'Til Death (Paperback)
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Customer Reviews of 'Til Death
oldie but goodie8/26/2013
Another 87th precinct book, enjoyable, can't wait to finish but sorry when it is over. I highly recommend this series to anyone, even people who don't read police procedural novels. (Like me). The characters are engaging, and Ed McBain's witty style of writing is always amusing. He didn't write fifty of this series because they were bad
Professional and Personal6/19/2013
I think only Ed McBain could take only one day & write a whole book that would hold my attention. Steve Carella's sister is getting married and maybe, just maybe someone is trying to kill the groom. Who and why? It could be one of several people but Steve & his buddies from the 87th are running out of time to find the killer. Bert Kling and Cotton Hawes are off duty but agree to come to the wedding to help. book get interesting from there.
This is one of my favorites of the 87th precinct. McBain changes his usual venue and direction a bit in this one. We get to see Carella's loving relationship with his family. With his sister's wedding and his wife's pregnancy, Steve's got lots of family concerns to worry about. That doesn't mean "Til Death" in anyway lacks suspense. The pleasantries of a big Italian wedding continue in the backgroud while Carella must play cat and mouse with a killer.