Sunday, 11 December 2016

"The Pusher" for Christmas

'Tis the season to be reading (falalalala!). For today's countdown to Christmas reading suggestion, another crime novel. It is a favourite of mine from one of my favourite crime writers, Ed McBain. The book is titled The Pusher. It is the third novel of his 87th Precinct, so when the series was still young. Which explains why... Well, you'll see if you read why and what happens. I don't want to give anything away. Let's just say to give you a foretaste that as Christmas is coming it is winter nightmareland for the men of the 87th and their friends and loved ones when an apparent suicide turns up to be murder. As the titles indicates, there are drug users and dealers. There's also blood on snow, as any good Christmas crime story should, generous amount of it in fact and maybe even a Christmas miracle or two.

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