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The Frumious Bandersnatch

The Frumious Bandersnatch

Written by Ed McBain

Narrated by Ron McLarty


The Frumious Bandersnatch

Written by Ed McBain

Narrated by Ron McLarty

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4/5 (5 ratings)
Length:
5 hours
Released:
Jan 1, 2004
ISBN:
9780743539227
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Description

It should have been the night that launched a new pop idol. Tamar Valparaiso is young and beautiful, with the body and voice of an angel. The stage is set for her to launch her debut album, Bandersnatch, on a luxury yacht in the heart of the city. But halfway through her performance, masked men drag Tamar off the stage and into a waiting speedboat, while the partygoers look on helplessly.
Detective Steve Carella is just showing up for the graveyard shift when news of the kidnapping comes in. Working disjointedly with a Joint Task Force that calls itself "The Squad," Carella and the men and women of the Eight-Seven must find Tamar before time -- or indeed her very life -- runs out.
In this brilliant look at the music industry, Ed McBain once again combines his mastery of form with the fast-paced dialogue and intricate plotting that have become his signature.
Released:
Jan 1, 2004
ISBN:
9780743539227
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook

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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  • (4/5)
    This one is about a pop singer on the verge of stardom who is kidnapped off a boat during the launch party of her debut album. This is probably the saddest 87th precinct book, for several reasons, the main one being McBain's untimely death in 2005. He had so many different things going that will never be finished. Carella is disenchanted with the job. Ollie is becoming human and dating a nice girl (what in the world is she thinking?!). I wish I knew where those long arc plots were going. Oh, well. Another reason it's so sad is the ending--the singer, Tamar, was set up by the CEO of her record company. He staged the kidnapping with some guys he met to generate publicity, and then they double-crossed him and raped and murdered her. Ow.
  • (4/5)
    A hard hitting police drama despite the fantasy title. Kept me interested.
  • (4/5)
    As always, wry humour, good story, easily read
  • (4/5)
    It's her debut single and at it's launch she's kidnapped. The hunt is in the hands of the 87th Precinct and also the FBI. A lot of mistakes are made and the twists and turns are very interesting.Made me shudder a few times and the end was a complete shock even if it was in character.