So Long as You Both Shall Live

So Long as You Both Shall Live
Author: Ed McBain
Language English
Pages: 165
ISBN10: 0394485831
Genre: Mystery
Series 87th Precinct
Goodreads Rating: 3.88
ISBN13: 9780394485836
Published: December 31st 1976 by Random House Trade

Detective Bert Kling has had some rough luck with women. First his fiancée Cindy Townsend was gunned down in an infamous bookstore shooting.

Then there was Cindy Forrest, who informed him one day that she was in love with a doctor at work—and was gone. Now he’s finally hit the jackpot. Kling just married the beautiful model Augusta Blair, and they are about to enjoy the first night of their marriage together…until bad luck catches him again. When Kling gets out of the shower, Augusta is gone, leaving behind one shoe—and cotton soaked in chloroform. Even harder than calling Detective Steve Carella with the news is standing on the sidelines while the rest of the men do all the work.

But he’ll have to—or he’ll never see her alive again. A spine-tingling race against time as the detectives of the 87th do what they do best, So Long as You Both Shall Live is an extraordinary addition to the series, an Ed McBain masterpiece that marries taut police procedure with the personal stakes of a man who stands to lose everything—again.