Friday, January 02, 2009

No. 2 - The Mugger

by Ed McBain

Started: January 2
Finished: January 3

Notes: Thought I'd kick the year off with a fast, easy read and McBain always supplies.

Mini review: As always, a delight to return to McBain's 87th Precinct novels. I think one of the things I like best about his serial fiction is that when I begin reading one, it's like catching up with some old friends I haven't seen in a while. This novel is one of the earlier ones, from 1956, and I think I've come to like those early ones the best; that latter-day stories (from the 1980s to near recent, before the author's a death) are still good, but that hardboiled edge works best for me when told in stories from the 1950s and thereabouts.

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