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Black & White and Dead All Over (2008) [Novel]
by John Darnton Rating: Weighted - 5.8 / Average - 5.0 of 10 (2 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (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
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysterySuspense
FictionCrime and MysteryCrime/Caper

Edition #1: Black & White and Dead All Over

Black & White and Dead All Over (2008)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Who killed the editor? A venerable New York newspaper becomes a crime scene in this multifaceted, gloriously entertaining thriller...Tingling suspense powered by Darnton's love for his battered profession." Kirkus
  • "A rollicking newsroom farce." Booklist
  • "William Randolph Hearst meeets Agatha Christie...Loaded with subtle social commentary and wry humor, this highly intelligent whodunit will keep readers guessing." Publishers Weekly
  • "What a great ride. Think of Evelyn Waugh's Scoop and Ben Hecht's Front Page and add a murder thriller that gives insight into the workings of a great newspaper. It should be required reading for anyone who cares about news and what's happening to it." Nick Pileggi
  • "This may be the most entertaining novel about newspapers since Michael Frayn's The Tin Men." Joseph Lelyveld
  • "A mystery with as many heart-thumping twists and turns as a roller coaster." Ken Auletta
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Black & White and Dead All Over (July 2008)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 9780307267528
Dimensions: 9.34 x 6.52 x 1.32 in
Pages: 351

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