Peter Quinn at Glucksman

This  week at Glucksman Ireland House NYU

Peter Quinn and The Man Who Never Returned

Thursday, September 16th at 7pm

at Glucksman Ireland House NYU

1 Washington Mews, between Washington Square North and 8th Street

The disappearance of Judge Joe Crater in 1930 spawned countless conspiracy theories and captured the imagination of a nation caught in the grip of The Great Depression.

In 1955 Fintan Dunne, the detective encountered in Hour of the Cat, recently retired and bored, answers a summons to New York where he is asked to solve the old case for a newspaper magnate. Weaving history and mystery Peter Quinn offers a rich, evocative tale of Tammany Hall politics, sex, crime, moguls and cops.

“Quinn knows New York and its politics better than anyone. The talk and the story are as sharp and hard-edged as the city they embody. This is noir fiction at its finest.” — William Kennedy

Peter Quinn’s past books include American Book Award-winning Banished Children of Eve (1994), Hour of the Cat (2005), and Looking for Jimmy: In Search of Irish America (2007). He is formerly chief speechwriter and corporate editorial director for Time Warner.

Made possible, in part, with support from the New York Council for the Humanities.

Free admission to Members of Glucksman Ireland House and to all students/faculty with a valid NYU I.D. card. For non-members: $10 donation at the door.

In order to ensure a seat at events, please RSVP to 212-998-3950 (option 3) or email


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