Transgressions

  • Title: Transgressions
  • Author: Ed McBain Walter Mosley Donald E. Westlake
  • ISBN: 9780765347527
  • Page: 262
  • Format: Paperback
  • Transgressions New York Times bestsellers Ed McBain Walter Mosely and Donald Westlake each provided a brand new never before published tale for this unique collection of stories edited by bestselling author and m
    New York Times bestsellers Ed McBain, Walter Mosely, and Donald Westlake each provided a brand new, never before published tale for this unique collection of stories edited by bestselling author and mystery legend Ed McBain Merely Hate by Ed McBain When a string of Muslim cabdrivers are killed, and the evidence points to another ethnic group, the detectives of the 87thNew York Times bestsellers Ed McBain, Walter Mosely, and Donald Westlake each provided a brand new, never before published tale for this unique collection of stories edited by bestselling author and mystery legend Ed McBain Merely Hate by Ed McBain When a string of Muslim cabdrivers are killed, and the evidence points to another ethnic group, the detectives of the 87th Precinct must hunt down a killer before the city explodes in violence Archibald Lawless, Anarchist at Large Walking the Line by Walter Mosley Felix Orlean is a New York City journalism student who needs a job to cover his rent An ad in the paper leads him to Archibald Lawless, and a descent into a shadow world where no one and nothing is as it first seems Walking Around Money by Donald E Westlake The master of the comic mystery is back with an all new novella featuring hapless crook John Dortmunder, who gets involved in a crime that supposedly no one will ever know happened Naturally, when something it too good to be true, it usually is, and Dortmunder is going to get to the bottom of this caper before he s left holding the bag.

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    About Ed McBain Walter Mosley Donald E. Westlake


    1. Ed McBain is one of the pen names of American author and screenwriter Salvatore Albert Lombino 1926 2005 , who legally adopted the name Evan Hunter in 1952 While successful and well known as Evan Hunter, he was even better known as Ed McBain, a name he used for most of his crime fiction, beginning in 1956.He also used the pen names John Abbott, Curt Cannon, Hunt Collins, Ezra Hannon, Dean Hudson, Evan Hunter, and Richard Marsten.


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    1. This volume of Transgressions featured the work of three Masters: Donald Westlake, Walter Mosley, and Ed McBain. Of the three novellas featured here I liked Mosley's the least. Mosley is a writing genius but give me an Easy Rawlins mystery any day-I found the "mastermind" featured here to be a little much. Westlake's story made me think I really need to track down more of his stuff and this is the first time I've ever felt that way-I've read some Westlake in the past but not enough to call mysel [...]

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    2. This book has three stories, novelettes perhaps, one each by Ed McBain, Walter Mosley, and Donald E. Westlake. Sounds fun! The down side of this book is that it only counts as a single book on my reading list. 'Twould have been much nicer to be able to get three books checked off for the year. Oh well, it was all still fun. Also, I learned by reading the introduction that the items are now called novellas. Apparently, the term novelette is so yesterday, or something. A short story is something l [...]

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    3. A nice collection of novellas, a form that, as McBain points out, is sadly neglected.The Westlake entry was a good Dortmunder story, which is to say, a comic heist piece. I like those, and I like the style, so that was fun.I hadn't read either Mosley or McBain himself before, so those were useful as introductions to their styles. The Mosley story was about a young man caught up in intrigue, led by a shadowy man he both admired and feared. I wouldn't call it especially realistic, but it was enter [...]

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    4. This book contains three novellas: "Walking Around Money" by Donald E. Westlake, "Walking the Line" by Walter Mosley, and "Merely Hate" by Ed McBain. They're about as different as could be. Westlake's John Dortmunder is a serious crook who always gets involved in capers that turn into comedies. This one is not quite as hilarious as the novels, but it's still good for a few chuckles. Mosley's Felix Orleans, a journalism student, becomes involved with anarchist Archibald Lawless and is thrust into [...]

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    5. This paperback has 3 of the novellas from the longer anthology, Transgressions. This is a pretty diverse set of stories, which really have nothing to do with one another. The Westlake is a Dortmunder story about stealing newly printed money from a New York printer who prints foreign currency. It's fun, but without all the tappings of a Dortmunder story, so it's ultimately forgettable. In the Mosely story a journalism student is hired by an 'anarchist' who has some pretty strange dealings in a sh [...]

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    6. Walking past the freebox at work, a bedraggled copy of this book caught my eye; more precisely, the magic words "Donald E. Westlake" seized my attention, and it was the work of a moment for me to scoop it out from amongst all the other dejected and rejected volumes, and take it home with me.Unfortunately, the action is set upstate, away from where the Dortmunder gang function at their star-crossed best. Also, the gang in this case are only Dortmunder and Kelp. Still, there are the usual moments [...]

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    7. This collection of novellas and short stories edited by Ed McBain is a goodread. The stories written were viewed in different perspectives. Donald Westlake's Walking Around Money is viewed from a crook's point of view. Walter Mosley's Walking The Line is viewed from an innocent man caught in the middle of chaos point of view. Ed McBain's Merely Hate is a police procedural that looks at every angle on a crime that was committed.

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    8. "Merely Hate" by Ed McBain is one of the last things he wrote about the 87th Precinct, and was good as expected. "Walking Around Money" by Donald Westlake is a very enjoyable comic mystery. I didn't like "Walking the Line" by Walter Mosley nearly as much as the other two, finding it rather strange and without enough of a payoff.

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    9. A novella is, as the intro to this collection indicates, an odd duck. Longer than a short story, but without the in-depth detail of a novel. Fortunately, these three crime stories are all by masters of the genre and breeze along.

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    10. All three novellas in this volume are a delight to read. I can't wait to read the other volumes.

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