RE: RARA-AVIS: Re: Ed McBain

From: Ron Clinton (
Date: 05 Jan 2010

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    I enjoy McBain's short fiction (though not nearly as much as Block's) and his early pseudonymous stand-alones (and a few of his McBain stand-alones), but have yet to read any of his 87th Precinct series. Since I tend to have an aversion to series (and, increasingly, detective fiction), I probably never will.

    Ron C.

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    > Behalf Of logan keith (keith)
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    > I've never really read McBain, maybe a book or two many many years ago.
    But last
    > week I picked up LEARNING TO KILL, a collection of his early works. This
    > almost exactly a year after loving Lawrence Block's ONE NIGHT STANDS &
    > WEEKENDS, a collection of his early works. I am hoping for a comparable
    > experience.
    > Technically the stories may not be very good, but I am eager to see how
    his chops
    > develop over the course of the collection. Sort of an anthropological look
    at crime
    > fiction!
    > Best, Keith Logan
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