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eBook Black and White and Dead All Over ePub
Author: Phil Gigante,John Darnton
Language: English
ISBN: 1423362861
ISBN13: 978-1423362869
Publisher: Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (July 29, 2008)
Category: Thrillers & Suspense
Subcategory: Thriller
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 106
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ePub file: 1858 kb
Fb2 file: 1758 kb

That hurdle over, the book got better and better One need not have ever worked for a newspaper to appreciate John Darnton's 2008 mystery "Black & White and Dead All Over," but it helps.

Listen to unlimited audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. That hurdle over, the book got better and better. I laughed out loud quite a few times (as when the Globe boss, a man with a rare talent for mauling quotes, came out with "The only thing we have to worry about is worry itself", p198); meanwhile, I was turning the pages avidly to find out what was going to happen next. One need not have ever worked for a newspaper to appreciate John Darnton's 2008 mystery "Black & White and Dead All Over," but it helps.

Phil Gigante is a born raconteur. Gigante finds credible female voices for the detective and various reporters and uses variations on a New York accent to differentiate and give personalities to Darnton's other well-drawn characters

Phil Gigante is a born raconteur. Gigante finds credible female voices for the detective and various reporters and uses variations on a New York accent to differentiate and give personalities to Darnton's other well-drawn characters. More than a mystery, this novel is a spot-on depiction of a chaotic big-time newsroom and the many ironies in the newspaper business. Gigante modulates his voice with expert skill and creates vivid images of the people and events.

and fails on all of them. As a novel, it features hackneyed characters with the depth and color of cardboard.

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Written by John Darnton, Audiobook narrated by Phil Gigante. And the waters thicken considerably when more bodies turn up, dead all over

Written by John Darnton, Audiobook narrated by Phil Gigante. And the waters thicken considerably when more bodies turn up, dead all over. With the firsthand knowledge he acquired over 40 years in journalism, John Darnton conjures up the cynicism and romanticism of the profession and gives us a cunning, pitch-perfect portrait of the declining - if not yet murderous - newspaper industry within a mystery that entertains from first to last.

People Who Read Black and White and Dead All Over Also Read. Los Angeles Times Darnton delivers a well-turned whodunit that reads like The Front Page with additional reporting by Evelyn Waug. . Inspired by Your Browsing History. Addictively enjoyabl.An Agatha Christie whodunit as written by Carl Hiaasen. A fast-moving whodunit.

John Darnton’s previous novels were notable for their sinister themes and exotic settings, for overcooked plots . The ending is a bit of a letdown. Black and White and Dead All Over is fun to read, and surprisingly gripping

John Darnton’s previous novels were notable for their sinister themes and exotic settings, for overcooked plots that seemed custom-made for Hollywood. Black and White and Dead All Over is fun to read, and surprisingly gripping. As Theodore Ratnoff might have said if the manuscript had crossed his desk: Nice. Who? Black and white and dead all over. 351 pp. Alfred A. Knopf.

Автор: Darnton, John Название: Black and White and Dead All Over Издательство: Random House (USA) .

Описание: Best-selling author John Darnton delivers his most personal book to date: an intensely moving memoir spanning the Jazz Age through the post-war years, of the love and devotion in a family where even the dog is unfaithful.

But the waters thicken considerably when more bodies turn up, dead all over-From publisher description. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Bad news is brewing in the inner sanctum of the New York Globe, the city’s long-standing newspaper of note, whose back is to the wall. Readership, advertising, and circulation are plummeting—along with the paper’s vaunted standards—and the cost cutters have their knives out. But trouble of a wholly different kind begins one rainy September morning when a powerful editor is found murdered in the newsroom, with the spike that he’d wielded to kill stories hammered into his chest. The problem for Priscilla Bollingsworth, the young, ambitious female NYPD detective assigned to the case—besides the fact that the mayor is breathing down her neck—is that there are too many suspects to choose from.

She teams up with Jude Hurley, a clever, rebellious reporter, and together they navigate the ink-infested waters whose denizens include the paper’s resentful old guard, scheming careerists, a bumbling publisher, a steely executive editor, and a rival newspaper tycoon named Lester Moloch. But the waters thicken considerably when more bodies turn up, dead all over.

Armed with the firsthand knowledge he has acquired through forty years in journalism, John Darnton conjures up the cynicism and romanticism of the profession and gives us a cunning, pitch-perfect portrait of the declining—if not yet murderous—newspaper industry. Black and White and Dead All Over is a satirical mystery that entertains from first to last.

Erthai
In one scene in John Darton's wickedly tongue-in-cheek "Black & White & Dead All Over" Max Schwartzbaum (i.e., A.M. Rosenthal), the former executive editor of the New York Globe (i.e., the New York Times),laments about the proliferation of lifestyle stories--especially a story about "the nose as a fashion statement." That's funny enough, but if you know that the Times once infamously ran a story entitled just that, except replacing Mr. Darton's "nose" with "arm," it's more than funny--it's wicked.

