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Edward D. Hoch - The Killer Everyone Knew and Other Captain Leopold Stories


Introduction by Roland Lacourbe

In our nearly thirty years of publishing the best of Ed Hoch's short stories, we've neglected Captain Leopold, the head of the Violent Crimes Squad. Along with Lt. Fletcher and Sgt. Trent, the stories are as police procedurals; however, Ed Hoch's plotting skills shine in all the stories.

The collection contains 15 stories carefully curated just for this book by Hoch expert Roland Lacourbe. The Limited Edition of The Killer Everyone Knew and Other Captain Leopold Stories is one of 150 clothbound copies signed and numbered by the editor, Roland Lacourbe.

Accompanying each Signed Clothbound Numbered Edition is a separately printed chapbook, "Captain Leopold Views a Crime Scene" by Edward D. Hoch.

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