The Devil's Half Mile

The Devil's Half Mile

Fans of Caleb Carr, Erik Larsen, and Gangs of New York will love this riveting historical thriller debut, set in a 1799 New York City. Seven years after a financial crisis nearly toppled America, traders chafe at government regulations, racial tensions are rising, and corrupt financiers make back-door deals with politicians... 1799 was a hell of a year. Thanks to Alexander H Fans of Caleb Carr, Erik Larsen, and Gangs of New York will love this riveting historical thriller debut, set in ...

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Title:The Devil's Half Mile
Author:Paddy Hirsch
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:076539913X
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

The Devil's Half Mile Reviews

  • Brian
    May 07, 2018

    Justice Flanagan returns to post-revolutionary New York, following education and soldiering in the Irish Rebellion. He's seen and learned a great deal about the world, that he hopes will help him solve the mystery of his father's death. Against the backdrop of a squalling infant Ameri...

    I usually don't read historical fiction. I won this ARC through Goodreads Giveaways. The premise was intriguing. Wall Street, Post Revolution, Murder, Conspiracy- it sounded pretty good. I rather enjoyed it. The one thing that I was hung up on was the one thing that gives it some authe...

  • Carin
    May 16, 2018

    Justice Flanagan returns to post-revolutionary New York, following education and soldiering in the Irish Rebellion. He's seen and learned a great deal about the world, that he hopes will help him solve the mystery of his father's death. Against the backdrop of a squalling infant Ameri...

    I usually don't read historical fiction. I won this ARC through Goodreads Giveaways. The premise was intriguing. Wall Street, Post Revolution, Murder, Conspiracy- it sounded pretty good. I rather enjoyed it. The one thing that I was hung up on was the one thing that gives it some authe...

    Thank you to the author and the publisher for a copy won in a giveaway! All opinions are my own. ...

    I'm always here for historical fiction centering around late 18th/early 19th century America. And this was a very interesting book from a historical perspective as well as a page-turning mystery. Unfortunately, it also fell into a few common traps for books in those genres. The protago...

    IT's 1799 and it seems like just about everyone in New York is corrupt. Justy Flanagan has just returned from Ireland after studying to become a lawyer. He is intent on proving his father did not commit suicide years ago and is hoping to find the murderer. As he searches for answers, h...

    Why only 3 stars you might ask? I got an ARC of this book via my job at Barnes and Noble. This was a good story, Justy was an interesting main character. With a background story that is almost hard to believe. I could not help myself from thinking of him as Bruce Wayne at times....

    It took me a minute to place the author's very familiar name, especially when I looked him up in Goodreads and found... almost nothing. Just some obscure book about economics. And then it occurred to me--he's on NPR's Marketplace! I love him! (He's actually on leave to focus on his wri...

  • Rebecca
    May 08, 2018

    Justice Flanagan returns to post-revolutionary New York, following education and soldiering in the Irish Rebellion. He's seen and learned a great deal about the world, that he hopes will help him solve the mystery of his father's death. Against the backdrop of a squalling infant Ameri...

    I usually don't read historical fiction. I won this ARC through Goodreads Giveaways. The premise was intriguing. Wall Street, Post Revolution, Murder, Conspiracy- it sounded pretty good. I rather enjoyed it. The one thing that I was hung up on was the one thing that gives it some authe...

    Thank you to the author and the publisher for a copy won in a giveaway! All opinions are my own. ...

  • Josh
    Jun 10, 2018

    Justice Flanagan returns to post-revolutionary New York, following education and soldiering in the Irish Rebellion. He's seen and learned a great deal about the world, that he hopes will help him solve the mystery of his father's death. Against the backdrop of a squalling infant Ameri...

    I usually don't read historical fiction. I won this ARC through Goodreads Giveaways. The premise was intriguing. Wall Street, Post Revolution, Murder, Conspiracy- it sounded pretty good. I rather enjoyed it. The one thing that I was hung up on was the one thing that gives it some authe...

    Thank you to the author and the publisher for a copy won in a giveaway! All opinions are my own. ...

    I'm always here for historical fiction centering around late 18th/early 19th century America. And this was a very interesting book from a historical perspective as well as a page-turning mystery. Unfortunately, it also fell into a few common traps for books in those genres. The protago...

    IT's 1799 and it seems like just about everyone in New York is corrupt. Justy Flanagan has just returned from Ireland after studying to become a lawyer. He is intent on proving his father did not commit suicide years ago and is hoping to find the murderer. As he searches for answers, h...

    Why only 3 stars you might ask? I got an ARC of this book via my job at Barnes and Noble. This was a good story, Justy was an interesting main character. With a background story that is almost hard to believe. I could not help myself from thinking of him as Bruce Wayne at times....

    It took me a minute to place the author's very familiar name, especially when I looked him up in Goodreads and found... almost nothing. Just some obscure book about economics. And then it occurred to me--he's on NPR's Marketplace! I love him! (He's actually on leave to focus on his wri...

    Crime fiction set in Hamilton?s New York City with intriguing characters and page turning mystery... My only beef with Devil?s Half Mile was that it kept me up way too late! I love crime fiction, but sometimes a twisty plot comes at the expense of quality. This book delivers all ar...

    *I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway in exchange for an honest opinion* I really enjoyed this book. I thought it had a lot of interesting elements to it. The financial aspect was interesting, it was neat reading about how corrupt Wall Street was back then without the regulations...

    I came for the historic fiction, I stayed for the slang: "Even if you've managed to kimbaw some topping men into your dirty sham, that doesn't mean you've got New York by the nutmegs. And it doesn't make you any less of a gammon-hawking, bully-trap madge." Complete with a glossary to h...

    "Wall Street Trickery, Corrupt Politics, Racial Strife, Gangs, Murder" : these words listed on the book cover could apply to today's America. "The Devil's Half Mile" by Paddy Hirsch takes place in 1779. My curiosity heightened with the book's arrival as the author Paddy Hirsch is synon...

    Seven years after the Panic of 1792, Justice Flanagan returns to New York City after attending school and participating in war in Europe. Eager to solve his father's murder, Justice finds old friends and makes a few new ones, discovering who can trust - and who he shouldn't. This i...

    Being a big fan of history, I really enjoyed this book. Recommended reading. ...

    THIS WAS A WELL WRITTEN STORY ...

    I liked this book at first. It is historical fiction, based in the 1790's in a new America. The main character, Justy, has returned from law school in Ireland to New York. New York is a boisterous and bawdy place full of immigrants of every nationality. Justy wants to search out the de...

    Solid. Really enjoyable. The overall story is a solid murder mystery: well developed with strong characters, pace and a nice twist. A period piece of historical fiction, Hirsch makes it work because while the setting is integral to the story, he avoids the obvious trap of making the...

    I love historical fiction set in New York City, but this was a dud. I gave it over 150 pages before calling it quits. I really *wanted* to like it but couldn't keep track of all the characters and couldn't seem to care about any of them either. ...

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  • Jessica
    Mar 12, 2018

    Justice Flanagan returns to post-revolutionary New York, following education and soldiering in the Irish Rebellion. He's seen and learned a great deal about the world, that he hopes will help him solve the mystery of his father's death. Against the backdrop of a squalling infant Ameri...

  • Jeannie Mancini
    Mar 11, 2018

    Justice Flanagan returns to post-revolutionary New York, following education and soldiering in the Irish Rebellion. He's seen and learned a great deal about the world, that he hopes will help him solve the mystery of his father's death. Against the backdrop of a squalling infant Ameri...

    I usually don't read historical fiction. I won this ARC through Goodreads Giveaways. The premise was intriguing. Wall Street, Post Revolution, Murder, Conspiracy- it sounded pretty good. I rather enjoyed it. The one thing that I was hung up on was the one thing that gives it some authe...

    Thank you to the author and the publisher for a copy won in a giveaway! All opinions are my own. ...

    I'm always here for historical fiction centering around late 18th/early 19th century America. And this was a very interesting book from a historical perspective as well as a page-turning mystery. Unfortunately, it also fell into a few common traps for books in those genres. The protago...

    IT's 1799 and it seems like just about everyone in New York is corrupt. Justy Flanagan has just returned from Ireland after studying to become a lawyer. He is intent on proving his father did not commit suicide years ago and is hoping to find the murderer. As he searches for answers, h...

    Why only 3 stars you might ask? I got an ARC of this book via my job at Barnes and Noble. This was a good story, Justy was an interesting main character. With a background story that is almost hard to believe. I could not help myself from thinking of him as Bruce Wayne at times....

    It took me a minute to place the author's very familiar name, especially when I looked him up in Goodreads and found... almost nothing. Just some obscure book about economics. And then it occurred to me--he's on NPR's Marketplace! I love him! (He's actually on leave to focus on his wri...

    Crime fiction set in Hamilton?s New York City with intriguing characters and page turning mystery... My only beef with Devil?s Half Mile was that it kept me up way too late! I love crime fiction, but sometimes a twisty plot comes at the expense of quality. This book delivers all ar...

    *I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway in exchange for an honest opinion* I really enjoyed this book. I thought it had a lot of interesting elements to it. The financial aspect was interesting, it was neat reading about how corrupt Wall Street was back then without the regulations...

    I came for the historic fiction, I stayed for the slang: "Even if you've managed to kimbaw some topping men into your dirty sham, that doesn't mean you've got New York by the nutmegs. And it doesn't make you any less of a gammon-hawking, bully-trap madge." Complete with a glossary to h...

    "Wall Street Trickery, Corrupt Politics, Racial Strife, Gangs, Murder" : these words listed on the book cover could apply to today's America. "The Devil's Half Mile" by Paddy Hirsch takes place in 1779. My curiosity heightened with the book's arrival as the author Paddy Hirsch is synon...

    Seven years after the Panic of 1792, Justice Flanagan returns to New York City after attending school and participating in war in Europe. Eager to solve his father's murder, Justice finds old friends and makes a few new ones, discovering who can trust - and who he shouldn't. This i...

    Being a big fan of history, I really enjoyed this book. Recommended reading. ...

