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Ed McBain (s. 1926) on väljapaistev Ameerika kriminaalromaanide autor, kelle üle neljakümne teose tegevuspaigaks on muutumatult 87. politseijaoskond, mille mõrvarühma juhib terane ning mõnus detektiiv Steve Carella.Käesoleva teose pealkiri on petlik; tegemist on julma, üsna eriskummalise ja algul hargnematu mõrvalooga, mis Carella meeskonnalt täit pingutust nõuab....

Title : Anna poistele suur mehekäsi
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Number of Pages : 144 Pages
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Anna poistele suur mehekäsi Reviews

  • Melki
    2019-05-20 20:53

    He had been a cop for a long time now, and he knew instantly from the expression on Hawes's face that the bag must contain a segment of the human body.When a severed hand is found inside an airline bag, all the boys from the 87th precinct have to go on is that it was removed from a "large white male, aged 18-24." Now they've got to find not only the rest of the body, but the killer as well. Steve and Cotton are on the case, which has them, among other things, interviewing strippers. Yeah - some guys have all the luck!Though the ending was a bit abrupt, and more than a little gruesome, this was a pretty good entry in the series. I liked it W-A-Y more than the last go-round - King's Ransom.

  • James Thane
    2019-05-21 17:47

    In the world of 2013, if a policeman were to find a bag abandoned near a crowded bus stop, the first thing he might expect to find in the bag would be an explosive devise left by a terrorist. But in the simpler world of 1960, it's only a bloody, crudely severed hand.It's raining day after day in Isola and the last place the detectives of the 87th Precinct want to be is out running around in the rain, trying to figure out who might be missing the hand in question. In due course, yet another hand turn up, apparently removed from the same victim. The lab determines that the hands were once attached to a large white male, but someone has carefully sliced the edges of the fingers off of the hands, so there's no way of knowing who the large white male might have been.Steve Carella, Cotton Hawes and the other members of the squad spend a lot of time chasing down missing persons who might be missing their hands, but without much luck. They also stumble over a stripper named Bubbles, who may or may not have anything to do with anything, but they will continue to push ahead until they find a resolution to this gruesome and troubling case.The result is another entertaining entry in Ed McBain's acclaimed series. As always, it's fun to watch Carella and the other detectives at work, and in this case, there's even a fist fight in the squad room. Any fan of the series will certainly want to find this book.

  • Colin Mitchell
    2019-05-03 18:39

    Another great story of the 87th Precinct as Carella, Hawes and Kling follow the clues to the mystery of the severed hand found in an airline bag.Quick, easy reads with a good plot and great description of the city at night.I am really enjoying this series.

  • AndrewP
    2019-05-21 18:37

    This case starts off when a patrolman finds a severed human hand in a bag. As the case develops the detectives have a hard time identifying the victim let alone the perpetrator. Some of the clues point to the same person for both roles. A decent story and it wraps up in the end with a bit of a twist. I enjoyed this one a bit more than the previous book.

  • Michael
    2019-05-08 23:47

    It's always great to be back with the boys from the 87th Precinct even when McBain struggles to work a worthy plot line.Hapless beat cop Richard Genaro makes another grisly discovery in the form of a severed hand. McBain turns up the extreme weather (its raining constantly) while he scrambles to fit a story to the discarded appendage. Carella leads the investigation whilst Hawes attempts to charm the local Strippers. Kling adds support. Other than plot this one has Teddy and Carella moving into new digs with the newly born twins. The too brief inclusion of Frankie Hernandez as a Puerto Rican detective. And Carella resorts to violence in the squad room as local bad egg Detective Andy Parker crosses the racism line. It's far from the classic of the previous volume King's Ransom but still time well spent.

  • Mike
    2019-04-24 23:04

    The man in black gets on a bus leaving a small bag behind. The beat cop opens the bag and finds a human body part.Thus begins one of the more intriguing cases that I have read thus far in my quest to read the 87th Precinct series from start to finish in order. This one has its share of rabbit trails along with a somewhat sophisticated conclusion that brings together a number of loose ends. And, I will admit, I did not see the case wrapping in the way it did. Somewhat more gruesome than the previous nine books.Ed McBain’s writing is somewhat hit or miss. Some of these books are quite goo; others stink to high heaven. This one is not the best I’ve read, but it ain’t bad. In fact, if you just want to dip you r toe in the water, this is a pretty good book to do it with.

