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Manhattan Is My Beat (Rune #1)

Jeffery Deaver

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From the bestselling author of the Bone Collector novels, soon to be an NBC series

Five feet two inches of slick repartee, near-purple hair, and poetic imagination, twenty-year-old Rune hasn't been in Manhattan for very long. But she's crafty enough to have found a squatter's paradise in an empty TriBeCa loft, and a video store job that feeds her passion for old movies. It's a passion she shares with her favorite customer, Mr. Kelly, a lonely old man who rents the same video over and over. The flick is a noir classic based on a real-life unsolved bank heist and a million missing dollars. It's called Manhattan Is My Beat.

That's the tape Rune is picking up from Mr. Kelly's shabby apartment when she finds him shot to death. The police suspect a robbery gone wrong, but Rune is certain the key to solving the murder is hidden somewhere in the hazy, black-and-white frames of Mr. Kelly's beloved movie. But as Rune hits the mean streets of New York to find answers, she gets caught up in a dangerous adventure more chilling than anything Hollywood could dream up. As her story draws to its terrifying conclusion, Rune's final close-up may include the killer of a co-star.


Praise For Manhattan Is My Beat (Rune #1)

"Highly original  and very entertaining."
--Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine

"Deaver writes with clarity, compassion, and intelligence, and with a decidedly human and contemporary slant."
--Publishers Weekly

"Deaver is a master of ticking-bomb suspense!"
--People

Don't miss Jeffery Deaver's other gripping novels featuring his unforgettable heroine Rune:

"[Rune] is a breath of fresh air!"
--Booklist

Death of a Blue Movie Star

"Truly an original."
--The Drood Review of Mystery

Hard News

"Peerless entertainment."
--Kirkus Reviews

Bantam, 9780553581768, 304pp.

Publication Date: June 6, 2000



About the Author

Jeffery Deaver is the #1 international bestselling author of more than thirty-five novels, three collections of short stories, and a nonfiction law book. His books are sold in 150 countries and translated into 25 languages. His first novel featuring Lincoln Rhyme, The Bone Collector, was made into a major motion picture starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. He's received or been shortlisted for a number of awards around the world, including Novel of the Year by the International Thriller Writers and the Steel Dagger from the Crime Writers' Association in the United Kingdom. In 2014, he was the recipient of three lifetime achievement awards. A former journalist, folksinger, and attorney, he was born outside of Chicago and has a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a law degree from Fordham University.