    THIS WAS A WELL WRITTEN STORY ...

    I liked this book at first. It is historical fiction, based in the 1790's in a new America. The main character, Justy, has returned from law school in Ireland to New York. New York is a boisterous and bawdy place full of immigrants of every nationality. Justy wants to search out the de...

    Solid. Really enjoyable. The overall story is a solid murder mystery: well developed with strong characters, pace and a nice twist. A period piece of historical fiction, Hirsch makes it work because while the setting is integral to the story, he avoids the obvious trap of making the...

    I love historical fiction set in New York City, but this was a dud. I gave it over 150 pages before calling it quits. I really *wanted* to like it but couldn't keep track of all the characters and couldn't seem to care about any of them either. ...

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  • Jennifer Brown-Hall
    Jun 09, 2018

    Justice Flanagan returns to post-revolutionary New York, following education and soldiering in the Irish Rebellion. He's seen and learned a great deal about the world, that he hopes will help him solve the mystery of his father's death. Against the backdrop of a squalling infant Ameri...

    I usually don't read historical fiction. I won this ARC through Goodreads Giveaways. The premise was intriguing. Wall Street, Post Revolution, Murder, Conspiracy- it sounded pretty good. I rather enjoyed it. The one thing that I was hung up on was the one thing that gives it some authe...

    Thank you to the author and the publisher for a copy won in a giveaway! All opinions are my own. ...

    I'm always here for historical fiction centering around late 18th/early 19th century America. And this was a very interesting book from a historical perspective as well as a page-turning mystery. Unfortunately, it also fell into a few common traps for books in those genres. The protago...

    IT's 1799 and it seems like just about everyone in New York is corrupt. Justy Flanagan has just returned from Ireland after studying to become a lawyer. He is intent on proving his father did not commit suicide years ago and is hoping to find the murderer. As he searches for answers, h...

    Why only 3 stars you might ask? I got an ARC of this book via my job at Barnes and Noble. This was a good story, Justy was an interesting main character. With a background story that is almost hard to believe. I could not help myself from thinking of him as Bruce Wayne at times....

    It took me a minute to place the author's very familiar name, especially when I looked him up in Goodreads and found... almost nothing. Just some obscure book about economics. And then it occurred to me--he's on NPR's Marketplace! I love him! (He's actually on leave to focus on his wri...

    Crime fiction set in Hamilton?s New York City with intriguing characters and page turning mystery... My only beef with Devil?s Half Mile was that it kept me up way too late! I love crime fiction, but sometimes a twisty plot comes at the expense of quality. This book delivers all ar...

    *I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway in exchange for an honest opinion* I really enjoyed this book. I thought it had a lot of interesting elements to it. The financial aspect was interesting, it was neat reading about how corrupt Wall Street was back then without the regulations...

    I came for the historic fiction, I stayed for the slang: "Even if you've managed to kimbaw some topping men into your dirty sham, that doesn't mean you've got New York by the nutmegs. And it doesn't make you any less of a gammon-hawking, bully-trap madge." Complete with a glossary to h...

    "Wall Street Trickery, Corrupt Politics, Racial Strife, Gangs, Murder" : these words listed on the book cover could apply to today's America. "The Devil's Half Mile" by Paddy Hirsch takes place in 1779. My curiosity heightened with the book's arrival as the author Paddy Hirsch is synon...

    Seven years after the Panic of 1792, Justice Flanagan returns to New York City after attending school and participating in war in Europe. Eager to solve his father's murder, Justice finds old friends and makes a few new ones, discovering who can trust - and who he shouldn't. This i...

    Being a big fan of history, I really enjoyed this book. Recommended reading. ...

    THIS WAS A WELL WRITTEN STORY ...

    I liked this book at first. It is historical fiction, based in the 1790's in a new America. The main character, Justy, has returned from law school in Ireland to New York. New York is a boisterous and bawdy place full of immigrants of every nationality. Justy wants to search out the de...

    Solid. Really enjoyable. The overall story is a solid murder mystery: well developed with strong characters, pace and a nice twist. A period piece of historical fiction, Hirsch makes it work because while the setting is integral to the story, he avoids the obvious trap of making the...

    I love historical fiction set in New York City, but this was a dud. I gave it over 150 pages before calling it quits. I really *wanted* to like it but couldn't keep track of all the characters and couldn't seem to care about any of them either. ...

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  • Charlotte
    Jun 16, 2018

    Justice Flanagan returns to post-revolutionary New York, following education and soldiering in the Irish Rebellion. He's seen and learned a great deal about the world, that he hopes will help him solve the mystery of his father's death. Against the backdrop of a squalling infant Ameri...

    I usually don't read historical fiction. I won this ARC through Goodreads Giveaways. The premise was intriguing. Wall Street, Post Revolution, Murder, Conspiracy- it sounded pretty good. I rather enjoyed it. The one thing that I was hung up on was the one thing that gives it some authe...

    Thank you to the author and the publisher for a copy won in a giveaway! All opinions are my own. ...

    I'm always here for historical fiction centering around late 18th/early 19th century America. And this was a very interesting book from a historical perspective as well as a page-turning mystery. Unfortunately, it also fell into a few common traps for books in those genres. The protago...

    IT's 1799 and it seems like just about everyone in New York is corrupt. Justy Flanagan has just returned from Ireland after studying to become a lawyer. He is intent on proving his father did not commit suicide years ago and is hoping to find the murderer. As he searches for answers, h...

    Why only 3 stars you might ask? I got an ARC of this book via my job at Barnes and Noble. This was a good story, Justy was an interesting main character. With a background story that is almost hard to believe. I could not help myself from thinking of him as Bruce Wayne at times....

    It took me a minute to place the author's very familiar name, especially when I looked him up in Goodreads and found... almost nothing. Just some obscure book about economics. And then it occurred to me--he's on NPR's Marketplace! I love him! (He's actually on leave to focus on his wri...

    Crime fiction set in Hamilton?s New York City with intriguing characters and page turning mystery... My only beef with Devil?s Half Mile was that it kept me up way too late! I love crime fiction, but sometimes a twisty plot comes at the expense of quality. This book delivers all ar...

    *I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway in exchange for an honest opinion* I really enjoyed this book. I thought it had a lot of interesting elements to it. The financial aspect was interesting, it was neat reading about how corrupt Wall Street was back then without the regulations...

    I came for the historic fiction, I stayed for the slang: "Even if you've managed to kimbaw some topping men into your dirty sham, that doesn't mean you've got New York by the nutmegs. And it doesn't make you any less of a gammon-hawking, bully-trap madge." Complete with a glossary to h...

    "Wall Street Trickery, Corrupt Politics, Racial Strife, Gangs, Murder" : these words listed on the book cover could apply to today's America. "The Devil's Half Mile" by Paddy Hirsch takes place in 1779. My curiosity heightened with the book's arrival as the author Paddy Hirsch is synon...

    Seven years after the Panic of 1792, Justice Flanagan returns to New York City after attending school and participating in war in Europe. Eager to solve his father's murder, Justice finds old friends and makes a few new ones, discovering who can trust - and who he shouldn't. This i...

    Being a big fan of history, I really enjoyed this book. Recommended reading. ...

    THIS WAS A WELL WRITTEN STORY ...

    I liked this book at first. It is historical fiction, based in the 1790's in a new America. The main character, Justy, has returned from law school in Ireland to New York. New York is a boisterous and bawdy place full of immigrants of every nationality. Justy wants to search out the de...

  • Alaina Maxam
    May 20, 2018

    Justice Flanagan returns to post-revolutionary New York, following education and soldiering in the Irish Rebellion. He's seen and learned a great deal about the world, that he hopes will help him solve the mystery of his father's death. Against the backdrop of a squalling infant Ameri...

    I usually don't read historical fiction. I won this ARC through Goodreads Giveaways. The premise was intriguing. Wall Street, Post Revolution, Murder, Conspiracy- it sounded pretty good. I rather enjoyed it. The one thing that I was hung up on was the one thing that gives it some authe...

    Thank you to the author and the publisher for a copy won in a giveaway! All opinions are my own. ...

    I'm always here for historical fiction centering around late 18th/early 19th century America. And this was a very interesting book from a historical perspective as well as a page-turning mystery. Unfortunately, it also fell into a few common traps for books in those genres. The protago...

    IT's 1799 and it seems like just about everyone in New York is corrupt. Justy Flanagan has just returned from Ireland after studying to become a lawyer. He is intent on proving his father did not commit suicide years ago and is hoping to find the murderer. As he searches for answers, h...

    Why only 3 stars you might ask? I got an ARC of this book via my job at Barnes and Noble. This was a good story, Justy was an interesting main character. With a background story that is almost hard to believe. I could not help myself from thinking of him as Bruce Wayne at times....

    It took me a minute to place the author's very familiar name, especially when I looked him up in Goodreads and found... almost nothing. Just some obscure book about economics. And then it occurred to me--he's on NPR's Marketplace! I love him! (He's actually on leave to focus on his wri...

    Crime fiction set in Hamilton?s New York City with intriguing characters and page turning mystery... My only beef with Devil?s Half Mile was that it kept me up way too late! I love crime fiction, but sometimes a twisty plot comes at the expense of quality. This book delivers all ar...

    *I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway in exchange for an honest opinion* I really enjoyed this book. I thought it had a lot of interesting elements to it. The financial aspect was interesting, it was neat reading about how corrupt Wall Street was back then without the regulations...

    I came for the historic fiction, I stayed for the slang: "Even if you've managed to kimbaw some topping men into your dirty sham, that doesn't mean you've got New York by the nutmegs. And it doesn't make you any less of a gammon-hawking, bully-trap madge." Complete with a glossary to h...

    "Wall Street Trickery, Corrupt Politics, Racial Strife, Gangs, Murder" : these words listed on the book cover could apply to today's America. "The Devil's Half Mile" by Paddy Hirsch takes place in 1779. My curiosity heightened with the book's arrival as the author Paddy Hirsch is synon...

