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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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A Writer's Life

February 28, 2013

Tags: Ira Berkowitz, Amos Oz, shopkeeper, process, writing

This is my first blog so please be kind, I’m still trying to get the hang of it, still trying to figure out what would be interesting to share. All I can come up with is a peek into the sheer exhilaration and deadening frustration of weaving a story (more…)