Synopses & Reviews
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 scenefrom tweaking downtown hipsters, wrestling fetishists, and rapper wannabes to real estate moguls and hip-hop impresariosthis satirical urban noir novel offers intrigue, insight, and an innovative brand of humor.
"Entertaining debut mystery." Library Journal
"Marc Blatte puts his street cred on the line with this hugely entertaining, rollercoaster ride through New York's most dangerous, most colorful precincts. His bouncers, police detectives, and hip-hop musicians are unforgettable men and women who collide, with unfortunate results in one unforgettable novel." Ken Kalfus, 2006 National Book Award Finalist in Fiction
"Reading Humpty Dumpty Was Pushed, the pages flew. I went through them like money. Marc is a natural born storyteller, as incapable of writing a boring sentence as he was in his former life of writing a lackluster melody." Peter deJonge, coauthor, Beach House
"After living in California all these years, it's a pleasure to be hit with this big dose of New York energy. A broad spectrum of characters appears here, dangerous flaws and wild humanity intact." Marianne Rogoff, San Francisco Chronicle
"A rollicking page-turner that engrosses the reader from page onea unique, hip, urban whodunit that ushers in a new voice to the mystery genre." John Burdett, author, Bangkok 8 and Bangkok Haunts
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.