- Author Ed McBain
I’ve been working my way through the 87th Precinct series, but slightly read this one out of order, missing the previous book. Regardless, they can be read perfectly well in their own right, and this one was a great entry to the series. The police department receives a warning about a murder that will take place later in they day, giving them a ticking clock to find out whether the letter is real, and who the perpetrator (and the victim!) is going to be.
It was good fun following the twists and turns of the detectives as they followed various leads and stumbled across plenty of dead ends. Considering they didn’t have very much to go on, it was eye-opening to see how they managed to get to the end result.
Enjoyable read, short as always, and now I just have to go back and catch up the one I missed.