The Fourth Deadly Sin

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Putnam, 1985 - Fiction - 380 pages
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When saintly New York psychiatrist Simon Ellerbee is murdered, retired Chief of Detectives Edward X. Delaney pursues the murderer on a list of the doctor's six most potentially violent patients, obtained from his beautiful psychologist wife

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First line: ~ The November sky over Manhattan was chain mail, raveling into steely rain ~ This book is about a murdered New York psychiatrist, the ex-cop who must crack the case with his team and six ... Read full review


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In the three previous Deadly Sin cases for crusty NYPD veteran Edward X. Delaney, Sanders used violence and vulgarity—some of it from the psycho-criminal's viewpoint—to juice up uninspired police ... Read full review


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Lawrence Sanders was born in Brooklyn, New York on March 15, 1920. He graduated from Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana, in 1942 and served in the Marine Corps from 1943 to 1946. After years of working as an editor for a number of magazines, including Mechanics Illustrated and Science and Mechanics, Lawrence Sanders wrote and published his first novel, The Anderson Tapes (1970), at the age of 50 which won the Edgar Award for Best First Mystery Novel from The Mystery Writers of America. It was made into a film in 1971, as was The First Deadly Sin (1973). Sanders died February 7, 1998

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