William Landay's sophomore effort is a somewhat different work ---
both structurally and topically --- from MISSION FLATS. But his
stellar craftsmanship shines through; if anything, THE STRANGLER
surpasses its predecessor.
Though a work of fiction, THE STRANGLER is set in the real world of
1963. The nation is reeling from the assassination of President
John F. Kennedy; for Boston, it is a devastating blow, as the city
is already traumatized by a series of rapes and murders committed
by a fiend whom the press has dubbed "The Boston Strangler."
Landay's novel, however, does not concern itself primarily with
those horrific cri