From: JIM DOHERTY ( jimdohertyjr@yahoo.com)
Date: 13 Sep 2002

Missed yesterday, so I'm sending on two profiles today.

Ed Dee spent twenty years in the NYPD, starting out in uniform in the South Bronx, and retiring as a detective lieutenant in the Organized Crime unit.

Ten years after retiring (and after receiving a Master of Fine Arts from Arizona State U), he wrote 14 PECK SLIP, the first in a series featuring detective Anthony Ryan and Joe Gregory. It was later named an N.Y. TIMES "Notable Bood of the Year 1994," Ryan, who narrates the stories, is (comparatively) steadier and more dependable, while Gregory tends to be more colorful and flamboyant. They've since reappeared in BRONX ANGEL, LITTLE BOY BLUE, and NIGHTBIRD.

Since so many hard-boiled private eye stories are first first-person narratives (a comparatively rare, though hardly unheard of, device in the police procedural), Dee's books, like Jonathan Craig's, provide an easy way for PI readers to transition from one hard-boiled sub-genre to another. His style is lean, and extremely readable, and his characters are realistic and convincing.


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