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The Devil's Half Mile (Lawless New York 1) - Paddy Hirsch

The Devil's Half Mile (Lawless New York 1) - Paddy Hirsch

These books are from an exclusive numbered edition of only 150 copies.

Title: The Devil’s Half Mile

Author:  Paddy Hirsch

ISBN:  9781786493507

Weight:  829 g

Numbered signed first edition, first printing



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The Devil’s Half Mile by Paddy Hirsch

Golden Hill and The Alienist meet Gangs of New York in this sweeping historical crime drama set in 18th century New York.

New York, 1799: Justy Flanagan, lawyer, soldier, policeman, has returned to his native city, bloodied and battered after fighting in the Irish Rebellion against the English.  Determined to hunt down the man who murdered his father, his inquiries lead him to Wall Street and the fledgling stock market there.

But as his investigations into the past move ahead, the horrific murders of young slave women in the present start to occupy his time.  Convinced that there is a link between his father’s murder, the deaths of the young women, and a massive fraud that nearly destroyed New York’s economy, Justy can trust no one.

As the conspiracy deepens, it becomes clear that those involved will stop at nothing to keep their secrets.  Justy is forced to choose: will he betray his father’s memory, compromise his integrity, and risk the lives of his closest friends, to get to the bottom of a tale so dangerous it could change the landscape of America forever?

Peer & Press Reviews

The Devil’s Half-Mile terrified me.  Paddy Hirsch’s vivid story of New York in 1799 shows just how vulnerable our newborn nation was to greedy men with no moral centers.  Impossible not to think of parallels to today and hope there are some contemporary Justice Flanagans at work.  Powerful.

Mary Pat Kelly, author of Irish Above All

A page-turning historical thriller…  A perfect holiday read.

Irish Independent

A tense, violent and atmospheric crime thriller set in 1799 when the white-collar criminals carried switchblades and human lives were traded like sacks of grain.

Michael Robotham, author of Life or Death

Bibliographic Info

TitleThe Devil’s Half Mile
Book Features
Edition / printingFirst edition, first printing
Edition background

This numbered edition of only 150 copies was issued by a leading London bookshop.

The handwritten number is in the centre of a blind embossed circular ‘stamp’ (technically known as a seal) on the title page.  Around its edge, the seal reads EXCLUSIVE SIGNED FIRST EDITION.

Available numbersChoice of 31 or 96 [of 150, subject to availability]
SeriesLawless New York – book 1
Overall conditionFine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
SignedOn the title page
EphemeraComes with a bookmark
Book Stats
PublisherAtlantic Books
Publication date
Printed byClays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 139781786493507
ISBN 101786493500
FormatHardcover with dust jacket
Pages295 (inc. Author’s Note)
Size (h x w x d)241 x 164 x 30mm
Image and Design Credits
Design byAndrew Smith
Jacket imageDe Luan / Alamy Stock Photo

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