The Last Scoop, Volume 3

R. G. Belsky (Author)


New York Post's Pick for Best Books of the Week The scariest kind of serial killer--one you don't know exists Martin Barlow was Clare Carlson's first newspaper editor, a beloved mentor who inspired her career as a journalist. But, since retiring from his newspaper job, he had become a kind of pathetic figure--railing on about conspiracies, cover-ups, and other imaginary stories he was still working on. Clare had been too busy with her own career to pay much attention to him. When Martin Barlow is killed on the street one night during an apparent mugging attempt gone bad, it seems like he was just an old man whose time had come. But Clare--initially out of a sense of guilt for ignoring her old friend and then because of her own journalistic instincts--begins looking into his last story idea. As she digs deeper and deeper into his secret files, she uncovers shocking evidence of a serial killer worse than Son of Sam, Ted Bundy, or any of the other infamous names in history. This really is the biggest story of Martin Barlow's career--and Clare's, too--as she uncovers the path leading to the decades-long killer of at least twenty young women. All is not as it seems during Clare's relentless search for this serial killer. Is she setting herself up to be his next victim? Clare Carlson is perfect for fans of Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone and Sara Paretsky's V.I. Warshawski

Product Details

$26.95  $24.79
Oceanview Publishing
Publish Date
May 05, 2020
6.4 X 1.2 X 9.4 inches | 1.4 pounds

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About the Author

R. G. Belsky is an author of crime fiction and a journalist in New York City. He has been a top editor at the New York Post, NY Daily News, Star Magazine, and NBC News. The Last Scoop is the third novel in his award-winning Clare Carlson series, following Yesterday's News and Below the Fold. Belsky resides in New York City.


"What a terrific book! A complex and compelling nonstop cat-and-mouse chase--and you're never quite sure which one's the mouse. Even the savviest of readers will be gasping in awe at Belsky's impressive story-telling skills."--Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony and Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning author
Praise for the Clare Carlson Series "In today's world of fake news and alternate facts, R. G. Belsky reminds us why we need reporters like Clare Carlson more than ever before. She is what we want all our journalists to be--honest, objective, and relentless in her pursuit of the truth."--Lee Goldberg, New York Times best-selling author
"Belsky's experience as a journalist provides fascinating insights and a sense of authenticity. Readers will look forward to seeing more of doggedly determined Clare."--Publishers Weekly
"Belsky's Yesterday's News elicits all parents' deepest fear--the disappearance of a child. But this intelligent, gripping novel is about so much more: ambition, secrets, and, most shocking of all, truth. Read it."--Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times best-selling author
"Belsky has crowded his way the power rotation of my 10 favorite authors. He's rubbing elbows with Michael Connelly, Daniel Sylva, Louise Penny, and C.J. Box, James Lee Burke, John Grisham, Ken Bruen, Robert Crais and Greg Iles. That is high praise for Belsky. If you're a fan of murder mysteries, then start this book which you won't put down until the story is over." --Men Reading Books
". . . a solidly plotted thriller with lots of insider info."--Booklist
"There's something Dick Belsky delivers in all of his mysteries -- spine-bending plot twists that leave you feeling like you're riding a nuclear-powered rollercoaster instead of reading a book."--Hard-Boiled Books
"Belsky's behind-the-headlines thriller Yesterday's News is about truth, lies--and how much of each we're willing to live with."--Lori Rader-Day, Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning author
"The Last Scoop is another surefire success for author R. G. Belsky as well as for Oceanview Publishing which has been putting out one top-notch page-turner after another." --New York Journal of Books