  • Jim
    2019-05-03 20:39

    Another terrific book in the 87th Precinct series of police procedurals. This one's got a great title, a nifty play on the subject matter. All of McBain's stories are fun, but with an underlying level of seriousness that grounds them in reality.

  • K
    2019-05-01 19:36

    Despite having been written in 1960, the story is still an entertaining one, complete with simply the best dialogue in the game. McBain's 87th Precinct series, featuring a slew of engaging detectives (Carella and Hawes are featured here), delivers consistently high quality police procedurals / murder mysteries with just the right balance of humor and grizzly details. McBain has the ability to draw up characters that jump off the pages and while reading through their conversations, one easily slips into the belief that he/she is actually there, "on location," as if a fly on the wall. If you can overlook some of the date-bound limitations (1960's social norms, technology, etc.), this story is even better. And the kicker-- it's not even one of the best of the breed. There are other entries in the series that are superior in both plot complexity and depth of characters, but this one is a great quick read-- get your feet wet if you like, or if you're already a committed fan, just enjoy the addition.

  • wally
    2019-04-29 19:42

    finished this one lastnight, the 28th of february. good read. i really liked it. quite the mystery. and another mcbain. surprised there are so few (relatively) reviews...what was the number? 46? give or take. anyway, an entertaining story. onward and upward.

  • Don
    2019-05-14 23:37

    A very clever entry in this well crafted series.

  • Charlene
    2019-05-05 21:04

    Dear Mr McBain,First I want you to know how saddened I was by your death several years ago and secondly to thank you for not allowing some other author to "buy" your series and continue to write as you. It's never the same and I would prefer a finite number of 87 Precient novels that are good solid mysteries with interesting characters. I started reading you in the 70's and have probably read almost everything you wrote but one advantage of getting older is that you don't always remember the plots of a book you read 20 or 30 years ago. And so when I'm in need of a mystery that I can count on, I reread one of yours and it's like a visit with old friends--Steve, Cotton, Meyer Meyer, Bert and the rest of the gang. It's also a nice history lesson in police investigations--things have changed since you started writing this series in the 50's. Sure, I like some of your mysteries better than others but they always readable and always come together in the end. Give The Boys a Great Big Hand was classic McBain--some disparate police calls actually are all linked together--it just takes the detectives of the 87th a little bit to tie it all together and arrest their man. So, even though you aren't here to write new books--I thank you for the old ones and the fact that you will remain the one and only Ed McBain.

  • LJ
    2019-04-28 18:59

    GIVE THE BOYS A GREAT BIG HAND (Pol. Proc- 87th Precinct-Fic. City-Cont) – ExMcBain, Ed – 11th in seriesSimon and Schuster, 1960, US Hardcover – Lib. of Congress Card No: 60-6103First Sentence: It was raining.*** On a rainy Marcy day in Isola, Patrolman Richard Genero sees someone all dressed in black board a bus but leave behind an airline tote bag. What Genero doesn’t expect is that the bag contains the large severed hand of an adult male. Now it’s up the “boys” of 87th Precinct to identify both the victim and the killer.*** There is something wonderful about reading the Ed McBain books. His descriptions are unparallel: “It had been raining for three days now, an ugly March rain that washed the brilliance of near-spring with monochromatic, unrelenting grey.” His characters are great; the members of the 87th are real and imperfect. The dialogue is among the best there is. The plots are tight and twisty; I can never predict where they are going. It’s fun to read a story where men wore hats, women usually wore dresses, there were no cell phones or DNA matches, and references are made to Debbie Reynolds and a man having an Ernie Kovack’s mustache. If you’re looking for a special treat, read McBain.

  • Tom
    2019-05-09 19:37

    This is a solid entry into the 87th Precinct series. But I found myself drifting and wanting to hurry through it. It could be the ill-conceived title. I think that was a burr in my saddle for the whole book. It was fun to have some actual dismembered hands show up, and I am taken aback at the snapshot of the world McBain provides in his books. It somehow seems so innocent. But I really appreciate how some officers are having sex and some are in relationships and it's not judgmental at all - just an observation.

