Third and best of Flynn's stories about New York Daily Press reporter Ed Fitzgerald (Murder on the Hudson). Bachelor Ed's...

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Third and best of Flynn's stories about New York Daily Press reporter Ed Fitzgerald (Murder on the Hudson). Bachelor Ed's favorite bar is the New Dublin Inne on a crumbling block near his office. Owner Timmy Kelly hopes son James will take over, but after one short spell it's obvious that the snobbish James would mn the place into the ground. Then James--who's been vaguely in real estate and a big spender--is found shot to death in his apartment. The testimony of gorgeous Kerry Burke results in the arrest of bookie ""Skates"" Stein, who enlists Ed's help and convinces him he's innocent. Meanwhile, Kerry works for ambitious realtor Konrad Magen. James had worked for him too--very briefly--and supposedly earned a $300,000 fee in the process. There are more killings, two attempts on Ed's life, an idyllic weekend with Kerry, and an obviously setup attempt to close down the New Dublin Inne before the light dawns on Ed Fitzgerald. He's not the fastest N.Y. reporter but a rather endearing one. Nicely paced, colorfully populated, and slightly Runyonesque--all in all, amiable entertainment.

Pub Date: Dec. 16, 1987

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Walker

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 15, 1987