From the Publisher:
Four short novels describe police detectives investigating the cases of a rich murder victim who lived in poverty, a serial murderer, a dangerous blackmailer, and a child's claim that her mother murdered her stepfather.
Ed McBain: "The Empty Hours"
The men of the 97th Squad are faced with the strange case of the murdered girl who lived in poverty with $60,000 in the bank.
Hugh Pentecost: "Murder in the Dark"
Lt. Pascal of New York Homicide follows a series of mismatched clues to the identity of a serial killer.
George Simenon: "Storm in the Channel"
Insp. Maigret runs into murder and blackmail during his holiday in A French coastal town.
Donald Westlake: "The Sound of Murder"
Det. Levine of Brooklyn's 43rd Precinct solves a painful case involving a mother and daughter.
Bill Pronzini and Martin H. Greenberg (ed.): Police Procedurals. Academy Chicago Publisher, ISBN: 0897331583 (November, 1985), 232 p., $11.00.