Killer's Wedge

Killer's Wedge

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The lady looked like death personified. Dressed all in black she carried a handgun and a jar of nitro-glycerine in her handbag. She sat in the 87th Precinct squad-room, waiting for Detective more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 101.6 x 175.26 x 12.7mm | 22.68g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • 0140021493
  • 9780140021493

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Detective Carella's job of finding the truth about old Scott's suicide is paralleled by Virginia Dodge's cold blooded determination to kill him for being the cause of her husband's death in jail. Her .38 is fortified by a vial of nitroglycerine (or is it just water) and the 87th Squad is immobilized while she waits for Carella's return. What you might call dandy old fashioned melodrama, contrived, calculated - and chilling. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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