Joe Sharkey
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Joe Sharkey

Joe Sharkey's narrative true crime book "Above Suspicion" has been adapted as a major motion picture starring Emilia Clarke, Jack Huston and Johnny Knoxville. He is also the author of the true crime books "Death Sentence" and "Deadly Greed," the investigative nonfiction book "Bedlam," and (with Angela Amato) the novel "Lady Gold," about a New York Police Department detective who goes undercover for a year posing as a mafia guy's girlfriend. He was a New York Times columnist for 19 years and before that an editor at the Wall Street Journal and a reporter and columnist at the Philadelphia Inquirer. He is at work on "Wreckage," a deep dive into the devastating historical effects of the priest sexual abuse scandal on the Catholic Church, as well as the novel "Action News," a murder mystery and dark comedy set in the tumultuous world of local TV news in Philadelphia in the 1970s. He and his wife Nancy live in Tucson.
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