Back Bay Books, Paperback, 9780316020763, 278pp.
Publication Date: April 15, 2016
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.
PRAISE FOR TABLOID CITY:
"Murder and mayhem...a ticking time bomb of a novel."
-Los Angeles Times
"Engrossing...A gritty tone-poem in prose on New York City life--and death."
-San Francisco Chronicle
"This is the veteran journalist at his best....Tabloid City stands as both an authentic thriller as well as a farewell to the city that was Hamill's New York."
-New York Daily News