Dorothy Uhnak


Born
in New York City, N.Y., The United States
April 24, 1930

Died
July 08, 2006

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Uhnak's first book was autobiographical Policewoman (1964), written and published while she was still a New York Transit Police detective.

Her debut fiction, The Bait (1968), received a 1969 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best First Novel (in a tie with E. Richard Johnson's Silver Street). ,The Bait was also made into a 1973 made-for-television film of the same title. It was followed by The Witness and The Ledger, which was adapted for the TV-movie and series Get Christie Love! starring Teresa Graves. All three novels featured Christie Opara, an NYPD detective assigned to the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, where Uhnak herself was assigned for many years.

Later works included Law and Order, which was made into a TV
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Average rating: 3.62 · 742 ratings · 75 reviews · 24 distinct works
False Witness

3.52 avg rating — 128 ratings — published 1981 — 15 editions
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The Ryer Avenue Story

3.99 avg rating — 91 ratings — published 1993 — 7 editions
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The Investigation

3.68 avg rating — 127 ratings — published 1977 — 18 editions
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Law and Order

3.64 avg rating — 81 ratings — published 1973 — 15 editions
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Victims

3.27 avg rating — 92 ratings — published 1985 — 14 editions
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The Bait

3.52 avg rating — 75 ratings — published 1968 — 11 editions
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Policewoman

3.91 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 1965 — 9 editions
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The Witness

3.77 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 1969 — 14 editions
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Codes of Betrayal

3.46 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 1997 — 9 editions
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The Ledger

3.37 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1970 — 18 editions
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“I picked up the butter-soft suede shirt and slacks and held them toward Martucci, but he bent over, grabbing at his stomach, and made it into the dark little cubicle in time to vomit into the toilet. He ran the small trickle of water in the sink over his hands, dabbed water on his face, then blotted himself on the rough paper towels. Within the next five minutes, he was dressed and deposited in the rear seat of my car between Haley and Finn. Vito, who had scared the living hell out of the hustler before giving him a kick in the ass out the hotel's side door, sat next to me as I drove. Vito was breathing heavily; it was the only sound in the car.”
Dorothy Uhnak, The Investigation

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