Re: RARA-AVIS: Ed McBain's best 87th

Date: 31 Oct 2005

Hi Gary-- I like He Who Hesitates because the the 87th appears only peripherally and because the killer, driving around with a body in a small refrigerator in the back of his pick-up truck and worrying that his 70-something Mom will be worried that her forty-something son will miss the bus back upstate, is one of the strangest and most oddly compelling characters McBain ever created. The second act is especially good as the man wanders the streets of NYC and meets various strange people as well as bewitching young black woman. McBain shows us the streets of 1965 which today reads like a time machine trip.


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