The Bait

In this Edgar Award winning debut novel, a dedicated cop becomes the ultimate prey when a serial killer gets out on bailIt 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, theIn this Edgar Award winning debut novel, a dedicated cop becomes the ultimate prey when a serial killer gets out on bailIt 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.
The Bait In this Edgar Award winning debut novel a dedicated cop becomes the ultimate prey when a serial killer gets out on bailIt begins when New York Police Department Detective Second Grade Christie Opara

  • Title: The Bait
  • Author: Dorothy Uhnak
  • ISBN: 9780893403478
  • Page: 285
  • Format: Hardcover
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    About the Author

    Dorothy Uhnak

    Uhnak s first book was autobiographical Policewoman 1964 , written and published while she was still a New York Transit Police detective Her debut fiction, The Bait 1968 , received a 1969 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best First Novel in a tie with E Richard Johnson s Silver Street The Bait was also made into a 1973 made for television film of the same title It was followed by The Witness and The Ledger, which was adapted for the TV movie and series Get Christie Love starring Teresa Graves All three novels featured Christie Opara, an NYPD detective assigned to the Manhattan District Attorney s Office, where Uhnak herself was assigned for many years.Later works included Law and Order, which was made into a TV movie starring Darren McGavin and The Investigation, which was adapted into a TV movie, Kojak The Price of Justice, with Telly Savalas.

    295 Comment

    • Ed said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 22:21 PM

      One of the delights I’ve experienced in my writing career was the opportunity to conduct a phone interview with Dorothy Uhnak about a year or so before her tragic suicide in 2006. I’d read all of her novels, so I felt as if I’d had prepared enough. I needn’t have worried. She was a pistol, very friendly and engaging. You can read my interview and essay here: tiny/ge08r. The Bait won the 1969 Edgar Award for the best first novel, and Anthony Boucher praised it in his New York Times review [...]

    • Kim Fay said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 22:21 PM

      I wish I could remember how I came across this book. Perhaps I stumbled across it while I was reading (and reading about) Dorothy Salisbury Davis's Julie Hayes mysteries. Like Julie, Christie Opara was born (and by that, I mean published) in the late 1960s, and like Julie, she lives in New York. But Julie is what I think is called an amateur sleuth, while Christie is an NYPD detective, based on the author Uhnak's own experiences. The basic storyline: Christie is used as bait to catch a serial ki [...]

    • Sally said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 22:21 PM

      A rather unpleasant police procedural about a female detective serving as bait for a serial rapist and killer. The killer is truly creepy, with no hair, a dream-like manner, and a feeling that he can judge women better than anyone else. Christie seems to be based to a certain extent on the author who has the cop jargon down, as well as a very masculine style, almost lovingly dwelling over one of the rapes. I preferred the author's nonfiction writing

    • Joene said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 22:21 PM

      This is a great story about a policewoman who, along with the rest of her team, must figure out the pattern of a unknown killer, then find a way to stop him. Many other things are going on during this time, and hard choices must be made. Great story, with very likable characters!!!

    • Sean Brennan said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 22:21 PM

      A Bit tame by modern standards, but at the time a move in the right direction, must surely been one of the first crime novels to f3eature a Lady detective. What I did find particulary interesting was the amount of time the police actually wasted trying to type up reports on dilapidated typewriters!

    • Ray Gehrig said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 22:21 PM

      Slow

    • Maddy said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 22:21 PM

      RATING: 3.75

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