One Night, New York
by Lara Thompson
A delicious detective story set in 1930s New York, and the winner of the inaugural Virago/The Pool New Crime Writer Award.
One winter night in 1932, at the top of the Empire State Building, Frances and Agnes, possible lovers and co-conspirators, are waiting for a man who has done something terrible to both of them. They plan to seek the ultimate revenge.
Set over the course of a single night, with flashbacks to the weeks leading up to the potential murder, One Night, NewYork is a detective story, a romance and a coming-of-age tale. It is also a story of old New York, of bohemian Greenwich Village between the wars, of floozies and artists and addicts, of a city that sucked in creatives and immigrants alike, lighting up the world, while all around America burned amidst the heat of the Great Depression.