The lady looked like death personified. Dressed all in black she carried a handgun and a jar of nitro-glycerine in her handbag. She sat in the 87th Precinct squad-room, waiting for Detective Carella.
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'Delivers the goods: dialogue that breathes, characters with heart and characters who eat those hearts, and glints of unforgiving humour... McBain owns his turf' NEW YORK TIMES REVIEWAbout the Author:
Ed McBain was one of the pen names of successful and prolific crime fiction author Evan Hunter (1926-2005). Debuting in 1956, the popular 87th Precinct series is one of the longest running crime series ever published, featuring more than 50 novels, and is hailed as "one of the great literary accomplishments of the last half-century." McBain was awarded the Grand Master Award for lifetime achievement in 1986 by the Mystery Writers of America and was the first American to receive the Cartier Diamond Dagger award from the Crime Writers Association of Great Britain.
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Book Description PENGUIN BOOKS LTD, 1970. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140021493