An Artie Cohen Mystery
By Reggie Nadelson
(Walker & Company, Hardcover, 9780802715340, 304pp.)
Publication Date: November 14, 2006
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
Several months have passed since the tragedy enacted in Disturbed Earth. Artie Cohen has just married Maxine and is about to take time out of the city with her when two events pull him back: the apparent murder of a friend, and the appearance of his former girlfriend, Lily, their break-up never fully resolved. Through her great skills as a storyteller and creator of memorable characters, Reggie Nadelson weaves a thrilling tale of deception, while bringing to ever-greater life her protagonist, Artie Cohen--deeply flawed and deeply human.
A journalist and documentary filmmaker, Reggie Nadelson is the author of five previous Artie Cohen novels: Disturbed Earth, Red Hot Blues, Hot Poppies, Bloody London, and Sex Dolls. Comrade Rockstar, her biography of Dean Reed, the American émigré who became the biggest rock star in the Soviet Union, is under option to Tom Hanks. Born in Greenwich Village, Nadelson now lives in downtown Manhattan.
Praise for REGGIE NADELSON:
"Anyone afraid that American culture is turning homogenized and denatured need only visit the vital, layered immigrant neighborhoods in the "archipelago" --Reggie Nadelson's word --of New York City...The amazing Nadelson ... can't write a character who doesn't charge off the page."--Richard Lipez, Washington Post
"Psychologically complex ...Nadelson pulls few punches, and the final revelation is a genuine shocker--a rare accomplishment in crime fiction these days."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
"This is much more than a murder mystery and is satisfying on many levels. Like a journey to a distant land, it is an account of family rivalries and messy affairs in the violent and Russified part of New York that few outsiders understand--except Artie." --Paul Theroux
"Artie Cohen is the detective New York deserves: smart, wounded, emotional, haunted, and not as tough as he thinks. Reggie Nadelson's Cohen books get better and better. Disturbed Earth is the best yet." --Salman Rushdie