    Seven years after the Panic of 1792, Justice Flanagan returns to New York City after attending school and participating in war in Europe. Eager to solve his father's murder, Justice finds old friends and makes a few new ones, discovering who can trust - and who he shouldn't. This i...

    Being a big fan of history, I really enjoyed this book. Recommended reading. ...

    THIS WAS A WELL WRITTEN STORY ...

  • Mark Muckerman
    Jun 09, 2018

    Justice Flanagan returns to post-revolutionary New York, following education and soldiering in the Irish Rebellion. He's seen and learned a great deal about the world, that he hopes will help him solve the mystery of his father's death. Against the backdrop of a squalling infant Ameri...

    I usually don't read historical fiction. I won this ARC through Goodreads Giveaways. The premise was intriguing. Wall Street, Post Revolution, Murder, Conspiracy- it sounded pretty good. I rather enjoyed it. The one thing that I was hung up on was the one thing that gives it some authe...

    Thank you to the author and the publisher for a copy won in a giveaway! All opinions are my own. ...

    I'm always here for historical fiction centering around late 18th/early 19th century America. And this was a very interesting book from a historical perspective as well as a page-turning mystery. Unfortunately, it also fell into a few common traps for books in those genres. The protago...

    IT's 1799 and it seems like just about everyone in New York is corrupt. Justy Flanagan has just returned from Ireland after studying to become a lawyer. He is intent on proving his father did not commit suicide years ago and is hoping to find the murderer. As he searches for answers, h...

    Why only 3 stars you might ask? I got an ARC of this book via my job at Barnes and Noble. This was a good story, Justy was an interesting main character. With a background story that is almost hard to believe. I could not help myself from thinking of him as Bruce Wayne at times....

    It took me a minute to place the author's very familiar name, especially when I looked him up in Goodreads and found... almost nothing. Just some obscure book about economics. And then it occurred to me--he's on NPR's Marketplace! I love him! (He's actually on leave to focus on his wri...

    Crime fiction set in Hamilton?s New York City with intriguing characters and page turning mystery... My only beef with Devil?s Half Mile was that it kept me up way too late! I love crime fiction, but sometimes a twisty plot comes at the expense of quality. This book delivers all ar...

    *I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway in exchange for an honest opinion* I really enjoyed this book. I thought it had a lot of interesting elements to it. The financial aspect was interesting, it was neat reading about how corrupt Wall Street was back then without the regulations...

    I came for the historic fiction, I stayed for the slang: "Even if you've managed to kimbaw some topping men into your dirty sham, that doesn't mean you've got New York by the nutmegs. And it doesn't make you any less of a gammon-hawking, bully-trap madge." Complete with a glossary to h...

    "Wall Street Trickery, Corrupt Politics, Racial Strife, Gangs, Murder" : these words listed on the book cover could apply to today's America. "The Devil's Half Mile" by Paddy Hirsch takes place in 1779. My curiosity heightened with the book's arrival as the author Paddy Hirsch is synon...

    Seven years after the Panic of 1792, Justice Flanagan returns to New York City after attending school and participating in war in Europe. Eager to solve his father's murder, Justice finds old friends and makes a few new ones, discovering who can trust - and who he shouldn't. This i...

    Being a big fan of history, I really enjoyed this book. Recommended reading. ...

    THIS WAS A WELL WRITTEN STORY ...

    I liked this book at first. It is historical fiction, based in the 1790's in a new America. The main character, Justy, has returned from law school in Ireland to New York. New York is a boisterous and bawdy place full of immigrants of every nationality. Justy wants to search out the de...

    Solid. Really enjoyable. The overall story is a solid murder mystery: well developed with strong characters, pace and a nice twist. A period piece of historical fiction, Hirsch makes it work because while the setting is integral to the story, he avoids the obvious trap of making the...

  • Joanne
    May 27, 2018

    Justice Flanagan returns to post-revolutionary New York, following education and soldiering in the Irish Rebellion. He's seen and learned a great deal about the world, that he hopes will help him solve the mystery of his father's death. Against the backdrop of a squalling infant Ameri...

    I usually don't read historical fiction. I won this ARC through Goodreads Giveaways. The premise was intriguing. Wall Street, Post Revolution, Murder, Conspiracy- it sounded pretty good. I rather enjoyed it. The one thing that I was hung up on was the one thing that gives it some authe...

    Thank you to the author and the publisher for a copy won in a giveaway! All opinions are my own. ...

    I'm always here for historical fiction centering around late 18th/early 19th century America. And this was a very interesting book from a historical perspective as well as a page-turning mystery. Unfortunately, it also fell into a few common traps for books in those genres. The protago...

    IT's 1799 and it seems like just about everyone in New York is corrupt. Justy Flanagan has just returned from Ireland after studying to become a lawyer. He is intent on proving his father did not commit suicide years ago and is hoping to find the murderer. As he searches for answers, h...

    Why only 3 stars you might ask? I got an ARC of this book via my job at Barnes and Noble. This was a good story, Justy was an interesting main character. With a background story that is almost hard to believe. I could not help myself from thinking of him as Bruce Wayne at times....

    It took me a minute to place the author's very familiar name, especially when I looked him up in Goodreads and found... almost nothing. Just some obscure book about economics. And then it occurred to me--he's on NPR's Marketplace! I love him! (He's actually on leave to focus on his wri...

    Crime fiction set in Hamilton?s New York City with intriguing characters and page turning mystery... My only beef with Devil?s Half Mile was that it kept me up way too late! I love crime fiction, but sometimes a twisty plot comes at the expense of quality. This book delivers all ar...

    *I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway in exchange for an honest opinion* I really enjoyed this book. I thought it had a lot of interesting elements to it. The financial aspect was interesting, it was neat reading about how corrupt Wall Street was back then without the regulations...

    I came for the historic fiction, I stayed for the slang: "Even if you've managed to kimbaw some topping men into your dirty sham, that doesn't mean you've got New York by the nutmegs. And it doesn't make you any less of a gammon-hawking, bully-trap madge." Complete with a glossary to h...

    "Wall Street Trickery, Corrupt Politics, Racial Strife, Gangs, Murder" : these words listed on the book cover could apply to today's America. "The Devil's Half Mile" by Paddy Hirsch takes place in 1779. My curiosity heightened with the book's arrival as the author Paddy Hirsch is synon...

  • Elaine
    May 28, 2018

    Justice Flanagan returns to post-revolutionary New York, following education and soldiering in the Irish Rebellion. He's seen and learned a great deal about the world, that he hopes will help him solve the mystery of his father's death. Against the backdrop of a squalling infant Ameri...

    I usually don't read historical fiction. I won this ARC through Goodreads Giveaways. The premise was intriguing. Wall Street, Post Revolution, Murder, Conspiracy- it sounded pretty good. I rather enjoyed it. The one thing that I was hung up on was the one thing that gives it some authe...

    Thank you to the author and the publisher for a copy won in a giveaway! All opinions are my own. ...

    I'm always here for historical fiction centering around late 18th/early 19th century America. And this was a very interesting book from a historical perspective as well as a page-turning mystery. Unfortunately, it also fell into a few common traps for books in those genres. The protago...

    IT's 1799 and it seems like just about everyone in New York is corrupt. Justy Flanagan has just returned from Ireland after studying to become a lawyer. He is intent on proving his father did not commit suicide years ago and is hoping to find the murderer. As he searches for answers, h...

    Why only 3 stars you might ask? I got an ARC of this book via my job at Barnes and Noble. This was a good story, Justy was an interesting main character. With a background story that is almost hard to believe. I could not help myself from thinking of him as Bruce Wayne at times....

    It took me a minute to place the author's very familiar name, especially when I looked him up in Goodreads and found... almost nothing. Just some obscure book about economics. And then it occurred to me--he's on NPR's Marketplace! I love him! (He's actually on leave to focus on his wri...

    Crime fiction set in Hamilton?s New York City with intriguing characters and page turning mystery... My only beef with Devil?s Half Mile was that it kept me up way too late! I love crime fiction, but sometimes a twisty plot comes at the expense of quality. This book delivers all ar...

    *I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway in exchange for an honest opinion* I really enjoyed this book. I thought it had a lot of interesting elements to it. The financial aspect was interesting, it was neat reading about how corrupt Wall Street was back then without the regulations...

    I came for the historic fiction, I stayed for the slang: "Even if you've managed to kimbaw some topping men into your dirty sham, that doesn't mean you've got New York by the nutmegs. And it doesn't make you any less of a gammon-hawking, bully-trap madge." Complete with a glossary to h...

  • Jessica
    May 25, 2018

    Justice Flanagan returns to post-revolutionary New York, following education and soldiering in the Irish Rebellion. He's seen and learned a great deal about the world, that he hopes will help him solve the mystery of his father's death. Against the backdrop of a squalling infant Ameri...

    I usually don't read historical fiction. I won this ARC through Goodreads Giveaways. The premise was intriguing. Wall Street, Post Revolution, Murder, Conspiracy- it sounded pretty good. I rather enjoyed it. The one thing that I was hung up on was the one thing that gives it some authe...

    Thank you to the author and the publisher for a copy won in a giveaway! All opinions are my own. ...

    I'm always here for historical fiction centering around late 18th/early 19th century America. And this was a very interesting book from a historical perspective as well as a page-turning mystery. Unfortunately, it also fell into a few common traps for books in those genres. The protago...

    IT's 1799 and it seems like just about everyone in New York is corrupt. Justy Flanagan has just returned from Ireland after studying to become a lawyer. He is intent on proving his father did not commit suicide years ago and is hoping to find the murderer. As he searches for answers, h...

    Why only 3 stars you might ask? I got an ARC of this book via my job at Barnes and Noble. This was a good story, Justy was an interesting main character. With a background story that is almost hard to believe. I could not help myself from thinking of him as Bruce Wayne at times....

    It took me a minute to place the author's very familiar name, especially when I looked him up in Goodreads and found... almost nothing. Just some obscure book about economics. And then it occurred to me--he's on NPR's Marketplace! I love him! (He's actually on leave to focus on his wri...

