Mute Witness By Robert L. Fish


NYPD Lieutenant Clancy is assigned to protect organized crime leader Johnny Rossi—and soon is busy trying to discover who wants the mobster dead. Full of vivid characters including bumbling police officers, a corrupt district attorney, and a mob boss who isn’t what he seems, this classic crime novel will keep you on the edge of your seat.


Robert L. Fish

Robert Fish is the Edgar-award winning author of over 30 novels and countless short stories. Fish was born in Ohio and studied mechanical engineering at Case University. While working as an engineer in Brazil, Fish wrote his first short story, which was published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. His experiences in Brazil also provided some of the key experiences that are featured in his first novel The Fugitive, which is about a concentration camp survivor who travels to Brazil incognito in the early 1960s to infiltrate a burgeoning Nazi-revivalist movement. The novel won Fish an Edgar for Best First Mystery. Fish consequently wrote many more novels that feature Interpol detective Jose daSilva, who makes his first appearance in The Fugitive. The other books include Isle of the Snakes (1963), Brazilian Sleigh Ride (1965) and The Xavier Affair (1969). Fish often wrote novels with recurrent characters. Lieutenant Clancy, who first appears in 1963's Mute Witness, reappears in The Quarry (1964) and Police Blotter (1965). Mute Witness was later re-published under the title Bullitt and turned into a movie that starred actor Steve McQueen as Lieutenant Clancy.

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