WHERE THERE'S SMOKE by Ed. McBain

WHERE THERE'S SMOKE

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. . . there's Benjamin Smoke, McBain's new replacement for Steve Carella, a retired police lieutenant whose one regret is that he's never encountered the perfect crime. He doesn't here either, in a case which begins with the theft of a corpse from a funeral parlor. . . the forcible entry of four other mortuaries. . . a jade pendant inscribed Cleopatra worn by a woman who believes herself to be the reincarnation thereof. . . black magic. . . and a more reasonable explanation than you have been led to expect. All right, but the perfect crime has got to be better and, paradoxically, less rigged.

Pub Date: June 2nd, 1975
ISBN: 0446604836
Publisher: Random House