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Ed McBain – Cop hater

Over the last twenty years I have read quite a few books about Steve Carella and his colleagues in the 87th precinct. All these years I have not read the very first one, even though I must have bought it ages ago, cheap even, the pencilled price in the cover says so.

Somebody murders a cop. Just like that it seems, for no obvious reason. And he wasn’t even at work. A brutal murder, Carella and the others are extremely motivated to find out who and why. Then a second one is murdered. Is there someone trying to kill the whole force systematically?

Good introduction to the work of McBain. Good story.

Quote: “’We try to help,’ said Savage. ‘Just like you, we don’t like it either when cops are being murdered.’ Savage was silent for a moment.” (p.69)

Number: 09-005
Title: De Hater (Orig.: Cop hater)
Author: Ed McBain
Language: Dutch (Orig.: English)
Year: 1956
# Pages: 176 (1059)
Category: Whodunit
ISBN: n/a

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