Candyland : Candyland merges the bestselling talents of the acclaimed author known as both Evan Hunter and Ed McBain. Candyland begins in classic Evan Hunter style . . . Alone in New York City on business, Benjamin Thorpe spends his empty nights on a compulsive quest for female companionship. His dizzying descent leads to a confrontation in a midtown bordello and a searing self-revelation. And suddenly we are in Ed McBain territory . . . Emma Boyle of the Special Victims Unit investigates a young prostitute's murder. As the foggy events of the night in question come into focus, Benjamin Thorpe becomes a viable suspect. The excruciating suspense is total McBain - and the combined impact of Candyland is unforgettable.