heater
 n.— «In 1974, John Dillmann was a 27-year-old detective on the New Orleans Police Department’s homicide unit and hungry for his first “heater” case—a big publicity case that would earn him status on the force. He didn’t know how soon that case would come.» —“Unholy Matrimony” by Mary Durusau Baton Rouge Sunday Advocate Mag. (La.) Jan. 18, 1987. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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