A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Sunday, April 9, 2017
4/9/1965 87th Precinct meets a doll
April 9, 1965. On this date the action begins in Doll, Ed McBain's twentieth novel about the 87th Precinct. A beautiful young woman is brutally murdered while her daughter is in the next room playing with a doll. Before the story closes Detective Steve Carella and his colleague Bert Kling will go through different kinds of hell
Kirkus Reviews found it "bordering on the edge of credibility" bu "sure to satisfy his confirmed readership."