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Not Ed Mcbain's best, but the master's style reigns supreme
on 10 August 2013
Blood relatives is a relatively simple plot told in an unusual manner and I found it a bit different from other 87th precinct books. I enjoy Mcbain's more for the sheer style of writing than plot. From that perspective, this maintains the same high standard of crackling dialogue and a razor sharp sense of humor that I have always enjoyed with Mcbain. If you are a fan of Ed Mcbain you should read this. If you are new to the genre, then there are perhaps better 87 precinct novels to start with.