CONTENTS UNDER PRESSURE by Edna Buchanan

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Pulitzer Prize-winner Buchanan’s first book about tough, resourceful, and beautiful crime reporter Britt Montero, published in 1992, has its dated aspects...But few recent novels feature as knowledgeable and compelling a portrait of Miami, its environs, and its history.
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The first novel in Pulitzer Prize-winning Edna Buchanan’s riveting Britt Montero series.

Meet Britt Montero, a crime reporter for a major Miami newspaper. She practically sleeps with a police scanner by her bedside. She’s dedicated and brave enough to pursue a story no matter where it takes her.

When a high-speed police chase leads to the death of a black football hero, Britt discovers that what seems like a cut-and-dry case is actually an intricate web of racially charged violence. As the city she loves explodes into a major riot, Britt is caught-up in life-threatening events that bring the case to its shocking twist.
 

About Edna Buchanan

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Edna Rydzik Buchanan was born in 1939 near Paterson, New Jersey. She attended creative writing classes at Montclair State Teacher's College. Buchanan was one of the first female crime reporters in Miami. Her police reporting for the Miami Herald won her a Pulitzer Prize in 1986. In 1979, Buchanan produced her first book, Carr: Five Years of Rape and Murder; From the Personal Account of Robert Frederick Car III. This nonfiction book recounts the story of a convicted rapist and murderer. In 1987, she published her memoirs, The Corpse Had a Familiar Face: Covering Miami, America's Hottest Beat. That book was followed in 1991 by Never Let Them See You Cry: More From Miami's Hottest Beat. Buchanan's crime novels include Nobody Lives Forever and Pulse. She is perhaps best known, however, for her mystery novels featuring a Cuban American crime reporter, Britt Montero. These titles include Contents Under Pressure; Miami, It's Murder; Suitable for Framing; Margin of Error, and Act of Betrayal. She has been a contributor to several magazines, including Fame, Family Circle, Cosmopolitan and Rolling Stone. Buchanan has received awards from the American Bar Association, National Newspaper Association, and the Society of Professional Journalists.
 
Published April 29, 2014 by Diversion Books. 372 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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on Sep 01 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winner Buchanan’s first book about tough, resourceful, and beautiful crime reporter Britt Montero, published in 1992, has its dated aspects...But few recent novels feature as knowledgeable and compelling a portrait of Miami, its environs, and its history.

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