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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lyndsay Faye Narrator: Kirby Heyborne Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Timothy Wilde Series Release Date: May 2015 ISBN: 9780698402270
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Lyndsay Faye is back with her biggest adventure yet.

No one in 1840s New York likes fires, Copper Star Timothy Wilde least of all. So when an arsonist with an agenda begins threatening Alderman Robert Symmes, a corrupt and powerful leader high in the Tammany Hall ranks, Wilde isn’t thrilled to be involved. His reservations escalate further when his brother Valentine announces that he’ll be running against Symmes in the upcoming election, making both himself and Timothy a host of powerful enemies.

Meanwhile, the love of Wilde’s life, Mercy Underhill, unexpectedly shows up on his doorstep and takes under her wing a starving orphan with a tenuous grasp on reality. It soon becomes clear that this wisp of a girl may be the key to stopping those who have been setting fire to buildings across the city—if only they can understand her cryptic descriptions and find out what she knows.

Boisterous and suspenseful, The Fatal Flame is filled with beloved Gotham personalities as well as several new stars, culminating in a fiery and shocking conclusion.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Immersive, compelling, convincing, and yes, thrilling. Read it today for solid-gold entertainment, but don’t be surprised to see it taught in college tomorrow.”

    Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “As always in this series, the research is impeccable and the period ambiance dazzling.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “As in her previous books, Faye’s diligence in researching the period is manifest, and readers will feel transported back to mid-nineteenth-century Manhattan.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Faye masterfully evokes the turbulence of mid-nineteenth-century New York.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Faye’s re-creations of mid-nineteenth-century New York are rich with exotic sights and smells, as well as delightfully eccentric personalities.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Irish brogues, hard German consonants, contemporary slang called ‘flash,’ and English are just some of the accents that narrator Kirby Heyborne uses as he performs this gritty piece of historical fiction. Heyborne reads the narrative steadily in cultured tones as he recounts Timothy Wilde’s convoluted investigation of arson fires…Extensive description, old-fashioned diction, and a compelling backstory are interspersed with violence and politics, all of which Heyborne capably delivers.”


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About the Author
Author Lyndsay Faye

Lyndsay Faye is the author of critically acclaimed Dust and Shadow and The Gods of Gotham and is featured in The Best American Mystery Stories 2010. A true New Yorker in the sense that she was born elsewhere, she lives in Manhattan with her husband, Gabriel.

About the Narrator

Kirby Heyborne is an American musician, actor, and multiple award–winning audiobook narrator. After graduating from the University of Utah with a degree in economics, he received critical acclaim for his starring role in the award-winning World War II drama Saints and Soldiers. He has starred in many feature films and national commercials and has appeared on Everwood and Free Ride. In addition, he can frequently be found touring the country with his singing and songwriting act.