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Fiction: Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
Unabridged   6 hour(s)
Publication date: 08/29/2005


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Audio CD ISBN:9781565119895
Digital Download ISBN:9781598871609


With trademark wit and sizzling dialogue, Ed McBain unravels a mystery that takes us to the outer edge of the city and examines the dreams we chanse in the darkening hours, before the fiddlers have fled.

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Product Description

Most serial killers don’t shoot their victims twice in the face with a Glock. Most don’t strike five times in two weeks. And most choose their prey for a reason, not randomly. 

The detectives of the 87th Precinct are stumped by a serial killer who doesn’t fit the profile. A blind violinist taking a smoke break, a cosmetics sales rep cooking an omelet in her kitchen, a college professor trudging home from class, a priest contemplating retirement in the rectory garden, an old woman walking her dogthese are the seemingly chance targets. Their only similarity seems to be age; all are just over 50. Now Steve Carella and his colleagues must learn what else—or who else—the victims had in common before another body is found.

Author Bio

ED MCBAIN (1926-2005) wrote under various names more than eighty novels and several screenplays, including the one for Hitchcocks film The Birds. As Ed McBain, he was the author of the 87th Precinct novels. He won numerous awards, including the Mystery Writers of America Award and the Grand Master Award, Mystery Writers of America, 1986, for lifetime achievement. He was the first American to receive the British Crime writers Association Cartier Diamond Dagger.