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The Frumious Bandersnatch (2003)

by Ed McBain

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A hard hitting police drama despite the fantasy title. Kept me interested. ( )
  JoAnnSmithAinsworth | Jun 3, 2011 |
EXCELLENT
  DONNAMONTEIRO | Aug 15, 2010 |
As always, wry humour, good story, easily read ( )
  richardgarside | Jun 26, 2010 |
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. ( )
  wyvernfriend | May 21, 2007 |
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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, and 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, while the partygoers look on helplessly, masked men drag Tamar off the stage and into a waiting speedboat.

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 the form with the fast-paced dialogue and intricate plotting that have become his signature.

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"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, and 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, while the partygoers look on helplessly, masked men drag Tamar off the stage and into a waiting speedboat." "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."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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