One Night, New York
by Lara Thompson
A thrilling debut novel of corruption and murder, set in the nightclubs, tenements and skyscrapers of 1930s New York. 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 bohemianGreenwich Village between the wars, of floozies andartists and addicts, of a city that sucked in creatives andimmigrants alike, lighting up the world, while all aroundAmerica burned amid the heat of the Great Depression.It also marks the arrival of an exciting new talenton the Virago fiction list.