    Crime fiction set in Hamilton?s New York City with intriguing characters and page turning mystery... My only beef with Devil?s Half Mile was that it kept me up way too late! I love crime fiction, but sometimes a twisty plot comes at the expense of quality. This book delivers all ar...

    *I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway in exchange for an honest opinion* I really enjoyed this book. I thought it had a lot of interesting elements to it. The financial aspect was interesting, it was neat reading about how corrupt Wall Street was back then without the regulations...

    I came for the historic fiction, I stayed for the slang: "Even if you've managed to kimbaw some topping men into your dirty sham, that doesn't mean you've got New York by the nutmegs. And it doesn't make you any less of a gammon-hawking, bully-trap madge." Complete with a glossary to h...

    "Wall Street Trickery, Corrupt Politics, Racial Strife, Gangs, Murder" : these words listed on the book cover could apply to today's America. "The Devil's Half Mile" by Paddy Hirsch takes place in 1779. My curiosity heightened with the book's arrival as the author Paddy Hirsch is synon...

    Seven years after the Panic of 1792, Justice Flanagan returns to New York City after attending school and participating in war in Europe. Eager to solve his father's murder, Justice finds old friends and makes a few new ones, discovering who can trust - and who he shouldn't. This i...

  • Marguerite
    Jun 18, 2018

    Justice Flanagan returns to post-revolutionary New York, following education and soldiering in the Irish Rebellion. He's seen and learned a great deal about the world, that he hopes will help him solve the mystery of his father's death. Against the backdrop of a squalling infant Ameri...

    I usually don't read historical fiction. I won this ARC through Goodreads Giveaways. The premise was intriguing. Wall Street, Post Revolution, Murder, Conspiracy- it sounded pretty good. I rather enjoyed it. The one thing that I was hung up on was the one thing that gives it some authe...

    Thank you to the author and the publisher for a copy won in a giveaway! All opinions are my own. ...

    I'm always here for historical fiction centering around late 18th/early 19th century America. And this was a very interesting book from a historical perspective as well as a page-turning mystery. Unfortunately, it also fell into a few common traps for books in those genres. The protago...

    IT's 1799 and it seems like just about everyone in New York is corrupt. Justy Flanagan has just returned from Ireland after studying to become a lawyer. He is intent on proving his father did not commit suicide years ago and is hoping to find the murderer. As he searches for answers, h...

    Why only 3 stars you might ask? I got an ARC of this book via my job at Barnes and Noble. This was a good story, Justy was an interesting main character. With a background story that is almost hard to believe. I could not help myself from thinking of him as Bruce Wayne at times....

    It took me a minute to place the author's very familiar name, especially when I looked him up in Goodreads and found... almost nothing. Just some obscure book about economics. And then it occurred to me--he's on NPR's Marketplace! I love him! (He's actually on leave to focus on his wri...

    Crime fiction set in Hamilton?s New York City with intriguing characters and page turning mystery... My only beef with Devil?s Half Mile was that it kept me up way too late! I love crime fiction, but sometimes a twisty plot comes at the expense of quality. This book delivers all ar...

    *I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway in exchange for an honest opinion* I really enjoyed this book. I thought it had a lot of interesting elements to it. The financial aspect was interesting, it was neat reading about how corrupt Wall Street was back then without the regulations...

    I came for the historic fiction, I stayed for the slang: "Even if you've managed to kimbaw some topping men into your dirty sham, that doesn't mean you've got New York by the nutmegs. And it doesn't make you any less of a gammon-hawking, bully-trap madge." Complete with a glossary to h...

    "Wall Street Trickery, Corrupt Politics, Racial Strife, Gangs, Murder" : these words listed on the book cover could apply to today's America. "The Devil's Half Mile" by Paddy Hirsch takes place in 1779. My curiosity heightened with the book's arrival as the author Paddy Hirsch is synon...

    Seven years after the Panic of 1792, Justice Flanagan returns to New York City after attending school and participating in war in Europe. Eager to solve his father's murder, Justice finds old friends and makes a few new ones, discovering who can trust - and who he shouldn't. This i...

    Being a big fan of history, I really enjoyed this book. Recommended reading. ...

    THIS WAS A WELL WRITTEN STORY ...

    I liked this book at first. It is historical fiction, based in the 1790's in a new America. The main character, Justy, has returned from law school in Ireland to New York. New York is a boisterous and bawdy place full of immigrants of every nationality. Justy wants to search out the de...

    Solid. Really enjoyable. The overall story is a solid murder mystery: well developed with strong characters, pace and a nice twist. A period piece of historical fiction, Hirsch makes it work because while the setting is integral to the story, he avoids the obvious trap of making the...

    I love historical fiction set in New York City, but this was a dud. I gave it over 150 pages before calling it quits. I really *wanted* to like it but couldn't keep track of all the characters and couldn't seem to care about any of them either. ...

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  • Kirsten Love dipatri
    Jun 04, 2018

    Justice Flanagan returns to post-revolutionary New York, following education and soldiering in the Irish Rebellion. He's seen and learned a great deal about the world, that he hopes will help him solve the mystery of his father's death. Against the backdrop of a squalling infant Ameri...

    I usually don't read historical fiction. I won this ARC through Goodreads Giveaways. The premise was intriguing. Wall Street, Post Revolution, Murder, Conspiracy- it sounded pretty good. I rather enjoyed it. The one thing that I was hung up on was the one thing that gives it some authe...

    Thank you to the author and the publisher for a copy won in a giveaway! All opinions are my own. ...

    I'm always here for historical fiction centering around late 18th/early 19th century America. And this was a very interesting book from a historical perspective as well as a page-turning mystery. Unfortunately, it also fell into a few common traps for books in those genres. The protago...

    IT's 1799 and it seems like just about everyone in New York is corrupt. Justy Flanagan has just returned from Ireland after studying to become a lawyer. He is intent on proving his father did not commit suicide years ago and is hoping to find the murderer. As he searches for answers, h...

    Why only 3 stars you might ask? I got an ARC of this book via my job at Barnes and Noble. This was a good story, Justy was an interesting main character. With a background story that is almost hard to believe. I could not help myself from thinking of him as Bruce Wayne at times....

    It took me a minute to place the author's very familiar name, especially when I looked him up in Goodreads and found... almost nothing. Just some obscure book about economics. And then it occurred to me--he's on NPR's Marketplace! I love him! (He's actually on leave to focus on his wri...

    Crime fiction set in Hamilton?s New York City with intriguing characters and page turning mystery... My only beef with Devil?s Half Mile was that it kept me up way too late! I love crime fiction, but sometimes a twisty plot comes at the expense of quality. This book delivers all ar...

  • Suzanne
    Jun 07, 2018

    Justice Flanagan returns to post-revolutionary New York, following education and soldiering in the Irish Rebellion. He's seen and learned a great deal about the world, that he hopes will help him solve the mystery of his father's death. Against the backdrop of a squalling infant Ameri...

    I usually don't read historical fiction. I won this ARC through Goodreads Giveaways. The premise was intriguing. Wall Street, Post Revolution, Murder, Conspiracy- it sounded pretty good. I rather enjoyed it. The one thing that I was hung up on was the one thing that gives it some authe...

    Thank you to the author and the publisher for a copy won in a giveaway! All opinions are my own. ...

    I'm always here for historical fiction centering around late 18th/early 19th century America. And this was a very interesting book from a historical perspective as well as a page-turning mystery. Unfortunately, it also fell into a few common traps for books in those genres. The protago...

    IT's 1799 and it seems like just about everyone in New York is corrupt. Justy Flanagan has just returned from Ireland after studying to become a lawyer. He is intent on proving his father did not commit suicide years ago and is hoping to find the murderer. As he searches for answers, h...

    Why only 3 stars you might ask? I got an ARC of this book via my job at Barnes and Noble. This was a good story, Justy was an interesting main character. With a background story that is almost hard to believe. I could not help myself from thinking of him as Bruce Wayne at times....

    It took me a minute to place the author's very familiar name, especially when I looked him up in Goodreads and found... almost nothing. Just some obscure book about economics. And then it occurred to me--he's on NPR's Marketplace! I love him! (He's actually on leave to focus on his wri...

    Crime fiction set in Hamilton?s New York City with intriguing characters and page turning mystery... My only beef with Devil?s Half Mile was that it kept me up way too late! I love crime fiction, but sometimes a twisty plot comes at the expense of quality. This book delivers all ar...

    *I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway in exchange for an honest opinion* I really enjoyed this book. I thought it had a lot of interesting elements to it. The financial aspect was interesting, it was neat reading about how corrupt Wall Street was back then without the regulations...

    I came for the historic fiction, I stayed for the slang: "Even if you've managed to kimbaw some topping men into your dirty sham, that doesn't mean you've got New York by the nutmegs. And it doesn't make you any less of a gammon-hawking, bully-trap madge." Complete with a glossary to h...

    "Wall Street Trickery, Corrupt Politics, Racial Strife, Gangs, Murder" : these words listed on the book cover could apply to today's America. "The Devil's Half Mile" by Paddy Hirsch takes place in 1779. My curiosity heightened with the book's arrival as the author Paddy Hirsch is synon...

    Seven years after the Panic of 1792, Justice Flanagan returns to New York City after attending school and participating in war in Europe. Eager to solve his father's murder, Justice finds old friends and makes a few new ones, discovering who can trust - and who he shouldn't. This i...

    Being a big fan of history, I really enjoyed this book. Recommended reading. ...

    THIS WAS A WELL WRITTEN STORY ...

    I liked this book at first. It is historical fiction, based in the 1790's in a new America. The main character, Justy, has returned from law school in Ireland to New York. New York is a boisterous and bawdy place full of immigrants of every nationality. Justy wants to search out the de...

    Solid. Really enjoyable. The overall story is a solid murder mystery: well developed with strong characters, pace and a nice twist. A period piece of historical fiction, Hirsch makes it work because while the setting is integral to the story, he avoids the obvious trap of making the...

    I love historical fiction set in New York City, but this was a dud. I gave it over 150 pages before calling it quits. I really *wanted* to like it but couldn't keep track of all the characters and couldn't seem to care about any of them either. ...

