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Restoration Heights – I read Restoration Heights in one sitting and found it absolutely astounding. Loaded with brilliant characters rich dialogue and beautiful misdirection this wildly entertaining debut made me want to relocate to Brooklyn and connect with the art world. Its a portrait of contemporary New York that would have Jay McInerney green with envy. A beautifully assured debut. New York has a new noir poet in Wil Medearis.–Ken Bruen author of The Guards Restoration Heights is many things: a thrilling whodunit an unsentimental ode and a nuanced portrait of a diverse cast of characters who live breathe play and–most importantly–talk on the page with vitality. In Reddick his painter protagonist Wil Medearis has given us an unlikely Philip Marlowe of gentrifying Brooklyn. He navigates the citys labyrinthine power structures of class race and real estate with an artists obsession for meaning-making. Restoration Heights is a contemporary story about a New York City so fresh you could leave a handprint in its concrete.–Rachel Lyon author of Self-Portrait with Boy S?o much more than a thrilling and suspenseful mystery Restoration Heights is also a subtle examination of arts purpose and a nuanced portrait of a neighborhood in flux. Medearis is–like all great novelists–an anthropologist as well as a storyteller. Here he shines as bright a light on the complex interplay among Bed-Stuys new and longtime residents as he does on the relationships among the haves and have-nots on 5th Avenue. An important magical debut.–Brian Platzer author of Bed-Stuy is Burning Restoration Heights is a mystery of gentrifying New York that takes on questions about art race and class with bravery and nuance. Wil Medearis has written a cutting page-turner that compels a disquieting fascination throughout.–Eric Lundgren author of The Facades A big-bang debut.–Library Journal S?o much more than a thrilling and suspenseful mystery Restoration Heights is also a subtle examination of arts purpose and a nuanced portrait of a neighborhood in flux. Medearis is–like all great novelists–an anthropologist as well as a storyteller. Here he shines as bright a light on the complex interplay among Bed-Stuys new and longtime residents as he does on the relationships among the haves and have-nots on 5th Avenue. An important magical debut.–Brian Platzer author of Bed-Stuy is Burning Restoration Heights is a smart social novel that uses the expectations and conventions of urban crime fiction to ask provocative questions about the misdeeds done and damage suffered in a community undergoing sudden gentrification. Medearis treads sensitive territory with self-awareness and nuance all while telling a good story that moves.–Steph Cha author of the Juniper Song mystery series An atmospheric and poetic noir debut. Wil Medearis paints a vivid portrait of the changing face of New York City while crafting a compelling old-school mystery against that gritty thoroughly modern backdrop. A Brooklyn artist turned private investigator–such a clever premise! And its stellar execution–rich with character and sparking with the friction of all the citys hard edges of race culture and class–is utterly immersive.–Lisa Unger New York Times bestselling author of Under My Skin A sly nimble mystery. Real estate is to the Brooklyn of Restoration Heights what water is to the L.A. of Chinatown: the nexus of public corruption and private perversity.–Jake Lamar author of Rendezvous Eighteenth A sensitive portrait of gentrifying Brooklyn… Twisty and ambitious and pleasantly brooding its a compelling read.–Kirkus Reviews Smart and evocative…Medeariss novel adeptly explores white privilege racism the demands of creating art and how members of all socioeconomic classes close ranks when it comes to protecting their own.–Publishers Weekly An instant New York fiction classic exuding dark poetry from a lyrical narrative populated by well-defined characters in carefully or shall we say artistically arranged settings. Best rmended to a younger hip audience or to aging McInerney fans who remember Bright Lights Big City with fondness.–Booklist STARRED review A thrilling amateur sleuth story about a young artist in a gentrifying neighborhood. Medearis uses his love for the city to explore the artistry of Brooklyn and the elite fast-paced world of Manhattan socialites.–Debutiful Noirish…compelling…innovative.–New York Times Book Review Restoration Heights has all the signposts of a thriller but its ambitious enough to take on literary-powerhouse topics…a filmed treatment could hardly be more vivid than what debut novelist Wil Medearis–also a painter–has created with words on paper.–Shelf Awareness Restoration Heights – by Wil Medearis (Hardcover)