Costigan, Lee Never Kill a Cop
New York Pocket Books 1959 First Edition Mass Market Paperback Good
Illustrated by Greene, Darrel [cover]
A paperback original. Pocket Books # 1256. Spine slightly slanted, 1/2" bend/tear at top of spine, minor edgewear. Text slightly yellowed, but clean and unmarked.
"Detective Lieutenant Johnny Cristo, Metropolitan Police, is accused of dereliction of duty and contributing to the death of his partner, Sergeant Irving Epstein. The charge is that on the morning Sergeant Epstein was shot at his post, Lieutenant Cristo wasn't there to help him. He was entertaining a blonde instead. The charge is false, but Lieutenant Cristo cannot prove his innocence. Tomorrow he will be railroaded off the force unless he can find the gunman who killed his best friend. He has one day left to square himself. One day. . . in which his only hope is that the killer will strike again."; 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall