NEW YORK, NEW YORK ...Cyrus is a millionaire recluse. Oh, and a serial killer. His first victims are Gus and Susie Niedermeyer, newlywed out-of-towners looking for a home in Manhattan - a place where the vacancy rate makes the last lifeboat off the Titantic look accommodating. Tye is a beautiful young woman from Notting Hill - 'desperately seeking ...
NEW YORK, NEW YORK ...Cyrus is a millionaire recluse. Oh, and a serial killer. His first victims are Gus and Susie Niedermeyer, newlywed out-of-towners looking for a home in Manhattan - a place where the vacancy rate makes the last lifeboat off the Titantic look accommodating. Tye is a beautiful young woman from Notting Hill - 'desperately seeking wealthy sugar daddy with luxury loft apartment'. Quinn is a handsome Irishman and a writer who doesn't write. He's currently living with his brother - until said brother seduces his girlfriend ...Marion Neidermeyer is a determined mother dead set on hunting down her vanished son and daughter-in-law. Cyrus, Quinn, Tye and Marion - all floating through New York, all about to collide in this brilliant black comedy that'll have you giggling and grimacing by turns ...IT'S A WONDERFUL TOWN.
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Publishers Weekly, 2001-10-08 "Finding an Apartment in New York can be Murder" might have been the tagline of this entertaining, engagingly sloppy comic thriller. The plot centers around Cyrus, a trust fund dilettante turned serial killer who lures desperate New York apartment hunters into his clutches by advertising sublets in the Village Voice. Niles cuts quickly back and forth from an account of Cyrus's descent into madness to the tales of a clutch of prospective "tenants": Quinn, a handsome, perpetually blocked "Black Irish" writer; Tye Fisher, a gorgeous, charmingly criminal woman who has a more mercenary fake sublet scheme of her own; and Gus and Susie Neidermeyer, a young Midwestern couple whose fresh-out-of-college innocence dooms them to an early slaughter. With an investigative role played by Catrina Vermont, an aging TV reporter on the graveyard shift who is assigned to the story, the novel hurtles through New York's high and low society toward a clever if credulity-straining ending. Despite his murderous habits, Cyrus is the least interesting character, a rather perfunctory American Psycho retread. Niles's social satire lacks the stylish bite of that definitive yuppie-serial-killer novel, but also, thankfully, its pretentiousness. Niles writes in a jaunty, colloquial style that moves the action along nicely, but sometimes degenerates into a long string of clich?s. She is at her best with dry, often hilariously over-the-top observations of New York life in general and the rituals of the apartment search in particular; at one point, a well-dressed young woman marches into a grotesque crime scene, stepping over bodies and ignoring the gore-spattered walls as she pulls out her checkbook to inquire, "Three months' deposit okay?" Scenes like this make the novel a fun, breezily grisly read. (Nov.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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