The Mugger

The Mugger

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The mugger was special. He preyed only on women. He waited in the darkness, coming from behind to snatch their bags. Then he punched his victims and told them not to scream. As the women reeled with pain and fear, he bowed, and said, 'Clifford thanks you, madam.' The cops in the 87th Precinct are not amused. They want the mugger and they want him bad. Especially after he puts one victim in hospital ...and the next one in the morgue. The dead girl was pretty and only seventeen. And patrolman Bert Kling has a personal reason to go after her murderer...a reason that becomes a burning obsession and an easy way for a cop to get killed.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 110 x 172 x 16mm | 117.94g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752857924
  • 9780752857923
  • 847,590

Review quote

'McBain writes with spare economy, bringing his city and the cops who patrolits toughest precinct to vivid life. Classics of crime fiction.'EVENING PRESSshow more

About Ed McBain

Ed McBain (1926-2005) was born Salvatore Lambino in New York. He changed his name to Evan Hunter and under that name is known as the author of The Blackboard Jungle and as the writer of the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds. The 87th Precinct series numbers over fifty novels. McBain was a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America and was one of three American writers to be awarded the CWA Diamond Dagger for lifetime achievement.show more

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