Anyhow, Mr. Darton's poison-penned but oddly affectionate look back at the paper he once worked for takes the form of a murder mystery. And purely as a mystery, it's well done. You'll enjoy it even if you know nothing about the Times, and if you do recognize the caricatures of Arthur Sulzberger, Bill Keller, Judy Miller, and Johnny Apple, you'll probably enjoy it even more. (I hope the real Times doesn't have a Slim Jim Cutler lurking!) Everybody will recognize, in the subplot, Lester Moloch, antepodian proprietor of the tabloid the Maul and the Vixen TV network, who's trying to snatch the Globe from the hands of its current owners.

In the main story, reporter Jude Hurley teams up with homicide detective Priscilla Bollingsworth to root out the publisher's family secrets, expose a plagiarist, and of course apprehend the perpetrator, who sets things in motion by murdering a despised top editor. Typically for the genre, Hurley takes more chances than perhaps he should while Bollingsworth has a background that's unusual for a homicide cop. Naturally, they exchange snappy banter. Naturally everything's wrapped up nicely at the end.

It's a great way to while away some rainy day hours.

Notes and Asides: Moloch sports a tie with a "pale yellow background," against which "hundreds of tiny pink typewriters, with wings, were flying in all directions." Where can I get one?
Ghile
Darnton has done it again...created characters and a plot that entertain, inform and surprise. If you like your murder mysteries with a dash of humor (incredibly improbable murder weapons and situations) and plenty of reality from the standpoint of where print media is headed, this book is for you. The hero is described as protean and that's how I describe the book, chock full of facts and history about the newspaper trade yet delivering all of the basic elements of a great, traditional murder mystery, plot twists, false leads and surprise ending. Plus this guy's writing is so darn good, real page turner...best beach read of the summmer...loved it.
Ckelond
The author, John Darnton, long identified as a life long journalist, foreign correspondent and editor has departed from the scientifically based style of his former novels (NeanderthalThe Darwin Conspiracyto write a first class murder mystery that takes place at a modern, big city newspaper. The main characters are so likeable that you hope they will return in later novels. The setting permits the author to provide incredible insight into the daily miracle of turning out a newspaper. One is struck with the idea that anyone interested in a career in journalish should be required to read this book. The book is a real page turner that will leave you wanting a sequel.
Cetnan
Once I got into it, I had a hard time putting it down. Some people may have to take notes though, since only War and Peace has more characters to keep track of. Possibly because you have lots of possibilities, "who done it" will keep you guessing until the end. Also, the "why" of the murders only becomes clear until the end of the book - many red herrings there too. I recommend the book, and think I have found a new author for me to read.
Lonesome Orange Kid
This was a Kindle romp!

I read the review in the NY Times and decided to download it to my Kindle. It was a delicious read from start to finish - - full of outrageous puns (not a lot of groaners though) - and the character names (oy!) Dinah Outsalot is the Food Critic if that gives you any indication of character names!

The plot moves quickly, the newspaper barbs are fun and you won't guess whodunit very early.

Buy it - it's a fun read!
Alsantrius
Without them, this might have been a decent book, but they were extremely distracting. Every time a new, silly character name was introduced, I just groaned. One odd name might have been amusing; all of them taken together were just annoying.
Delari
John Darnton's newsroom whodunnit operates on a few levels... and fails on all of them.

As a novel, it features hackneyed characters with the depth and color of cardboard. The writing is stilted, the dialogue forced and the language outdated.

As a mystery, it is neither fresh nor innovative - a barely dressed-up airport novel that requires painful stretches of logic to tolerate.

As a commentary on modern newspapering, it pines tearfully for a golden era of journalism that never really existed and draws upon every ink-stained cliche to get there. For a career reporter, Darnton shows a startling lack of feeling for the patois of a modern newsroom. Anachronisms mingle with an ignorant outsider's view of modern technology. As someone who spent 10 years working in newsrooms, this rung so hollow that I had to wonder whether Darnton spent any time at his own paper in recent years.

I never tried to write a novel because I'm afraid it would sound like this one.

Save your time and save your money. Spend them on a good, local newspaper.
I couldn't put this book down until I finished it! I just love how he tells stories, and all the factual observations he slips in. Should be required reading for all newspaper readers with a burning curiousity and a good sense of humour If you've ever wanted to know what really goes on in an office or a journalist's head or a cop's mind or a good writer's heart, run don't walk to get this book. If you've ever wanted to kill someone...read this book instead; it's much more fun and you'll be better off the next morning.Black and White and Dead All Over
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