  • Corrin
    Jun 13, 2018

    Justice Flanagan returns to post-revolutionary New York, following education and soldiering in the Irish Rebellion. He's seen and learned a great deal about the world, that he hopes will help him solve the mystery of his father's death. Against the backdrop of a squalling infant Ameri...

    I usually don't read historical fiction. I won this ARC through Goodreads Giveaways. The premise was intriguing. Wall Street, Post Revolution, Murder, Conspiracy- it sounded pretty good. I rather enjoyed it. The one thing that I was hung up on was the one thing that gives it some authe...

    Thank you to the author and the publisher for a copy won in a giveaway! All opinions are my own. ...

    I'm always here for historical fiction centering around late 18th/early 19th century America. And this was a very interesting book from a historical perspective as well as a page-turning mystery. Unfortunately, it also fell into a few common traps for books in those genres. The protago...

    IT's 1799 and it seems like just about everyone in New York is corrupt. Justy Flanagan has just returned from Ireland after studying to become a lawyer. He is intent on proving his father did not commit suicide years ago and is hoping to find the murderer. As he searches for answers, h...

    Why only 3 stars you might ask? I got an ARC of this book via my job at Barnes and Noble. This was a good story, Justy was an interesting main character. With a background story that is almost hard to believe. I could not help myself from thinking of him as Bruce Wayne at times....

    It took me a minute to place the author's very familiar name, especially when I looked him up in Goodreads and found... almost nothing. Just some obscure book about economics. And then it occurred to me--he's on NPR's Marketplace! I love him! (He's actually on leave to focus on his wri...

    Crime fiction set in Hamilton?s New York City with intriguing characters and page turning mystery... My only beef with Devil?s Half Mile was that it kept me up way too late! I love crime fiction, but sometimes a twisty plot comes at the expense of quality. This book delivers all ar...

    *I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway in exchange for an honest opinion* I really enjoyed this book. I thought it had a lot of interesting elements to it. The financial aspect was interesting, it was neat reading about how corrupt Wall Street was back then without the regulations...

    I came for the historic fiction, I stayed for the slang: "Even if you've managed to kimbaw some topping men into your dirty sham, that doesn't mean you've got New York by the nutmegs. And it doesn't make you any less of a gammon-hawking, bully-trap madge." Complete with a glossary to h...

    "Wall Street Trickery, Corrupt Politics, Racial Strife, Gangs, Murder" : these words listed on the book cover could apply to today's America. "The Devil's Half Mile" by Paddy Hirsch takes place in 1779. My curiosity heightened with the book's arrival as the author Paddy Hirsch is synon...

    Seven years after the Panic of 1792, Justice Flanagan returns to New York City after attending school and participating in war in Europe. Eager to solve his father's murder, Justice finds old friends and makes a few new ones, discovering who can trust - and who he shouldn't. This i...

    Being a big fan of history, I really enjoyed this book. Recommended reading. ...

    THIS WAS A WELL WRITTEN STORY ...

    I liked this book at first. It is historical fiction, based in the 1790's in a new America. The main character, Justy, has returned from law school in Ireland to New York. New York is a boisterous and bawdy place full of immigrants of every nationality. Justy wants to search out the de...

    Solid. Really enjoyable. The overall story is a solid murder mystery: well developed with strong characters, pace and a nice twist. A period piece of historical fiction, Hirsch makes it work because while the setting is integral to the story, he avoids the obvious trap of making the...

    I love historical fiction set in New York City, but this was a dud. I gave it over 150 pages before calling it quits. I really *wanted* to like it but couldn't keep track of all the characters and couldn't seem to care about any of them either. ...

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  • Ashlee Caldwell
    Jun 05, 2018

    Justice Flanagan returns to post-revolutionary New York, following education and soldiering in the Irish Rebellion. He's seen and learned a great deal about the world, that he hopes will help him solve the mystery of his father's death. Against the backdrop of a squalling infant Ameri...

    I usually don't read historical fiction. I won this ARC through Goodreads Giveaways. The premise was intriguing. Wall Street, Post Revolution, Murder, Conspiracy- it sounded pretty good. I rather enjoyed it. The one thing that I was hung up on was the one thing that gives it some authe...

    Thank you to the author and the publisher for a copy won in a giveaway! All opinions are my own. ...

    I'm always here for historical fiction centering around late 18th/early 19th century America. And this was a very interesting book from a historical perspective as well as a page-turning mystery. Unfortunately, it also fell into a few common traps for books in those genres. The protago...

    IT's 1799 and it seems like just about everyone in New York is corrupt. Justy Flanagan has just returned from Ireland after studying to become a lawyer. He is intent on proving his father did not commit suicide years ago and is hoping to find the murderer. As he searches for answers, h...

    Why only 3 stars you might ask? I got an ARC of this book via my job at Barnes and Noble. This was a good story, Justy was an interesting main character. With a background story that is almost hard to believe. I could not help myself from thinking of him as Bruce Wayne at times....

  • Lynne Moody
    Apr 09, 2018

    Justice Flanagan returns to post-revolutionary New York, following education and soldiering in the Irish Rebellion. He's seen and learned a great deal about the world, that he hopes will help him solve the mystery of his father's death. Against the backdrop of a squalling infant Ameri...

    I usually don't read historical fiction. I won this ARC through Goodreads Giveaways. The premise was intriguing. Wall Street, Post Revolution, Murder, Conspiracy- it sounded pretty good. I rather enjoyed it. The one thing that I was hung up on was the one thing that gives it some authe...

    Thank you to the author and the publisher for a copy won in a giveaway! All opinions are my own. ...

    I'm always here for historical fiction centering around late 18th/early 19th century America. And this was a very interesting book from a historical perspective as well as a page-turning mystery. Unfortunately, it also fell into a few common traps for books in those genres. The protago...

    IT's 1799 and it seems like just about everyone in New York is corrupt. Justy Flanagan has just returned from Ireland after studying to become a lawyer. He is intent on proving his father did not commit suicide years ago and is hoping to find the murderer. As he searches for answers, h...

    Why only 3 stars you might ask? I got an ARC of this book via my job at Barnes and Noble. This was a good story, Justy was an interesting main character. With a background story that is almost hard to believe. I could not help myself from thinking of him as Bruce Wayne at times....

    It took me a minute to place the author's very familiar name, especially when I looked him up in Goodreads and found... almost nothing. Just some obscure book about economics. And then it occurred to me--he's on NPR's Marketplace! I love him! (He's actually on leave to focus on his wri...

    Crime fiction set in Hamilton?s New York City with intriguing characters and page turning mystery... My only beef with Devil?s Half Mile was that it kept me up way too late! I love crime fiction, but sometimes a twisty plot comes at the expense of quality. This book delivers all ar...

    *I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway in exchange for an honest opinion* I really enjoyed this book. I thought it had a lot of interesting elements to it. The financial aspect was interesting, it was neat reading about how corrupt Wall Street was back then without the regulations...

    I came for the historic fiction, I stayed for the slang: "Even if you've managed to kimbaw some topping men into your dirty sham, that doesn't mean you've got New York by the nutmegs. And it doesn't make you any less of a gammon-hawking, bully-trap madge." Complete with a glossary to h...

    "Wall Street Trickery, Corrupt Politics, Racial Strife, Gangs, Murder" : these words listed on the book cover could apply to today's America. "The Devil's Half Mile" by Paddy Hirsch takes place in 1779. My curiosity heightened with the book's arrival as the author Paddy Hirsch is synon...

    Seven years after the Panic of 1792, Justice Flanagan returns to New York City after attending school and participating in war in Europe. Eager to solve his father's murder, Justice finds old friends and makes a few new ones, discovering who can trust - and who he shouldn't. This i...

    Being a big fan of history, I really enjoyed this book. Recommended reading. ...

    THIS WAS A WELL WRITTEN STORY ...

    I liked this book at first. It is historical fiction, based in the 1790's in a new America. The main character, Justy, has returned from law school in Ireland to New York. New York is a boisterous and bawdy place full of immigrants of every nationality. Justy wants to search out the de...

    Solid. Really enjoyable. The overall story is a solid murder mystery: well developed with strong characters, pace and a nice twist. A period piece of historical fiction, Hirsch makes it work because while the setting is integral to the story, he avoids the obvious trap of making the...

    I love historical fiction set in New York City, but this was a dud. I gave it over 150 pages before calling it quits. I really *wanted* to like it but couldn't keep track of all the characters and couldn't seem to care about any of them either. ...

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  • Gemma Davis
    Jan 25, 2018

    Justice Flanagan returns to post-revolutionary New York, following education and soldiering in the Irish Rebellion. He's seen and learned a great deal about the world, that he hopes will help him solve the mystery of his father's death. Against the backdrop of a squalling infant Ameri...

    I usually don't read historical fiction. I won this ARC through Goodreads Giveaways. The premise was intriguing. Wall Street, Post Revolution, Murder, Conspiracy- it sounded pretty good. I rather enjoyed it. The one thing that I was hung up on was the one thing that gives it some authe...

    Thank you to the author and the publisher for a copy won in a giveaway! All opinions are my own. ...

    I'm always here for historical fiction centering around late 18th/early 19th century America. And this was a very interesting book from a historical perspective as well as a page-turning mystery. Unfortunately, it also fell into a few common traps for books in those genres. The protago...

    IT's 1799 and it seems like just about everyone in New York is corrupt. Justy Flanagan has just returned from Ireland after studying to become a lawyer. He is intent on proving his father did not commit suicide years ago and is hoping to find the murderer. As he searches for answers, h...

    Why only 3 stars you might ask? I got an ARC of this book via my job at Barnes and Noble. This was a good story, Justy was an interesting main character. With a background story that is almost hard to believe. I could not help myself from thinking of him as Bruce Wayne at times....

    It took me a minute to place the author's very familiar name, especially when I looked him up in Goodreads and found... almost nothing. Just some obscure book about economics. And then it occurred to me--he's on NPR's Marketplace! I love him! (He's actually on leave to focus on his wri...

