Tabloid City (Paperback)

A Novel

By Pete Hamill

Back Bay Books, 9780316020763, 304pp.

Publication Date: May 22, 2012

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Digital Audiobook (5/4/2011)
Hardcover, Large Print (5/5/2011)
Hardcover (5/5/2011)
CD-Audio (5/22/2012)
Compact Disc (5/1/2011)
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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 the Author

Pete Hamill is a novelist, journalist, editor, and screenwriter. He is the author of the bestselling novels Snow in August, Forever, Tabloid City, and the bestselling memoir A Drinking Life. He lives in New York City.

Praise For Tabloid City: A Novel


"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