Manhattan Is My Beat

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Manhattan Is My Beat
Author Jeffery Deaver
Language English
Series Rune Trilogy
Genre Crime novel
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
ISBN 0-340-79311-2
OCLC 45328078
Preceded by None
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.

Other media[edit]

Manhattan Is My Beat has been optioned by Double B Productions. The novel is being adapted by Double B Partners, John and Lisa Bishop.[1]


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