LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE DEAF MAN (Police Procedural-Isola-Cont) – Ex
McBain, Ed – 22nd in series (3rd Deaf
Doubleday, 1973- Hardcover
The Deaf Man is back and, for the third time, taunting the man of the 87th Precinct. But that's not their only case—a young man has been striped and nailed to the side of a building, and cat burgler is making off with the jewels of the wealthy.
It always amazes me that in, in this case, 231 pages, McBain could create dimensional characters, excellent dialogue, a perfect sense of place, plus humor, tight plots, and suspense. There was truly no one better. I shall miss new entries to this series but always be grateful for how prolific he was. McBain's stories are as good on the second, or more, reading as they were on the first.