Shotgun (novel)

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Author Evan Hunter
(as Ed McBain)
Country United States
Language English
Series 87th Precinct
Genre Crime novel
Publication date
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 173 pages
Preceded by Fuzz
Followed by Jigsaw

Shotgun is the twenty third 87th Precinct novel by Ed McBain.

Brief plot summary[edit]

Would you kill someone for love? Someone did. A man and a woman die from shotgun wounds. Kling's girlfriend says she would, and Carella won't answer.


The New York Times Book Review wrote that Shotgun was similar to McBain's previous book, Fuzz, in its more lighthearted approach to the police procedural. However, the reviewer, Allen Hubin, found the work inferior, with a fragmented plot and the humor not as funny. Nevertheless, Hubin said it compared favorable with other recent "fun novels".[1]


  1. ^ Hubin, Allen (1969-07-13). "Criminals At Large". New York Times. pp. Book Review, p.29.