Murder Ink Bookstore Writes Its Final Chapter In Manhattan, frighteningly high rents have killed Murder Ink. That's the New York shop that claims to be the oldest mystery-themed bookstore in the world. The store sold Tom Clancy bestsellers and vintage pulp fiction. There were the classics of Dashiell Hammett, plus signed first editions by new mystery writers. The store's owner said it was the one-two punch of high rent and large, chain bookstores that did him in.
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Murder Ink Bookstore Writes Its Final Chapter

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In Manhattan, frighteningly high rents have killed Murder Ink. That's the New York shop that claims to be the oldest mystery-themed bookstore in the world. The store sold Tom Clancy bestsellers and vintage pulp fiction. There were the classics of Dashiell Hammett, plus signed first editions by new mystery writers. The store's owner said it was the one-two punch of high rent and large, chain bookstores that did him in.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

In Manhattan, frighteningly high rent has killed Murder, Ink. That's the New York shop that claims to be the oldest mystery-themed bookstore in the world. Murder, Ink sold Tom Clancy bestsellers and vintage pulp fiction. They were the classics of Dashiell Hammett, plus signed first editions by new mystery writers. The store's owner said it was the one-two punch of high rent and large chain bookstores that had done him in.

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