Three different stories, one prolific author.
The Empty Hours
She was young and wealthy—and now she’s dead. With only a
name and a pile of cancelled checks to go on, Detective Steve Carella has his
work cut out for him in finding her killer. But he’s in for a shocking surprise
when the checks lead to more than just murder.
Passover is supposed to be a day of celebration. This year,
however, it is a day of murder when the rabbi is found stabbed to death, and
the only evidence is a “J” painted on the synagogue’s wall. A local anti-Semite
is assumed to be the perpetrator, but if Detective Carella thinks the case is
going to be that easy, he’s got another think coming.
A ski vacation with a beautiful blonde is just what the
doctor ordered for Detective Cotton Hawes—until he stumbles upon the body of a
young woman beneath the crystalline snow. And with the local cops bungling the
investigation, Hawes is on the clock to find a mountainside killer before he
The Empty Hours is another spine-tingling addition to
the 87th Precinct series, a riveting collection about which the New York
Times comments, “Ed McBain owns this turf.” Download and start listening now!