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McBain doesn’t disappoint

So, I borrowed 5 mysteries from the library, to push things along. I might have taken a week to read The Checklist Manifesto, but an Ed McBain can be devoured in a day, or half.

The pace is broken only when you read something like this:

Both of them were all silked out for the girls. Hamilton was wearing green silk pajamas and a yellow silk robe and black velvet slippers with what looked like the crest of the king of Belgians on the instep. He looked like Eddie Murphy playing Hugh Hefner.

-from Lullaby

And you pause for a minute to wonder what that would look like.

 

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