Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: 87th Precinct and Barney Miller

From: Ed Lynskey (
Date: 17 Jul 2007

I just finished reading BR, Joy. I liked the non-DNA solution. McBain uses a conversational prose style, approachable for me.


--- Joy Matkowski <> wrote:

> No, I never did, but now that you mention it, I can see what
> you mean, Jack.
> I recently read *Blood Relatives* (1975), which was pretty
> much a strict
> pre-DNA police procedural in comparison with later 87th
> Precinct books I've
> read.
> Joy
> Jack Bludis asked:
> > Did anyone ever get the feeling that *Barny Miller* was a
> > rip-off of *the 87th Princinct* just as *Hogan's Heros* was
> > an obvious rip-off of *Stalag 17?*
> >
> > I always had the impression that Meyer-Meyer and the Abe
> > Vigota Character were intechangable.

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