Fat Ollie's Book

Fat Ollie's Book

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Irritating though he was, Lester Henderson had it all when he strode up to rehearse his keynote address in the darkness of a downtown theatre. Widely tipped to be the next mayor and possessing a nice line in catalogue-casual daywear, Henderson stood four-square facing his glorious future. But five shots later and his lifeblood was seeping away - gunned down by person or persons unknown from stage-right...At that point he became Ollie Weeks' problem. But this savage crime is suddenly overshadowed by a deed even more repugnant. Ollie's life's work is his novel. Honed by countless rejection letters, it is finally ready to be released to the general populace. But then the one and only manuscript disappears, leaving Ollie to head off in pursuit of the thief. A thief who is convinced that Ollie's work contains the secret location of a hoard of hidden diamonds...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 111 x 180 x 24mm | 198g
  • ORION
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0752842447
  • 9780752842448

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[Ed McBain] virtually invented the police procedural genre with its hero andostensible authenticity; but what counts now, after so long, is not the procedure but the style - the casual knowingness, the sardonic humour, the demotic dialogue, the quick shifts of angle ... This is McBain in relaxed mood, giving easy, immensely assured performance.'THE TABLET
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About Ed McBain

Ed McBain (1926--) was born Salvatore Lambino 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 is a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America and is one of three American writers to be awarded the CWA Diamond Dagger for lifetime achievement.
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4 38% (372)
3 30% (296)
2 7% (73)
1 3% (27)
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