Manhattan Is My Beat
|Publisher||Hodder & Stoughton|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
|Followed by||Death Of A Blue Movie Star|
Manhattan Is My Beat is a novel by crime writer Jeffery Deaver. First published in 1988, it is the first book in the Rune Trilogy.
Rune is a street-wise twenty year old, not long arrived in New York City, but she's already found herself a squat in an empty loft. She's also landed a job in a video store, Washington Square Video, that lets her pursue her interest in old movies; it's also where she meets Mr. Kelly, a lonely old man who rents the same tape over and over: a crime film based on a true story called Manhattan Is My Beat.
When Rune goes to visit him for a routine tape collection and finds him dead, the police suspect a robbery. However, Rune is convinced that the true answer to the mystery lies with the tape of Manhattan Is My Beat. This conviction draws her into a dangerous adventure against those who will stop at nothing to hide the truth and don't believe in Hollywood endings.
Manhattan Is My Beat has been optioned by Double B Productions. The novel is being adapted by Double B Partners, John and Lisa Bishop.
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