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5.0 out of 5 stars a great 87th precint novel, 15 Oct 2013
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I am re reading all of the 87th precinct novels of ed mcbain and this does not let you down the normal guys of the 87th precinct are here and an enjoyable read
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4.0 out of 5 stars Heckle Me Pink, 17 Feb 2014
This review is from: The Heckler (An 87th Precinct Novel) (Kindle Edition)
I've been a fan of Ed McBain for the longest time. He's one of the crime-writing greats. His novels are never deep, emotionally gruelling, sprawling, twisting, convoluted epics of emotion and love and death--which I usually like--but instead, they're mostly concise, fast-paced, funny, smart, twisty, crime procedurals; like CSI but with actual characters and snappy dialogue, rather than boring, generic cardboard cut-outs.

Even his "bad" books are entertaining.

The Heckler, thankfully, was one of his better efforts.

Essentially, aside from the usual police procedural stuff, it's the story of "the deaf man", a sadistic logician/mathematician serial-killing ultra-thief super-squirmy recurring character (this is his first appearance, but he crops up in many of the later books in the series), who sets up an elaborate plot to steal two-million-plus dollars from a bank. That's the main section of the plot, and it links throughout the rest of the novel.

As usual with McBain, this was a quick read--I think I read it in two or three days--and it has some great, humorous dialogue, which helps the plot move along swiftly. The characters aren't filled out as much as they are in other books, but it doesn't detract from the read. My only real issue, I guess, was the ending. It seemed a little abrupt and as if McBain just wanted to tie it up in a nice bow, finish it, and get it over with.

It's not a standout book, but it's an enjoyable read; something to pass the time. Start at the beginning and work your way through the series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sparkling and humourous dialogue from the master, 21 Mar 2014
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This review is from: The Heckler (An 87th Precinct Novel) (Kindle Edition)
Why are some businessmen getting a series of threatening phone calls from a "heckler" to persuade them to vacate their premises by a certain date? Meyer Meyer and colleagues from the 37th precinct are persuaded to get involved. They uncover an ambitious plot to cause chaos in the cities emergency services. To what end? Read this story, be intrigued, chuckle many times and enjoy the exciting climax.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Unsurpassed Crime writing, 4 Feb 2014
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I have read most of the 87th Precinct novels, and this is among the best. I bought four McBain novels when Kindle had a special offer, and they were all difficult to put down.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it, 21 Dec 2013
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The usual characters and the insights into their lives, sometimes with the slight comical turns, usually the homicide detectives, and the procedures for them to follow.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best story writer, 13 Dec 2013
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He is the best story writer that I have read over the years I have his books but now I can have so the pages don't turn up and it never gets dirty
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