Giveaway: Who Are Your Favorite Case-Cracking Reporters in Fiction?

Amanda Nelson

Staff Writer

Amanda Nelson is an Executive Director of Book Riot. She lives in Richmond, VA.

This giveaway is sponsored by Invisible City by Julia Dahl.

invisible city coverJust months after Rebekah Roberts was born, her mother, an Hasidic Jew from Brooklyn, abandoned her Christian boyfriend and newborn baby to return to her religion. Neither Rebekah nor her father have heard from her since. Now a recent college graduate, Rebekah has moved to New York City to follow her dream of becoming a big-city reporter. But she’s also drawn to the idea of being closer to her mother, who might still be living in the Hasidic community in Brooklyn.

Then Rebekah is called to cover the story of a murdered Hasidic woman. Rebekah’s shocked to learn that, because of the NYPD’s habit of kowtowing to the powerful ultra-Orthodox community, not only will the woman be buried without an autopsy, her killer may get away with murder. Rebekah can’t let the story end there. But getting to the truth won’t be easy—even as she immerses herself in the cloistered world where her mother grew up, it’s clear that she’s not welcome, and everyone she meets has a secret to keep from an outsider.

In her riveting debut Invisible City, journalist Julia Dahl introduces a compelling new character in search of the truth about a murder and an understanding of her own heritage.


Fictional reporters chasing down a story can be some of the most complex and compelling characters in fiction- the determination! The grit! The sometimes-questionable ethics! We’re giving away 10 copies of Invisible City to readers who tell us: who are your favorite case-cracking reporters in fiction?

Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm Eastern, Tuesday, June 24th. Winners will be randomly selected. This giveaway is open to readers in the United States only.


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