The Empty Hours

Version: Unabridged
Author: Ed McBain
Narrator: Dick Hill
Genres: Police Stories
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: June 2012
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 7 hours
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Three different stories, one prolific author. She was young and wealthy...and now she's dead. With only a name and a pile of cancelled checks to go on, Detective Steve Carella has his work cut out for him in finding her killer. But he's in for a shocking surprise when the checks lead to more than just murder in "The Empty Hours." In "J," Passover is supposed to be a day of celebration. This year, however, it is a day of murder when the rabbi is found stabbed to death, and the only evidence is a "J" painted on the synagogue's wall. A local anti-Semite is assumed to be the perpetrator, but if Detective Carella thinks the case is going to be that easy he's got another thing coming. A ski vacation with a beautiful blonde is just what the doctor ordered for Detective Cotton Hawes in "Storm"...until he stumbles upon the body of a young woman beneath the crystalline snow. And with the local cops bungling the investigation, Hawes is on the clock to find a mountainside killer before he strikes again. The Empty Hours is another spine-tingling addition to the 87th Precinct series, a riveting collection of which the New York Times comments, "Ed McBain owns this turf."

Author Details

Author Details

McBain, Ed

"Ed McBain was the first American to receive the Diamond Dagger, the British Crime Writers Association's highest award. He also holds the Mystery Writers of America's coveted Grand Master Award, and received an Edgar Award nomination for his novel Money, Money, Money. His books have sold more than one hundred million copies, ranging from the more than fifty titles in his outstanding 87th Precinct series to the bestselling novels The Blackboard Jungle and Criminal Conversation, written under his own name, Evan Hunter. Writing as both Ed McBain and Evan Hunter, he broke new ground with Candyland, a novel in two parts. His most recent Evan Hunter novel, The Moment She Was Gone, was published by Simon & Schuster in July 2002. He is also the author of the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, Dragica. "