Ice (2020)

Ice The path to the truth is as slippery as ice in a city whose heart is just as cold The cops of this precinct know that anyone can be a victim Anyone can be a perp And killers keep killing until you put
  • Title: Ice
  • Author: Ed McBain
  • ISBN: 9780446603904
  • Page: 313
  • Format: Paperback
  • The path to the truth is as slippery as ice in a city whose heart is just as cold The cops of this precinct know that anyone can be a victim Anyone can be a perp And killers keep killing until you put them onOnce she d been a dancer Now she lies on a sidewalk, her blood seeping into the snow Detectives Carella, Kling, Meyer, and Brown are learning all about ice The path to the truth is as slippery as ice in a city whose heart is just as cold The cops of this precinct know that anyone can be a victim Anyone can be a perp And killers keep killing until you put them onOnce she d been a dancer Now she lies on a sidewalk, her blood seeping into the snow Detectives Carella, Kling, Meyer, and Brown are learning all about ice in a multimillion dollar showbiz scam, in the glittering diamonds that spill out of a dead man s vest, in the veins of a small time pusher As the cops scramble for evidence, as the city shivers, a killer is one step ahead, and the heat is still up.
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    1. This is another very good entry in the 87th Precinct series The title has multiple meanings and, as it would suggest, the story takes place during a brutally cold winter As it opens, a dancer from a big show is walking home late at night As she nears her apartment, someone steps out of the shadows and shoots her to death with a.38.As it turns out, the same gun was used in the murder of a small time drug dealer a week or so earlier That case belongs to Steve Carella of the 87th Precinct, and sinc [...]

    2. This later entry in the series from McBain is one of the best of his now legendary 87th Precinct novels Though it s cold outside for the boys of the 87th, Ice turns out to be something different from what you think.There are some very true to life moments in this entry, many of them between Carella and the boys of the 87th Precinct as they try to connect a murder outside their precinct with another which happened on their turf When no connection other than the weapon presents itself, the possibi [...]

    3. The back cover of this book lists it as one of the top 10 crime novels, as determined by Newsweek magazine Though I can t find that list online anywhere, I have to agree with the assessment.A tight, well paced police procedural again relying on dogged police investigation and interrogation technique rather than lucky happenstance As with his other novels, the crime opens the story and the police assigned to the case have virtually nothing to go on Following an orderly investigative procedure, th [...]

    4. A longer book than the predecessors, pulling together 3 homicides, seemingly unconnected until ballistics brings them together Carella and Meyer in the lead on the first two, with Kling and Brown on the third, then combining forces And two side stories involving pretty Detective Eileen Burke acting as a decoy, who also starts to bring Kling out of his post divorce depression

    5. I have no idea what I find so appealing about Ed McBain s books, but I have yet to find one I don t really like Perhaps it s the naturalness or banality of the conversation Perhaps the element of humor in what otherwise would be dismal surroundings and events Perhaps it s the relationship between Carella and Teddy, his deaf mute wife Perhaps the way he interweaves the characters into an ensemble Or perhaps the honesty of his human portrayals Whatever, each of his books is really good They just s [...]

    6. Better than others in the 87th Street Precinct series, perhaps because the book had plots than usual Also, I was anxious to see what had become of Bert Kling following his discovery of his wife s infidelity, especially on top of his prior love life disasters A.38 caliber gun is used in a series of murders of seemingly unrelated people a low level drug dealer, a dancer from a show, and a jewel merchant Meanwhile, two street smart partners are trying to capitalize on the dealer s death McBain doe [...]

    7. This was a fun police procedural, although I don t think there s any reason for me to keep reading these 87th Precinct books, which McBain wrote a ton of The detectives are a well drawn bunch, and the most enjoyable parts of the book are simply their banter and interactions The mystery itself is almost beside the point the cops basically fall backwards into solving it.Edit to add this book is set in Isola , which is clearly intended to be a fictional Manhattan Why not just set it in real Manhatt [...]

    8. This is the first book I ve read by Ed McBain He s a good writer and has some interesting characters, and I understand these characters repeat in other 87th Precinct books Ice refers to cocaine, snow, freezing cold weather and diamonds I didn t guess the ending I am giving it four starsbut I really don t know how to rate mysteries I might reconsider the rating when I read some other McBain books.1 9 12 I ve read three other McBain books and this rating stands.

