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The uestion which of Kramer's marks had given him his very last payoff A politician's beautiful wife with a deadly secret An overly interested ex con A wealthy soft drinks executive Or the mystery per. Awhile ago my friend asked me to recommend some good mystery series that take place in New York Ed McBain s 87th Precinct series was the first thing that popped into my mind While the series takes place in a fictional city called Isola it s New York City through and through McBain essentially rotated a map of Manhattan the outer boroughs Long Island and New Jersey 90 degrees and renamed everything If you re familiar with New York you ll immediately be able to identify each place he s writing about If you re not it s not a problem You ll still enjoy this series if you like mysteries and police proceduralsThis is the second book in the series to feature detective Cotton Hawes and like the last one there are too many scenes in which he operates on his own beds many lovely ladies and gets out of a jam on his own With the focus on Hawes it s too much like a James Bond novel or a hard boiled PI story I like it better when the detectives of the 87th Precinct go through their thankless tasks in pairs or as a groupBut that s a minor complaint Killer s Payoff which is about a murdered blackmailer is another solid fun to read entry in the series The mystery here is a little better than in some of the previous entries and the police work is still depicted well One of my favorite things about McBain is his ability to write lines and lines of unattributed dialogue in which there s never any confusion about who s speaking Picture one of those scenes from a black white movie in which a couple of tough cops grill a suspect sweating in a cramped interrogation room and you ll get the idea Here s an exampleI didn t follow nobody any nightYou followed me and hit me Why I hit you Don t be ridiculousWhere are the picturesI don t know anything about picturesWere you and Kramer partnersWe were friendsDid you kill him to get him out of the set upKill him Holy Jesus don t tie me into that rapWhich rap do you want We ve got a lot of themI had nothing to do with the Kramer kill So help me JesusWe can make it look pretty goodYou ain t got a chanceHaven t we Try us What ll you go for Extortion or homicideAnd so on Highly recommended as always

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Killer's Payoff

Son who had fattened Kramer's wallet by the thousands The detectives of the th Precinct must break the chain that links the dead man's associates and single out a killer before someone else cashes it i. Enjoyable read about an extortionist I was partially able to figure out the whodunit but was still surprised at the end

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He appeared to be a decent upright honest citizenAnd yet appearances can be than deceiving in the world of blackmail and extortion The shocking gangland style murder of known blackmailer Sy Kramer begs. When a blackmailer is shot dead on the street there are suspects aplenty Turns out the recently departed swindler was bilking uite a few people with threats to expose their deep dark secrets and shameful photographsThe detectives of the 87th once again rely on good old fashioned police work to solve this crime From unproductive phone calls to face to face interviews with suspects and witnesses it s time consuming tedious workexcept when several of the interviewees turn out to be female and astonishingly attractive Precinct stud Cotton Hawes scores so many times I lost count This is another solid entry in the seriesMy favorite part One bit of evidence is a service station receipt from 1957 16 gallons of gas 584I dropped the book I was laughing so hard


10 thoughts on “Killer's Payoff

  1. says:

    When a blackmailer is shot dead on the street there are suspects aplenty Turns out the recently departed swindler was bilking uite

  2. says:

    This is another solid early entry in McBain's 87th Precinct series At this point in the series McBain was still grooming the character of Cotton Hawes to be a major player on the 87th Precinct's team of detectives and much of the book focuses on him In particular McBain was under instruction to make Hawes especially attractive to females and so Hawes has several opportunities to display his talents in this regardA blackmailer na

  3. says:

    The guys at the 87th Precinct have a proper little mystery on their hands when serial blackmailer Sy Kramer gets blown away in a drive by shooting They find there are no shortage of suspects My copy of Killer's Payoff had a

  4. says:

    Awhile ago my friend asked me to recommend some good mystery series that take place in New York Ed McBain's 87th Precinct series was the first thing that popped into my mind While the series takes place in a fictional city called Isola it's New York City through and through McBain essentially rotated a map of Manhattan t

  5. says:

    Pretty goodOld school story set in an old school precinct has a lot of character and great for anyone looking for a bones deep crime novel

  6. says:

    Killer’s Payoff the 6th entry in Ed McBain’s wonderful 87th Precinct series is a uick and entertaining read An interesting fact is that an executive at McBain’s publisher was pressuring him to kill off the character of Steve

  7. says:

    This was a really solid and fun little mystery You can tell that one of the characters is being pushed a little too hard as a lothario and according to the author's introduction this was at the insistence of the publishers As you read the book his is clear because he is just not uite as well rounded as the others in the groupHes not a bad character and I'm hoping the author was eventually given free reign to do as he liked with him but for

  8. says:

    Audiobooks do something like what movies of books do Just as a movie gives you visuals of a book audiobooks give you voices like old time radio did The narrator usually does a different voice for each character which is nice; you know them by

  9. says:

    Enjoyable read about an extortionist I was partially able to figure out the whodunit but was still surprised at the end

  10. says:

    Number 6 in the series Another good read

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