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Black and White and Dead All Over

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  • Posted January 16, 2010

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    Fun

    This is a fun, fast read. A great who-done-it story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    a wonderful whodunit

    The New York Globe is in deep trouble financially with ads and circulation dropping dramatically and consequently the stock price is falling. However, that is no reason for someone to murder odious assistant managing editor Theodore S. Ratnoff whose corpse is found in an office of the paper.----------- NYPD Detective Priscilla Bollingsworth and Globe's investigative reporter Jude Hurley join forces to find the killer. The problem is almost everyone working at the Glove had the motive including Jude because Theodore took pleasure in humiliating anyone and everyone. The list expands as bad cops, a reporter accused of plagiarism and a disgraced by the deceased executive editor have motives and opportunities. The inquiry spins even uglier and more complex when a Globe¿s gossip columnist and a food critic are killed.--------- BLACK AND WHITE AND DEAD ALL OVER is a wonderful whodunit in which the cleverly designed case and the news milieu make for powerful social observations on what and how get printed regardless of the medium. Priscilla and Jude are a fine pairing as their professions insure mutual distrust, but need each other to thoroughly investigate who likes to contribute to the obituary column. John Darnton provides a strong entertaining murder mystery with solid hooks at society¿s hypercritical foibles.--------- Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 15, 2009

    Who cares about these people

    The plot is so unrealistic and I just couldn't get interested in these characters. I don't know who-dun-it as I couldn't stick with it long enough to find out and didn't bother to look at the end. It got a good review in The Times. Maybe they saw something in it that I didn't.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2009

    Don't Bother

    This is the first book by Darnton that I just couldn't get through. I've read all his others, but he seems to be changing his style or something. " The Experiment" and "Neanderthal" were both great. I had a bit of a hard time getting through "Mind Catcher" but I did and it was all right. In this one the language he uses is a bit aloof and to me is a bit hard for the average joe to get his mind around. He didn't have to use so many fifty cent words to get his meaning across. Either that or I'm just not educated enough to appreciate his efforts. I don't like to read a book and have to keep a dictionary handy all the time,

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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