Tom Coffey Blood Alley

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Blood Alley

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New York in the 1940s was a wide-open town. In the city of Swing Street, Frank Costello, and the Stork Club, everything was for sale, including its people. Into this arena steps Patrick Grimes, a World War II veteran who works the graveyard shift for The New York Examiner, one of the city’s brassiest tabloids. Late one night, Grimes learns that a watchman has found the body of a young woman in a squalid section of tenements and breweries by the East River, and races over to investigate. The victim turns out to be Amanda Price, the eldest daughter of one of Manhattan’s wealthiest men. Grimes can’t help but wonder what would draw such a woman to that part of town. The watchman who found her is arrested for her murder, and confesses, but Grimes is convinced it’s a forced confession and the man is truly innocent. He begins an investigation into Amanda Price’s life and death, uncovering truths that jeopardize not only his life, but also his sanity. Along the way, he traverses a dizzying world that offers endless possibilities that are tempting, dangerous and—for some people—overwhelming.

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About the Author:

Tom Coffey is a writer and editor with an extensive background in journalism. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University, Tom has been a reporter and editor for some of America's leading newspapers. A staff editor at the New York Times since 1997, he has also worked for New York Newsday, The Los Angeles Herald- Examiner and the Miami Herald.

His first novel, The serpant Club, was published in 1999 to starred reviews. His second novel,iami Twilight, was published in 2001. Tom has been a member of the Mystery Writers of America since 1999.

Tom lives in Lower Manhattan with his wife and daughter.

From Publishers Weekly:

Starred Review. Set in New York City in 1946, this superb crime novel from Coffey (Miami Twilight) will remind many readers of the hard-hitting work of James Ellroy. Soon after Patrick Grimes, a psychologically scarred WWII vet who's a reporter for a tabloid newspaper, arrives at a crime scene in a seedy Manhattan neighborhood known as Blood Alley, he realizes that the police are intent on framing the African-American watchman who discovered the body of society girl Amanda Price for murder. Grimes's independent investigation soon puts him at odds with Amanda's wealthy family as well as his own supervisors at the paper. The reporter doggedly follows a twisted trail of real estate transactions and corrupt businessmen to uncover a number of powerful people who might have wanted Amanda dead. Sterling prose (It was the voice of a girl who knew she would never be lonely because all her hellos were given to people who wanted her company) and a pulse-pounding plot combined with an authentic picture of a mob-ruled New York City make this a compelling read. (May)
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