Westside

Westside 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.Introducing a truly remarkable female detective, Westside is a mystery steeped in the supernatural and shot through with gunfights, rotgut whiskey, and sizzling Dixieland jazz Full of dazzling color, delightful twists, and truly thrilling action, it announces the arrival of a remarkable talent. Best Download Westside By W.M. Akers For Kindle ePUB or eBook – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

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☆ Westside  è ePUB Author ↠ W.M. Akers young adult fantasy – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com
  • ebook
  • 304 pages
  • Westside
  • W.M. Akers
  • English
  • 08 May 2018
  • 0062854038

10 thoughts on “Westside

  1. says:

    Only in the Westside could a woman with blood in her hair stroll down the sidewalk on a weekday afternoon, wearing nothing but a slip and hearing only the chattering of a few far off birds Gilda Carr is a young woman who looks into what she calls tiny mysteries Leave those murders for someone else Big mysteries mean big problems and Gilda has had enough of those Her mom died when she was a kid, and her father, one Virgil Carr, aka Clubber was not only the founder of a notorious Westsid Only in the Westside could a woman with blood in her hair stroll down the sidewalk on a weekday afternoon, wearing nothing but a slip and hearing only the chattering of a few far off birds Gilda Carr is a young woman who looks into what she calls tiny mysteries Leave those murders for someone else Big mysteries mean big problems and Gilda has had e...

  2. says:

    I hurled my filthy slip down the hallway, to enjoy the cavelike air in stark naked splendor. A flimsy mystery with all the pittfalls of a male author crafting an inauthentic female protagonist Akers rarely provides a firm sense of ...

  3. says:

    Westside hasthick, juicy layers than a weighty feast at a New York deli.Let s lift the crusty bread on this one..Gilda Carr dabbles in tiny mysteries and likes it that way The smaller, the quicker, the better It s September of 1921 in Washington Square and she s headed to Manhattan Edith Copeland, wife of Galen Copeland who owns a shipping firm along the river, has hired her to find a missing ladies leather glove The gloves were an unexpected gift from her husband and she lost one w Westside hasthick, juicy layers t...

  4. says:

    After an initially interesting premise, the story bogs down in the middle I ended up skimming through the last third or so of the book it just did not hold my attention.

  5. says:

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Even though the Westside of Manhattan is a dangerous wasteland that is inhospitable to modern 1920s technology, home to strange magic and many disreputable residents, Gilda is proud to call it her home Gilda is in a way a detective who specializes in tiny mysteries those impossible puzzles and that...

  6. says:

    I ve been done this for about a week, but I ve been struggling with writing a review I know this was a fairly strong book The writing was good There were some fabulous, smart lines, both in dialogue and in the general text The world building was interesting and consistent The main character was odd to me she read a bit like an anti hero with some of her actions, but she was quirky and still sympathetic There were also some larger than life side characters It had an interesting meld of ur I ve been done this for about a week, but I ve been struggling with writing a review I know this was a fairly strong book The writing was good There were some fabulous, smart lines, both in dialogue and in the general text The world building was interesting and consistent The main character was odd to me she read a bit like an anti hero with some of her actions, but she was quirky and still sympathetic There were also some larger than life side characters It had an interesting meld of urban fantasy detective story and alternate history, giving it quite an original feel All in all it was really well done, and I feel like I should have liked itHowever, I just couldn t really get into the story, and I kept putting it down and reading other stuff I think the way I read the book may have done a disservice to it I started it at the airport...

  7. says:

    A lot certainly happens in this novel Lots of people fight, die, disappear, reappear, argue there are lots of locations, with clever worldbuilding that is, I think, the strongest part of the novel The problem is that the plot is not particularly engrossing I found myself bored, my mind wandering off even while my eyes continued to read That is never a good sign for me Neither ...

  8. says:

    I received an ARC from he publisher through Edelweiss in exchange for a reviewI answer little questions Those impossible puzzles that burrow into our brains like splinters and keep us awake at night I solve the mysteries that spoil marriages, ruin friendships, and curdle joy A murder is a dull thing It simply ends a life Tiny mysteries destroy us A quirky mystery set in a grim Manhattan full of colorful and intriguing characters.CHARACTERS Gilda, the protagonist, is fierce, ruthless, b I received an ARC from he publisher through Edelweiss in exchange for a reviewI answer little questions Those impossible puzzles that burrow into our brains like splinters and keep us awake at night I solve the mysteries that spoil marriages, ruin friendships, and curdle joy A murder is a dull thing It simply ends a life Tiny mysteries destroy us A quirky mystery set in a grim Manhattan full of colorful and intriguing characters.CHARACTERS Gilda, the protagonist, is fierce, ruthless, blunt, braveshe s the perfect embodiment of the Westside She s the at times anti hero you can t resist rooting for.Beside her there is a huge asse...

  9. says:

    I m very frustrated with this book,which I liked for many reasons but still had to give up at 40 %.There was absolutely nothing wrong about it, I appreciated the main character, the background was rather fascinating, as the idea of the heroine solving tiny mysteries as a job I loved some funny metaphors and some witt...

  10. says:

    A rich, complex, terrifying and beautiful world, a fantastic, smart, capable, vulnerable heroine, and all the mysteries tiny and enormous a reader could want Would love to revisit this world in future series offerings

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