From the Publisher:
Ed McBain, the legend of contemporary suspense, returns to Calusa, Florida, in an audio that weaves multiple points of view into a tantalizing brilliant plot.
Matthew Hope has been shot - taking two bullets outside a bar in Calusa's seediest neighborhood. With Matthew in a coma, the men and women who know him best desperately try to find out who wanted him dead The sexy, tough investigator Toots Kiley, the world-weary cop, Morris Bloom and Warren Chambers, a strong black man who gets reminded every day that Florida is still in the Deep South, start to get the picture: Matthew Hope had walked into a weird and wild world.
Hope had been hired to close a real estate deal for a small, successful circus. He found himself surrounded by circus freaks who shared a society of amazing feats, kinky sex, and dark secrets. Before Hope could do his job he had to find out how a curvaceous three-foot-tall woman met a violent death, and what happened to her extensive estate.
Instead of an answer, Hope got a riddle. Now in a hospital, he fights for his life. His friends scramble for clues. But the riddle - and the killer - are still out there: There was a little girl who had a little girl who had a little girl...
Ed McBain: There Was a Little Girl. Warner Books, ISBN: 0446602140 (October, 1995), $6.50