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Manhattan Is My Beat (Rune thrillers) by [Deaver, Jeffery]
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3.8 out of 5 stars 23 customer reviews

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Length: 306 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Highly original and very entertaining (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine)

'Deaver writes with clarity, compassion, and intelligence, and with a decidedly human and contemporary slant'
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(Publishers Weekly)

Deaver is a master of ticking-bomb suspense! (People Magazine)

People Magazine

'Deaver is a master of ticking-bomb suspense!'

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2589 KB
  • Print Length: 306 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (1 Feb. 2001)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004L622S2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 23 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #164,347 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By lawyeraau HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 9 Nov. 2002
Format: Paperback
This is one of the author's earlier works, and while it is not one of his best efforts, it is still a cut above what is currently proferred by other writers of this genre. Jeffrey Deaver writes with a decidely contemporary feel, his prose always spare and lean. While he does not dwell unduly on character development, it does not deter from the book, as it is wholly plot driven, with enough twists and turns to keep the reader guessing until the last minute. It makes for a quick, enjoyable read.
The book revolves around a decades old bank robbery in which the million dollars heisted was never recovered. This robbery was memorialized in an old bete noire film entitled Manhattan is My Beat. Enter the story's unlikely heroine, twenty year old Rune of the purple hair, who work in a video store, squats in an abandoned loft which she calls home, and has an imagination that doesn't quit. When one of her video customers is killed execution style in his apartment, Rune is drawn into events of the past, as they converge upon the present. The now dead customer had repeatedly rented the film Manhattan is My Beat, and Rune firmly believes that there is a connection between his death and the age old bank heist. Her do or die resolve to discover why her customer was killed leads the moxie endowed Rune on a merry and dangerous chase. It is one which keeps the reader fully engaged and entertained.
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By lawyeraau HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 30 Dec. 2002
Format: Hardcover
This is one of the author's earlier works, and while it is not one of his best efforts, it is still a cut above what is currently proffered by other writers of this genre. Jeffrey Deaver writes with a decidely contemporary feel, his prose always spare and lean. While he does not dwell unduly on character development, it does not deter from the book, as it is wholly plot driven, with enough twists and turns to keep the reader guessing until the last minute. It makes for a quick, enjoyable read.
The book revolves around a decades old bank robbery in which the million dollars heisted was never recovered. This robbery was memorialized in an old bete noire film entitled "Manhattan Is My Beat". Enter the story's unlikely heroine, twenty year old Rune of the purple hair, who work in a video store, squats in an abandoned loft which she calls home, and has an imagination that doesn't quit. When one of her video customers is killed execution style in his apartment, Rune is drawn into events of the past, as they converge upon the present. The now dead customer had repeatedly rented the film "Manhattan Is My Beat", and Rune firmly believes that there is a connection between his death and the age old bank heist. Her do or die resolve to discover why her customer was killed leads the moxie endowed Rune on a merry and dangerous chase. It is one that keeps the reader fully engaged and entertained.
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By M. V. Clarke VINE VOICE on 16 April 2003
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This, the first of three novels featuring Rune, a young prospective film maker in New York, is Jeffery Deaver's earliest novel. It is a good read, though not as good as some of his later books, notably the Lincoln Rhyme series. Rune is a likeable character, though one feels that the other people in the story are rather underdeveloped. Nonetheless, a good and easy read, with characteristic Deaver twists. Worth reading.
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By lawyeraau HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 9 Mar. 2006
Format: Paperback
This is one of the author's earlier works, and while it is not one of his best efforts, it is still a cut above what is currently proffered by other writers of this genre. Jeffrey Deaver writes with a decidedly contemporary feel, his prose always spare and lean. While he does not dwell unduly on character development, it does not deter from the book, as it is wholly plot driven, with enough twists and turns to keep the reader guessing until the last minute. It makes for a quick, enjoyable read.
The book revolves around a decades old bank robbery in which the million dollars heisted was never recovered. This robbery was memorialized in an old bete noire film entitled "Manhattan is My Beat". Enter the story's unlikely heroine, twenty year old Rune of the purple hair, who works in a video store, squats in an abandoned loft that she calls home, and has an imagination that doesn't quit. When one of her video customers is killed execution style in his apartment, Rune is drawn into events of the past, as they converge upon the present. The now dead customer had repeatedly rented the film, "Manhattan is My Beat", and Rune firmly believes that there is a connection between his death and the age old bank heist. Her do-or-die resolve to discover why her customer was killed leads the moxie endowed Rune on a merry and dangerous chase. It is one that keeps the reader fully engaged and entertained.
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By lawyeraau HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 18 April 2007
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This is one of the author's earlier works, and while it is not one of his best efforts, it is still a cut above what is currently proffered by other writers of this genre. Jeffrey Deaver writes with a decidedly contemporary feel, his prose always spare and lean. While he does not dwell unduly on character development, it does not deter from the book, as it is wholly plot driven, with enough twists and turns to keep the reader guessing until the last minute. It makes for a quick, enjoyable read.

The book revolves around a decades old bank robbery in which the million dollars heisted was never recovered. This robbery was memorialized in an old bete noire film entitled "Manhattan is My Beat". Enter the story's unlikely heroine, twenty year old Rune of the purple hair, who works in a video store, squats in an abandoned loft that she calls home, and has an imagination that doesn't quit. When one of her video customers is killed execution style in his apartment, Rune is drawn into events of the past, as they converge upon the present. The now dead customer had repeatedly rented the film, "Manhattan is My Beat", and Rune firmly believes that there is a connection between his death and the age old bank heist. Her do-or-die resolve to discover why her customer was killed leads the moxie endowed Rune on a merry and dangerous chase. It is one that keeps the reader fully engaged and entertained.
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