puss in boots Author:ed mcbain This is the 7th Matthew Hope, attorney, novel. For Matthew Hope, the months since he'd decided to switch to criminal law had hardly been a vote of confidence. He'd lost his first case, refused his second. So when Carlton Markham said he was innocent, Hope took the case. But as he dug deeper into the evidence the cops had amassed, it soon became ... more »clear that it would take more than claims of innocence to spring his client.
This novel ranks with the best of Ed MacBain's police procedurals: cunningly plotted, richly peopled, tensely told--and, like Prudence Ann's (the murder victim's)last film, probably X-rated, which only adds to its power and suspense. Here is detective fiction in the hands of a Grand Master, which is what the Mystery Writers of America called Ed McBain in 1986. Book Club Edition« less