Fat Ollie's Book Paperback
by Ed McBain
Another 87th precinct novel from 'the undisputed master - and there's nobody who does it better' DAILY MIRRORIrritating though he was, Lester Henderson had it all when he strode up to rehearse his keynote address in the darkness of a downtown theatre.
Widely tipped to be the next mayor and possessing a nice line in catalogue-casual daywear, Henderson stood four-square facing his glorious future.
But five shots later and his lifeblood was seeping away - gunned down by person or persons unknown from stage-right... At that point he became Ollie Weeks' problem. But this savage crime is suddenly overshadowed by a deed even more repugnant.
Ollie's life's work is his novel. Honed by countless rejection letters, it is finally ready to be released to the general populace.
But then the one and only manuscript disappears, leaving Ollie to head off in pursuit of the thief.
A thief who is convinced that Ollie's work contains the secret location of a hoard of hidden diamonds...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 336 pages
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 04/12/2003
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780752842769
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Review by richardgarside
Perhaps not as good as some of the other 87th precinct books but a good entertaining read nevertheless