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Tabloid City

A Novel

Pete Hamill

Paperback

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Description

Both a portrait of the modern city and a gripping thriller, Tabloid City is a classic New York novel from the writer who captured the city for decades.​

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.


Praise For Tabloid City: A Novel

PRAISE FOR TABLOID CITY:

"Murder and mayhem...a ticking time bomb of a novel."—Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times

"Engrossing...A gritty tone-poem in prose on New York City life--and death."
Alan Cheuse, 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."—Sheryl Connelly, New York Daily News

Back Bay Books, 9780316020763, 304pp.

Publication Date: May 22, 2012



About the Author

Pete Hamill (1935-2020) was a novelist, journalist, editor, and screenwriter. He was the author of twenty-two books, including the bestselling novels Tabloid City, North River, Forever, and Snow in August, and the bestselling memoir A Drinking Life