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Crime Fiction
They called her The Bride. Young, homeless, and wearing a tattered wedding dress and veil matted with grime, she floated through the streets of Hell’s Kitchen like a spectre. Until she wound up dead.
The Private Eye Writers of America has selected Sinners' Ball as Best Paperback Original Novel of 2010 and awarded it the coveted Shamus Award.
"Old Flame is a gem of crime fiction." Booklist Starred Review
“Berkowitz nails New York, and in particular modern-day Hell’s Kitchen ... an impressive debut."
–Jason Starr

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Sinner's Ball
Private investigator Jackson Steeg has a new client—his mobster brother, Dave, who’s in deep trouble after a suspicious fire in one of his warehouses leaves half a dozen charred corpses in its wake.

Old Flame
“Dark streets. Darker Secrets. Jackson Steeg thought he’d finally but all that behind him.
He was wrong.”

Family Matters
Jackson Steeg is on the skids. He’s under suspension for pushing his notions of fairness and loyalty a step to far. Steeg’s life suddenly changes when the body of a young woman – the daughter of a prominent sociallite murdered twenty years ago - is found in the apartment below his.



Ira Berkowitz was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Writing fiction was the furthest thing from his mind.