Tag: Dance

The Last Dance Chapter Ten

It is Palmer who makes the first contact, toward the end of September. He tells Cynthia on the telephone that he’s had a transatlantic call from Norman Zimmer, who’s producing a musical based on Jenny’s Room, is she familiar with . . . ? “Yes, he’s been in touch,” Cynthia says. “I hate to bother …

The Last Dance Chapter Nine

Chapter Nine The detectives were waiting in the lobby of Fitness Plus when Connie Lindstrom walked out early Thursday morning, her mink coat flapping open over black tights and Nike running shoes as she sailed past to start her working day. Her eyes opened in surprise when she saw Carella and Brown sitting on the …

The Last Dance Chapter Eight

Nellie Brand came to the case with a cool assistant district attorney’s eye, ten years of experience in the D.A.’s office, and the hood of a ski parka pulled up over her short blondish hair. That Tuesday morning, when she was about to leave for the office, her husband suggested that perhaps she ought to …

The Last Dance Chapter Seven

When they went to see Norman Zimmer again, they were prepared to threaten him with a grand-jury subpoena. Instead, he seemed ready to cooperate. This was now Friday morning, the third day of December. They had last seen him on Tuesday. They assumed he’d had time since then to talk to his lawyer, and fully …

The Last Dance Chapter Six

They went in with a No-Knock arrest warrant and Kevlar vests because from what Betty Young had told them, the dude in here was no cookie-cutter. The trouble with most tenement buildings in many parts of this city was that they hadn’t been designed for close police work. Maxwell Corey Blaine did not live on …

The Last Dance Chapter Five

He had drank too much, and had argued with his uncle Dominick too loudly about whichever war was current wherever in the world. His uncle’s attitude was always and ever “Let’s bomb the shit out of them!” Carella had heard these words from him ever since he was old enough to understand, and his mother …

The Last Dance Chapter Four

There were three airports servicing the metropolitan area. The largest of them, out on Sands Spit, flew three direct flights and six connecting flights to Houston on most weekdays. The airport closest to the city flew nine direct flights and eleven connecting flights. Across the river, in the adjoining state, direct flights went out virtually …

The Last Dance Chapter Three

Since there were two homicides on the table this Tuesday morning – an unusual circumstance, even for the Eight-Seven – Lieutenant Byrnes told the detectives assembled in his office that he’d be skipping over all the usual shit and getting directly to the murders, if nobody had any objections. Andy Parker didn’t think the murder …

The Last Dance Chapter Two

It was raining relentlessly on the morning of October thirtieth, a Saturday, the day after the body of Andrew Henry Hale was found dead in his bed in an apartment on Currey and Twelfth. Carella and Meyer came running out of the precinct and into the parking lot behind it, drenched to the bone before …

The Last Dance Chapter One

It is Palmer who makes the first contact, toward the end of September. He tells Cynthia on the telephone that he’s had a transatlantic call from Norman Zimmer, who’s producing a musical based on Jenny’s Room, is she familiar with . . . ? “Yes, he’s been in touch,” Cynthia says. “I hate to bother …