"From the author of SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL and PROHIBITION comes a riveting, gritty and authentic novel of 1930's Manhattan."

NEW YORK CITY – August 1932 Caught between the Great Depression and a massive heatwave, New York is a city on the edge. Businesses close up shop, breadlines grow longer and riots are almost a daily occurrence. But when corrupt NYPD Detective Charlie Doherty is assigned to investigate a dead body in a flophouse, he knows there’s more here than meets the eye. 

He quickly discovers that the girl’s death is tied to one of the most powerful families in New York, and a kidnapping case that could tear the city apart.

In a chase that takes Doherty from the mansions of Fifth Avenue, to the slums of the Lower East Side, all the way to City Hall itself, Doherty is in a race against time to find the people responsible for putting his city on a slow burn.


  • Publisher : Wolfpack Publishing 
  • Publication date : November 24, 2021
  • Language : English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 252 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1639770542
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1639770540
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 8 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5 x 0.63 x 8 inches
McCauley is a crime fiction pro!
McCauley is a crime fiction pro!
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"Slow Burn is crafted with expert acuity! I loved the muscular prose and tight sentences, which made the read extremely fast and awe-inspiring. This is why McCauley is an award-winning writer of crime fiction. He’s a pro.

"Slow Burn is historically precise and accurate. It grabbed hold of me. It was a fascinating journey into 1932 NYC. The stakes were high. The scenes and characters were developed so well, I felt like I was there in real time. It was entertainingly awesome! Read this book! You will be glad you did!"

 For crime fans, especially those of historical mysteries
For crime fans, especially those of historical mysteries
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"New York City, 1932 – the glitz and glam of prohibition is over and NYPD Detective Charlie Doherty is on the case. It had been some time since I’d read a novel set in the prohibition era, and the tension and fast pacing McCauley brings to the table made SLOW BURN a very pleasant surprise. Fascinating characters (Doherty’s parallel with the rise and fall of Prohibition/Tammany Hall), New York corruption and Tammany Hall influence, the detective’s interviews – the little details in the novel really set it apart for me. McCauley’s excellent prose will keep you glued to the page. For crime fans, especially those of historical mysteries, SLOW BURN is for you. Looking forward to reading his other novel, PROHIBITION."
 Slow Burn
Slow Burn
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"Am amazing read..from the first page, I was brought in..the characters all mesmerizing, the plot, thick with intrigue and enough drama to keep me flipping the pages...Terrence McCauley is an amazing writer with so much to say...spectacular!"