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I enjoyed this mystery very much. The characters were fleshed out, dialogue was credible, the story kept me hooked, and the historical aspect was interesting - specifically regarding the political atmosphere of the Red Scare, but also in general through the depiction of life in NYC in 1950's. I will seek out more written by Mr. Taylor (and narrated by Mr. Szarabajka - fantastic).
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Where does Night Life rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
This is apparently the first title in a new series of crime fiction set in the 1905s, and Night Life is a stunning start. Taylor, apparently, isn't a babe in the woods even though this seems to be his first novel. (Or the first one published under his own name.) But he's been a busy guy. It looks like he's written thrillers before, but as a script writer for film and TV. And he produced some documentaries, including one about Graham Greene. What's fascinating about this book is not only the gorgeous writing, but the level of expertise/research. He apparently knows everything there is to know about New York in the 50s, police behavior, loading cargo ships, management of the Waldorf Astoria and Broadway gypsies -- and that's just for starters. What a BOOK. Thank you Jessie Kornbluth, who recommended it.
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