Deadline (Jack McMorrow Mystery, #1)

Deadline (Jack McMorrow Mystery, #1) This Is Hardworking Maine, Poverty Maine, Where The Local Economy Of The Town Of Androscoggin Is Ruled By The Paper MillIt S Where Jack McMorrow, A Former New York Times Metro Reporter Has Come To Take Over The Local WeeklyWhen A Seemingly Friendless And Ineffective Staff Photographer Is Found Drowned In The River, McMorrow Wonders Why, And Wonders Why The Local Police Don T Wonder The Rhythms Of The Weekly Newspaper Work A Wonderful Counterpoint To The Building Tension Of McMorrow S Investigation, And The Writing Is Sharp And Evocative Without Being Showy. I loved this book It ended up being one of those I couldn t put down until I d read the last word, and then I wished there was stillto read So glad that it s a series Jack McMorrow is hugely likeable and there are enough plot twists and turns to satisfy even the most demanding mystery reader I
When I met my soon to be husband many years ago, he was the owner of a small weekly newspaper in East Texas He was also the publisher editor writer photographer advertising manager and probably a few other jobs that I m leaving out It was hard work, with a lot of pressure and little financial reward, and, as we started our family, he sold the paper and opted for jobs with daily newspapers, from the Lufkin Daily News to the Houston Post, that offered a littlesecurity and a little bitWhen I met my soon to be husband many years ago, he was the owner of a small weekly newspaper in East Texas He was also the publisher editor writer photographer advertising manager and probably a few other jobs that I m leaving out It was hard work, with a lot of pressure and little financial reward, and, as we started our family, he sold the paper and opted for jobs with daily newspapers, from the Lufkin Daily News to the Houston Post, that offered a littlesecurity and a little bitmoney Nostalgia for those years with the weekly led me to pick out this book from among several that were recommended to me for reading, for it features the editor writer at a weekly newspaper in rural Maine as its main character.Jack McMorrow had been an investigative journalist with The New York Times before feeling that he was being outclassed by the competition, the up and coming young journalists who competed to work for the Time
We discovered Gerry Boyle at Berry s Store in the West Forks They have a great pile of books for kids, cooks, outdoorspeople.I worked at Mexico High School in 1971 and lived in Rumford Center, ME I wound round the roads and Rumford downtown with Jackson McMorrow Loved the constant talk the show, not tell and the descriptions of time and place and people.This is a fine mystery I found myself entranced by Jack s story Having worked in big cities for established newspapers, he finds his We discovered Gerry Boyle at Berry s Store in the West Forks They have a great pile of books for kids, cooks, outdoorspeople.I worked at Mexico High
Great plot, well written and well researched, with excellent pacing and plenty of twists and turns DEADLINE follows the exploits of reporter Jack McMorrow, a big city investigative journalist who, sensing his career s demise as younger up and comers at the Times nipped at his heels, has exiled himself to the position of editor at a small paper in rural Maine When one of his staff is found washed up in a canal by the local paper mill and no one seems to care, McMorrow takes it upon himself to i Great plot, well written and well researched, with excellent pacing and plenty of twists and turns DEADLINE follows the exploits of reporter Jack McMorrow, a big city investigative journalist who, sensing his career s demise as younger up and comers at the Times nipped at his heels, has exiled himself to the position of editor at a small paper in rural Maine When one of his staff is found washed up in a canal by the local paper mill and no one seems to care, McMorrow takes it upon himself to investigate McMorrow is a well drawn, interesting, sympathetic character, and author Gerry Boyle s understanding of the dynamics at work in the world of print journalism in
DEADLINE ExBoyle, Gerry 1st Jack McMorrowThis is hardworking Maine, poverty Maine, where the local economy of the town of Androscoggin is ruled by the paper mill It s where Jack McMorrow, a former New York Times metro reporter has come to take over the local weekly When a seemingly friendless and ineffective staff photographer is found drowned in the river, McMorrow wonders why, and wonders why the local police don t wonderThe rhythms of the weekly newspaper work a wonderfu DEADLINE ExBoyle, Gerry 1st Jack McMorrowThis is hardworking Maine, poverty Maine, where the local economy of the town of Androscoggin is ruled by the paper mill It s where Jack McMorrow, a former New York Times metro reporter has come to take over the local weekly When a seemingly friendless and ineffective staff photographer
I d been meaning to start the Jack McMorrow series forwell, eons Once I did, I started devouring the books at the rate of two a week I m on 4 Potshot as I write this review.I was hooked from the first line Well, that happens sometimes The bigger trick is keeping the reader on a stri
Remember, one man s book flap summary may be another man s spoiler.A journalist who was a lower level reporter at the New York Times moves to Maine to be a bigger fish in a smaller pond Namely, he becomes the editor at a weekly newspaper in a small paper mill town.When the corpse of Arthur, the paper s free lance photographer, is fished out of a river during winter, the editor Jack McMorrow starts digging He can t understand why the police are calling it a suicide and refusing to investi Remember, one man s book flap summary may be another man s spoiler.A journalist who was a lower level reporter at the New York Times moves to Maine to be a bigger fish in a smaller pond Namely, he becomes the editor at a weekly newspaper in a small paper mill town.When the corpse of Arthur, the paper s free lance photographer, is fished out of a river during winter, the editor Jack McMorrow starts digging He can t understand why the police are calling it a suicide and refusing to investigate Arthur, who didn t appear suicidal, had no reason to be at the lonely spot where he supposedly jumped in.Jack s digging rubs some people the wrong way, creating both professional and safety hazards for himself But eventually he uncovers hidden relationships among his news staffers and in the town at large He solves the mystery of Ar
Great seriesI wished I discovered it before The author captures the small, Maine paper mill town with absolute genuineness You can smell the mill, hear the trucks, and see the towns people as they go about their dysfunctional lives But despite all the small town craziness, there s a charm to the place that comes through in his writing Makes me miss the place In any case, Jack McMorrow is not a cop, he s somewhat over the hill investigative reporter But he smells a mystery with highly ac Great seriesI wished I discovered it before The author captures the small, Maine paper mill town with absolute genuineness You can smell the mill, hear the trucks, and see the towns people as they go abou
When I discovered this book existed, I HAD to read it because, as it turns out, it s about the exact same small, weekly Maine newspaper circulation about 4000, but who knows how many of those actually get read I just started working for And it turns out that the author 1 was at Colby College the same time I was although
This was my first Gerry Boyle book and Deadline is the first in the Jack McMorrow series I found his style of writing to be refreshingly different from other mystery writers of the same genre It may be that I have read too many o

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  • Paperback
  • 278 pages
  • Deadline (Jack McMorrow Mystery, #1)
  • Gerry Boyle
  • English
  • 24 March 2019
  • 0425146375