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The kidnapping was audacious,
and there were plenty of witnesses.
..
But no one attending the dazzling launch party for up-and-coming pop idol Tamar Valparaiso knew what they were seeing when, halfway through her performance, masked men whisked the sexy young singer off a luxury yacht and into a waiting speedboat. Now, the evening that was supposed to send Tamar's debut album, Bandersnatch, skyrocketing with a million-dollar promotional campaign has instead kicked off a terrifying countdown for Steve Carella and the detectives of the 87th Precinct. Time is their enemy in the race to find Tamar's abductors — before the rising star is extinguished forever.
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01/01/2004
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Ed McBain. (2004). The Frumious Bandersnatch. Abridged Simon & Schuster Audio.

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and there were plenty of witnesses.
..
But no one attending the dazzling launch party for up-and-coming pop idol Tamar Valparaiso knew what they were seeing when, halfway through her performance, masked men whisked the sexy young singer off a luxury yacht and into a waiting speedboat. Now, the evening that was supposed to send Tamar's debut album, Bandersnatch, skyrocketing with a million-dollar promotional campaign has instead kicked off a terrifying countdown for Steve Carella and the detectives of the 87th Precinct. Time is their enemy in the race to find Tamar's abductors — before the rising star is extinguished forever.
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      • content: Fat Ollie (aka Detective Oliver Wendell Weeks) resurfaces in this witty offering by wordmeister McBain. Take an up-and-coming MTV diva, add a dumb-and-dumber kidnapping team, chop coarsely with a police and federal task force with egos bigger than their intellects, and you have a rousing crime tale replete with inner-city oddballs. Ron McLarty voices them with enough joie de vivre for two readers. McLarty is one of those rare actors who can truly inhabit a voice and a character, which makes for real listening pleasure. Audio quality is clean; direction, writing, and performance top-notch--so why not join Fat Ollie for this buffet? D.J.B. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine
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      • content: The 53rd installment in McBain's 87th Precinct series is written for the regulars. The unacquainted won't understand why so much space is devoted to characters who have nothing to do with the central plot, which involves the kidnapping of a budding rock star from a yacht party. For regulars, though, the book would be a pleasure if it weren't so poorly read. This is not Michael Arkin's first effort at narrating an 87th Precinct novel, but he's still not at home in the territory. Perhaps he just doesn't like the book. His voice is tense in a B-movie style; his pacing is jerky and often completely wrong (for example, a long pause before what we've been told is an interruption). All the detectives except Fat Ollie Weeks sound alike, and even Weeks doesn't sound consistently the way McBain describes him. Overall, a disappointing performance. R.E.K. (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine
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        Amazingly, MWA Grand Master McBain remains as fresh and sharp-edged as ever in his 53rd 87th Precinct novel (after 2003's Fat Ollie's Book
        ), which takes on the culture of celebrity. Bison Records' self-styled impresario Barney Loomis runs into a snag in his effort to catapult his newest performer, Tamar Valparaiso, to stardom. As Tamar is lip-synching the provocative video of her first album aboard a rented yacht, two men in Saddam Hussein and Yasir Arafat masks snatch her before a stunned audience. With his usual expert pacing, McBain alternates the action among a number of characters, including the kidnappers and Tamar; series stalwart Steve Carella, who must endure political maneuvering within a Joint Task Force of police bigwigs and FBI agents; and misogynist Ollie Weeks and his new amour, Det. Patricia Gomez. McBain injects enough humor to leaven the underlying tragedy—the fate of a vulnerable, talented young woman. Although it's soon obvious who's behind Tamar's kidnapping, we don't read McBain for surprising denouements but for his true-to-life dialogue, skill at defining characters and effortless transitions. The Lewis Carroll theme provides an extra level of enjoyment. (Jan. 2)

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        McBain is only one of two Americans (the other being Sara Paretsky) to win a Diamond Dagger, the highest award from the British Crime Writers Association.

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