Evan Hunter: Barking at Butterflies (UK 2003)
From the Publisher:
Meet cocky young culprit Stevie in 'First Offence', whose cameo behind prison bars is a bigger role than he has bargained for. In 'Uncle Jimbo's Marbles', enter the gates of Camp Marvin, where a bout of marble madness turns into a competition for life and death. And witness an almost-perfect canine murder in the title story Barking at Butterflies. These and eight more chilling tales from a master of suspense are gathered together here for the first time.
Barking at Butterflies and other stories is Evan Hunter (Ed McBain) at his best, and unfailingly displays the mastery of language and irony for which he has been dubbed 'the unquestioned king'.
Evan Hunter: Barking at Butterflies. And other Stories. Allison & Busby, ISBN: 0749006579 (November, 2003), 240 p., £17.99.