  • Christian
    2019-05-04 22:01

    Possible spoiler? It could have been called "A Rose for McBain-ily" McBain's dark humor is in full effect in this one starting with the title. When the titular big hand shows up, Carella and the boys have to piece together a mystery with less evidence than you can count on...well, one hand. After "King's Ransom" (with it's shoe-company-stock-plotline) this entry gets back to the roots of the series, delivering a fast-paced, tightly-plotted mystery that kept me reading.

  • Skip
    2019-04-23 18:49

    A patrolman finds a severed hand in a airline bag, and the 87th Street bulls have to find the rest of the body and the culprit. As they investigate, the mysterious disappearance of a stripper at the same time draws their attention. Steve Carella and Cotton Hawes work the case and discover the sad truth.

  • Jenny
    2019-05-19 00:54

    I brought this book with me to the hospital when I knew I was about to go in to deliver my daughter. I thought it would be a decent distraction and easy enough to read. I don't think I've ever taken this long to read an 87th Precinct book, hah! I read it in fits and spurts and it was good, but I kept losing the thread because of how tired I would often be. But basically, a patrolman finds a hand in a travel bag and the detectives (or "boys" of the 87th) have to figure out who the hand belongs to. (view spoiler)[They look up missing men of a certain age and height, only to discover that the reason the hand was cut off was because its owner, Mike, a drummer at a former strip club, was making it with the killer's supposed girlfriend, Bubbles Cesare (supposed because Bubbles' agent Charles Tudor was in love with her and was angry that he wasn't her only beau). I did enjoy this installment because it discussed police procedure - testing the skin and muscles of the hand, knowing that many aliases are still the same initials as the real name, etc. (hide spoiler)]Occurred over a rainy week-long span in March. We also learn about Carella's twins and how they came to be.

  • David
    2019-04-29 21:05

    In NYC on a rainy night a dark figure leaves an airline bag containing a severed hand with the fingertips sliced off. Detectives investigating the crime seek the owner of the hand and the person who dropped it off.The book does a good job showing the atmosphere in a police station and the life of policemen when off-duty. The two main characters follow leads diligently to find the perpetrator. Enjoyed it.

  • Nikmaack
    2019-05-08 20:04

    I enjoyed this one a lot. Morbid, fun, weird. Good dialogue. In one section, McBain gets a little too passionate about the city being a woman we all love. (But that's okay. Mildly annoying but not too bad.) Overall, a great, simple, fun read. I might go so far as to say one of my favourite McBain books so far.

  • Anne
    2019-04-22 22:41

    I won't read anymore McBain. The 60s style is distractingly sexist

  • Andrew Johnson
    2019-05-09 16:37

    Loved the procedural aspect of the book. It felt like the police technique moved the story forward and not the plot itself.

  • margaret summitt
    2019-05-04 19:40

    A typical McCain story.Interesting description of events where nothing matched. Characters were sketched out in such a way that they didn't fit anywhere.

  • S. Wilson
    2019-04-24 22:44

    Some of the best police procedurals in the 87th Precinct involve cases that seem to start with a dead end. In this case, it's a severed hand - minus fingerprints - left at a bus stop in a plastic airline bag that sets the investigative wheels in motion, as the boys try to track down the former owner of the body part with little more to go on than the assumption that it's previous owner might have been reported missing recently. Patrolman Richard Genero, the beat cop who made the initial body discovery way back in The Pusher, strikes gold again when he finds a discarded flight bag containing a severed hand. With nothing to go on but a print-less hand and a vague description of the person who left it, the bulls at the 87th need to pull clues and suspects from thin air to discover not only who the killer is, but who the victim was.McBain's charm comes from his attention not only to police procedure, but to the personalities of the police themselves, and Give the Boys a Great Big Hand is a perfect example of how he balances the two throughout the narrative. This entry in the series is very heavy on the leg work - even more so than forensics despite the gruesomeness of their only lead - and a great deal of the time is spent interviewing a colorful variety of suspects unusual and frustrating suspects. I also have a personal affinity for the occasional existential diatribes that McBain will place in the thoughts of his characters, and this novel includes a great one, with Hawes leaving church and contemplating the concept of reality.The emotional toll seemingly fruitless investigations can take on the police is demonstrated in the rising frustrations of Steve Caralla, which eventually explode in a physical confrontation between him and Andy Parker. The fight starts when Carella sticks up for Frankie Hernandez, who spends his second appearance in the city defending The Cause from Parker's relentless bigoted comments. This is the second time that Carella loses his temper beyond the norm (the first notable time being King's Ransom), and appears to be a growing trend with him, perhaps an anger management issue indirectly related to the recent arrival of twins to his household.Apart from that and a shared moment of vented frustrations between Carella and his wife Teddy, the personal lives of the boys at the precinct don't play any direct roll in the mystery of the severed hand, a refreshing change of pace in a series already too used to dragging personal involvement - more often than not Carella's family - in to inflate the tension. However, once again, The City is almost a character itself, as an unrelenting rain casts a gloomy backdrop on the already grim task at hand.

