March 13th, 2011

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Ed McBain – Killer’s wedge

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Ed McBain – Killer’s wedge

Usually a novel by McBain about the 87th precinct is a whodunit. For a bit of variation this one isn’t. Not a bad book though, no pretensions either.

Same characters, same police squad, only this time they are being held hostage by a lady. And the lady means business. Which means that the whole building could explode should she not get what she want. How will Meyer, Kling, Byrnes, Carella and the others cope?

Interesting idea, quick read.

Quote: “ ‘I don’t care’, she said. ‘Put your guns here in front of me on the desk. Don’t even consider taking them out of their holster or I’ll shoot. And my gun is aiming directly at the stomach of the red one over there. Now go’ “ (p.10)


Number: 10-058
Title: De dood op schoot (Orig.: Killer’s wedge)
Author: Ed McBain
Language: Dutch (Orig.: English)
Year: 1966
# Pages: 190 (11035)
Category: Crime
ISBN: n/a


More McBain:
Cop Hater
Jack and the beanstalk
Calypso
Jigsaw
Eighty million eyes
Hail to the chief
Guns
Lightning
Kiss