TABLOID CITY by Pete Hamill
Pete Hamill is a quintessential New Yorker. Over the years, his love for New York City has permeated his novels, stories, and non-fiction.
Hamill’s latest novel is TABLOID CITY.
In a stately West Village townhouse, a wealthy socialite and her secretary are murdered. In the 24 hours that follow, a flurry of activity circles around 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 playground, 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 it perfectly for decades.
Hamill discusses his writing, his love for NYC, and many other things in this recent conversation with writer Pete Dexter on the Mulholland Books blog.
Praise for Hamill’s earlier novel North River included:
Hamill’s love story casts an engaging spell, and Manhattan-lovers will delight in the gritty particulars.” Entertainment Weekly
“North River seduces us with the author’s sweetly convinced nostalgia for his city….Hamill’s a smart guy and a fluent writer, and few people have written quite so beautifully about New York as he has.” Los Angeles Times