The New York Trilogy: City of Glass / Ghosts / The Locked Room (New York, Bks 1-3)
The New York Trilogy City of Glass / Ghosts / The Locked Room - New York, Bks 1-3 Author:Paul Auster First published in 1985-1986, The New York Trilogy (City of Glass, Ghosts, and The Locked Room) brought immediate international attention to its author, Paul Auster, and elevated him to near-celebrity status, particularly in France. — This trilogy and his many works since then (including In the Country of Last Words, <... more »i>Leviathan, Mr. Vertigo, Moon Palace, and others) have been translated into numerous languages and have brought him further world attention. Auster's trilogy broke ground in its mix of serious fictional techniques and detective and mystery genres.« less
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I would posit that this book (at least the first segment) is an amazing, thought-provoking twist to the typical mystery. Unpredictable with a driving but not over-driven element of ambiguity. This isn't a Who-Done-It, it's a What-Does-It-All-Mean. Much more fun and reverberating.