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Paddy Hirsch is an author and Murrow award-winning journalist. His first novel is The Devil's Half Mile, an historical thriller with a financial twist, set in New York in 1799.

He is the author of Man vs Markets; Economics Explained, Plain and Simple. Publisher's Weekly called the book " “A straightforward, accessible, and often hilarious overview of our financial and economic systems, products, and concepts."

He works as a supervising editor at NPR's planet Money. He is also the creator and host of Marketplace Whiteboard, an award-winning video explainer of financial and economic terms.


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Paddy Hirsch Hi Miriam! I’m glad you enjoyed the book. David Liss was a big inspiration to me. I read Conspiracy several times!
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Hi Miriam! I’m glad you enjoyed the book. David Liss was a big inspiration to me. I read Conspiracy several times!
Right now we’re editing the sequel to Half Mile: it’s called Hudson’s Kill. Hopefully out this time next year. More Justy; more New York; more murder. I hope you enjoy!(less)
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"New York, in 1803, is a city filled with tension, as black and Irish gangs fight for control on the streets. Violence is never far away.
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I liked this Tom Bettany character, and the emergence of some names I’ve encountered in the Slow Horses series. A good plot with a driving narrative, but I didn’t like the ending. Bettany is like an 80s Harry Palmer, with even rougher edges, and a de ...more
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