Like Love epub

by Ed McBain


Like Love epub

ISBN: 0745118542

ISBN13: 978-0745118543

Author: Ed McBain

Category: Thriller and Mystery

Language: English

Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C; Large Print Ed edition (August 1992)

Pages: 312 pages

ePUB book: 1434 kb

FB2 book: 1477 kb

Rating: 4.9

Votes: 124

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Years later, when I actually got to meet Ed McBain/Evan Hunter, I told him this story, and he said, I would have liked it better if my books inspired you to become a detective instead of becoming my competition

Years later, when I actually got to meet Ed McBain/Evan Hunter, I told him this story, and he said, I would have liked it better if my books inspired you to become a detective instead of becoming my competition. Evan and I became friends, and I was privileged to know him and honored to be in his company.

Like Love Ed Mcbain LIKE LOVE An 87th Precinct Mystery Ed McBain Scanned her body a voluptuous, thinly sheathed, wind-caressed part of the building. Scanned & Proofed By MadMaxAU. 1. The woman on the ledge was wearing a nightgown. It was only three-thirty in the afternoon, but she was dressed for sleep, and the brisk spring breezes flattened the sheer nylon fabric against her body so that she looked like a legendary Greek figure sculptured in stone, immobile, on the ledge twelve stories above the city street.

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and the nuances of love. The 87th Precinct one of the great literary accomplishments of the last half-century. -Pete Hamill, Newsday. McBain has the ability to make every character believable-which few writers these days can d. -. -Associated Press show more.

Stephen King and Nelson DeMille on Ed McBain I think Evan Hunter, known by that name or as Ed McBain, was one of the most influential writers of the postwar generation.

Snow whips through the city’s streets like lethal daggers when a young actress leaves the theater after her latest performance. She walks home instead of taking the subway, and soon the snow on the ground is stained red with her blood. Stephen King and Nelson DeMille on Ed McBain I think Evan Hunter, known by that name or as Ed McBain, was one of the most influential writers of the postwar generation. He was the first writer to successfully merge realism with genre fiction, and by so doing I think he may actually have created the kind of popular fiction that drove the best-seller lists and lit up the American imagination in the years 1960 to 2000.

A hard-driving suspense story, Even the Wicked is a classic crime novel. Written by Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Ed McBain, it explores the terrifying truths lurking in the shadows of a small, sleepy town. Thriller & Crime Fiction. One fee. Stacks of books.

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Spring finds the detectives of the 87th Precinct busy as usual. As the book opens, Detective Steve Carella has to deal with a beautiful young woman who decides she has nothing to live for and who has climbed out onto a ledge high above the street in her nightgown. She's ready to jump and in 1962, the PD doesn't yet have trained specialists to deal with a situation like this. Carella will do the best he can, but this really isn't his area of expertise.

Meanwhile, a hairbrush salesman is making his rounds. (Remember, it's 1962 when people other than the Girl Scouts apparently still sold things door-to-door.) The unsuspecting salesman rings the doorbell at an apartment which, unfortunately is filled with leaking natural gas. The electrical impulse from the bell touches off an explosion which blows the salesman and his hairbrushes all to hell.

When the dust settles, the police discover a man and a woman lying virtually naked in the bedroom dead from inhaling the gas. They also find a couple of empty Scotch bottles and a suicide note. But something seems off and most of the detectives believe that the deaths were really homicides.

Sadly, their investigation leads them nowhere. They discover some quirky facts about the case but nothing that absolutely disproves the apparent suicide and nothing that points the finger at a viable suspect. In the meantime, some unknown person has made it his hobby to periodically kick the crap out of Steve Carella, which does nothing to improve the detective's disposition. And unless the detectives catch a break soon, it appears that none of this will be resolved to anyone's satisfaction.

This is another very good entry in this series. As always, it's a pretty quick read and fans of the series are certain to enjoy it.
....not that it's possible to conceive of a "bad" Ed Mcbain novel. But there is a certain lack of edge, of focus here that means I'd never recommend it as someones first. We drift a bit too long into the romantic mind of Cotton Hawes, we spend a bit to much time on clues and plot twists that go nowhere yet aren't enough by themselves to make it worth the trip. Even author favorite Steve Carella seems diluted here, we follow him through a bit of angst about a failure on the job but again, it just kind of fades away, not building to anything in particular.
Still, all told, we're talking 15-20% fat on this one. The rest is clean, lean, McBain and as always worthwhile.
I read this one out of order because I didn't have the one immediately preceding. I will say that I'm a little disappointed because I had figured it out so early in the book. It was good form and style, as I've come to expect from this author and series, but too predictable.
I enjoyed this book. It was well written and a good story. I could tell it was written in the old style of the 50s or the 60s, but that was not a minus for me - I enjoyed that too. There was never a point at which I was bored, but it was not a page-turner either. It was good for a police procedural. All these things rolled up together, though, only made it an "okay" for me.
Enjoyable, but not as good as other Mc Bain's. Injecting other crimes was superfluous. The book does give a good picture of the schedule, life and hardships of detectives and policemen.
87th precinct series. Love it.
Ed McBain doesn't write 'great' books; he does, however, craft a darn good story and is dependably readable.
This reads like a script from the same time as the old Jack Webb stories and I wouldn't be surprised if the Author hadn't written some of them.