Mailbox Monday is still on tour, with January’s spot being at Rose City Reader.
Cop Hater by Ed McBain (PBS)
Swift, silent, and deadly – someone is knocking off the 87th Precinct’s finest, one by one. The how of the killings if obvious: three .45 shots from the dark add up to one, two, three very dead detectives. The why and the who are the Precinct’s headaches now. When Detective Reardon is found dead, motive is a big question mark. But when his partner becomes victim number two, it looks like open-and-shut grudge killings. That is, until a third detective buys it. With one meager clue, Detective Steve Carella begins his grim search for the killer, a search that takes him into the city’s underworld to a notorious brothel, to the apartment of a beautiful and dangerous widow, and finally to a .45 automatic aimed straight at his head…
This was an impulse “buy” from PBS. I’m not sure what it was exactly that made me use a credit on this book, but it does look very good, and it’s a series that I’ve looked at trying quite often in the past.