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At the dawn of the twentieth century, a deranged killer is on the prowl. New York, 1905. After losing his fiancee in the General Slocum ferry disaster, Detective Simon Ziele transferred to a country town rth of Manhattan in the hope of escaping his grief. But only months later he's faced with the shocking murder of a young girl - battered to death in her bedroom on a cold winter's afteron. And when Alistair Sinclair, one of Columbia University's most ted crimilogists learns about the case, he realises it bears an uncanny resemblance to the deranged mutterings of one his research subjects. Ziele must work with Sinclair to determine whether his patient - with a terrifying history of violent behaviour and brutal fantasies - did indeed seek out this incent young victim ...before the vicious murderer strikes again. In the Shadow of Gotham tells the atmospheric and gripping tale of a haunted man who must search for a killer, while on the run from his own demons ...
Stefanie Pintoff is the winner of the inaugural Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel competition and has been shortlisted for a prestigious Edgar Award for Best First Crime Novel. Pintoff lives with her husband and daughter in Westchester County, New York. www.stefaniepintoff.com