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 -- just make sure you're not being tailed.