  • John Marsh
    2019-04-23 18:03

    Kindle UnlimitedThe mystery man wore black, and he got onto a bus leaving a airline gift flight bag of first class passenger discovered later after enquiries Patrolman Richard Genero sees the bag and then the hand. Blood group male 18 - 24 and tall as hand big determined. Was the perpatrator an everyday maniac with a meat cleaver, or did he have a special grudge against the 87th Precinct? Steve Carella and Cotton Hawes went along with the grudge theory, because the black-cloaked killer didn't leave any clues to go on - the grisly hands even had the fingertips sliced off. And how do you nail a murderer when you can't identity or unearth most of his victims? That's what the boys of the 87th Precinct have to do: find a killer before he carves up any more corpseless hands!From forsenic to airline then to missing persons. Know rough month January/ February age range which from something like thousands of names to two possibles. One no hoper found later involved in an hold up, Richard Livingston (Mother reported only to get some payment) and the second is a husband no hoper who is a sailor and chases skirt. His wife loves him and in a city she hates. Oddly the obnoxious husband. Karl Androvich who had a tatoo Meg led detectives Carella and Cotton to his flame of the moment a stripper called Barbara Caesar. Booking agent Charles Tudor. Barbara Caesar lives with two other girls and is described as girl having a fling with men but never bringing any back to the flat. So Carella and Hawes suspect a secret or other flat for meeting men.BC and a drummer, another one of her men are both missing as well The drummer is of the age and height of the missing hands. Name of drummer Mike Chirapadano.Leads finally to Charles Tudor who discovers the girl in the flat he has in secret from his resident with his agend parent. She is entertaining the band drummer, Mike Chirapadano. So CT in rage and in love kills Mike Chirapadano and Barbara Caesar then starts diposing of the body parts of Mike Chirapadano firstly using the girls bag and other clothes of Mike Chirapadano raincoat and unbrella. On discovering the flat existance and location the two bodies are found there. The girl lead men on but believed she had her own rights thus the final explosive situation. Charles Tudor has lost it and is taking flowers to a dead smelly body of now a month old and talking to it.

  • Tom Stamper
    2019-05-16 16:52

    11 books into the series McBain is getting more philosophical. The last book explores money and class and this one talks more deeply about city life itself. Thankfully it's been several books without putting the wife of hero Steve Carella in peril after leaning on that device often in the first half dozen or more books. This time a beat cop finds a bag left on a street corner and discovers a severed hand inside. With nothing else to go on the cops lean heavily on the lab for any clue the hand might contain. The series has always been interesting in explaining lab techniques but this encounter is the best so far in the series. How he determines the age and size of the person was more than I thought was possible for crime labs 50+ years ago. Steve Carella and Cotton Hawes take the lead here although Bert Kling is back and there is much about his amorous adventures with the fiancee that wants a Master's Degree rather than marriage. Because this is a series book that may be read out of order we don't typically meet Meyer Meyer without getting the backstory on his name or Cotton Hawes without an explanation of either his name or the white streak in his hair. The book has a humorous passage explaining what makes pretty Irish girls so intriguing but it mistakenly gives credit for the movie The Quiet Man (1952) to John Huston instead of John Ford. I don't know if this has been corrected by later editions or if the mistake has stood for the 55 years.I've been reading these at a pretty steady pace and I think what makes them work again and again is that the actual mystery is not as interesting as the process of investigation and personal traits and habits of the detectives.

