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'Til Death
'Til Death | Ed McBain
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Hours before his sister's wedding, Steve Carella of the 87th Precinct learns that a killer is stalking the groom, and in order to learn the would-be murderer's identity, Steve must search through hundreds of wedding guests.
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rabbitprincess
'Til Death | Ed McBain
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An earlier book in the 87th Precinct series, so a bit more tightly plotted. This takes place over a single day: the wedding of Carella‘s sister, Angela. It was published in 1959 so there are some cringey descriptions of women as viewed by men 🙄

rabbitprincess Hey @DGRachel I FINALLY ended up reading this, only about 3 months after you inspired me to pick it up 😁 2mo
DGRachel 3 months is super speedy for me!😂😂 2mo
tokorowilliamwallace The one of his I just finished, published in 1957 and written under a pen name, actually had some interesting dialogue and internal processing about relationships and intersex communication. Though it was also kind of Hollywood-cliche and the plot-driven contextualized behavior of the authorities newer too blithely dismissive, engaged in gaslighting, and we're kind of triggering at first. Thankfully that was minimized as the story went on. 1mo
rabbitprincess @tokorowilliamwallace That is interesting! I find the earlier books in this series can be super cringey in how the characters perceive women, but some books are less cringey than others. I didn‘t much like Candyland, which he wrote partly under a pen name (it was billed as a collab between him and Evan Hunter). 1mo
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DGRachel
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Someone (or someones) is out to kill Carella‘s sister‘s fiancé on their wedding day. Members of the 87th Precinct work fast to stop the killer. Plenty of laughs in this one with a heavy dose of snark. I‘m really enjoying this binge listen of these novels except for McBain‘s need to provide the backstory of Meyer Meyer‘s name in each one. It‘s like that repeating chapter in Grafton‘s novels. ?

rabbitprincess I own this but haven‘t read it yet, so I think I‘ll put it on the pile! I like the series but keep forgetting which ones I‘ve read 🤣 5mo
DGRachel @rabbitprincess If I hadn‘t started tracking them in Goodreads back in 2012, I wouldn‘t know either! 5mo
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DGRachel
'Til Death | Ed McBain
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“The search was conducted in a very scientific manner based on established investigatory technique. The search was conducted by stopping passers-by and asking them if they had seen a man carrying a trombone case.”
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