New York is dying, and the one woman who can save it has smaller things on her mind. It's 1921, and a thirteen-mile fence running the length of Broadway splits the island of Manhattan, separating the prosperous Eastside from the Westside--an overgrown wasteland whose hostility to modern technology gives it the flavor of old New York. Thousands have disappeared here, and the respectable have fled, leaving behind the killers, thieves, poets, painters, drunks, and those too poor or desperate to leave. It is a hellish landscape, and Gilda Carr proudly calls it home. Slightly built, but with a will of iron, Gilda follows in the footsteps of her late father, a police detective turned private eye. Unlike that larger-than-life man, Gilda solves tiny mysteries: the impossible puzzles that keep us awake at night; the small riddles that destroy us; the questions that spoil marriages, ruin friendships, and curdle joy. Those tiny cases distract her from her grief, and the one impossible question she knows she can't answer: "How did my father die?" Yet on Gilda's Westside, tiny mysteries end in blood--even the case of a missing white leather glove. Mrs. Copeland, a well-to-do Eastside housewife, hires Gilda to find it before her irascible merchant husband learns it is gone. When Gilda witnesses Mr. Copeland's murder at a Westside pier, she finds herself sinking into a mire of bootlegging, smuggling, corruption--and an evil too dark to face. All she wants is to find one dainty ladies' glove. She doesn't want to know why this merchant was on the wrong side of town--or why he was murdered in cold blood. But as she begins to see the connection between his murder, her father's death, and the darkness plaguing the Westside, she faces the hard truth: she must save her city or die with it
Summary
New York is dying, and the one woman who can save it has smaller things on her mind
Storyline
Pace
Tone
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Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2019
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10781340
Cataloging source
AU-TuBDP
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Akers, W. M
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Adult
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women private investigators
  • Conspiracies
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Fences
  • Grief in women
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Murder
  • Corruption
  • Paranormal phenomena
  • Missing persons
  • Criminal investigation
  • Manhattan, New York City
Target audience
adult
Label
Westside : a novel, W.M. Akers
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=HUS_617351&b2bSite=1545
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Downloadable Book
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9780062854032-HUS1465621-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of Gold Coast Libraries
Isbn
9780062854032
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Westside : a novel, W.M. Akers
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=HUS_617351&b2bSite=1545
Publication
Note
Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9780062854032-HUS1465621-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of Gold Coast Libraries
Isbn
9780062854032
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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