"When the affable owner of a checkered-tablecloth restaurant in Little Italy is cut down by the bullets of a pair of ski-masked thugs, 5th Precinct Police Detective Reardon has his hands too full to give a damn about some odd things going on uptown. For instance, why does a noted Madison Avenue art lover suddenly decide to sell his entire collection in an effort to raise a"When the affable owner of a checkered-tablecloth restaurant in Little Italy is cut down by the bullets of a pair of ski-masked thugs, 5th Precinct Police Detective Reardon has his hands too full to give a damn about some odd things going on uptown. For instance, why does a noted Madison Avenue art lover suddenly decide to sell his entire collection in an effort to raise a cool million? And why was a well-known Arab oil magnate assassinated? Almost too late, Reardon sees the connection between the deaths of a multi-millionaire and a small-time restaurateur, and the fluctuations in the international markets for crude oil, fine art, and precious metals. And now that he knows the truth, just how long has he got to live?" - Book Jacket for Book Club edition....
|Title||:||Another Part Of The City|
|Format Type||:||Mass Market Paperback|
|Number of Pages||:||240 Pages|
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Another Part Of The City Reviews
Ed McBain moves his patented police procedural from the fictional 87th Precinct in the fictional city of Isola to a real detective squad in the real New York City and the result is a resounding meh. While clearly meticulously researched, this novel could have just as easily been a case caught by Steve Carella and Co.One wonders if it was publisher pressure. William Caunitz had Wambaughed the NYPD the year before with the wildly successful One Police Plaza and gritty insider realism was once again the flavor of the week. The blurbs on this edition of the book also seem to imply a new series in the offing, not just a one-off.
-Y escribía dos o tres así al año.-Género. Novela.Lo que nos cuenta. El libro En otra parte de la ciudad (publicación original: Another Part Of The City: 1986) nos lleva hasta Nueva York donde, en el barrio italiano, unos enmascarados asesinan al dueño de un restaurante. El detective Reardon se encarga del homicidio, que parece uno más fruto de la violencia en la ciudad, pero otros eventos extraños y aparentemente inconexos le irán llevando a encontrarse con un caso muy diferente al que pensaba que tendría que investigar.¿Quiere saber más de este libro, sin spoilers? Visite:http://librosdeolethros.blogspot.com/...
It was a good whodunit. The police procedural atmosphere from the crime scene to the arrest is felt through the pages as well as the personal life of the lead character, Detective Bryan Reardon, 5th Precinct Detective Squad. I have to praise the colloquial manner of telling the procedure but what I see as the flaw is adding seemingly unrelated characters. I really thought they have nothing to do with it, just some bystander but as the story progresses they were in it from the beginning. If Mr.McBain (Evan Hunter/Salvatore Lombino) is still alive, I'd like to address this flaw. He should've made some messages on how they are part of the story. What made me want to read it to the end is the way it made me think on who did it.
NYC one week before Christmas, 3 murders - restaurant owner, lawyer, and Arab businessman - seem unrelated, but detective Reardon connects them to a missing oil price timetable which will affect stock prices worldwide. Rich insiders attempt to buy silver futures knowing that oil prices affect precious metal prices. Subplots - Reardon's divorce, new girlfriend, greed and power among the rich. Holds your interest throughout as all the pieces are tied together.
Picked up a series of these at a local booksale around the time of Evan Hunter's (the real name of Ed McBain) death. Mixed with what I had from a mystery book club, read them in order of publication. Good police procedural author; you get to know the characters; plots are good. This is not part of the 87th Precinct series, although a few of the names are familiar. If you forget the details like I do reading again wouldn't be awful.
McBain weaves the lives of the principle characters together; the main character is fleshed out. The ending is a bit off-the-wall, but it's still a good read.