Deadline: New York

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Pub Date 09 Jul 2021 | Archive Date 16 Sep 2021

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Set in the summer of 1952, Deadline:New York centers on the emerging paperback book industry in New York City. The protagonist is a former Naval intelligence officer and best-selling writer of paperback adventure novels who is asked by a secretary at his publishing house to investigate the suicide of her boyfriend. At the heart of the investigation is a state senate hearing on obscenity in the paperback industry and a widespread conspiracy inside the United States government, law enforcement and America's major corporations. Combining real historical figures with fictional ones, the story reveals some of the early growing pains of the paperback industry and offers an exciting confrontation between ordinary citizens and a murderous shadow government.

Set in the summer of 1952, Deadline:New York centers on the emerging paperback book industry in New York City. The protagonist is a former Naval intelligence officer and best-selling writer of...


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Bringing back the style, prose, characters, settings and more of the classic pulp fiction novels of the past, the author tells a tale that is just as fresh and relevant today.

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My review of this book appeared on Ricochet.com and Lobsterforest.com on October 3, 2021. It can be accessed at: https://ricochet.com/1063652/a-1950s-style-noir-mystery-set-in-1950s-new-york/ and https://lobsterforest.com/this-weeks-book-review-deadline-new-york/

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I adore books about books and this one was an awesome look at the burgeoning paperback Industry in 1950s New York. A great blend of real and fictionalised characters and events. If you like the Cliff Janeaway novels by John Dunn, this will be right up your alley!

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noir, secrets, secret-society, censorship, murder, murder-investigation, assassins, torture, arson, ex-military, extortion, extremists, alternate-history, historical-fiction, historical-figures, historical-places-events, historical-research, history-and-culture, conspiracy, politics, fiction***** It opens with a townwide book burning. Jake has a history working navy intelligence in pacific theater, and that's how his leg got disastered. Now he is a paperback writer in NYC and becomes entangled with some real nasties. Amongst the plot there is relevant info on classic twentieth century writers and the development of the paperback book industry including McCarthyism and other extremist conspiracy. A little too close for comfort at this time. Riveting! I requested and received a free temporary copy from this independently published author via NetGalley. Thank you!

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