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She slammed the door shut at once. Oh, shit! she said, and fumbled the padlock into the hasp, and snapped it shut again. Ave, she yelled, she saw me!

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THE FRUMIOUS BANDERSNATCH - Ex Ed McBain – 53th book in 87th precinct series Bison Records' self-styled impresario Barney Loomis runs into a snag in his effort to catapult his newest performer, Tamar Valparaiso, to stardom

THE FRUMIOUS BANDERSNATCH - Ex Ed McBain – 53th book in 87th precinct series Bison Records' self-styled impresario Barney Loomis runs into a snag in his effort to catapult his newest performer, Tamar Valparaiso, to stardom. As Tamar is lip-synching the provocative video of her first album aboard a rented yacht, two men in Saddam Hussein and Yasir Arafat masks snatch her before a stunned audience

Ed McBain (1926-2005) was born Salvatore Lombino in New York.

Ed McBain (1926-2005) was born Salvatore Lombino in New York. He changed his name to Evan Hunter and under that name is known as the author of THE BLACKBOARD JUNGLE and as the writer of the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock's THE BIRDS. The 87th Precinct series numbers over fifty novels. McBain was a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America and was one of three American writers to be awarded the CWA Diamond Dagger for lifetime achievement.

view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. Ed McBain, a recipient of the Mystery Writers of America's coveted Grand Master Award, was also the first American to receive the Diamond Dagger, the British Crime Writers Association's highest award.

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The review form asks how the author's writing is. Ed McBain? Also known as Evan Hunter, his adopted name, having been born Salvatore Albert Lombino, was a phenomenally excellent writer. I own everything he wrote in his adulthood. He could take a reader on a ride through a killer's mind, a reformed alcoholic's struggles, and the need of a good woman for real love. He could carry you through a murder so efficiently you might think you committed it, or that you were the victim. In his 87th Precinct series, McBain became a teacher. He taught the men and woman in the 87th precinct office about Shakespeare, and Alice in Wonderland and almost every classic any child has ever read. He turned a sonnet into a serial murderer's madness, and a line from Jabberwocky into the mind of a man crazed by his own history. If you like reading, read Ed McBain and Evan Hunter. Read and learn and most of all enjoy!
No one writes police procedurals as well as Ed McBain! His characters are well drawn, detailed and people you can relate to, and his story lines are masterful. In this story -- the 53rd in the series -- McBain takes a serious note on the kidnapping of a rock star and the twists and turns the 87th precinct takes to chase down the criminals, including dealing with FBI agents and other police on a joint task force. The twists and turns keep the suspense up to the very end. Its a story you won't want to miss!
I have always been more impressed by the humor in the 87th Precinct mysteries than the police procedural. For instance, in FRUMIOUS BANDERSNATCH, McBain uses Lewis Carroll's nonsense poem "Jabberwocky" to create a single used in a video as a sendoff for a new singing sensation, Tamar Valparaiso. This gives McBain a chance to lampoon music critics, TV entertainment news, and civil rights advocates who carry political correctness too far.
The plot revolves around the kidnapping of Tamar off a river yacht. Steve Carella soon finds himself playing second fiddle to the FBI and their advanced technology. But, surprise of all surprises, Tamar's record producer insists on Carella accompanying him when he pays the ransom.
Something else you usually get when you read the Grand Master is a brutal twist when you least expect it. He will stop at nothing. I'm kind of surprised he hasn't killed off Carella by now, especially since he's been working at the 87th for something like fifty years.
All of the above would not make a great mystery. This is also a character vehicle. Ollie Weeks furnishes the sub plot, still romancing his fellow police officer, Patricia Gomez. A while back McBain made up his mind he was going to transform the mysogynistic, racist Weeks into an almost likable human being, but rather than do it all at once he's been chipping away at the big fellow for two, three books now. First off, Ollie decides to take music lessons, then he writes a book, a police procedural of course, and now he's dating a Hispanic police officer and learning how to play "Spanish Eyes" for her. He even takes her to see a movie about the making of Richard III.
McBain pretty much telegraphs the resolution of this mystery when Tamar's record goes through the roof, but the interplay between the characters, as they say in those credit card commercials, is priceless.
I'm a HUGE fan of Ed McBain. I've been reading the 87th precinct books since around 1978, and they were already venerable then. Now, over 25 years later, he's still at it...and the amazing thing is that the books are as enjoyable as ever.

Settling into an 87th precinct novel is such a treat for a fan like me. Familiar characters who are always adding new dimensions to their characters. Nothing too overwhelming, just little nuggets. Plots that are extremely swiftly paced and detective work that very convincingly shows how the case is "solved." A nice mixture of the grinding footwork of a TV show like Law & Order, the forensics work of CSI and just a dash of good old-fashioned brain power, a la Sherlock Holmes.

But to me, the best part has always been the talking. You can burn through a McBain because the dialogue is swift, crisp, believable and it FLOWS. Whether a tense interview between cop and suspect, silly banter between cops or charged smalltalk between lovers (or prospective lovers), McBain does it all with an ease that, frankly, no other writer I've encountered comes close to. (Gregory MacDonald of FLETCH fame is the closest in my book, but all his dialogue, while furiously paced, is heavily tinged with irony or downright sarcasm.) McBain handles all tones.

We expect (and get) all these elements with ALL 87th precinct novels. Thus, a review of FRUMIOUS BANDERSNATCH in and of itself is almost pointless. The plot specifics of most of his books don't stick with us forever. This one might just a little longer, because it does have an ending that stings a bit. 30 years ago, McBain opened a book (don't remember which) with a long chapter of dialogue between a cop and a man he's trying to talk off a ledge. When the scene ends with the person abruptly leaping to their death, it's almost a slap. A slap of "yeah, that's reality, bucko, not a neat, tidy novel." McBain delivers similarly here.

I only reserve a half star because I'm a little hesitant to get on the Ollie Weeks bandwagon. As a minor character, he's always been great. I even didn't begrudge him a book more-or-less of his own (Fat Ollie's Book). But he's featured heavily again in this book...not sure I need so much Ollie. Two books in a row is too much. Carella and Hawes are heavily featured, too...but we hardly see any Kling or Meyer. That's the way McBain's books are, different characters take center stage from book to book. BUT I'm not totally thrilled to see Ollie with so much time in the spotlight.
Somewhere in an earlier book intro Ed McBain wrote about the shorter lengths of his 1950s books - because publishers wanted longer and longer in the '80s and '90s and '00s. This is one of those longer books and, while you can still enjoy the obvious pleasures of McBain's writing, it is padded with repetition of "the frumious bandersnatch". Sigh. Sort of a petered out ending, too. Still, if'n you're an 87th Precinct fan, like I am, it's a read.