- Author Ed McBain
Whipped through this book in double-quick time, the story of our two favourite detectives (Carella and Hawes) investigating a brutal and gory murder committed by axe. I thought the story was fascinating, because it seemed such a horrendous murder from the outset but was the result of (minor spoiler alert) such a minor quarrel.
Also the way the detectives lives carried on regardless, that they had to keep dipping out to deal with other victims and situations, made it feel hectic and busy. There were a few good characters in the book, ones I would have liked to know more about but that’s never really the way with these 87th Precinct stories.
A good addition to the series, overall I enjoyed it.