Books tagged: newspapers

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Heiress Strangled in Molten Chocolate at Nazi Sex Orgy! – A Memoir
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,640. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Editors, journalists, & publishers
“Portnoy’s Complaint” meets “The Front Page.” A naïve kid with oppressive Jewish parents gets into journalism for all the wrong reasons, finds himself in over his head on a big city daily, but manages a modest success anyway. It’s a true story populated with swashbuckling 1960s newspaper types, parents with nutty hang-ups, a few celebrities, and an occasional scoundrel.
Strange Harvest
Price: Free! Words: 2,780. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A humorous science fiction short story. Exploding tomatoes. Incendiary radishes. Electric potatoes. Something very odd is happening in Drinkwater. Can the town's sole reporter figure it out...before it's too late?
Kidnapping Cameron
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 51,450. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
The Prime Minister of Great Britain is spending the day in the North West of England, opening a series of local community projects and centres for unemployed people. He is determined to show that his government is doing everything it can to help his subjects cope with the problems of the economic recession. He never expected to be taken hostage, and can't even understand why - what is the problem?
The Tinderbox
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,350. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2012 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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This novel links two shattering events in Miami's volatile history -- a hotel fire in 1977 and race riots in 1989. The riots are triggered by the shooting of a black teen-ager by a Hispanic police officer. Miami Times reporter Mike Baedeker survives the riots after covering the dramatic trial of the officer. But a suspect in the fire has a tragic encounter on the streets of Miami...
Saviors of the Bugle
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,880. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
Unfazed by ridicule, rumors and danger, Wendy Wright rounds up her two best friends and other classmates to help pull the town's only newspaper, the Bugle, from the brink of financial collapse. The task is not an easy one for a band of teenagers, especially when the newspaper's biggest foe has a dark side that no one knows about. Wendy's actions make headlines, and not all of them are good.
The Mafia, Football Gambling and Len Dawson
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 7,520. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Former NFL Quarterback Len Dawson is a controversial sports figure. A member of the National Football League Hall of Fame, he led the Kansas City Chiefs to victory in Super Bowl IV, in 1970. However, there are legitimate doubts about his complicity in "fixing" games between 1966-1970. He associated with gamblers. A Detroit grand jury named Dawson as part of a nationwide gambling scandal in 1970
The Next Cool Place
Series: Jim Stanton Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 86,990. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Millionaire land developer Micky Buchanan's death on a lonely road in Michigan's north country brings his friend, retired investigative journalist Jim Stanton back to a world he had vowed to never revisit. With the help of weekly newspaper publisher Jan Coldwell and her staff, Stanton's questions uncover the virtues and perils of developments that attract the world's richest to unique locales
Counting Coup
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,110. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2013 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
“God help you if you ever get a second chance.” So writes Tad Beckman, a Miami columnist who learns that lesson too well. After falling for a woman fleeing a violent ex-husband involved in a million-dollar fraud, Tad derails the scheme. But that’s just the start of an odyssey that takes him to a remote coastal village where he finally understands his lover’s deceit and her pursuit of justice.
Lew Feldman 1930s Jewish Boxer From Brooklyn
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 3,340. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing
Lew Feldman was a very active boxer in both the lightweight and featherweight divisions of boxing, from 1927-1940. He fought Kid Chocolate for the featherweight championship of the world in 1932. Lew was a native of Scotland but came to Brooklyn early in his life. He was raised on the rough streets of Brownsville. I have used contemporary newspaper accounts to chronicle many of Feldman's bouts.
The Angle
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 56,240. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A devastating depiction of the isolation, entitlement, myopia and unprofitable pursuits plaguing the press, from its lowest unpaid roots to the hack kings of the column, The Angle examines the perilous place of news in the digital age, mixing biting humour with jaundiced yellow journalism in a colourful catalogue of a young man’s decline from eager cub reporter to long-in-the-tooth newshounds.