Fortune Fanelli
Created by Jack Early (pseud. of Sandra Scoppettone)

Big Apple eye FORTUNE FANELLI has lived in his beloved Soho for years, long before it was invaded by the trendies and the yuppies. The boutiques and oh-so-trendy bistros and cafes were bad enough, but now it looks like a serial killer's also moved into the neighbourhood, and left his calling card in the form of a corpse in the window display of a punk clothing store. Fortune takes an interest in the case, shall we say?

A pretty good one, well crafted, with a fine eye for New York neighbourhoods, and a real sense of community. It won a Shamus, was nominated for an Edgar. Not too shabby at all. The biggest disappointment is that there was never a sequel.

Creator Jack Early is a pen name of Sandra Scoppettone, who dropped the alias when she began writing about lesbian private eye Lauren Laurano, who's also got some pretty close ties to her neighbourhood .


Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.

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