Author(s): Ed McBain
Series: 87th Precinct Series No: 54
eAudio - unabridged
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Product Number: Z3163
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781449889326
Narrator/s: Michael Arkin
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Ed McBain concocts a brilliant and intricate thriller about a master criminal who haunts the city with cryptic passages from Shakespeare, directing the detectives of the 87th Precinct to a future crime-if only they can figure out what he means. Ed McBain brings his most intelligent and devious criminal back to the 87th Precinct with a richly plotted and literary crime.


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Product Number:Z3163
Product Number:C2835

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Author(s): Ed McBain
Narrator(s): Michael Arkin
Product Number C2835
Released: Jun 14, 2005
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419304620
Author(s): Ed McBain
Product Number EB00570114
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: #9780743263016

Professional reviews

"Ed McBain's latest crime novel again features the notorious criminal the Deaf Man and the officers of New York's 87th Precinct. While the characters are filled with personality and Michael Arkin sounds appropriately authoritative, the book's premise--that the Deaf Man has hired junkies to deliver clues based upon quotes from Shakespeare about what he will do next--is hokey, at best. In addition, the novel begins too slowly, particularly for those who are unfamiliar with the Deaf Man and the prior books in the series. Eventually, the story gains momentum, as does Arkin's reading. In particular, Arkin memorably captures the frustrations, self-doubt, and second thoughts of Detective Carella, who ruminates about going broke paying for two weddings, his mother's and his sister's, all at once. D.J.S. (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine"