Murder in Coney Island by Michael Jahn
A Bill Donovan Mystery

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It is now almost a year after the World Trade Center attacks, and New York City is still struggling with the horrible aftermath. For Captain Bill Donovan, Chief of Special Investigations for the NYPD, watching helplessly as his beloved city was torn apart was painful and heartbreaking.

Therefore, when the body of notorious real estate developer James Victor is found in the basement of a Coney Island candy store, Donovan throws himself into the investigation as a way to ease the pain. Victor certainly has not been endearing himself to the local blue-collar Coney Island crowd in the recent months - he is the driving force behind a multimillion-dollar urban renewal project aimed at tearing down the old charming buildings and storefronts near the boardwalk in favor of erecting lavish condos. Soon, Donovan and his friend and associate, Brooklyn's massively muscled Brian Moskowitz, enter a world where the financial stakes are high and the emotional stakes are even higher.

About Michael Jahn

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Michael Jahn has roots that run deeper in New York than any other novelist. When he writes about New York, he draws on several hundred years of colorful family history. Among his forebears in the City That Never Sleeps were a Spanish-American sailor (who lived in Brooklyn and, appropriately, was a gunner aboard the USS Brooklyn during the Civil War); a Manhattan Irishman who drove a horse-drawn trolley; a personal maid to a branch of the Roosevelt family; a sportswriter at the legendary Brooklyn Eagle newspaper who later became the editorial page editor of the Queens-based Long Island Press; and, appropriately for the author of Murder on the Waterfront, the German-American proprietor of a landmark waterfront hotel, saloon, and eventual speakeasy.Michael Jahn began his daily newspaper career at The New York Times before turning to fiction. After winning the Edgar Award for The Quark Maneuver, he began the Bill Donovan mysteries with Night Rituals. His newest, Murder in Coney Island, is the ninth Donovan novel.
Published June 1, 2003 by Chivers. 351 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In his ninth Bill Donovan mystery (after 2001's Murder on the Waterfront), Edgar-winner Jahn joins the ranks of those attempting to use the attacks on the Wor

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