Deadline by Gerry Boyle

“Boyle shocks readers into the recognition that life, in all of its subtlety, will constantly contradict itself.” -Publisher’s Weekly

Jack McMorrow’s debut. Jack leaves the New York Times to run a weekly newspaper in the remote milltown of Androscoggin, Maine. When the newspaper’s photographer is found drowned in a paper mill canal, Jack realizes that this small town is a dangerous place for anyone digging into its secrets.

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When murder visits the seemingly sleepy town of Androscoggin, Maine, it lands in the lap of veteran New York Times crime reporter Jack McMorrow, a recent transplant from the city. As McMorrow struggles to find his way in a small, rural town, an undercurrent 
of violence draws him into deep and dangerous waters. A New York Times Notable Paperback. -Islandport Press

Publisher’s Weekly
“Boyle shocks readers into the recognition that life, in all of its subtlety, will constantly contradict itself. A fine debut; one hopes to see more of McMorrow.”

“Fans of Robert B. Parker’s Spenser will love McMorrow, a quintessential male who’s tough, funny, macho, and intelligent, who thrives on danger, and who has a girlfriend who’s almost as cool as Susan Silverman. All he lacks is a sidekick like Spenser’s Hawk.”

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Like many crime novelists, Gerry Boyle began his writing career in newspapers—a place he calls the best training ground ever. After attending Colby College, he knocked around at various jobs, including stints as a roofer, a postman, and a manuscript reader at a big New York publisher. He began his newspaper career in the paper mill town of Rumford, Maine. There was a lot of small-town crime in Rumford and Gerry would later mine his Rumford time for his first novel, Deadline. After a few months he moved on to the Morning Sentinel in Waterville, where editors gave him a thrice-weekly column. He wrote about the stuff he saw in police stations, courtrooms, and in the towns and cities of Maine. All the while he was also typing away on a Smith-Corona electric typewriter, writing Deadline which came out in 1993. Since Deadline, he has written eight additional Jack McMorrow stories with a 10th, Once Burned, scheduled for release in 2015. Read more at: