An Evening to Die For: K. Krombie: Death in New York

An Evening To Die For – A Virtual Conversation With Author K. Krombie about her authorial debut Death in New York: History and Culture of Burials, Undertakers and Executions

To celebrate the publication of Death in New York, author K. Krombie joins Joseph Goodrich and Honor Molloy for a lively discussion of the many ways in which the city that never sleeps deals with those who will never awaken again.

Over the course of the pandemic, Krombie spent a strange year exploring the history and industry of death and dying in the Empire City. Covering hundreds of miles on foot, bushwhacking through overgrown cemeteries, lurking around funeral homes and morgues, taking a deserted ferry to NYC’s Potter’s Field - Hart Island, Krombie found mysteries, wildlife, and spooky, abandoned architectural wonders in every borough.

From experiments in embalming to capital punishment to the vagaries of the mortuary business, Death in New York is sure to captivate readers as it wanders the cemeteries, tombs, and graveyards of the five boroughs. It’s a book to die for!

K. Krombie is a New York-based writer, critic, and incidental performer. She writes for media outlets in the United States and the UK, including, Popdust,,, Here Comes Everyone Magazine, The White Rabbit Podcast, and Hive Media. A longtime obsessive of all things NYC, it’s only right that she lives here now. There’s little she doesn’t know about death, having escaped it several times over the course of her peregrinations. Death in New York: History and Culture of Burials, Undertakers and Executions (Arcadia Publishing) published in October, 2021.

Joseph Goodrich is an Edgar Award-winning playwright, and editor of the recently published Shooting Script And Other Mysteries by William Link and Richard Levinson and People in a Magazine: The Selected Letters of S.N. Behrman and his Editors at The New Yorker. An active member of Mystery Writers of America and a former Calderwood Fellow at MacDowell, he lives in NYC.

Honor Molloy is the author of the autobiographical novel Smarty Girl - Dublin Savage. Her plays include Round Room (Best Playwright - Origin’s 1st Irish Theatre Festival), Crackskull Row (New York Times Critic’s Pick) and In Pigeon House (Irish Theatre of Chicago). A former fellow at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, she’s currently writing Girl In The River - a play set in the 19th Century madhouses and burial grounds situated along the East River.


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Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 8:00pm
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Death in New York: History and Culture of Burials, Undertakers and Executions Cover Image
ISBN: 9781467149655
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: History Press - October 25th, 2021