By Nina Siegal

Valerie Vane was once an up-and-coming way of life reporter at a widespread big apple urban day-by-day. Then she stumbled, relatively publicly, and misplaced it all—her column, her fiancé, her entry in the back of the city's velvet ropes. Now she's at the obituary table writing dying notices, and it sounds like a useless finish.

However, while she writes a couple of lately deceased once-famous graffiti artist, the telephone calls commence. A mysterious voice at the different finish of the road tells her the artist's loss of life was once a murder—and if she have been a true reporter, she'd examine.

But can Valerie alternate her stilettos for gumshoes?

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And his eyes were, with the aid of contacts, pale blue verging on gray. “I’ll think it over,” I said. On the way home, I considered my mother back in Oregon, who paid five dollars weekly for the Sunday edition. She’d moved off the farm some years back, but she still had her ideals. Even if I didn’t work for the investigative team, writing for The Paper would prove I’d made something of my life. The next day, I told Zip I wouldn’t be able to cash his blank check after all. He leaned back in his massage recliner and turned the volume to throb.

Yeah. I know you thought. Funny. Girls and their ideas. ” He hopped back into the limo and gave me a halfhearted wave. Then the car door shut with a decisive thud. I stood there for a long time, until I saw the sun coming up over Avenue C, like an egg over hard. I have to hand it to Jeremiah. He taught me one essential lesson: never skip the tabloids. After that, the city became my teacher, and she was a strict schoolmarm. She didn’t like innocents and was suspicious of charmers. The city wasn’t teeming with Larrabees, only colorful cads who’d twirl a girl at midnight and disappear by dawn.

Just ask Bar SOS, which hosted their recent “Cock Tales” story-telling soiree. It has been booked solid ever since. Cinderella Redux | 31 OUT: In an as-yet-unnamed independent film, Rick Pantingelo plays a kosher butcher married to Paige Darling, but our sources say it won’t ever hit the silver screen. ” INSIDE: Is there anyone around town who hasn’t seen Jolene Marburry-Rhode’s big wad of bills? The new bride of high-tech industry analyst Charles Rhode has waved it around SoHo all week, while looking for a storefront for her jewelry design shop.

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