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Blood Money

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New York, 1929, a city of speakeasies, swells and hoodlums at the fag end of the roaring twenties. It's a hell of a time and place for a young cop to be trying to make his way in the world. Joe Quinn's first case is one that could put his name up in lights; a banker takes a dive from a tall building onto Wall Street. All the signs point to murder. Pretty soon, the dead man has company; a group of old buddies is being eliminated, in a particularly gruesome manner. For the young detective a case that starts as an opportunity swiftly becomes a nightmare from which he cannot escape. Joe Quinn is about to discover just how tough being an honest cop in a dishonest world can be...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 38mm | 358.34g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552153087
  • 9780552153089
  • 583,225

Review quote

"The smoky romantic notion of speakeasies and Irish beat cops...is captured beautifully by Bradby's love of minute detail." * News of the World * "This feisty, pacey thriller by TV news reporter turned writer Tom Bradby has it all - nervy gangsters, crooked politicians, gutsy cops and a sexy moll. It is also blessed with excellent timing....A top-notch piece of crime writing" * Press Association * "Compulsively readable...Bradby makes the most of his exotic ingredients to create a story rich in atmosphere and steeped in intrigue" * Yorkshire Evening Post * "This story of murder stalking a group of bankers during the Wall Street Crash of 1929 couldn't be more topical" * Peterborough Evening Telegraph *show more

About Tom Bradby

Tom Bradby is Political Editor of ITV News. He began his reporting career with the company as Ireland Correspondent more than fifteen years ago, during which time he covered the unfolding peace process and wrote his first novel, Shadow Dancer. As Asia Correspondent, based in Hong Kong, he was shot and seriously wounded whilst covering a riot in Jakarta. After a spell as Royal Correspondent, he went on to become UK Editor before taking up his current post in the summer of 2005.show more

Review Text

"This story of murder stalking a group of bankers during the Wall Street Crash of 1929 couldn't be more topical"show more

Back cover copy

New York 1929. The Wall Street Crash. Rookie cop Joe Quinn has been given a shot at the NYPD's main headquarters squad. His first case could put his name up in lights: a banker has taken a dive from a tall building onto Wall Street. Pretty soon, the dead man has company - a group of old buddies is being eliminated, one by one. For the young detective a case that starts as an opportunity swiftly becomes a nightmare. An increasingly complex trail leads further and further into the upper echelons of the police force and towards his own father, once New York's foremost celebrity cop. And at the heart of the investigation lies a woman whose love he has fought to deny for many years. Joe Quinn is about to discover just how tough being an honest cop in a dishonest world can be...show more

Rating details

58 ratings
3.24 out of 5 stars
5 9% (5)
4 24% (14)
3 53% (31)
2 10% (6)
1 3% (2)
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