New York in Fiction

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Eric Brown’s “Virex” virtual reality series

New York in 2040 is a city of the lost. A good place to work in Missing Persons. But business is not quite good enough for Hal Halliday to forget his sister, burned alive when only child all those years ago.

And now VR offers the chance of bringing her back, the future may yet allow Hal to live in the past. If he can survive the next job . . .

Rob Thurman’s “Cal Leandros” series

In New York, there’s a troll under the Brooklyn Bridge, a boggle in Central Park, and a beautiful vampire in a penthouse on the Upper East Side. Of course, most humans are oblivious to this, but Cal Leandros is only half-human. His father’s dark lineage is the stuff of nightmares-and he and his entire otherworldly race are after Cal.

He and his half-brother Niko have managed to stay a step ahead for three years, but now Cal’s dad has found them again. And Cal is about to learn why they want him, why they’ve always wanted him…for he is.

Crime Fiction

Lawrence Block’s “Matt Scudder” series

Lawrence Block’s “Bernie Rhodenbarr” series


Check Lawrence Block’s website for the other books in the Matt Scudder and Bernie Rhodenbarr series.

New York Noir


Brooklyn Noir 2: The Classics (v. 2)
by Tim McLoughlin (editor)

Brooklyn Noir 3: Nothing but the Truth (Akashic Noir series) (No. 3)
by Tim McLoughlin, Thomas Adcock (editors)

Manhattan Noir 2: The Classics (Akashic Noir)
by Lawrence Block (editor)

Wall Street Noir (Akashic Noir)
by Peter Spiegelman (editor)