One of our longtime Gramercy Park neighbors Peter Goldman has published a first novel at age 79 after a professional lifetime in journalism.
According to his website Goldman has "spent much of his professional life with Newsweek as a national-affairs writer, a senior editor, and team leader of a special-projects unit producing major works of narrative journalism for the magazine."
Goldman's new book is called The Last Minstrel Show: A Detective Story, and much of it is set in the Gramercy Park neighborhood. The protagonist Max Christian is a private investigator who lives in and works out of a brownstone on Eighteenth Street just off Third. In his 14 years with the NYPD, he worked in the 13th Precinct Detective Squad and later with Manhattan South Homicide, another of our neighbors. There are several scenes in restaurants in or near the Gramercy Park neighborhood. Among them are Posto at Eighteenth and Second, Inoteca at Twenty-fourth and Third, and I Trulli at Twenty-seventh and Lexington.
If you would like to read more about the book and the author, visit his website by clicking here.