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Peter's Books

A comprehensive list of  books written and contributed to by Peter Quinn

 
 

Banished Children of Eve

A Novel of Civil War New york

"Historical fiction as well made and whole as this is not common.... Convincing and intriguing… Hardly a page of this book is without some revelation."
– The New York Times Book Review


Looking For Jimmy: A Search For Irish America 

A Mixture of Memoir and History that Seeks to Define the Essence of the Urban Irish Catholic Experience.

"You don't have to be Irish or Irish-American to love this book. Whoever you are, you are in it. This is the kind of book you will want to bestow on anyone with, or without, a hyphen in their history."
– Frank McCourt


Dry Bones

The celebrated THIRD installment in the Fintan Dunne trilogy.

"Quinn knows New York and its politics better than anyone. This is noir fiction at its finest."
– William Kennedy


The Man Who Never Returned

The celebrated second installment in the Fintan Dunne trilogy.

"In The Man Who Never Returned, Peter Quinn shapes a tantalizing tale around the enduring mystery of Judge Joseph Force Crater, whose disappearance remains a major mystery. Quinn knows New York and its politics better than anyone. The talk and the story are as sharp and hard-edged as they city they embody. This is noir fiction at its finest."
– William Kennedy


Hour of the Cat

A Murder Mystery Set In New York and Berlin on the Eve of World War II.

"The pacing is tight, the descriptions of New York in the 1930s rich, the characters engaging, and the dialogue pitch perfect. Only a churl could resist"
– The Boston Globe

 

More Books


Plunkitt of Tammany Hall:
A Series of Very Plain Talks on Very Practical Politics

Introduction written by Peter Quinn for the Signet Classics 100th Anniversary Edition


The Irish Face in America

Julia McNamara and Jim Smith's poignant look at what it means to be Irish-American.