|Black & White and Dead All Over (2008) [Novel]|
by John Darnton
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(From the publisher):
Bad news is brewing in the inner sanctum of the New York Globe, the city's long-standing newspaper of note, whose back is to the wall. Readership, advertising, and circulation are plummeting, along with the paper's vaunted standards, and the cost cutters have their knives out. But trouble of a wholly different kind begins one rainy September morning when a powerful editor is found murdered in the newsroom, with the spike that he'd wielded to kill stories hammered into his chest. The problem for Priscilla Bollingsworth, the young, ambitious female NYPD detectve assigned to the case, besides the fact that the mayor is breathing down her neck, is that there are too many suspects to choose from.
She teams up with Jude Hurley, a clever, rebellious reporter, and together they navigate the ink-infested waters whose denizens include the paper's resentful old guard, scheming careerists, a bumbling publisher, a steely executive editor, and a rival newspaper tycoon named Lester Moloch. But the waters thicken considerably when more bodies turn up, dead all over.
Original title: Black & White and Dead All Over
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Suspense
Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Crime/Caper