The Frumious Bandersnatch by Ed McBain audiobook

The Frumious Bandersnatch

By Ed McBain
Read by Ron McLarty

Simon & Schuster Audio

The 87th Precinct Series: Book 53

5.03 Hours Abridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780743539227

It should have been the night that launched a new pop idol. Tamar Valparaiso is young and beautiful, with the body and voice of an angel. The stage is set for her to launch her debut album, Bandersnatch, on a luxury yacht in the heart of the city. But halfway through her performance, masked men drag Tamar off the stage and into a waiting speedboat, while the partygoers look on helplessly. Detective Steve Carella is just showing up for the graveyard shift when news of the kidnapping comes in. Working disjointedly with a Joint Task Force that calls itself "The Squad," Carella and the men and women of the Eight-Seven must find Tamar before time -- or indeed her very life -- runs out. In this brilliant look at the music industry, Ed McBain once again combines his mastery of form with the fast-paced dialogue and intricate plotting that have become his signature.

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Summary

Summary

It should have been the night that launched a new pop idol. Tamar Valparaiso is young and beautiful, with the body and voice of an angel. The stage is set for her to launch her debut album, Bandersnatch, on a luxury yacht in the heart of the city. But halfway through her performance, masked men drag Tamar off the stage and into a waiting speedboat, while the partygoers look on helplessly.
Detective Steve Carella is just showing up for the graveyard shift when news of the kidnapping comes in. Working disjointedly with a Joint Task Force that calls itself "The Squad," Carella and the men and women of the Eight-Seven must find Tamar before time -- or indeed her very life -- runs out.
In this brilliant look at the music industry, Ed McBain once again combines his mastery of form with the fast-paced dialogue and intricate plotting that have become his signature.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Top-dollar McBain…funny and adroit…Imagine your favorite Law & Order cast solving fresh mysteries into infinity, with no re-runs, and you have some sense of McBain’s grand, ongoing accomplishment.” Entertainment Weekly
“O frabjous day! Ed McBain takes us through the looking glass and into the surreal world of the music business…A riotous, if ultimately sobering, tale.” New York Times
“Wry entertainment.” Washington Post
“One of his most delectably cynical, out-and-out corrosive tales since he started writing the series in 1956…This is McBain as savagely satisfying as a very rare filet mignon.” USA Today
“McBain remains as fresh and sharp-edged as ever.” Publishers Weekly
“McBain shows why he’s still the best…[His] writing is tight, his characters believable. Just when readers think they have it all figured out, McBain proves that he is still capable of a shocker.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: Ed McBain

Author Bio: Ed McBain

Ed McBain is the most well known pseudonym of Evan Hunter (1926–2005), the author of over eighty novels and several famous screenplays. He is a recipient of the Mystery Writers of America’s Grand Master Award and the Diamond Dagger Award from the British Crime Writers Association. His books have sold more than one hundred million copies, ranging from the more than fifty titles in the 87th Precinct series to the bestselling novels written under his own name. McBain also wrote the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 5.03
Audience: Adult
Language: English