The Frumious Bandersnatch

The Frumious Bandersnatch

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Diva disappeared...This was supposed to be the night that launched a new pop idol into the firmament. Tamar Valparaiso has it all: young and beautiful with the body and voice of an angel. And just as importantly she is going to hit all the right demographics. With a Mexican father she's going to walk the Hispanic market and her Russian mother ensured that her blonde hair will not be scaring off the Britney fans. So, tonight, she is going to make debut performance of her first single on a luxury motor-launch in the heart of the city. But this is when she becomes Detective Steve Carella's problem. Halfway through her performance - and watched by millions of fans - masked men drag Tamar off the stage and into the bowels of a waiting speedboat. Now the city is in uproar and the responsibility of getting her back safely lies on Carella's shoulders..."The Frumious Bandersnatch" once again demonstrates that when it comes to non-stop pace, wit and action, Ed McBain is still the master of the crime more

Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 152 x 236 x 36mm | 458.13g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752855859
  • 9780752855851

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"Read McBain's new novel for evidence that crime and quality aren't mutually exclusive. The verbal badinage is sharp, clever and always true to life. Count the pros. There are a lot of them." DAILY MIRROR, 16/01/04 "Up-to-the-minute, witty and clever." IRISH INDEPENDENT 'McBain, like a great wine, only seems to improve with age... an engrossing plot that will take readers on a thrill ride. The name McBain guarantees a good read.' THE GOOD BOOK GUIDEshow more

About Ed McBain

Ed McBain is one of the most illustrious names in crime fiction. In 1998, he was the first non-British author to be awrded the Crime Writers' Association/Cartier Diamond Dagger Award and he is also holder of the Mystery Writers of America's coveted Grand Master more

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712 ratings
3.59 out of 5 stars
5 20% (144)
4 35% (251)
3 32% (230)
2 8% (57)
1 4% (30)
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