Manhattan Nocturne
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Manhattan Nocturne

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Now a major motion picture, Manhattan Night, starring Adrien Brody, Campbell Scott, Yvonne Strahovski, and Linda Lavin

Porter Wren is a Manhattan tabloid writer with an appetite for scandal. On the beat he sells murder, tragedy, and anything that passes for the truth. At home, he is a dedicated husband and father. But when a seductive stranger asks him to dig into the unsolved murder of her husband, he is drawn into a very nasty case of sexual obsession and blackmail--one that threatens his job, his marriage, and his life.

Manhattan Nocturne is a brilliantly drawn tableau of the gritty, gaudy city, and a thrilling literary noir.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 371 pages
  • 139.7 x 203.2 x 27.94mm | 340.19g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 031242762X
  • 9780312427627
  • 1,605,503

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A "New York Times" Notable Book

"Mr. Harrison has produced a thriller that seems to want to be equal parts of Raymond Chandler, William Styron, and Tom Wolfe. . . . These corollary aspirations generate some of the greatest pleasures in Mr. Harrison's novel, so that the same narrative that impresses us with its top-to-bottom knowledge of New York City fauna is also illuminating about the quiet acts of omission that irrevocably damage a marriage."--"Entertainment Weekly"""
"You're trapped by page two. . . . This is the work of a powerful writer . . . with a powerful story.""--The Boston Globe"
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"A smart, entertaining novel."--"The Washington Post"
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"[Harrison] spares no detail of sex and violence, imbuing every phrase with a visceral punch and a sardonic tone. . . . Truly thrilling."--"Chicago"" Tribune"
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"A great, roaring story of power, lust, greed, and a very human folly that characterizes our preposterous millennium--told with compassion, intelligence, and striking human insight."--Mary Gaitskill, author of "Veronica
""A white-knuckle ride . . . With the narrative drive of a hurtling subway express, Harrison plunges readers into a scary subterranean world in which the only comfort comes from the neon flashes of his prose."--"People
"""Manhattan Nocturne" soars."--"The New York Times Book Review"
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About MR Colin Harrison

Colin Harrison is the author of several novels, including The Havana Room and Afterburn. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, writer Kathryn Harrison, and their three children.
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472 ratings
3.48 out of 5 stars
5 16% (76)
4 35% (163)
3 35% (166)
2 11% (50)
1 4% (17)
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