Cop Hater: An 87th Precint Mystery
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ED MCBAIN'S FIRST 87th PRECINCT NOVEL
Swift, silent, and deadly -- someone is knocking off the 87th Precinct's finest, one by one. The how of the killings is obvious: three .45 shots from the dark add up to one, two, three very dead detectives. The why and the who are the Precinct's headaches now.
When Detective Reardon is found dead, motive is a big question mark. But when his partner becomes victim number two, it looks like open-and-shut grudge killings. That is, until a third detective buys it.
With one meager clue, Detective Steve Carella begins his grim search for the killer, a search that takes him into the city's underworld to a notorious brothel, to the apartment of a beautiful and dangerous widow, and finally to a .45 automatic aimed straight at his head....
mailed to BigrTex
(I saw it on your wishlist - surprise!)
From my wish list, received with Eight Black Horses
, another 87th Precinct Mystery. Looking forward to reading both of them.
I love how McBain writes dialog. I don't know what sets his dialog separate from other authors that I read, but it feels right to me. This novel was also interesting for having been written almost 50 years ago. They make reference to Dragnet, so there were already police-procedurals on television, but apparently the miranda decision hadn't happened, and the relationship between the police and the reporters was much different. It was also interesting for setting the starting point for some of the officers that are still in the Precinct in the last novels (Carella, Byrnes, and Kling). It was a great story, but I'd figured out who-done-it reasonably early.
I'm going to put this aside for another BXer with whom I've been exchanging McBain novels. I have another one I want to read and then I'll send them off.
Thanks again for the RABCK ILuvToRead2!
Journal Entry 5
at on Monday, August 22, 2005
Released 14 yrs ago (8/22/2005 UTC) at
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
fungirl503 and I set up a trade in March. I offered to send her an 87th Precinct. She offered me anything from her TBR list. I picked 3 and asked that she send me one. She promised to send all 3. I sent a second 87th Precinct at that time. She has promised a lot
of TBRs, so it took her a couple of months, but I recently received all three books that she promised me. I received this book and 8 Black Horses
about the time that we started all of this, and they were on her wishlist, so I made a note to send them to her when I finished them. I finished the other one this weekend and sent them both off this morning.
wow what a nice surprised I got this in the mail today. Thank you so much! What a sweetie
wow I could not put this book done. this was a short story but started out with a bang and ended up with fire works :0
Three cops are killed with a 45. Why are they being killed? Some of the people the police check out seem like they would be the ones that could easy be part of this. I like the way Teddy ( steve's girl) who can not speak is a very cleaver lady in this story.
I would like to write more but I am sure I will spoil this so how and don't want to do that.
Journal Entry 8
-- By Hand or Post, Ray/ring, Rabck in Portland, Oregon USA on Friday, February 10, 2006
Released 13 yrs ago (2/10/2006 UTC) at -- By Hand or Post, Ray/ring, Rabck in Portland, Oregon USA
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going to mr.jiggs
well I sent this to mrjiggs but it came back with the wrong address. when I PM her she said opps but got the book from some one elese awhile waiting for my book to get to her. so now this book is going to kamalama. what they be surprised!
rcvd in mail, YES, I was surprised as I'm a big fan of the 87th Precincy mysteries....Yeah, another one I can cross-off my W.L.
Mahalo for sending
Makes ya wanna go out & hug the 1st cop ya see!!!
Journal Entry 11
Ken's house of pancakes in Hilo, Hawaii USA on Friday, June 16, 2006
Released 13 yrs ago (6/16/2006 UTC) at Ken's house of pancakes in Hilo, Hawaii USA
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Left on bench in waiting area. Was thinking of leaving in front of Police Station, but would probably get tossed in the trash !!!!
Released for the Well Travelled Challenge.