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The Big Bad City By Ed McBain

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The 87th Precinct is grappling with three deadly dilemmas. There's the murdered nun whose most striking physical characteristic is her breast implants. There's the nagging problem of The Cookie Boy, a burgular with a taste for cookies. And there's the man who is trying to kill Detective Carella.

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The Big Bad City by Ed McBain

There s the murdered woman whose outstanding physical characteristic is her breast implants. Which doesn t surprise anyone in a big bad city like Isola - until they find out that she s a nun . . .

There s the nagging problem of The Cookie Boy, a burglar with a taste for chocolate chip cookies.

And there s Detective Steve Carella s own, personal little quandry. The man who murdered Carella s father - and got away with it - is back in Isola. And he s decided that the best way to secure his future freedom is to murder Carella too.

The master of the police procedural is back, with another masterpiece of crime, punishment and brilliantly observed mayhem.

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You are watching a virtuoso at work...McBain never puts a foot wrong - Guardian

McBain in brilliant, exemplary form - Literary Review

The upper echelons of thriller writing - Daily Express

About Ed McBain

Ed McBain is one of the most illustrious names in crime fiction. In 1998 he was the first non-British author to be awarded the Crime Writers Association/Cartier Diamond Dagger Award and he is also a holder of the Mystery Writers of America's coveted Grand Master Award. He has written more than eighty works of fiction, including the heralded 87th Precinct series and the acclaimed Matthew Hope series. His real name is Evan Hunter and he lives in Connecticut.Nocturne, the most recent 87th Precinct novel, was published in 1997 and is now available as a New English Library paperback. His most recent novel is The Last Best Hope: also a New English Library paperback. Although part of the Matthew Hope series, it also features several of the 87th Precinct detectives

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The Big Bad City by Ed McBain
Ed McBain
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Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.