In a stately West Village townhouse, a wealthy socialite and her secretary are murdered. In the 24 hours that follow, a flurry of activity circles around their shocking deaths: The head of one of the city's last tabloids stops the presses. A cop investigates the killing. A reporter chases the story. A disgraced hedge fund manager flees the country. An Iraq War vet seeks revenge. And an angry young extremist plots a major catastrophe.
The City is many things: a proving ground, a decadent playground, or a palimpsest of memories-a historic metropolis eclipsed by modern times. As much a thriller as it is a gripping portrait of the city of today, TABLOID CITYis a new fiction classic from the writer who has captured it perfectly for decades.
A murder mystery tossing newspapermen and crimebusters of classic noir into the company of contemporary radicals and a soldier burnt out from battle fatigue, TABLOID CITY supplies an urban mystique overturned by modern complications. Pete Hamill eulogizes the fading tradition of print journalism by introducing a double homicide ripe for New York City's sensationalist headlines at a time when news cycles don't stop even for high-society slaying. With a police department busy chasing terror threats and public more captivated by Wall Street than a juicy murder, one cop and one editor race to investigate the killings while the blood--and ink--are still wet.
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- May 5, 2011
- May 5, 2011
- Pete Hamill