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Calypso

Calypso

Written by Ed McBain

Narrated by Dick Hill


Calypso

Written by Ed McBain

Narrated by Dick Hill

ratings:
3/5 (50 ratings)
Length:
8 hours
Released:
Oct 2, 2012
ISBN:
9781455873654
Format:
Audiobook

Description

When a calypso singer and a prostitute are murdered with the same gun, Detectives Carella and Meyer descend into the murky world of sex and sadism to find a killer on the loose.

"Imagine your favorite Law & Order cast solving fresh mysteries into infinity, with no re-runs, and you have some sense of McBain's grand, ongoing accomplishment." -Entertainment Weekly

"McBain forces us to think twice about every character we meet…even those we thought we already knew." -New York Times Book Review

Released:
Oct 2, 2012
ISBN:
9781455873654
Format:
Audiobook

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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  • (2/5)
    Perhaps the weakest 87th Precinct detective novel I've yet encountered. Disappointing . . . yet still worth reading.
  • (4/5)
    “…when he was still a guest and not a prisoner…”King George (real name of George Chadderton), singer of calypso and a guitar player, is shot and killed walking home after his concert. Then a hooker named CJ.. Then a third person...This book has a “plenitude of blondes” and a “plethora of daisies” for the 87th to sift through. It also has a criminally insane perp. Super insane. Creepy, off the rocker insane. That poor, poor, final victim...Great last line, after Carella had wrapped up the case, "But the phone on his desk was ringing again."
  • (4/5)
    McBain continues in the thriller vein with this exploration of madness in connection with what appears to be a "standard" urban murder case. Can't say much without spoiling the plot, which climaxes in s shocker for all involved. Even in this wild ride, the characterizations are sharp, and he makes his points about the haves and have nots.
  • (4/5)
    Bones began remembering. As far as Meyer could tell, he was remembering in great detail and with a maximum of accuracy. It was not until several hours later - when Meyer compared notes with Carella on the telephone - that he recognized Bones' story was not without its inconsistencies. In fact, there were only two congruent points between the story Barragan had told Carella and the one Bones told Meyer; both men agreed that George C. Chadderton was an egotistical prick, and both men agreed that is was raining on the night Santo Chadderton disappeared. As for the rest . . .To start with I wasn't sure that I had read this book before, but when I began to suspect what the police would find in the house at the end, I knew that I had. After all, who could forget an ending like that?