The Bait by Dorothy Uhnak
(The Detective Christie Opara Mysteries)

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In this Edgar Award–winning debut novel, a dedicated cop becomes the ultimate prey when a serial killer gets out on bail
It begins when New York Police Department Detective Second-Grade Christie Opara arrests a man on the subway for indecent exposure. Within hours, Murray Rogoff, a burly giant, his crazed stare concealed behind thick glasses, is out on bail. Soon after, the body of a young dancer is found stashed behind the stairway of a Bronx apartment building. The girl was brutally raped and strangled, and a clue links her with two previous murders. The killer takes a signature trophy: a hacked-off lock of the victim’s hair. A few days later, Christie starts to get strange, late-night phone calls. Although Rogoff never spoke when he was in lock-up, the detective’s instincts tell her that Rogoff’s the serial killer they’re hunting. With the reluctant approval of her boss, Assistant District Attorney Casey Reardon, Christie prepares to become the bait of a deadly psychopath.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy Uhnak including rare images from the author’s estate.

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Author Dorothy Uhnak was born in the Bronx, New York on April 24, 1930. She attended City College and then joined the New York City Transit Authority Police. She won two awards for bravery during her 14 years with the force, 12 of them as a detective. She resigned due to sexual discrimination and in order to complete her college education at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She wrote nine fiction crime novels and one nonfiction work. Her debut novel, The Bait, won the Edgar Award as the best first mystery novel of 1968. Two of her novels, The Bait and False Witness, were adapted as TV movies. Another, The Investigation, was the basis for a Kojak TV movie. She died from a deliberate drug overdose on July 8, 2006.
Published January 1, 2013 by Open Road Media.
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Twenty-six year old Christic Opara is a New York City Police Force Detective and while petite, she brings in an oversized degenerate on a charge of public exposure in the subway.

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