Willis, Clint (editor)
Title Crimes of New York: Stories of Crooks, Killers, and Corruption from the World's Toughest City
Book Condition Good.
Seller ID 0226A429485
Paperback. Softcover 1st edition 2003 Thunder's Mouth Press. REMAINDER MARK at bottom page edge. Crease to back cover. Superclean; never read; spine uncreased. 290pp. Language: English. Adrenaline Classics Series. 'True-crime aficionados rejoice! This collection of writings about the denizens of NYC's dark side is brutally good. Here are murderers and thieves and white-collar crooks and vigilantes; here are familiar names like Bernhard Goetz and Boss Tweed; here's an excerpt from Herbert Asbury's Gangs of New York; and here's another from Rogues' Gallery, an 1886 portrait of hundreds of criminals written by Thomas Byrnes, New York City chief of detectives in the late 1800s. Here are essays by Pete Hamill, Calvin Trillin, and Lillian Ross; here, if you can believe your luck, is a Jeeves and Wooster story by P. G. Wodehouse. Willis, who has put together several collections for Adrenaline Books, is an imaginative anthologist, offering readers an enormous bang for their buck. The book is a collage, a collection of word pictures that vividly brings to life New York's criminal past and present.'-- David Pitt, Booklist.