  • rabbitprincess
    2019-05-13 16:46

    * * * 1/2 (rounded up)Ed McBain's ability to come up with a winning title strikes again here. In this 87th Precinct novel, patrolman Genero encounters a mysterious bag that is revealed to contain a bloody, severed hand. Identification is difficult because the fingertips have also been sliced off, and trying to ID someone from just the hand is not exactly the easiest thing to do either. And without any idea of who the victim is, the murderer is that much harder to find.This is one of the earlier 87th Precinct novels, originally published in the 1960s, and it does feel "younger" than some of the later novels. The narrator, while third-person omniscient, has his (?) own passionate voice, waxing poetic over the joys of being from The City, and detailing the investigative procedures that the forensics boys have to follow. The characters are engaging as usual, with their own distinct personalities. Carella is the nice guy (which always makes it harder for me to buy his angry spells), Hawes is the sensible, deliberate one, Parker is a jerk, Kling is a favourite with the ladies. The book also includes a reproduction of a missing-persons report, which adds a note of realism. I could have used a higher-quality reproduction, but perhaps a newer edition of this book might have that.I do think that the back-cover blurb does the story a disservice; it sensationalizes the events a bit. With the blurb in mind, the ending is a bit anticlimactic, but it does feel realistic, which is a strength of this series. This is where you come for gritty, no-nonsense police work, where determination, careful legwork and the odd lucky break carry the day.

  • Perry Whitford
    2019-05-11 22:54

    The bulls from the 87th precinct are enjoying a rare moment of relief from the rigors of being a policeman in America's biggest city, swapping stories from their days as patrolmen, when the peace is broken by the flustered entrance of Detective Genero, barreling in from the early spring rain with two sneaky glasses of red wine in his stomach and a blue overnight bag in his fists.He had found the bag whilst getting soaked and partially soused while on duty, left at a bus stop by a figure of uncertain gender, dressed all in black. Cops are, of course, used to finding all sorts of illicit and unusual things stashed in bags, it goes with the territory. That said, a severed human hand has to count amongst the more grisly of items.This book is both an early and highly typical outing by McBain from his prolific police procedural series. The detectives and assorted crime lab technicians do their jobs with persistence and courage, gently rib each other throughout and talk about sex - albeit in a relatively chaste fashion compared to anything you would come across in a contemporary police novel. McBain likes to tell the story, the 'when' and the 'how' of it, with just a little bit of the 'why' chucked in at the end. He's not without humour though, nor keen observation, and he usually allows himself at least one flight of fancy per novel, as he does here when he briefly muses upon the very nature of the city at the start of chapter fifteen. Lean, short, and worthy of a decent round of applause, if not a great big hand.

  • Keith Astbury
    2019-05-16 17:50

    Possibly one of my favourites in the 87th Precinct series so far...

  • Terri
    2019-05-09 21:05

    Love it - as always!

  • Christine Blachford
    2019-04-20 22:46

    The titles of these books are sometimes straightforward, but sometimes a clever play on the crime within. This is one of those but it seems a bit flippant having read the story and realised exactly how sad the crime itself was.I did find this one a little bit harder going than the others - still a quick and easy read, but there were so many characters, and so many missing persons, that I found myself getting a bit confused in places.After the last book didn't progress any of the cop characters too much, this time we had a bit of Carella rage plus information about how he's dealing with being a father, plus more about Bert Kling and his burgeoning relationship. It's nice to see these characters developing over time, particularly as it all happens nice and slowly, in the background to the main crime stories.

  • Victoria Mixon
    2019-04-28 17:49

    Of course, Ed McBain is a huge name in the annals of the twentieth-century mystery genre, so I had to read one of his eventually. What I found was a lot of what I expected: 1960s obsessions with gore and negligees, an almost accountant-like attention to the relative sexual-attractiveness of the bodies of every single woman in the story, and a tendency to work mental illness into the solution because, after all, everyone in the '60s was experimenting with the limits of human nature.McBain's got a dry, funny voice when he wants and plenty of skill with the ways and means of mystery fiction. But the tasteless joke of the title? No.