    9. A standout in a series of standouts This is one of the very best novels in, and a great introduction to, the finest series of police procedurals ever written Action, mystery, humor, pathos, and villainy To even set up the plot could give too much away If you are a McBain fan, this is a must read If you haven t read him, this is where you begin Amazing, chilling, and a lot of fun.

    10. Carella had learned early on in the game that if you wanted to survive as a cop, you either took nothing at all or you took everything that wasn t nailed down Accept a cup of coffee on the arm from the guy who ran the local diner Fine Then also take a bribe from the neighbourhood fence who was running a tag sale on stolen goods every Sunday morning A slightly dishonest cop was the same thing as a slightly pregnant woman I came across a copy of Ice by Ed McBain on the table of books being sold of [...]

    11. ICE Police Procedural Isola Fict City Cont VGMcBain, Ed 36th in seriesArbor House, 1983 HardcoverMembers of the 87th Precinct are faced with three seemingly unrelated murders but the victims a drug dealer, a dancer in a hit show, and a diamond merchant were all killed by the same gun Add to plot someone who is brutally slashing their victims, a stackout to catch The Dirty Panties Bandit and Carella worrying about what to get his wife for Valentine s Day McBain was the master I don t know of any [...]

    12. Considered by many to be one of the masterpieces in the 87th Precinct series, Ice is a lot detailed than the earlier books I ve read, although the mystery at its core is as simple as the others What McBain does this time around is flesh out the lives of the detectives to a greater degree, and not just the two on the case, but some of the peripheral characters as well The case involves several seemingly unrelated murders with the same gun a Broadway actress, a diamond merchant, and a drug dealer [...]

    13. This Ed McBain 87th Precinct novel captures, frozen in the ice of a cold, cold, February, the daily grind of detective work in McBain s gritty fictional city of Isola as detectives Carella and company struggle to connect a series of brutal murders Reading this book was not unlike watching an episode of Law Order, albeit an episode set back in the bad old days of 1980s New York You get a tease of character well, secondary character development, and a few snapshots of some criminal mindsets, but o [...]

    14. For some reason, this book did NOT come up on the screen when I typed in the title, though the red print told me that it existed, so I went ahead without the code As usual, I enjoyed this book by Ed Mc Bain, though I thought the treatment of the one woman victim was quite barbarous and graphic There wasn t as much of Detective Carella, and his wife Teddi as I would have liked Isola is an interesting city created by McBain I enjoy visiting there Perhaps not everyone enjoys police procedurals.

    15. Every once in awhile, the social and gender politics catch up with the times, and you are able to read these books cringe free While this book was not 100% cringe free, I think we are getting closer to the modern era McBain s books are so readable you can easily blow excusing the pun through them McBain s dialogue is razor sharp and darkly humorous and I gotta start rationing these off or I might finish the series before the year is over.

    16. A good read Several people murdered with the same M.O but no apparent connection to each other The detectives of the 87th precinct work to find the connection between them, then the killer A winding path, but eventually they come through in the end Not my favorite of the series, but it was good.

    17. Decided to go old school and read my first Ed McBain 87th Precinct novel It took me a while to get into this one, but once it got going, it kept my interest This is a classic police procedural a bit like reading a version of Hill Street Blues Probably novel at the time these books were first coming out, but still an enjoyable read.

    18. I really enjoyed this book From the beginning I assumed the title referred to a certain thing though I was hoping someone would get killed with an icicle and it didn t happen The author weaved a very interesting story, that gave away nothing until the very end It was a very enjoyable and easy read Perfect for the beach

    19. I actually read this book when I was 13 This began my love of Ed McBain My favorite author ever and I am sorry he is dead While this is not appropriate for a 13year old I do not regret the choice because it increased my love of books.

    20. Ed McBain has been my guilty secret for thirty years or I love his procedurals and the characters Not high literature , whatever that means, but highly enjoyable I re read this in one sitting and loved it again.

    21. 35 year old story that returns me to the 87 Th precinct w detective Carella and a complicated mystery

    22. This was my first experience with McBain and the 87th precinct but it won t be my last I really enjoyed his writing, the detectives, and the dialogue.

    23. Ed McBain has a really good series, the 87th Precinct novels He started writing them around 1956 and they continued up to a few years ago he passed away in 2005 Its a great series

    24. ICEThanks for another great book Glad to see Kling looking better Love those guys On to next one Enjoying this series so much

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