    Crime fiction set in Hamilton?s New York City with intriguing characters and page turning mystery... My only beef with Devil?s Half Mile was that it kept me up way too late! I love crime fiction, but sometimes a twisty plot comes at the expense of quality. This book delivers all ar...

    *I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway in exchange for an honest opinion* I really enjoyed this book. I thought it had a lot of interesting elements to it. The financial aspect was interesting, it was neat reading about how corrupt Wall Street was back then without the regulations...

    I came for the historic fiction, I stayed for the slang: "Even if you've managed to kimbaw some topping men into your dirty sham, that doesn't mean you've got New York by the nutmegs. And it doesn't make you any less of a gammon-hawking, bully-trap madge." Complete with a glossary to h...

    "Wall Street Trickery, Corrupt Politics, Racial Strife, Gangs, Murder" : these words listed on the book cover could apply to today's America. "The Devil's Half Mile" by Paddy Hirsch takes place in 1779. My curiosity heightened with the book's arrival as the author Paddy Hirsch is synon...

    Seven years after the Panic of 1792, Justice Flanagan returns to New York City after attending school and participating in war in Europe. Eager to solve his father's murder, Justice finds old friends and makes a few new ones, discovering who can trust - and who he shouldn't. This i...

    Being a big fan of history, I really enjoyed this book. Recommended reading. ...

    THIS WAS A WELL WRITTEN STORY ...

    I liked this book at first. It is historical fiction, based in the 1790's in a new America. The main character, Justy, has returned from law school in Ireland to New York. New York is a boisterous and bawdy place full of immigrants of every nationality. Justy wants to search out the de...

    Solid. Really enjoyable. The overall story is a solid murder mystery: well developed with strong characters, pace and a nice twist. A period piece of historical fiction, Hirsch makes it work because while the setting is integral to the story, he avoids the obvious trap of making the...

    I love historical fiction set in New York City, but this was a dud. I gave it over 150 pages before calling it quits. I really *wanted* to like it but couldn't keep track of all the characters and couldn't seem to care about any of them either. ...

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  • SHERRY
    May 31, 2018

    Justice Flanagan returns to post-revolutionary New York, following education and soldiering in the Irish Rebellion. He's seen and learned a great deal about the world, that he hopes will help him solve the mystery of his father's death. Against the backdrop of a squalling infant Ameri...

    I usually don't read historical fiction. I won this ARC through Goodreads Giveaways. The premise was intriguing. Wall Street, Post Revolution, Murder, Conspiracy- it sounded pretty good. I rather enjoyed it. The one thing that I was hung up on was the one thing that gives it some authe...

    Thank you to the author and the publisher for a copy won in a giveaway! All opinions are my own. ...

    I'm always here for historical fiction centering around late 18th/early 19th century America. And this was a very interesting book from a historical perspective as well as a page-turning mystery. Unfortunately, it also fell into a few common traps for books in those genres. The protago...

    IT's 1799 and it seems like just about everyone in New York is corrupt. Justy Flanagan has just returned from Ireland after studying to become a lawyer. He is intent on proving his father did not commit suicide years ago and is hoping to find the murderer. As he searches for answers, h...

    Why only 3 stars you might ask? I got an ARC of this book via my job at Barnes and Noble. This was a good story, Justy was an interesting main character. With a background story that is almost hard to believe. I could not help myself from thinking of him as Bruce Wayne at times....

    It took me a minute to place the author's very familiar name, especially when I looked him up in Goodreads and found... almost nothing. Just some obscure book about economics. And then it occurred to me--he's on NPR's Marketplace! I love him! (He's actually on leave to focus on his wri...

    Crime fiction set in Hamilton?s New York City with intriguing characters and page turning mystery... My only beef with Devil?s Half Mile was that it kept me up way too late! I love crime fiction, but sometimes a twisty plot comes at the expense of quality. This book delivers all ar...

    *I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway in exchange for an honest opinion* I really enjoyed this book. I thought it had a lot of interesting elements to it. The financial aspect was interesting, it was neat reading about how corrupt Wall Street was back then without the regulations...

    I came for the historic fiction, I stayed for the slang: "Even if you've managed to kimbaw some topping men into your dirty sham, that doesn't mean you've got New York by the nutmegs. And it doesn't make you any less of a gammon-hawking, bully-trap madge." Complete with a glossary to h...

    "Wall Street Trickery, Corrupt Politics, Racial Strife, Gangs, Murder" : these words listed on the book cover could apply to today's America. "The Devil's Half Mile" by Paddy Hirsch takes place in 1779. My curiosity heightened with the book's arrival as the author Paddy Hirsch is synon...

    Seven years after the Panic of 1792, Justice Flanagan returns to New York City after attending school and participating in war in Europe. Eager to solve his father's murder, Justice finds old friends and makes a few new ones, discovering who can trust - and who he shouldn't. This i...

    Being a big fan of history, I really enjoyed this book. Recommended reading. ...

    THIS WAS A WELL WRITTEN STORY ...

    I liked this book at first. It is historical fiction, based in the 1790's in a new America. The main character, Justy, has returned from law school in Ireland to New York. New York is a boisterous and bawdy place full of immigrants of every nationality. Justy wants to search out the de...

    Solid. Really enjoyable. The overall story is a solid murder mystery: well developed with strong characters, pace and a nice twist. A period piece of historical fiction, Hirsch makes it work because while the setting is integral to the story, he avoids the obvious trap of making the...

    I love historical fiction set in New York City, but this was a dud. I gave it over 150 pages before calling it quits. I really *wanted* to like it but couldn't keep track of all the characters and couldn't seem to care about any of them either. ...

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  • Jaclyn
    Jun 02, 2018

    Justice Flanagan returns to post-revolutionary New York, following education and soldiering in the Irish Rebellion. He's seen and learned a great deal about the world, that he hopes will help him solve the mystery of his father's death. Against the backdrop of a squalling infant Ameri...

    I usually don't read historical fiction. I won this ARC through Goodreads Giveaways. The premise was intriguing. Wall Street, Post Revolution, Murder, Conspiracy- it sounded pretty good. I rather enjoyed it. The one thing that I was hung up on was the one thing that gives it some authe...

    Thank you to the author and the publisher for a copy won in a giveaway! All opinions are my own. ...

    I'm always here for historical fiction centering around late 18th/early 19th century America. And this was a very interesting book from a historical perspective as well as a page-turning mystery. Unfortunately, it also fell into a few common traps for books in those genres. The protago...

    IT's 1799 and it seems like just about everyone in New York is corrupt. Justy Flanagan has just returned from Ireland after studying to become a lawyer. He is intent on proving his father did not commit suicide years ago and is hoping to find the murderer. As he searches for answers, h...

    Why only 3 stars you might ask? I got an ARC of this book via my job at Barnes and Noble. This was a good story, Justy was an interesting main character. With a background story that is almost hard to believe. I could not help myself from thinking of him as Bruce Wayne at times....

    It took me a minute to place the author's very familiar name, especially when I looked him up in Goodreads and found... almost nothing. Just some obscure book about economics. And then it occurred to me--he's on NPR's Marketplace! I love him! (He's actually on leave to focus on his wri...

    Crime fiction set in Hamilton?s New York City with intriguing characters and page turning mystery... My only beef with Devil?s Half Mile was that it kept me up way too late! I love crime fiction, but sometimes a twisty plot comes at the expense of quality. This book delivers all ar...

    *I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway in exchange for an honest opinion* I really enjoyed this book. I thought it had a lot of interesting elements to it. The financial aspect was interesting, it was neat reading about how corrupt Wall Street was back then without the regulations...

  • Katie B
    Apr 26, 2018

    Justice Flanagan returns to post-revolutionary New York, following education and soldiering in the Irish Rebellion. He's seen and learned a great deal about the world, that he hopes will help him solve the mystery of his father's death. Against the backdrop of a squalling infant Ameri...

    I usually don't read historical fiction. I won this ARC through Goodreads Giveaways. The premise was intriguing. Wall Street, Post Revolution, Murder, Conspiracy- it sounded pretty good. I rather enjoyed it. The one thing that I was hung up on was the one thing that gives it some authe...

    Thank you to the author and the publisher for a copy won in a giveaway! All opinions are my own. ...

    I'm always here for historical fiction centering around late 18th/early 19th century America. And this was a very interesting book from a historical perspective as well as a page-turning mystery. Unfortunately, it also fell into a few common traps for books in those genres. The protago...

    IT's 1799 and it seems like just about everyone in New York is corrupt. Justy Flanagan has just returned from Ireland after studying to become a lawyer. He is intent on proving his father did not commit suicide years ago and is hoping to find the murderer. As he searches for answers, h...

  • JKSpinkJr
    May 29, 2018

    Justice Flanagan returns to post-revolutionary New York, following education and soldiering in the Irish Rebellion. He's seen and learned a great deal about the world, that he hopes will help him solve the mystery of his father's death. Against the backdrop of a squalling infant Ameri...

    I usually don't read historical fiction. I won this ARC through Goodreads Giveaways. The premise was intriguing. Wall Street, Post Revolution, Murder, Conspiracy- it sounded pretty good. I rather enjoyed it. The one thing that I was hung up on was the one thing that gives it some authe...

    Thank you to the author and the publisher for a copy won in a giveaway! All opinions are my own. ...

    I'm always here for historical fiction centering around late 18th/early 19th century America. And this was a very interesting book from a historical perspective as well as a page-turning mystery. Unfortunately, it also fell into a few common traps for books in those genres. The protago...

    IT's 1799 and it seems like just about everyone in New York is corrupt. Justy Flanagan has just returned from Ireland after studying to become a lawyer. He is intent on proving his father did not commit suicide years ago and is hoping to find the murderer. As he searches for answers, h...

    Why only 3 stars you might ask? I got an ARC of this book via my job at Barnes and Noble. This was a good story, Justy was an interesting main character. With a background story that is almost hard to believe. I could not help myself from thinking of him as Bruce Wayne at times....

