The Rune Series

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 63 ratings

Manhattan Is My Beat Publisher's Summary

Five feet two inches of slick repartee, near-purple hair, and poetic imagination, 20-year-old Rune hasn't been in Manhattan for very long. But she's crafty enough to have found a squatter's paradise in an empty TriBeca loft and a video store job that feeds her passion for old movies. It's a passion she shares with her favorite customer, Mr. Kelly, a lonely old man who rents the same video over and over. The flick is a noir classic based on a real-life unsolved bank heist and a million missing dollars. It's called Manhattan Is My Beat.

That's the tape Rune is picking up from Mr. Kelly's shabby apartment when she finds him shot to death. The police suspect a robbery gone wrong, but Rune is certain the key to solving the murder is hidden somewhere in the hazy, black-and-white frames of Mr. Kelly's beloved movie. But as Rune hits the mean streets of New York to find answers, she gets caught up in a dangerous adventure more chilling than anything Hollywood could dream up. As her story draws to its terrifying conclusion, Rune's final close-up may include the killer of a costar.

©2000 Jeffery W. Deaver (P)2017 Tantor
Show More Show Less
  • Book 1

    • Manhattan Is My Beat

    • Rune Series, Book 1
    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    Mr. Kelly is a lonely old man who rents the same video over and over. The flick is a noir classic based on a real-life unsolved bank heist and a million missing dollars. It's called Manhattan Is My Beat. That's the tape Rune is picking up from Mr. Kelly's shabby apartment when she finds him shot to death. The police suspect a robbery gone wrong, but Rune is certain the key to solving the murder is hidden somewhere in the hazy, black-and-white frames of Mr. Kelly's beloved movie.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible book and performance

    • By Sue Y on 09-18-17

    Regular price: $26.59

  • Book 2

    • Death of a Blue Movie Star

    • Rune Series, Book 2
    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Rune's got a great hook for her documentary: She plans to film it through the eyes of Shelly Lowe, the porn star whose movie was playing at the theater when it exploded. But just hours after Rune films a poignant Shelly reflecting on her dreams of becoming a serious actress, a second bomb silences the beautiful film star forever. Was Shelly in the wrong place at the wrong time - or was she the bomber's target all along?

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 3

    • Hard News

    • Rune Series, Book 3
    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Rune is an aspiring filmmaker with more ambition than political savvy, paying her dues as an assistant cameraperson for the local news. But she's got her eyes on the prize, the network's hot news magazine, Current Events - and she's got the story she knows will get her there. Poking around in the video archives, Rune spots a taped interview with Randy Boggs, who's doing hard time in Attica for a murder he claims he didn't commit. Rune can't say exactly why, but she's sure he's innocent.

    Regular price: $26.59