By Ed McBain
Detectives Brown and Carella resolution a decision to a double murder. One man broke in and one other defended himself and now they either are lifeless. The case turns out open and close. aside from one piece of proof: a torn photo in a single of the lifeless men’s palms. whilst assurance investigator Irving Krutch turns up on the squadroom with one other piece of the photo, Brown and Carella notice their tidy little case isn’t so tidy finally. actually it leads again to a six-year-old financial institution theft that left the 4 robbers useless and $750,000 lacking. Now they have to look for the subsequent lacking piece of the picture…
A attention-grabbing, extreme crime mystery, Jigsaw is bestselling writer Ed McBain at his most interesting. With relentless speed and genius plotting, this installment of the 87th Precinct sequence weaves an unforgettable story of greed and homicide.
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Everybody’s opinion! ” “Yours incorporated? ” “Yes, mine integrated! ” “Do you recognize Rabbi Solomon? ” “No. ” “What do you're thinking that of rabbis in most cases? ” “I by no means reflect on rabbis. ” “But you think that of Jews much, don’t you? ” “There’s no crime approximately think—” “If you're thinking that of Jews you need to think about rabbis. Isn’t that correct? ” “Why may still I waste my time —” “The rabbi is the religious chief of the Jewish humans, isn’t he? ” “I don’t be aware of whatever approximately rabbis. ” “But you want to comprehend that. ” “What if I do? ” “Well, in case you stated you have been going to kill the Jews —” “I by no means stated —” “— then a very good position to begin will be with —” “I by no means acknowledged something like that! ” “We’ve received a witness who heard you! a very good position to begin will be with a rabbi, isn’t that so? ” “Go shove your rabbi —” “Where have been you among seven and 9 this night? ” “No position. ” “You have been in the back of that synagogue, weren’t you? ” “No. ” “You have been portray a J at the wall, weren’t you? ” “No! No, I wasn’t! ” “You have been stabbing a rabbi! ” “You have been killing a Jew! ” “I wasn’t anyplace close to that —” “Book him, Cotton. Suspicion of homicide. ” “Suspicion of — I’m telling you I wasn’t—” “Either close up or begin speaking, you bastard,” Carella stated. Finch close up. * * * * 6 the lady got here to work out Meyer Meyer on Easter Sunday. She had reddish-brown hair and brown eyes, and he or she wore a costume of shiny persimmon with a spray of plants pinned to the left breast. She stood on the railing and not one of the detectives within the squadroom even spotted the plant life; they have been too busy speculating at the intensity and texture of the girl’s wealthy curves. the woman didn’t say a be aware. She didn’t need to. The influence used to be virtually comedian, reminiscent of the cocktail-party scene the place the voluptuous blonde takes out a cigarette and 4 hundred males are stampeded within the rush to mild it. the 1st guy to arrive the slatted rail divider was once Cotton Hawes, because he was once unmarried and unattached. the second one guy used to be Hal Willis, who used to be additionally unmarried and an excellent red-blooded American boy. Meyer Meyer, an previous married poop, contented himself with ogling the woman from at the back of his table. The be aware shtik crossed Meyer’s brain, yet he speedily driven the concept apart. “Can I assist you, pass over? ” Hawes and Willis requested at the same time. “I’d wish to see Detective Meyer,” the lady acknowledged. “Meyer? ” Hawes requested, as though his manhood were maligned. “Meyer? ” Willis repeated. “Is he the fellow dealing with the homicide of the rabbi? ” “Well we’re all type of engaged on it,” Hawes stated modestly. “I’m Artie Finch’s lady friend,” the woman acknowledged. “I are looking to seek advice from Detective Meyer. ” Meyer rose from his table with the air of a guy who has been singled out from the stag line by way of the belle of the ball. utilizing his top radio announcer’s voice, and his most sensible corporation manners, he stated, “Yes, leave out, I’m Detective Meyer. ” He held open the gate within the railing, all yet carried out a bow, and led the lady to his table. Hawes and Kling watched because the lady sat and crossed her legs.