Our feature this episode is Ed McBain’s popular 87th Precinct series coupled with Eric’s review of the first installment “Cop Hater.” Additionally, Tom covers Lawrence Block’s “The Girl with the Long Green Heart.” Stream below or on any popular streaming service. Download directly here (Link).
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Nice podcast with great information on Ed McBain. Enjoyed it. If you ever come across his 1976 novel GUNS grab it. I couldn't put it down.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the kind words. Is "Guns" a stand alone novel or part of the series?Delete
GUNS is a standaloneDelete
Timely episode. I just finished Cop Hater and really liked it. Now to search out other police procedurals etc. Didn’t know about Fuzz. I’m hoping that’s streaming somewhere.ReplyDelete
Hi Bob. Glad you liked "Cop Hater. You may also like the "87th Precinct" series. Reviews here: http://www.paperbackwarrior.com/search/label/87th%20PrecinctDelete
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I am way behind in listening to your podcasts, slowly making my way through them, thus the lateness of this comment. There is a lot of info to digest, so I like to take them slowly. Really good stuff and I threw you a couple of bucks so you can maintain your new higher standard of living. Joking aside, you put a lot of effort and deliver solid content, so it is well worth it!
I am not a huge McBain/Hunter fan, though will read his early stuff in a pinch without complaint. He tends to have a nasty, misogynist streak in his books that turns me off. I would recommend that you check out The Spike Heel (written under the name Richard Marsten) which is a crazy, Freudian corporate thriller about a battle for power in a shoe company.
You can check out my review here: https://olmansfifty.blogspot.com/2012/03/18-spiked-heel-by-richard-marsten.html