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

From: Joy Matkowski (
Date: 17 Jul 2007

What are the odds of two people on this list reading a 32-year-old book in the same month? I sorted through boxes and boxes of my husband's books that he acquired as "boxes of books" at flea markets a decade ago and found this, a Gores, and a handful of soft-boiled crime fiction titles like Kienzle.
    And I liked this quite lean book better than later books in the series I've read. Joy

Ed Lynskey wrote:

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

in response to my:
>> 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.

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