The Ryer Avenue Story by Dorothy Uhnak

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A murder in a Bronx neighborhood in 1935 has lifelong consequences for six youths, one of whom is the killer, and one of whom sees his own father executed for the crime. By the author of Policewoman. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
 

About Dorothy Uhnak

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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 March 1, 1993 by St Martins Pr. 406 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Even Willie Paycek, whose hated janitor father was electrocuted after being discovered standing over Stachiew with a coal shovel, has fought his way to the top, turning his agreement to marry Maryanne and take her off to Hollywood into the springboard for a successful filmmaking career.

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A violent crime affects the lives of six young people over the course of four decades.

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Veteran police novelist Uhnak ( Law and Order ;

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