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When the murder of a “nobody” triggers an avalanche.

Every human life is supposed to be important. Everyone should matter. But that’s not the case in the cutthroat TV news-rating world where Clare Carlson works. Sex, money, and power sell. Only murder victims of the right social strata are considered worth covering. Not the murder of a “nobody.”

So, when the battered body of
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 7th 2019 by Oceanview Publishing
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Linda Strong

Meet Clare Carlson. She has 3 failed marriages, uncertain about her role as a mother, and her personal life is in constant confusion. She's also a terrific reporter, having won the Pulitzer Prize some years ago. She is now a TV News Director.

BELOW THE FOLD -- ‘below the fold’ was coined when there was an actual physical fold in the middle of the newspaper. ‘Above the fold’ was anything on the top half, and ‘below the fold’ was anything underneath. The content that was deemed less important was t
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May 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
“Below The Fold” by R. G. Belsky, is the second in the Clare Carlson Mystery” series. Some events from book one were left unsettled, but the details are included as part of the current narrative, and the past storyline is seamlessly entwined with the current story. Every reader, both new and old, will enjoy this media-based story.

The prologue tantalizes and tempts readers. “She was always smarter than anyone else. She believed that right up until … ‘My God, I’m going to die,’ she thought as the
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Robert Dunn
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Clare Carlson is a character that gets under your skin. Not always in the best way. She's not exactly loveable but she is compelling. She can't let things go. It's a great quality for a reporter and for a mystery character. News that is below the fold is the news that won't sell the paper. Body of a homeless woman found, that's below the fold. Until Clare Carlson, News Director for a television station follows her instincts. She is right. The small story becomes her next BIG STORY as it entangle ...more
Lynn
Clare starts an investigating a murder of someone everyone ignores and will never remember. The subsequent story of the next murder leads Clare, her newsroom and the reader on a path that no one saw coming. The reader does not need to have read the previous book in the series to follow this story and be absolutely riveted. Can't wait to read the next story in this journalist's journey to the truth.

Thank you Edelweiss for the opportunity to read and review such a hidden gem.
Cheryl
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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5 stars
I am always a bit skeptical when I start reading the second book in a series, when the first book, in this case, YESTERDAY’S NEWS, blew me away. Did BELOW THE FOLD stand up to the comparison?

Clare Carlson, news executive at Channel 10 news and former Pulitzer Prize winner for a missing child that she covered when she was a journalist, decides that the murder of a homeless woman, Dora Gayle, would be an item on the evening news, even though it fell below the fold. What she didn’t see comin
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Jim Nesbitt
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dick Belsky is the Gayle Sayers of the sudden plot twist, a master of the literary limp leg, hip fake and juke as he takes readers on a juddering broken-field run with his latest Clare Carlson mystery, Below The Fold.

Belsky’s at the top of his game with this one, deftly reversing field with one surprise after another. Just about the time you think you have him cornered and the mystery solved -- boom, another magic spin move of words that leave you grabbing air and rushing to catch up.

You really
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Kathy Martin
Mar 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Clare Carlson is a TV News Director. She was a Pulitzer Award winning journalist before she got her job. One day, when planning the evening news, it was decided to pay some attention to the death of a homeless woman who was murdered by an ATM machine. Usually, that kind of story is firmly "below the fold" but Clare and her crew decide to spotlight it. Dora Gayle got her fifteen minutes of fame and then everyone thought they'd move on to the next new flashy story.

The next new flashy story was the
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Apr 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
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After discussing the stories that will lead the evening newscast on New York City’s Channel 10, Maggie Lang proposes doing a human interest piece on the murder of a homeless woman, Dora Gayle, a story that falls “below the fold”. A few days later, the high profile murder of Grace Mancuso, a stockbroker who took a plea deal to testify against colleagues in a financial scam, is the news lead everywhere. Ex-husband and police detective Sam calls Clare Carlson, Channel 10 News Director, to give her ...more
Joan
May 13, 2019 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this second novel in the series featuring an award winning journalist now TV news director. The style of the plot is police procedure but features an amateur sleuth. The construction of the plot is complex as a link must be found between the murders of a homeless woman and a high power investor. Clare, our amateur sleuth, methodically works on solving the mysteries and I was never confused as additional information was revealed. Clare is a well developed character having her own person ...more
Kathleen Gray
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Clare, who won a Pulitzer as a reporter but who is now a news director, is craving some action so opts to put her team on the death of Dora, a homeless woman. Then, however, her ex- husband Sam calls to give her tip that Grace, a high flying stockbroker, who was murdered, was found with a note and a list of five names, one of which was....>Dora's. How do these two connect? This one takes Clare through the corridors of power (including her own media corporation) and there are, of course more m ...more
Erica
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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One helluva story.
Full review to come!
Zella
May 15, 2019 rated it liked it
This was a great read, and almost begs to be made into a movie. It’s not hard to tell that the author was a journalist, and still has that nose for a great story.
Scott
Apr 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
#21 - Below the Fold By RG Belsky -
As a former journalist and a fan of mysteries I’m a bit biased in favor of books about the news media written by current and former journalists. I thought I should mention that as I introduce an interview about the latest book by R.G. Belsky, Below The Fold.
That said, R.G.’s books would be great reads even if they were not based in the world he knows best, the news media.
As the book begins one of the news reporters wants to go against the grain and do a news pi
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Author of Yesterday's News (Oceanview - 2018) Blonde Ice (Atria - 2016; Shooting for the Stars (2015); and The Kennedy Connection (2014).

Former Managing Editor of NBCNews.com

Worked as Managing Editor of NY Daily News; News Editor of Star magazine; Metropolitan Editor of NY Post.

Author of seven other mystery novels including Loverboy and Playing Dead - recently re-released in ebook and paperback by
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