- Author Ed McBain
What I love about each of these 87th Precinct books is that they focus on a very small subject each time. Sometimes it’s just one crime, often a couple interlinked together, but it’s never a sprawling mess of complicated entanglements - easy to follow, and a charm to read.
This time, all the action takes place over the space of a Sunday morning, with gang warfare on the streets, a jealous boyfriend ready to take revenge, and a notorious criminal holed up in an apartment. We get some character development, particularly with angry young Andy Parker, but as always it’s Steve Carella who saves the day!
Another good entry to the series!