The 87th Precinct
...is where criminals and cops share secrets,
tricks, and truths, where strangers meet, fall in love, and
... is a would-be hit play about an actress
in a hit play pursued by a knife-wielding stalker. Until the
leading lady is stabbed outside the theater. Before the detectives
of the 87th Precinct can solve that crime, the actress is
stabbed again. This time for keeps.
A.D.A. Nellie Brand moves in for a murder
conviction, but Carella is sure the wrong guy is taking the
rap. While blond Bert Kling grills suspects ranging from the
show's producers to the leading lady's lovely understudy,
he's falling in love with a doctorwho happens to be
black. Romance is in the air. And only a very determined killer
doesn't seem to care.