Romance Audio Cassette Abridged Author:Ed McBain With "Romance," Ed McBain--the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Mischief" and "Kiss"--takes you backstage at the theater, where all the real action action takes place, for another suspense-filled and riveting 87th Precinct novel. A play about a play in which the actress gets stabbed, "Romance" is ready to open regardless of the fact that... more » everyone involved-- with the exception of the playwright--is sure it's going to flop. Then the lead actress does get stabbed and while the wound is minor, the publicity is major. Suddenly both the crime and the play are getting plenty of action.
Assigned to the case, Detectives Carella and Kling think they're close to solving it when the actress is attacked again--and this time she's killed. Interviewing suspects, the cops encounter quite a cast of characters, each with something to gain with the woman's death. When an encore performance results in another death, the pressure is on the boys from the 87th to stop whoever is playing the role of killer before one more person makes their final curtain call. Read by Len Cariou. Approximately 3 hours.« less