    It took me a minute to place the author's very familiar name, especially when I looked him up in Goodreads and found... almost nothing. Just some obscure book about economics. And then it occurred to me--he's on NPR's Marketplace! I love him! (He's actually on leave to focus on his wri...

    Crime fiction set in Hamilton?s New York City with intriguing characters and page turning mystery... My only beef with Devil?s Half Mile was that it kept me up way too late! I love crime fiction, but sometimes a twisty plot comes at the expense of quality. This book delivers all ar...

    *I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway in exchange for an honest opinion* I really enjoyed this book. I thought it had a lot of interesting elements to it. The financial aspect was interesting, it was neat reading about how corrupt Wall Street was back then without the regulations...

    I came for the historic fiction, I stayed for the slang: "Even if you've managed to kimbaw some topping men into your dirty sham, that doesn't mean you've got New York by the nutmegs. And it doesn't make you any less of a gammon-hawking, bully-trap madge." Complete with a glossary to h...

    "Wall Street Trickery, Corrupt Politics, Racial Strife, Gangs, Murder" : these words listed on the book cover could apply to today's America. "The Devil's Half Mile" by Paddy Hirsch takes place in 1779. My curiosity heightened with the book's arrival as the author Paddy Hirsch is synon...

    Seven years after the Panic of 1792, Justice Flanagan returns to New York City after attending school and participating in war in Europe. Eager to solve his father's murder, Justice finds old friends and makes a few new ones, discovering who can trust - and who he shouldn't. This i...

    Being a big fan of history, I really enjoyed this book. Recommended reading. ...

    THIS WAS A WELL WRITTEN STORY ...

    I liked this book at first. It is historical fiction, based in the 1790's in a new America. The main character, Justy, has returned from law school in Ireland to New York. New York is a boisterous and bawdy place full of immigrants of every nationality. Justy wants to search out the de...

    Solid. Really enjoyable. The overall story is a solid murder mystery: well developed with strong characters, pace and a nice twist. A period piece of historical fiction, Hirsch makes it work because while the setting is integral to the story, he avoids the obvious trap of making the...

    I love historical fiction set in New York City, but this was a dud. I gave it over 150 pages before calling it quits. I really *wanted* to like it but couldn't keep track of all the characters and couldn't seem to care about any of them either. ...

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  • Gail Mead
    Jun 18, 2018

    Justice Flanagan returns to post-revolutionary New York, following education and soldiering in the Irish Rebellion. He's seen and learned a great deal about the world, that he hopes will help him solve the mystery of his father's death. Against the backdrop of a squalling infant Ameri...

    I usually don't read historical fiction. I won this ARC through Goodreads Giveaways. The premise was intriguing. Wall Street, Post Revolution, Murder, Conspiracy- it sounded pretty good. I rather enjoyed it. The one thing that I was hung up on was the one thing that gives it some authe...

    Thank you to the author and the publisher for a copy won in a giveaway! All opinions are my own. ...

    I'm always here for historical fiction centering around late 18th/early 19th century America. And this was a very interesting book from a historical perspective as well as a page-turning mystery. Unfortunately, it also fell into a few common traps for books in those genres. The protago...

    IT's 1799 and it seems like just about everyone in New York is corrupt. Justy Flanagan has just returned from Ireland after studying to become a lawyer. He is intent on proving his father did not commit suicide years ago and is hoping to find the murderer. As he searches for answers, h...

    Why only 3 stars you might ask? I got an ARC of this book via my job at Barnes and Noble. This was a good story, Justy was an interesting main character. With a background story that is almost hard to believe. I could not help myself from thinking of him as Bruce Wayne at times....

    It took me a minute to place the author's very familiar name, especially when I looked him up in Goodreads and found... almost nothing. Just some obscure book about economics. And then it occurred to me--he's on NPR's Marketplace! I love him! (He's actually on leave to focus on his wri...

    Crime fiction set in Hamilton?s New York City with intriguing characters and page turning mystery... My only beef with Devil?s Half Mile was that it kept me up way too late! I love crime fiction, but sometimes a twisty plot comes at the expense of quality. This book delivers all ar...

    *I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway in exchange for an honest opinion* I really enjoyed this book. I thought it had a lot of interesting elements to it. The financial aspect was interesting, it was neat reading about how corrupt Wall Street was back then without the regulations...

    I came for the historic fiction, I stayed for the slang: "Even if you've managed to kimbaw some topping men into your dirty sham, that doesn't mean you've got New York by the nutmegs. And it doesn't make you any less of a gammon-hawking, bully-trap madge." Complete with a glossary to h...

    "Wall Street Trickery, Corrupt Politics, Racial Strife, Gangs, Murder" : these words listed on the book cover could apply to today's America. "The Devil's Half Mile" by Paddy Hirsch takes place in 1779. My curiosity heightened with the book's arrival as the author Paddy Hirsch is synon...

    Seven years after the Panic of 1792, Justice Flanagan returns to New York City after attending school and participating in war in Europe. Eager to solve his father's murder, Justice finds old friends and makes a few new ones, discovering who can trust - and who he shouldn't. This i...

    Being a big fan of history, I really enjoyed this book. Recommended reading. ...

    THIS WAS A WELL WRITTEN STORY ...

    I liked this book at first. It is historical fiction, based in the 1790's in a new America. The main character, Justy, has returned from law school in Ireland to New York. New York is a boisterous and bawdy place full of immigrants of every nationality. Justy wants to search out the de...

    Solid. Really enjoyable. The overall story is a solid murder mystery: well developed with strong characters, pace and a nice twist. A period piece of historical fiction, Hirsch makes it work because while the setting is integral to the story, he avoids the obvious trap of making the...

    I love historical fiction set in New York City, but this was a dud. I gave it over 150 pages before calling it quits. I really *wanted* to like it but couldn't keep track of all the characters and couldn't seem to care about any of them either. ...

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  • Evie Annajane
    May 29, 2018

    Justice Flanagan returns to post-revolutionary New York, following education and soldiering in the Irish Rebellion. He's seen and learned a great deal about the world, that he hopes will help him solve the mystery of his father's death. Against the backdrop of a squalling infant Ameri...

    I usually don't read historical fiction. I won this ARC through Goodreads Giveaways. The premise was intriguing. Wall Street, Post Revolution, Murder, Conspiracy- it sounded pretty good. I rather enjoyed it. The one thing that I was hung up on was the one thing that gives it some authe...

    Thank you to the author and the publisher for a copy won in a giveaway! All opinions are my own. ...

    I'm always here for historical fiction centering around late 18th/early 19th century America. And this was a very interesting book from a historical perspective as well as a page-turning mystery. Unfortunately, it also fell into a few common traps for books in those genres. The protago...

    IT's 1799 and it seems like just about everyone in New York is corrupt. Justy Flanagan has just returned from Ireland after studying to become a lawyer. He is intent on proving his father did not commit suicide years ago and is hoping to find the murderer. As he searches for answers, h...

    Why only 3 stars you might ask? I got an ARC of this book via my job at Barnes and Noble. This was a good story, Justy was an interesting main character. With a background story that is almost hard to believe. I could not help myself from thinking of him as Bruce Wayne at times....

    It took me a minute to place the author's very familiar name, especially when I looked him up in Goodreads and found... almost nothing. Just some obscure book about economics. And then it occurred to me--he's on NPR's Marketplace! I love him! (He's actually on leave to focus on his wri...

    Crime fiction set in Hamilton?s New York City with intriguing characters and page turning mystery... My only beef with Devil?s Half Mile was that it kept me up way too late! I love crime fiction, but sometimes a twisty plot comes at the expense of quality. This book delivers all ar...

    *I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway in exchange for an honest opinion* I really enjoyed this book. I thought it had a lot of interesting elements to it. The financial aspect was interesting, it was neat reading about how corrupt Wall Street was back then without the regulations...

    I came for the historic fiction, I stayed for the slang: "Even if you've managed to kimbaw some topping men into your dirty sham, that doesn't mean you've got New York by the nutmegs. And it doesn't make you any less of a gammon-hawking, bully-trap madge." Complete with a glossary to h...

    "Wall Street Trickery, Corrupt Politics, Racial Strife, Gangs, Murder" : these words listed on the book cover could apply to today's America. "The Devil's Half Mile" by Paddy Hirsch takes place in 1779. My curiosity heightened with the book's arrival as the author Paddy Hirsch is synon...

    Seven years after the Panic of 1792, Justice Flanagan returns to New York City after attending school and participating in war in Europe. Eager to solve his father's murder, Justice finds old friends and makes a few new ones, discovering who can trust - and who he shouldn't. This i...

    Being a big fan of history, I really enjoyed this book. Recommended reading. ...

    THIS WAS A WELL WRITTEN STORY ...

    I liked this book at first. It is historical fiction, based in the 1790's in a new America. The main character, Justy, has returned from law school in Ireland to New York. New York is a boisterous and bawdy place full of immigrants of every nationality. Justy wants to search out the de...

    Solid. Really enjoyable. The overall story is a solid murder mystery: well developed with strong characters, pace and a nice twist. A period piece of historical fiction, Hirsch makes it work because while the setting is integral to the story, he avoids the obvious trap of making the...

    I love historical fiction set in New York City, but this was a dud. I gave it over 150 pages before calling it quits. I really *wanted* to like it but couldn't keep track of all the characters and couldn't seem to care about any of them either. ...

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  • Cait
    Apr 19, 2018

    Justice Flanagan returns to post-revolutionary New York, following education and soldiering in the Irish Rebellion. He's seen and learned a great deal about the world, that he hopes will help him solve the mystery of his father's death. Against the backdrop of a squalling infant Ameri...

    I usually don't read historical fiction. I won this ARC through Goodreads Giveaways. The premise was intriguing. Wall Street, Post Revolution, Murder, Conspiracy- it sounded pretty good. I rather enjoyed it. The one thing that I was hung up on was the one thing that gives it some authe...

    Thank you to the author and the publisher for a copy won in a giveaway! All opinions are my own. ...

    I'm always here for historical fiction centering around late 18th/early 19th century America. And this was a very interesting book from a historical perspective as well as a page-turning mystery. Unfortunately, it also fell into a few common traps for books in those genres. The protago...

