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Publisher Comments:

On a manic ride from the mixing boards of hip-hop recording studios to mansions in the Hamptons and the projects of the urban ghetto, Detective Black Sallie Blue Eyes ventures behind-the-scenes of the record business in search of a street-side assassin. Casting a widely satirical net on all spectra and species of the Manhattan social scene—from tweaking downtown hipsters, wrestling fetishists, and rapper wannabes to real estate moguls and hip-hop impresarios—this satirical urban noir novel offers intrigue, insight, and an innovative brand of humor.

Review:

"Blatte's inartful debut presents a murder investigation through the eyes of three characters: a traditional NYPD detective, Sal Messina (aka Black Sallie Blue Eyes); a young thug called Scholar, who manages Proof Positive, a hip-hop group; and Spahiu Congoli (aka Vooko), a refugee from Kosovo. When Vooko's cousin Pashko is gunned down in a Manhattan parking lot, Vooko vows revenge on those responsible. Black Sallie, who's developed an uncanny shit detector, pursues leads ranging from players in the music industry to Sheldon Kessler, an influential real estate mogul. What little insight Blatte, a Clio Award — winning songwriter and producer, offers into the music business doesn't compensate for mundane prose ('Four dudes emerged from the heat and flames and came to a swift halt once they saw several officers with drawn guns') and a routine plot." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

Marc Blatte is an award-winning songwriter, a composer, a producer, a Grammy Award nominee, and a Clio Award winner. He is the cofounder and producer of a hip-hop record label. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780980139419
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Blatte, Marc
Publisher:
Schaffner Press, Inc.
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Hip-hop
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20110101
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.1 in 1 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Blatte's inartful debut presents a murder investigation through the eyes of three characters: a traditional NYPD detective, Sal Messina (aka Black Sallie Blue Eyes); a young thug called Scholar, who manages Proof Positive, a hip-hop group; and Spahiu Congoli (aka Vooko), a refugee from Kosovo. When Vooko's cousin Pashko is gunned down in a Manhattan parking lot, Vooko vows revenge on those responsible. Black Sallie, who's developed an uncanny shit detector, pursues leads ranging from players in the music industry to Sheldon Kessler, an influential real estate mogul. What little insight Blatte, a Clio Award — winning songwriter and producer, offers into the music business doesn't compensate for mundane prose ('Four dudes emerged from the heat and flames and came to a swift halt once they saw several officers with drawn guns') and a routine plot." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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