JIGSAW is a witty, and tightly plot-ted
87th Precinct mystery concerning eight pieces of a pho-tograph which
together show the hiding place of $750,000 in stolen funds.
-OBSERVER - Charlotte, N. C .
JIGSAW is a fine piece of work --
a hunt story, really, in which detectives Brown and Carella of the
87th Precinct must reassemble the diversely held pieces of an old
photo that reveals where $750,000 in bank-robbery loot is stashed.
Each of the photo pieces is il-lustrated in turn, incidentally,
so you can have a go at beating author McBain (in reality novelist
Evan Hunter) to the finale.
-NAT IONAL OBSERVER
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Every day the men of the
87th Precinct solve puzzles. Of lives interrupted, lives intertwined,
and lives gone wrong on the streets of the city where they
work. Sometimes the clues come easy. Sometimes they come covered
Six years ago four men
robbed a bank. Then a shootout left them dead, and 750 grand
missing. Now Detectives Carella and Brown are finding pieces
of a photograph, each piece tied to a name, each name tied
to a murder, each murder tied to the bank robbery six years
ago. The 87th Precinct cops know than the complete picture
will lead them to the money. They just don't know how many
people still have to die -- before the last piece falls into