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The 87th Precinct. by Ed. Mcbain

The 87th Precinct.

by Ed. Mcbain

Publication: 1950

First edition. Page edges evenly browned else fine in dust jacket, lightly rubbed at head of spine and corners. Introduction by Anthony Boucher. A trilogy of 3 full-length mysteries; Cop Hater, The Mugger, and The Pusher. In Cop Hatter the lab technicians know quite a bit about the maniac who is killing cops ... his height, his weight, his age, even basically what the man looks like. But who is this killer, and what is the purpose behind his killing? In The Mugger fourteen women have been brutalized and then robbed. The final victim was found dead. In an attempt to find the mugger, Detective Aileen Burke is sent out as a decoy. In The Pusher a young boy is found dead with a rope around his neck. At his feet is a hypodermic needle that has fingerprints on it. The problem is, the fingerprints aren't those of the victim. The medical examiner determines the cause of death as an overdose of heroin. Why didn't the killer try harder to make the boy's death look like a real suicide?

Inventory Number: 28632