This lively novelathe fifty-second in the award-winning 87th Precinct seriesafollows the exploits of Ed McBain's most beloved and foul-mouthed detective, Fat Ollie Weeks. All at once, Fat Ollie Weeks had a truly brilliant idea... But as any real writer could tell you, that's how inspiration strikes -- with the sudden force of a violent crime. Known more for his foul mouth and short temper than his way with words, Detective Weeks has written a novel. But just as Isola is rocked by the murder of a mayoral candidate, the only copy of Ollie's manuscript is stolen -- and an all-too-real adventure begins as a thief follows Ollie's fictional blueprint to find a $2 million cache of nonexistent diamonds. Now, the 87th Precinct races to bring poetic justice to a cold-blooded assassin -- and someone's about to add another chapter to the colorful career of Ollie Weeks, a cop who's never played by the book....... nor had ever in their entire lives been cops or private eyes or medical examiners or game wardens or bounty hunters, or any ... Before he himself got on the Web, he used to think Amazon Dot Com was a very large broad named Dorothy Kahm. ... To him, the reviews on this bookselling site seemed like the book reports he had to write when he was in the sixth grade. ... What he learned from them was that any book with more than half a dozen characters in it, or more than a single plotanbsp;...
|Title||:||Fat Ollie's Book|
|Publisher||:||Simon and Schuster - 2003-01-02|