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A Twist of the Knife

(1988)
(The first book in the Stanley Moodrow series)
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Publisher's Weekly
Solomita's promising debut novel pulsates with the vitality of New York's street life. Det. Sgt. Stanley Moodrow is one of those cops who go by the book. And, if those methods fail, the 20-year veteran is not afraid to implement his own procedures. When a drug pusher and his minions are killed with a Russian hand grenade in Moodrow's precinct, he is asked to determine whether terrorists are involved. A trail of clues point to the American Red Army and one of its death squad, Johnny Katanos. What is originally just another case to Moodrow eventually evolves into a personal vendetta and a one-man hunt for the terrorists. Though the story drags at times and the conclusion offers no surprises, the author is a keen observer of humanity and the authenticity of his characters makes the mystery an above-average first effort.

Library Journal
This outstanding police procedural by a new novelist compares most favorably with Wambaugh and Sanders. As Detective Sgt. Stanley Moodrow tracks the killers of his girlfriend throughout Manhattan, vowing revenge, members of the American Red Army, a politically motivated terrorist group, design ruthless, random attacks that leave the police at loose ends. In a tightly constructed plot, played out against ethnically mixed neighborhoods, Stanley uses time-tested police methods and instinct to bring the culprits to justice. Tough language, rough-and-tumble characters, fugitive action. REK

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

October 1988 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Twist of the Knife
Author(s): Stephen Solomita
ISBN: 0-399-13401-8 / 978-0-399-13401-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
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Paperback Editions

June 2014 : Paperback
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Title: A Twist of the Knife: The Stanley Moodrow Crime Novels: Volume 1
Author(s): Stephen Solomita
Publisher: Mysterious Press
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October 1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Twist of the Knife
Author(s): Stephen Solomita
ISBN: 0-7088-4536-3 / 978-0-7088-4536-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Futura Publications
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February 1990 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Twist of the Knife
Author(s): Stephen Solomita
ISBN: 0-380-70997-X / 978-0-380-70997-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books
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Kindle Editions

June 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Twist of the Knife (The Stanley Moodrow Crime Novels)
Author(s): Stephen Solomita
Publisher: mysteriouspress.com
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January 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Twist of the Knife (The Stanley Moodrow Crime Novels Book 1)
Author(s): Stephen Solomita
Publisher: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
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