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Nocturne (An 87th Precinct Novel) by [McBain, Ed]
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Once she had filled the concert halls of Europe with beautiful music. Once her name had been in headlines, her performances heralded in newspapers around the world. Now she lay dead on the cold floor of a cold apartment on the coldest night of the year: a little old woman with a shattered bottle of cheap liquor by her body and two fatal gunshot wounds to her chest. Svetlana Dyalovich, found dead at midnight, was one more homicide in one more endless night in the city. For detectives Carella and Hawes, no murder is ever routine, and while this one looks at first like a robbery, the evidence doesn't add up. And when Carella and Hawes interview Svetlana's hard-edged, lounge-singing granddaughter - a woman accompanied by two armed bodyguards - they start looking for a missing envelope full of money and for a killer who had more than robbery on his mind.

About the Author

Ed McBain has been the recipient of the Grand Master Award of the Mystery Writers of America. His 87th Precinct novels are international bestsellers. He lives in Connecticut.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2906 KB
  • Print Length: 322 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (19 Nov. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FT1N3GS
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 41 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #18,369 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I'm a devoted Ed McBain fan and read many of his 87th precinct books but to me this is so different, maybe he was trying to change the formula (pressure from the publishing world?). The usual in detail conversations are missing, he jumps from one scene to another without warning, the usual background personal life cameo of one of the officers is absent, finally although I am well aware that all the novels are based on sex and violence this one really pushes it to the fore.
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Ed never fails to deliver and as plot spoilers are an anathema to me I refuse to give even outlines. Sufficient to say if you have read any 87th precinct story, this one will rate at least as highly as the last you read. If you are a newbie to the series. You are in for a treat.
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I love the Ed McBain 87th precinct novels and bought 20 when tere was a 'special' kindle daily deal.
It is great to follow the same characters in each book, they all take part in stories to a greater or lesser extent except Steve Carella who is a central pin but they all appear often.
I am glad Ed McBain wasn't encouraged to kill him off early in the series.
All the books are good thriller/cop stories/mysteries.
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After I had read a few chapters i got the feeling that he was padding the book out unnecessarily, but thr real reason I only gave the book two stars was the crude and unnecessary joke he put in. This so called joke was about a certain disease, that would really upset a reader who had the disease or a reader that knew of somebody who had it. The author as certainly gone down in my estimation.
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I was gripped at every turn and found it difficult to put the book down. My only reservation was knowing which novel then addressed the unresolved murders. I have purchased other Ed McBain novels all of which are gripping but can only hope that I stumble across the one addressing the unresolved murders in the first book.

This has happened to me twice before with Kindle books so I need to investigate how this keeps happening - Hard copy is likely to recommend a follow up novel
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Ed.McBain has very good powers of description which I enjoy ,but sometimes I get so interested in this aspect that I lose my way into the plot and have to revert.At almost 90 I have been reading his books since the 50s and have never been disappointed.I enjoyed Nocturne but it is a typical example of my comment,the plot gets a little complicated and I got lost towards the last quarter but again his descriptive powers are superb.
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I have rated this 4 star. loved the intrigue , enjoyed the characters, story line was good. just wanted to find out what happened in the court case which must have followed! recommend this book.
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Ed Mcbain will be sorely missed. He possibly never received the acclaim he deserved. What will become of Steve Carrella, after reading ever 87th precinct book, I feel like I know the guy.
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