New York City Police Sergeant Marian Larch is on the verge of resigning from the force after a big case leaves her jaded, frustrated and boiling mad at the system. — During a cooling off period at another precinct, she comes to the aid of her longtime friend, actress Kelly Ingram, star of the new Broadway hit, The Apostrophe Thief. Someone is stealing memorabilia -- costumNew York City Police Sergeant Marian Larch is on the verge of resigning from the force after a big case leaves her jaded, frustrated and boiling mad at the system. — During a cooling off period at another precinct, she comes to the aid of her longtime friend, actress Kelly Ingram, star of the new Broadway hit, The Apostrophe Thief. Someone is stealing memorabilia -- costumes, cups, scripts.Marian just wants to solve the case, quit the force, finger her irresponsible boss and her incompetent partner and then ... what? Holland, her ex-FBI lover, wants her to join his fledgling P.I. firm. Perhaps....
|Title||:||The Apostrophe Thief|
|Format Type||:||Mass Market Paperback|
|Number of Pages||:||253 Pages|
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The Apostrophe Thief Reviews
I've found a new writer that I totally love. This police procedural is excellently written and held my interest from start to finish. Now to find the rest of her books. Library, here I come as there's no used-book store even remotely close to me. - E.
3.5 stars.This series was self-published and needed an editor. That said, I love Curt Holland -- who, in another incarnation, is Blakes 7's Kerr Avon. [And don't I just wish the stories featuring this character had been made into movies with a young Paul Darrow!] Although the stories become more dated as time passes, I have a special fondness for books #4 You Have The Right To Remain Silent , #5 (this book) and #6 Fare Play . (view spoiler)[I feel obligated to warn you - as I wished someone had warned me! - that Book #7is inexplicably and unpardonably cruel to Curt, and I hated it for that, so read Full Frontal Murder at your own risk. (hide spoiler)]Could have been better, but enjoyed it for what it was.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>
Another great police procedural from Barbara Paul. I'm re-reading this series and loving it. I liked the behind-the-scenes insight into the police department and the theater world, I enjoyed Marian's interactions with her actress friend Kelly and her mysterious boyfriend Curt Holland (who "talks in blank verse"), and the plot was a lot of fun. Included in the characters are a set of siblings named Matthew, Mark, Luke ... and Janet.The Apostrophe Thief is a bit dated but definitely still worth a read if you can get yours hands on it.
I "met" Barbara Paul while participating in an old online bulletin board called GEnie (one of the few victims of Y2K) and read several of her books. They are all well-written with engaging, though not exactly ethical characters who often take the law into their own hands.The title of this book brings to mind the efforts of Damon Knight (another participant of GEnie) who wanted to get rid of apostrophes entirely. I tend to agree with him because it's used as a possessive instead of a contraction also drives me a little crazy.
This is, I think, the sixth in a 1980s/1990s series centering around Sgt. Marian Larch in the NY PD. I liked it quite a bit. I'm going to go back and hunt up the earlier books in the series. (Amusing that in 1994 there were no cell phones, or at least not in common usage, so Larch frequently had to find a pay phone.)
good story!!! I'll look up the rest of this series.....
"Good" is all I wrote in my 2005 notes.