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This is the story of a psycho killer loose in New York, with the cop personally drawn into the search. He is sometimes hampered, by a hypochondriacal medical genius who is the oustanding character in the book.
Paperback, 432 pages
Published February 1st 1985 by Avon Books
(first published 1984)
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Cela faisait longtemps qu'un polar ne m'avait pas autant emballée! L'histoire est, je trouve, assez violente. Chaque année, à l'époque du solstice d'été, un homme monte sur les toits de New-York, dans le quartier des spectacles, et lance un bloc de ciment sur la tête des passants, brisant le crâne et la vie d'un malchanceux à coup quasiment sûr. L'inspecteur Mooney est en charge de l'enquête. Inspecteur obèse, têtu et insoumis, il est hanté par cette énigme, et suit les pas du sociopathe pendant ...more
Until the end of the book, I was thinking of this book as having a four star rating. The writing is absorbing and the two main characters are interesting and fairly well developed. Was expecting more of a serial killer type thriller than a police procedural but was happy overall. Only disappointment was really the ending with the way the serial killer was stopped.
The author of Crawlspace, City of the Dead, The Climate of Hell, and several other acclaimed novels, Herbert Lieberman is a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and a winner of France’s coveted Grand Prix de Littérature Policière. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife.More about Herbert Lieberman...