Murder on 34th Street
Kensington Publishing Corporation, Oct 5, 1998 - Fiction - 288 pages
Booklist raved that Ed Koch's second mystery, Murder on Broadway, featured "a nicely inventive plot and cast of intriguing characters. Like Koch, this mystery is flamboyant...clever and entertaining". Now, the former Mayor of New York City and his fictional alter ego, the incumbent Mayor Ed Koch, return for a third adventure in murder.
It's Christmas in New York, and the city's legendary Ramsey's Department Store is suffering its worst season in years. The reason is no mystery to general manager Barnaby Tischler, whose biggest rival, Weatherly's superstore, has been scaring off his customers for months -- with bomb threats no less! But when Ramsey's Santa-for-hire is found in a utility closet shot through the heart, Tischler's only hope of salvaging his seasonal sales lies in his old buddy, Mayor Ed Koch. Now, Hizzoner will go undercover as Santa, himself, to catch a mad killer who's turning a season of merrymaking and mistletoe into one of mayhem and murder.