Book Reviews of Vanishing Ladies

Vanishing Ladies
Vanishing Ladies
Author: Ed McBain
ISBN-13: 9780380711215
ISBN-10: 0380711214
Publication Date: 1/1991
Edition: Reprint
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Publisher: Avon Books (Mm)
Book Type: Paperback
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This is a reprint of one of McBains pre-87th presinct novels. It's a good one!
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Cop "Phil Colby" is going on vacation with "Ann" his fiancee and things begin to go awry even during their outward journey when a cop gives them a wholly unjustified speeding ticket. This a mere bagatelle compared to what happens next as "Ann" goes missing soon after they check into their hotel (separate rooms--this is pre-permissive era crime fiction after all). The desk clerk denies she was ever there and the cop insists he did not hand out a speeding ticket. Colby calls in help from his own department and the case is cracked by a colleague "Tony Mitchell". You'll have to read it to discover how and read it you should for this is crisp, sleek and thoroughly engrossing with an edge of mounting paranoia that grips like a pit bull. (Review from