Tabloid City by Pete Hamill
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In a stately West Village town house, a wealthy socialite and her secretary are murdered. In the 24 hours that follow, a flurry of activity surrounds 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 carnival, 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 City is a new fiction classic from the writer who has captured New York perfectly for decades.
 

About Pete Hamill

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Pete Hamill is a novelist, journalist, editor, and screenwriter. He is the author of twenty previous books, including the bestselling novels Snow in August, Forever, North River, and Tabloid City and the bestselling memoir A Drinking Life. He lives in New York City.
 
Published May 5, 2011 by Little, Brown and Company. 298 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History, Romance. Fiction

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Back at the World, the murders feed “the tabloid joy of murder at a good address.” It’s a good, knowing line, and could have been the trigger for a more focused, credible work.

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The New York Times

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Enlarge This Image Brooklyn-born and a newspaperman since 1960, formerly the editor in chief of both The New York Post and The Daily News, Hamill speaks tabloidese.

May 20 2011 | Read Full Review of Tabloid City: A Novel

NPR

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Tabloid City, just like the New York World, captures what Briscoe himself calls New York's "knowledge and intelligence and — for want of a better word — genius" and does so without unnecessary fanfare or flourish.12:02 a.m. Sam Briscoe.

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Book Reporter

About to become a body is The New York World, the last PM newspaper in New York City, and the last link to a time when New York was home to dozens of daily papers.

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The Washington Times

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Briscoe didn’t know if anybody really cared, except the people who made the newspapers, the people he loved more than any others.” He imagines the “three young techies working on the World website in their small uptown office.

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Los Angeles Times

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Hamill moves around the city easily on paper, with a great fondness reminiscent of the writing of Joseph Mitchell — the late New Yorker writer who is a sacred name at the intersection of New York journalism and literature.

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Review (Barnes & Noble)

Pete Hamill has written many love letters to New York City, in fiction, journalism, and memoir.

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Tampa Bay Times

Pete Hamill writes with authority on life in the newsroom — a journalist since 1960, he has covered news around the world for daily newspapers and such publications as the New Yorker and Rolling Stone, won a slew of awards and is the only person who has been editor in chief of both New York tablo...

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Jacksonville.com

I want to be good.' And he said, 'Why can't you be good at something like banking?' " Through it all, Hamill gives us a view of street-level New York.

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Blogger News Network

Beyond occasionally sharing the same gender as another, these characters come from all walks in life with vastly different ages and life experiences resulting in vastly different ways of seeing the surrounding world.

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Bookmarks Magazine

A journalist for more than half a century--and the only person to hold the top position at both the New York Post and the Daily News--Pete Hamill pays homage to print journalism in his 10th novel, Tabloid City.

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The Roanoke Times

Visiting professor of journalism at New York University Pete Hamill tells some of his stories in his latest novel, “Tabloid City.” Hamill knows New York City and its newspapers well, working as a reporter, columnist and editor for the New York Post, New York Daily News, and the late New York Hera...

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Time Out New York

The city room of this paper, a 21st-century competitor to the Post and the Daily News whose name is borrowed from the extinct Joseph Pulitzer—Nellie Bly publication, is overseen by 71-year-old Sam Briscoe, a newspaper dinosaur unfortunate enough to witness his medium wither.

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AARP

Enjoy three fun-filled days of activities — and don't-miss concerts by The Temptations, The Four Tops and Shania Twain.

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http://www.wvgazette.com

Over the years, Hamill has lived in Spain, Ireland, Mexico City, Puerto Rico, Rome, Los Angeles and Santa Fe, but sooner or later he has always returned to New York, a city he clearly loves.

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