The New York Trilogy: City of Glass; Ghosts; The Locked Room (Contemporary American Fiction Series)
Publish Date: 1990-04-01
Author: Paul Auster
The remarkable, acclaimed series of interconnected detective novels from the author of 4 3 2 1: A Novel
TheNew York Review of Bookshas called Paul Auster's work one of the most distinctive niches in contemporary literature. Moving at the breathless pace of a thriller, this uniquely stylized triology of detective novels begins withCity of Glass,in which Quinn, a mystery writer, receives an ominous phone call in the middle of the night. Hes drawn into the streets of New York, onto an elusive case thats more puzzling and more deeply-layered than anything he might have written himself. InGhosts, Blue, a mentee of Brown, is hired by White to spy on Black from a window on Orange Street. Once Blue starts stalking Black, he finds his subject on a similar mission, as well. InThe Locked Room, Fanshawe has disappeared, leaving behind his wife and baby and nothing but a cache of novels, plays, and poems.