Tabloid: A Crime Novel

Tabloid: A Crime NovelTabloid: A Crime Novel by Robin Masters
on January 1st 1970
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Billy (Belinda) Edmonds has returned to NYC with a tarnished reputation and a desire to get back into the investigative journalism game. She once was a journalist in London but was found guilty of bribery, blackmail, and manufacturing stories by Parliament. She has taken a job at a tabloid newspaper where she cannot manage to get a page one exclusive. Her articles are buried in the back of the paper and she hope to one day get that story that will light her career on fire again.

Little does she know that by giving a journal to young girl will propel back into the game she so desperately wants to re-join. When the 12 year old girl is found floating in the Harlem river, she meets some “interesting” police officers and even more interesting criminals. What was the murder of a young girl, turns into a case of corruption, more murders and greed. Billy is able to make some allies on the police department, particularly Detective Jazel Mancini, and together they go after the trail of corruption and cover ups.

There is a lot going on in this book. Whew! There are a lot of characters as well. This may make parts of the book confusing for some readers. Was it just me or were there also a lot of female characters with the first name starting with a “J”? This book is interesting, intriguing and exciting. The plot is very fast paced and there is never a dull moment. This book played like a detective/thriller movie.

I received a copy of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review.