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ISBN13: 978-1616791438
Title: Black and White and Dead All Over
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Category: Thrillers and Suspense
Publisher: Random House (2008)

Black and White and Dead All Over

Black and White and Dead All Over is a 2013 documentary film directed by Chris Foster. The film investigates the demise of American print journalism by following Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists for the Philadelphia Daily News newspaper. It also interviews other highly regarded journalists. The film was an Official Selection of the San Antonio Film Festival and the DC Labor Film Festival, and was also chosen for a select screening at Washington .

Black and White and Dead All Over is an in-depth look at the newspaper industry as it struggles to remain financially viable and to keep the presses rolling. Through the voices of prominent journalists including Bob Woodward of the Washington Post and David Carr of the New York Times, we reveal an industry in the midst of a financial death spiral, as readers abandon print for online news sources.

Book 1: Lost Hat, Texas Mysteries. What happens when the Internet service provider in a small town spies on his clients’ cyber-lives and blackmails them for gifts and services? Murder; that’s what happens. Penelope Trigg moves to Lost Hat, Texas to open a photography studio and find herself as an artist. Things are going great. She’s got a few clients, some friends, even a hot new high-tech boyfriend. Murder and mayhem abound in Anna Castle’s cozy mystery novel Black & White & Dead All Over. Anna Castle’s cozy mystery will have many laughing over the antics of Lost Hat’s residents. Small communities are perfect settings for these types of novels since almost everyone knows everyone else’s business.

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Start reading Black and White and Dead All Over on your Kindle in under a minute. In one scene in John Darton's wickedly tongue-in-cheek "Black & White & Dead All Over" Max Schwartzbaum (. the New York Times),laments about the proliferation of lifestyle stories-especially a story about "the nose as a fashion statement.

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Reviews: 7
In one scene in John Darton's wickedly tongue-in-cheek "Black & White & Dead All Over" Max Schwartzbaum (i.e., A.M. Rosenthal), the former executive editor of the New York Globe (i.e., the New York Times),laments about the proliferation of lifestyle stories--especially a story about "the nose as a fashion statement." That's funny enough, but if you know that the Times once infamously ran a story entitled just that, except replacing Mr. Darton's "nose" with "arm," it's more than funny--it's wicked.

Anyhow, Mr. Darton's poison-penned but oddly affectionate look back at the paper he once worked for takes the form of a murder mystery. And purely as a mystery, it's well done. You'll enjoy it even if you know nothing about the Times, and if you do recognize the caricatures of Arthur Sulzberger, Bill Keller, Judy Miller, and Johnny Apple, you'll probably enjoy it even more. (I hope the real Times doesn't have a Slim Jim Cutler lurking!) Everybody will recognize, in the subplot, Lester Moloch, antepodian proprietor of the tabloid the Maul and the Vixen TV network, who's trying to snatch the Globe from the hands of its current owners.

In the main story, reporter Jude Hurley teams up with homicide detective Priscilla Bollingsworth to root out the publisher's family secrets, expose a plagiarist, and of course apprehend the perpetrator, who sets things in motion by murdering a despised top editor. Typically for the genre, Hurley takes more chances than perhaps he should while Bollingsworth has a background that's unusual for a homicide cop. Naturally, they exchange snappy banter. Naturally everything's wrapped up nicely at the end.

It's a great way to while away some rainy day hours.

Notes and Asides: Moloch sports a tie with a "pale yellow background," against which "hundreds of tiny pink typewriters, with wings, were flying in all directions." Where can I get one?
Darnton has done it again...created characters and a plot that entertain, inform and surprise. If you like your murder mysteries with a dash of humor (incredibly improbable murder weapons and situations) and plenty of reality from the standpoint of where print media is headed, this book is for you. The hero is described as protean and that's how I describe the book, chock full of facts and history about the newspaper trade yet delivering all of the basic elements of a great, traditional murder mystery, plot twists, false leads and surprise ending. Plus this guy's writing is so darn good, real page turner...best beach read of the summmer...loved it.
The author, John Darnton, long identified as a life long journalist, foreign correspondent and editor has departed from the scientifically based style of his former novels (NeanderthalThe Darwin Conspiracyto write a first class murder mystery that takes place at a modern, big city newspaper. The main characters are so likeable that you hope they will return in later novels. The setting permits the author to provide incredible insight into the daily miracle of turning out a newspaper. One is struck with the idea that anyone interested in a career in journalish should be required to read this book. The book is a real page turner that will leave you wanting a sequel.
Once I got into it, I had a hard time putting it down. Some people may have to take notes though, since only War and Peace has more characters to keep track of. Possibly because you have lots of possibilities, "who done it" will keep you guessing until the end. Also, the "why" of the murders only becomes clear until the end of the book - many red herrings there too. I recommend the book, and think I have found a new author for me to read.
This was a Kindle romp!

I read the review in the NY Times and decided to download it to my Kindle. It was a delicious read from start to finish - - full of outrageous puns (not a lot of groaners though) - and the character names (oy!) Dinah Outsalot is the Food Critic if that gives you any indication of character names!

The plot moves quickly, the newspaper barbs are fun and you won't guess whodunit very early.

Buy it - it's a fun read!
Without them, this might have been a decent book, but they were extremely distracting. Every time a new, silly character name was introduced, I just groaned. One odd name might have been amusing; all of them taken together were just annoying.
John Darnton's newsroom whodunnit operates on a few levels... and fails on all of them.

As a novel, it features hackneyed characters with the depth and color of cardboard. The writing is stilted, the dialogue forced and the language outdated.

As a mystery, it is neither fresh nor innovative - a barely dressed-up airport novel that requires painful stretches of logic to tolerate.

As a commentary on modern newspapering, it pines tearfully for a golden era of journalism that never really existed and draws upon every ink-stained cliche to get there. For a career reporter, Darnton shows a startling lack of feeling for the patois of a modern newsroom. Anachronisms mingle with an ignorant outsider's view of modern technology. As someone who spent 10 years working in newsrooms, this rung so hollow that I had to wonder whether Darnton spent any time at his own paper in recent years.

I never tried to write a novel because I'm afraid it would sound like this one.

Save your time and save your money. Spend them on a good, local newspaper.
I couldn't put this book down until I finished it! I just love how he tells stories, and all the factual observations he slips in. Should be required reading for all newspaper readers with a burning curiousity and a good sense of humour If you've ever wanted to know what really goes on in an office or a journalist's head or a cop's mind or a good writer's heart, run don't walk to get this book. If you've ever wanted to kill someone...read this book instead; it's much more fun and you'll be better off the next morning.Black and White and Dead All Over