False Negative (Hard Case Crime)

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9780857685803: False Negative (Hard Case Crime)

Adam Jordan wrote the best and worst articles of his journalistic career on the same day. The worst was bad enough to get him fired - but the best landed him a new job, penning lurid articles for Real Detective magazine, one of the last of the true-crime pulps. 

Only the case they've got him working on, involving a beauty pageant contestant found dead on an Atlantic City beach, is one some very powerful men would rather see covered up than covered. And if Adam keeps digging, he may find he's digging his own grave... 

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Nominated for the prestigious Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best First Novel for Floater in 1986, Joseph Koenig followed this debut with three more novels in close succession, culminating with the New York Times Notable Book Brides of Blood in 1993. He hasn't published a novel since - until now. False Negative marks the author's triumphant return to publishing with his most personal novel yet, a tale of the last days of the pulp era told as only a veteran of that era could tell it.

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"Koenig weighs in with another gritty, no-holds-barred, hard-boiled whodunit set in the 1950's. Razor-sharp prose, and a fast-moving plot."
                                                                 --Publishers Weekly

Koenig's gritty Jersey Shore milieu, a host of brazenly on-the-make characters, and lots of brilliant noirish dialogue make False Negative a must for readers who like their crime fiction old school.
                                                                     --Booklist

     By the time I finished False Negative one word lingered in my mind: Edgar. The milieu, the voice, the style and the narrative attack sweep you up in a twisting plot, some great serio-comic moments and as unique a story as I've come across in years. Grab it fast.
                                                                  Ed Gorman

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