The Mysterious Bookshop

The Hardboiled Apple

Uncover clues to the story of New York City crime fiction from dime novels to pulp magazines to drugstore paperbacks and current best-sellers. This large-format map pinpoints 55 places authors lived and worked, and the scenes of the crime, from the dark beginnings of the genre to the gritty present.

• David Goodis’ poisoned streets and alleys

• Richard Price’s combat zone Lower East Side

• The outer borough noir of William Boyle

• Patricia Highsmith’s shirtmaker of choice

• The 19th-century city of Caleb Carr

In addition to the map, The Hardboiled Apple comes in its own die-cut folder with a handy notepad that’s ideal for sleuthing.
Folder contains: Map (400 x 690mm), notepad
Litho-printed in the UK on sustainably sourced paper

The World's Oldest Mystery Fiction Specialty Store

Specializing in Mystery Fiction and all its subgenres, including Detective, Crime, Hardboiled, Thrillers, Espionage, and Suspense.

Located at 58 Warren St. in New York City, we are open Monday-Saturday from 11am-7pm.

If your order is a combination of in-stock and pre-order items, please note all items will ship together once everything is on-hand.



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