The Mugging Author:Morton Hunt Clutching a bag of groceries, a seedy old man climbed two flights to his flat in a Bronx slum. Suddenly, as he was unlocking his door, there came a rush of racing feet. The old man was shoved inside, the door slammed behind him... Days later, when the overpowering reek of rotting death filled the hallway, the janitor called the police. — The old ... more »man, who lived alone, had been mugged. Moreover, he had resisted his attackers and this blunder cost him his life.
The end of Alexander Helmer is the beginning of this fascinating, gripping story about the crime that urban dwellers fear most and the jackals who feed on a city's decay. One grim episode of fatal violence and its aftermath.« less