Fat Ollie's Book

CD - unabridged
Audio (7 discs)
Product Number: C1997
Released: May 19, 2003
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402544460
Narrator/s: Michael Arkin
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New York Times best-selling author Ed McBain is the first American to receive the Diamond Dagger, the British Crime Writers Association's highest award. Fat Ollie, a detective of the 88th precinct, just finished his first novel about a detective not unlike himself and is on his way to the copy shop when he gets the call. Quickly arriving on the scene, he finds a well-known city councilman has been shot dead-nothing new in the big bad city. But when Ollie gets back to his car, he discovers his precious manuscript stolen. Now that's a serious problem.

Author(s): Ed McBain
Series: 87th Precinct Series No: 52

All formats/editions

Author(s): Ed McBain
Narrator(s): Michael Arkin
Product Number Z10311
Released: Dec 01, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490665276
Author(s): Ed McBain
Product Number EB00570083
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: #9780743250719

Professional reviews

"Oliver Wendell Weeks--Fat Ollie--is a fat, pompous, bigoted detective from the 88th Precinct. Teamed up with the 87th's Steve Carella to solve the assassination of a city councilman, Fat Ollie is more concerned with getting back the manuscript of a novel that was stolen from the back of his squad car than with finding the councilman's killer. As with all of McBain's writing, FAT OLLIE'S BOOK deftly weaves multiple plot threads into a thoroughly entertaining story. Michael Arkin plays the part of Fat Ollie well, but his performance becomes grating when he forgets to tone down the husky obnoxiousness when reading other characters. S.E.S. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine"

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