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Playlist: Poets of the Tabloid Murder

Compiled By: Janet Williams

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Poets of the Tabloid Murder (Series)

Produced by Steven Nester

Most recent piece in this series:

David Swinson discusses "Crime Song"

From Steven Nester | Part of the Poets of the Tabloid Murder series | 10:44

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Frank Marr was a good cop with a bad habit, until his burgeoning addictions to alcohol and cocaine forced him into retirement from the DC police. Now barely eking out a living as a private investigator, he agrees to take on a family case: a favor for his aunt, who was like a second mother to him growing up.

Frank's surveillance confirms that his cousin Jeffrey is involved with a small-time drugs operation. Modest stuff, until Frank's own home is burglarized, leaving a body on the kitchen floor: Jeffrey. Worse, Frank's .38 revolver-the murder weapon-is stolen, along with his cherished music collection, his only possessions of sentimental value: dozens of vinyl albums that belonged to his late mother. Only Frank's stash, his dwindling supply of the cocaine he needs to get through the day, is untouched. Why?