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T and the only person who doesn't have a motive is confessing and insists that Hope defend him finished this one early evening 41317 good story i liked it the first matthew hope kinda strangereading along knew it was a matthew hope story says so at one point the ex wife of one of the guys calls matthew charlie and i hit the brakes whoa now back up a pace or two throw it in idle throw my look way back over the seat to the start i wonder if i checked in google bing hehjust one of those things hit the road mack but then tooi don t think the name matthew hope doesn t come in until page 63 give or takematt before that maybe once it is i narrator so yeah okay this one is as much about marriage infidelity as anything there s a murder yes and the search for who what why this that the other but all of that revolves around the infidelity of the characters jamie purchase initial murder suspectand still later on tooand matthew too boff of em reminded me a bit of macdonald s the deceivers though i think macdonald is the superior story teller in this regard sogood read i liked it that is all

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Goldilocks

Xception A mother and her two little girls are brutally murdered on Florida's steamy west coas This book about divorce murder and another divorce starts very well but soon looses its way A very uick read it suffers from not having any real ending and seems somewhat contrived Recommended only to diehard McBain fans

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Soft hearted attorney Matthew Hope has never been known for taking easy cases and this is no e General Petraeus should have read this in 1976 when it was originally published and then have a re read two years ago Had he read between the lines or not he probably would still have his unblemished name record and high falutin Washington job And those of us who read mystery fiction know that good mysteries are than reading entertainment there are lessons to be learned from most every book which makes them a valuable readGoldilocks is a great sociological study within a mystery about you guessed it marital infidelity Goldilocks being the other woman who tests the chairs porridge and the beds from dust cover The book was written in 1976 before AIDS was a household acronym most every young women married or not took the pill and wife swapping was a regular occurrence at some parties Marital infidelity by both men and women alike was rampant since so many married couples unfortunately were doing it oops I meant being unfaithful Goldilocks was written by Ed McBain aka Evan Hunter which he legally changed to in 1952 The name on his birth certificate was Salvatore Albert Lombino Only guessing he wanted andor needed to have an Americanized name and Ed McBain or Evan Hunter he wrote under both were as good as any His McBain name is noted for his 89th Precinct series which I ll begin soon A few years ago I was on a Florida jag reading anything everything Florida especially loving mysteries with Florida settings Imagine my surprise and delight after reading the first few pages that the book was set on the west coast of Florida around Doc Ford s Randy Wayne White Sanibel Marine Supply Company McBain s Goldilocks is a clear indictment of affairs its many pitfalls and its conseuences including the dissolution of families Since emotions are at a high during affairs sometimes murder results as in this caseAttorney Matthew Hope is not a criminal lawyer but when called by a client at 1 am he responds The client has returned home after a night of a friendly game of poker to find his wife and two daughters murdered in their homeHummm The logical assumption is of course he did it but he claims he didn t When uestioned by police his time frame for leaving the poker game doesn t really jive with the known facts so what was he doing in the missing hours Well you guessed it from the opening paragraph he was with his lover He was cheating on wife number two his slain wife To add insult to injury he was seeing wife number two when he divorced wife number one They had two children when they divorced Get the picture He s a serial philanderer Matthew Hope is simply a nice fellow He s successful and a good friend but has a difficult time reining in his own libido A friend of mine recently said she enjoyed reading a character who I really love admire and root for or on the other hand one I really totally dislike I agreed with her and I really really like Matthew And I felt a certain sympathy for him He s trying to learn from life s lessons but sometimes damn it it s hard especially when you re good looking and successful Sorry Matthew you ll just have to try harderand as a student of Will Byrnesview spoilerkeep your fly zipped or dress buttoned hide spoiler


10 thoughts on “Goldilocks

  1. says:

    SynopsisblurbGOLDILOCKSGOLDILOCKS stealing into someone else's house testing the chairs and the porridge and especially the beds Goldilocks the other woman GOLDILOCKS something than a murder mystery A story which begins with the slaughter of the innocent and goes on to reveal piece by dazzling piece a guilty w

  2. says:

    General Petraeus should have read this in 1976 when it was originally published and then have a re read two years ago Had he read between the lines or not he probably would still have his unblemished name record and high falutin' Washington job And those of us who read mystery fiction know that good mysteries are than reading entertainment; there are lessons to be learned from most every book which makes them a

  3. says:

    I’m a dyed in the wool fan of Ed McBain’s 87th Precinct series and having or less wrapped that up was reluctant to venture into his Mathew Hope series Yet venture I did and I’m uite pleased at having done soThis the 1st in the series was a typically well done McBain piece with exceptionally believable dialogue a McBain specialty a pretty good mystery to solve and characters that are well drawn and multi dimensionalHope a lawyer in C

  4. says:

    This book about divorce murder and another divorce starts very well but soon looses its' way A very uick read it suffers fr

  5. says:

    It's really uite difficult to write anything meaningful about this book without inundating you with spoilers but here's my best effortMatthew Hope another of McBain's series characters a lawyer gets a call in the

  6. says:

    A brutal murder of a young mother and two young daughters but not in the same class as the 87th Precinct books the lead character Mat

  7. says:

    Read this as I was enjoying the 87th Precinct books Knew straight away I was going to like it Likeable central character

  8. says:

    finished this one early evening 41317 good story i liked it the first matthew hope kinda strangereading along knew it was a matthew hope story says so at one point the ex wife of one of the guys calls matthew charlie and i hit the brakes whoa n

  9. says:

    Having enjoyed Ed McBain's 87th Precinct series I thought this series might also be entertaining The book exceeded my expectations Sus

  10. says:

    I have read several of Ed McBain's police procedurals They are all great short novels with believable characters and logical plotsThis one is different It is the story of a murder investigation done by an attorney As he uncovers the dark secrets of the family involved he reveals dark secrets of his ownI'll leave it at that This is a great little mystery with a uniue twist

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