Killer's Payoff by Ed McBain

Published November 22, 2014

Killer's Payoff by Ed McBain

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My efforts to make headway in the 87th Precinct series have taken a step forward after the books (all of them, I think) were made available via the Kindle Unlimited subscription platform. I’m only testing out whether I get much use out of this subscription at the moment, but with so many of these books to get through, I might just!

I’m not sure whether it was the change in focus to Cotton Hawes, or because I’m really getting to know the characters now, but I enjoyed this one enormously. It felt like we really got to follow the case and all its twists and turns, and I loved watching the central character fall in love over and over again.

The introductions continue to suggest the author wasn’t too fond of these books, or the direction the series was heading in, but I like the simplicity of the stories, particularly when compared to the more modern crime novels that can get wrapped up in knots!

Rating: Unrated

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