The Rune Series

3 books in series
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Manhattan Is My Beat Publisher's Summary

Slick, snappy and totally surprising, this is the first Rune thriller and the book that launched Jeffery Deaver's career.

Back in 1988, a young author emerged onto the crime scene with a fresh and inspiring New York crime series starring a young aspiring filmmaker - Rune. The series quickly established their author as one to watch. In this opener, Rune becomes obsessed with the murder of one of the customers at her video store. Mr Kelly had been renting the classic noir movie Manhattan Is My Beat over and over again, and she swiftly becomes convinced that the secret to his brutal death is hidden in its black-and-white frames. But what she doesn't realise is that her interest is going to bring her far close to the killer than she ever could have wanted.

©2001 Jeffery Deaver (P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton Limited
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  • Book 1

    • Manhattan Is My Beat

    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
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    Back in 1988, a young author emerged onto the crime scene with a fresh and inspiring New York crime series starring a young aspiring filmmaker - Rune. The series quickly established their author as one to watch. In this opener, Rune becomes obsessed with the murder of one of the customers at her video store. Mr Kelly had been renting the classic noir movie Manhattan Is My Beat over and over again, and she swiftly becomes convinced that the secret to his brutal death is hidden in its black-and-white frames.

    Regular price: $7.74

  • Book 2

    • Death of a Blue Movie Star

    • Rune, Book 2
    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
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    She calls herself Rune. She lives a downtown life and works running errands for documentary filmmakers. At 21, she's "nowhere", and that's not where she wants to be. So, armed with a borrowed video camera, she embarks on a freelance career of making movies herself. Unfortunately, her first attempt within the XXX Velvet Venus Theatre was unexpectedly interesting. A bomb takes out half the cinema. Rune, however, sees the possibilities and decides to track the culprit through the New York underworld.

    Regular price: $10.84

  • Book 3

    • Hard News

    • Rune, Book 3
    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
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    Rune seems to have finally made the first real step towards her dreams: she has secured a job working for a major network news department. From there, her career as a budding documentary maker can really take off. However, nothing in Rune's life is ever that simple. She quickly becomes fascinated by the brutal murder of the network boss, and just as swiftly comes to the conclusion that the guy in the frame for the crime must be innocent - despite the mountain of evidence against him.

    Regular price: $16.63