Blood Count

Reggie Nadelson

RRP: £7.99

1 January 2012

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781843548379

RRP: £1.99

1 February 2011

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9780857893079

As the celebrations of Barack Obama’s presidential victory draw to an end in the social melting pot of Harlem, New York, an old woman’s death reveals deceit, racial tension, and city corruption…

In New York’s Harlem, every street is steeped in history, and the music of jazz legends plays in the memories of its residents. Artie Cohen could feel at home here – if he wasn’t on the trail of a killer intent on erasing the past…

An elderly Russian woman is found dead in her apartment, and Cohen finds himself in the centre of a violent debate between city developers and an older generation of Harlem tenants. Not to mention the tensions between himself, his old girlfriend, and her new, younger lover. Meanwhile someone in these once-violent streets is intent on hauling Harlem into the twenty-first century, no matter what it takes…