Gin Lane by James Brady
A Novel of Southampton

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No one chronicles the hilariously haughty world of the Hamptons better than Parade columnist and bestselling author James Brady. Now, in his second novel of the Hamptons, Brady invites you to take a stroll along Gin Lane, where name-dropping, celebrity spotting, and attempted murder heat up the glistening sands of New York's hottest summer haunt.

Everyone from the Southampton's moneyed WASPs to the local church elders has their noses out of joint over the arrival of offensively irreverent morning DJ "Cowboy" Dils-- and his buffoonish entourage of radio sidekicks-- to the perfectly manicured and utterly intolerant Gin Lane. Loud, lewd, and out to ruffle more than a few feathers, Cowboy doesn't expect a block party in his honor, but he certainly doesn't anticipate several attempts on his life. When Parade reporter Beecher Stowe and his lovely partner Alix Dunraven step in to write the hottest story of the summer, their efforts are somewhat sidetracked by a prominent local wedding, a possible visit from the President, and the egregious antics of Cowboy & Co. Now Beecher and Alix are determined to get to the bottom of this sizable sand dune, leaving no shell unturned and no fishy motive unchecked.

About James Brady

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James Brady is the author of Further Lane. His previous novels include Fashion Show and Paris One. He is also the author of The Coldest War, a critically acclaimed memoir of Korea. His weekly columns for Advertising Age and Parade magazines were considered must-reads by millions. He lived in Manhattan and on Further Lane in East Hampton, New York.
Published May 15, 1998 by St. Martin's Press. 256 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Tedium in excelsis as Advertising Age and Parade columnist Brady extends his line of novels about wealthy Long Islanders begun with Further Lane (1997).

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(Not quite bawdy, the memoir has its share of hangovers, ladies of the night and lonely young men in foxholes.) But when Lieutenant Brady is called on to move his section at 2 a.m., with full field packs, several days' rations and ""one unit of fire,"" for a mere exercise or ""field problem,"" re...

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