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A compulsively readable debut crime novel inspired by the legendary real-life murder of Kitty Genovese.

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At 4:00 A.M. on March 13, 1964, a young woman returning home from her shift at a local bar is attacked in the courtyard of her Queens apartment building. Her neighbors hear her cries; no one calls for help.

Unfolding over the course of the two hours, Good Neighbors is the story of the woman’s last night. It is also the story of her neighbors, the bystanders who kept to themselves: the anxious Vietnam draftee; the former soldier planning suicide; the woman who thinks she’s killed a child; and her husband, who will risk everything for her. Revealing a fascinating cross-section of American society in expertly interlocking plotlines, Good Neighbors calls to mind the Oscar-winning movie Crash, and its suspense and profound sense of urban menace rank it with Hitchcock’s Rear Window and the gritty crime novels of Dennis Lehane, Richard Price, and James Ellroy.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A terrific debut…A wonderfully visual book-the effect is of watching, unseen, through a dozen different windows as Jahn switches from one scenario to the next. Powerful, compassionate and authentic, it works both as a mystery and as a snapshot of America in the early 1960s.”


  • “An audacious, inventive piece of literary thriller writing…Jahn’s novel is subtle, delicately constructed and displays a fine ear for dialogue. It also announces the arrival of a distinctive new talent.”

    Daily Mail

  • “Compelling, slick, exuberant, flashy, funny, fierce, and cinematic…Deftly written with panache and polish…This remarkable novel, a lean, psychologically unsettling noir tale, will stay with you long after you put it down and regretfully say, ‘I wish I wrote that.’”

    Library Journal, starred review

  • “Intensely gripping…A fine and memorable novel.”

    Booklist, starred review

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About the Author
Author Ryan David Jahn

Ryan David Jahn grew up in Arizona, Texas, and California. He finished school at sixteen, worked several odd jobs, and spent time in the Army before moving to Los Angeles, where he worked in television and film for several years. He published his first novel, the CWA John Creasey Dagger winning Acts of Violence, in 2009 and has since published several others, including Low Life; The Dispatcher, which was long-listed for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger; and The Last Tomorrow. Translation rights to his works have been sold in twelve languages. He now lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife Jessica and two daughters, Matilda and Francine.