  • Henry Fitzroy
    Jun 17, 2018

    Justice Flanagan returns to post-revolutionary New York, following education and soldiering in the Irish Rebellion. He's seen and learned a great deal about the world, that he hopes will help him solve the mystery of his father's death. Against the backdrop of a squalling infant Ameri...

    I usually don't read historical fiction. I won this ARC through Goodreads Giveaways. The premise was intriguing. Wall Street, Post Revolution, Murder, Conspiracy- it sounded pretty good. I rather enjoyed it. The one thing that I was hung up on was the one thing that gives it some authe...

    Thank you to the author and the publisher for a copy won in a giveaway! All opinions are my own. ...

    I'm always here for historical fiction centering around late 18th/early 19th century America. And this was a very interesting book from a historical perspective as well as a page-turning mystery. Unfortunately, it also fell into a few common traps for books in those genres. The protago...

    IT's 1799 and it seems like just about everyone in New York is corrupt. Justy Flanagan has just returned from Ireland after studying to become a lawyer. He is intent on proving his father did not commit suicide years ago and is hoping to find the murderer. As he searches for answers, h...

    Why only 3 stars you might ask? I got an ARC of this book via my job at Barnes and Noble. This was a good story, Justy was an interesting main character. With a background story that is almost hard to believe. I could not help myself from thinking of him as Bruce Wayne at times....

    It took me a minute to place the author's very familiar name, especially when I looked him up in Goodreads and found... almost nothing. Just some obscure book about economics. And then it occurred to me--he's on NPR's Marketplace! I love him! (He's actually on leave to focus on his wri...

    Crime fiction set in Hamilton?s New York City with intriguing characters and page turning mystery... My only beef with Devil?s Half Mile was that it kept me up way too late! I love crime fiction, but sometimes a twisty plot comes at the expense of quality. This book delivers all ar...

    *I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway in exchange for an honest opinion* I really enjoyed this book. I thought it had a lot of interesting elements to it. The financial aspect was interesting, it was neat reading about how corrupt Wall Street was back then without the regulations...

    I came for the historic fiction, I stayed for the slang: "Even if you've managed to kimbaw some topping men into your dirty sham, that doesn't mean you've got New York by the nutmegs. And it doesn't make you any less of a gammon-hawking, bully-trap madge." Complete with a glossary to h...

    "Wall Street Trickery, Corrupt Politics, Racial Strife, Gangs, Murder" : these words listed on the book cover could apply to today's America. "The Devil's Half Mile" by Paddy Hirsch takes place in 1779. My curiosity heightened with the book's arrival as the author Paddy Hirsch is synon...

    Seven years after the Panic of 1792, Justice Flanagan returns to New York City after attending school and participating in war in Europe. Eager to solve his father's murder, Justice finds old friends and makes a few new ones, discovering who can trust - and who he shouldn't. This i...

    Being a big fan of history, I really enjoyed this book. Recommended reading. ...

    THIS WAS A WELL WRITTEN STORY ...

    I liked this book at first. It is historical fiction, based in the 1790's in a new America. The main character, Justy, has returned from law school in Ireland to New York. New York is a boisterous and bawdy place full of immigrants of every nationality. Justy wants to search out the de...

    Solid. Really enjoyable. The overall story is a solid murder mystery: well developed with strong characters, pace and a nice twist. A period piece of historical fiction, Hirsch makes it work because while the setting is integral to the story, he avoids the obvious trap of making the...

    I love historical fiction set in New York City, but this was a dud. I gave it over 150 pages before calling it quits. I really *wanted* to like it but couldn't keep track of all the characters and couldn't seem to care about any of them either. ...

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  • Joan
    May 31, 2018

    Justice Flanagan returns to post-revolutionary New York, following education and soldiering in the Irish Rebellion. He's seen and learned a great deal about the world, that he hopes will help him solve the mystery of his father's death. Against the backdrop of a squalling infant Ameri...

    I usually don't read historical fiction. I won this ARC through Goodreads Giveaways. The premise was intriguing. Wall Street, Post Revolution, Murder, Conspiracy- it sounded pretty good. I rather enjoyed it. The one thing that I was hung up on was the one thing that gives it some authe...

    Thank you to the author and the publisher for a copy won in a giveaway! All opinions are my own. ...

    I'm always here for historical fiction centering around late 18th/early 19th century America. And this was a very interesting book from a historical perspective as well as a page-turning mystery. Unfortunately, it also fell into a few common traps for books in those genres. The protago...

    IT's 1799 and it seems like just about everyone in New York is corrupt. Justy Flanagan has just returned from Ireland after studying to become a lawyer. He is intent on proving his father did not commit suicide years ago and is hoping to find the murderer. As he searches for answers, h...

    Why only 3 stars you might ask? I got an ARC of this book via my job at Barnes and Noble. This was a good story, Justy was an interesting main character. With a background story that is almost hard to believe. I could not help myself from thinking of him as Bruce Wayne at times....

    It took me a minute to place the author's very familiar name, especially when I looked him up in Goodreads and found... almost nothing. Just some obscure book about economics. And then it occurred to me--he's on NPR's Marketplace! I love him! (He's actually on leave to focus on his wri...

    Crime fiction set in Hamilton?s New York City with intriguing characters and page turning mystery... My only beef with Devil?s Half Mile was that it kept me up way too late! I love crime fiction, but sometimes a twisty plot comes at the expense of quality. This book delivers all ar...

    *I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway in exchange for an honest opinion* I really enjoyed this book. I thought it had a lot of interesting elements to it. The financial aspect was interesting, it was neat reading about how corrupt Wall Street was back then without the regulations...

    I came for the historic fiction, I stayed for the slang: "Even if you've managed to kimbaw some topping men into your dirty sham, that doesn't mean you've got New York by the nutmegs. And it doesn't make you any less of a gammon-hawking, bully-trap madge." Complete with a glossary to h...

    "Wall Street Trickery, Corrupt Politics, Racial Strife, Gangs, Murder" : these words listed on the book cover could apply to today's America. "The Devil's Half Mile" by Paddy Hirsch takes place in 1779. My curiosity heightened with the book's arrival as the author Paddy Hirsch is synon...

    Seven years after the Panic of 1792, Justice Flanagan returns to New York City after attending school and participating in war in Europe. Eager to solve his father's murder, Justice finds old friends and makes a few new ones, discovering who can trust - and who he shouldn't. This i...

    Being a big fan of history, I really enjoyed this book. Recommended reading. ...

  • Olivia Atterbury
    Apr 14, 2018

    Justice Flanagan returns to post-revolutionary New York, following education and soldiering in the Irish Rebellion. He's seen and learned a great deal about the world, that he hopes will help him solve the mystery of his father's death. Against the backdrop of a squalling infant Ameri...

    I usually don't read historical fiction. I won this ARC through Goodreads Giveaways. The premise was intriguing. Wall Street, Post Revolution, Murder, Conspiracy- it sounded pretty good. I rather enjoyed it. The one thing that I was hung up on was the one thing that gives it some authe...

    Thank you to the author and the publisher for a copy won in a giveaway! All opinions are my own. ...

    I'm always here for historical fiction centering around late 18th/early 19th century America. And this was a very interesting book from a historical perspective as well as a page-turning mystery. Unfortunately, it also fell into a few common traps for books in those genres. The protago...

    IT's 1799 and it seems like just about everyone in New York is corrupt. Justy Flanagan has just returned from Ireland after studying to become a lawyer. He is intent on proving his father did not commit suicide years ago and is hoping to find the murderer. As he searches for answers, h...

    Why only 3 stars you might ask? I got an ARC of this book via my job at Barnes and Noble. This was a good story, Justy was an interesting main character. With a background story that is almost hard to believe. I could not help myself from thinking of him as Bruce Wayne at times....

    It took me a minute to place the author's very familiar name, especially when I looked him up in Goodreads and found... almost nothing. Just some obscure book about economics. And then it occurred to me--he's on NPR's Marketplace! I love him! (He's actually on leave to focus on his wri...

    Crime fiction set in Hamilton?s New York City with intriguing characters and page turning mystery... My only beef with Devil?s Half Mile was that it kept me up way too late! I love crime fiction, but sometimes a twisty plot comes at the expense of quality. This book delivers all ar...

    *I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway in exchange for an honest opinion* I really enjoyed this book. I thought it had a lot of interesting elements to it. The financial aspect was interesting, it was neat reading about how corrupt Wall Street was back then without the regulations...

    I came for the historic fiction, I stayed for the slang: "Even if you've managed to kimbaw some topping men into your dirty sham, that doesn't mean you've got New York by the nutmegs. And it doesn't make you any less of a gammon-hawking, bully-trap madge." Complete with a glossary to h...

    "Wall Street Trickery, Corrupt Politics, Racial Strife, Gangs, Murder" : these words listed on the book cover could apply to today's America. "The Devil's Half Mile" by Paddy Hirsch takes place in 1779. My curiosity heightened with the book's arrival as the author Paddy Hirsch is synon...

    Seven years after the Panic of 1792, Justice Flanagan returns to New York City after attending school and participating in war in Europe. Eager to solve his father's murder, Justice finds old friends and makes a few new ones, discovering who can trust - and who he shouldn't. This i...

    Being a big fan of history, I really enjoyed this book. Recommended reading. ...

    THIS WAS A WELL WRITTEN STORY ...

    I liked this book at first. It is historical fiction, based in the 1790's in a new America. The main character, Justy, has returned from law school in Ireland to New York. New York is a boisterous and bawdy place full of immigrants of every nationality. Justy wants to search out the de...

    Solid. Really enjoyable. The overall story is a solid murder mystery: well developed with strong characters, pace and a nice twist. A period piece of historical fiction, Hirsch makes it work because while the setting is integral to the story, he avoids the obvious trap of making the...

    I love historical fiction set in New York City, but this was a dud. I gave it over 150 pages before calling it quits. I really *wanted* to like it but couldn't keep track of all the characters and couldn't seem to care about any of them either. ...

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