• Frumious Bandersnatch

  • A Novel of the 87th Precinct
  • By: Ed McBain
  • Narrated by: Michael Arkin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)

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Frumious Bandersnatch

By: Ed McBain
Narrated by: Michael Arkin
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Publisher's summary

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.

They're arresting! Don't miss any of Ed McBain's 87th Precinct novels.
©2004 Ed McBain (P)2011 Simon & Schuster

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Great detective work

Detective Steve Carmella and Cotton Hawes solve the case of a kidnapped entertainer. Many twists and turns. Exercise for the brain

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