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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (346 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Darnton Narrator: Phil Gigante Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A keenly intelligent, delightfully mordant novel that blends fact and fiction with the same deft hand that was at work in John Darnton's best-selling Neanderthal.

It opens in the inner sanctums of the New York Globe, the city's long-standing newspaper of note, whose back is to the wall. Readership, advertising, and circulation are plummeting - along with the paper's vaunted standards - and the cost cutters have their knives out.

But trouble of a wholly different kind begins one rainy September morning when a powerful editor is found murdered in the newsroom, with the spike that he'd wielded to kill stories hammered into his chest. And the problem for Priscilla Bollingsworth, the young, ambitious female NYPD detective assigned to the case - besides the fact that the mayor is breathing down her neck - is that there are so many suspects to choose from.

She teams up with Jude Hurley, a clever, rebellious reporter, to navigate ink-infested waters whose denizens include the paper's resentful old guard, scheming careerists, a bumbling publisher, a steely executive editor, and a ruthless newspaper tycoon named Lester Moloch. And the waters thicken considerably when more bodies turn up, dead all over.

With the firsthand knowledge he acquired over 40 years in journalism, John Darnton conjures up the cynicism and romanticism of the profession and gives us a cunning, pitch-perfect portrait of the declining - if not yet murderous - newspaper industry within a mystery that entertains from first to last. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tom Jolly | 2/18/2014

    " Entertaining novel that is more fun if you're familiar with the inner workings of a newspaper and even more fun if you're familiar with the inner workings of The New York Times. If none of those things apply, it's still a fast-paced thriller that builds to a strong finish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kathleen Gilroy | 2/10/2014

    " This is a fun spoof of both murder mysteries and the newspaper business. The author spent 40 years at the New York Times and many of the characters are not well disguised caricatures of NYtimes reporters and editors. A good late, late summer read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by james | 2/5/2014

    " This is a fast moving murder mystery; fast moving of necessity due to the fact that there is a lot of ground to cover. A body is discovered early on and just as the investigation starts, more bodies are found. Not bad, but there are too many characters, most of whom are suspects. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Erica | 1/30/2014

    " Eh. I kept almost giving up on this book, but it was fun and occasionally witty. "

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