Colin Harrison

American novelist
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Biography

Colin Harrison is the author of five novels, including the international bestseller Manhattan Nocturne. He worked at Harper's magazine for twelve years, the last six of which he served as deputy editor.

He is currently the vice president and senior editor at Scribner. Colin Harrison lives in Brooklyn, New York.

His prose brims with the anguish and joy, the guilt and regret and recklessness, of hundreds of the city's voices. [A story] that will keep readers enthralled.


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A smart, entertaining novel.


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Harrison's sharp plot mechanics exhibit none of the teething problems normally associated with debut suspense novels, and his ingenious use of a powerful, recurring subtext referred to in the book's title will please even the most discriminating reader. 


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he really knows how to spin a tale, and his novel is intelligent, absorbing and satisfying.


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Harrison has a feel for the rhythm of New York, just as Dashiell Hammett had for San Francisco. The plot, told from the perspective of corporate businessman Jack Whitman, oozes sex, blood, and greed.


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