Little Boy Blue

by Ed Dee | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 1578152178 Global Overview for this book
Registered by danesnboxers of Union, Missouri USA on 6/20/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by danesnboxers from Union, Missouri USA on Tuesday, June 20, 2006
From Publishers Weekly
The opening scene of retired NYPD detective Dee's third crime thriller (after Bronx Angel) crackles with authenticity. NYPD detective Anthony Ryan and his partner, Joe Gregory, are chatting about Cookie Counihan, the woman they've come to JFK airport to meet. Their dialogue is counterpointed (in one of Dee's signature stylistic touches) with Ryan's narration, which slowly fills in the reason why the two cops have to speak to Cookie when she steps off her flight from Florida: because Cookie is married to Gregory's first partner, and her son, Johnny Boy, a cargo handler, has just been killed during a robbery when he was mistaken for a policeman. Vengeance comes quickly when Johnny's grandfather shoots up The Cockpit Lounge-owned by the uncrowned king of airport crime, Emil Lutz-in what could be the first move in a gang war involving everyone from Lutz's son (a police informant) to Johnny's Irish girlfriend and a couple of shady Irish hansom cab drivers. There's a hard edge to everything and nearly everyone in this gripping novel, which plays some subtle improvisations on the theme of fathers and sons, and family and its obligations, even as Dee creates a tight mystery that emanates a gritty, world-weary air. The first-person narration turns Ryan into a poet of his personal New York, a city of up-all-night cops who spend more time in bars and cars than outdoors, a town captured by Dee as if he were Hopper, painting it for Police Gazette.

Journal Entry 2 by danesnboxers from Union, Missouri USA on Friday, August 18, 2006
Sending to HoserLauren for her Grandpa and his neighbor.
Danesnboxers

Journal Entry 3 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Wow!! Thanks so much Danes! It was like audiobook Christmas with all the audiobooks today lol
This one sounds great, one that I'm sure gramps will enjoy. I think I maye hijack it for a bit to listen to on the way to and from school. It sounds very interesting!

Thanks again!! :)

Journal Entry 4 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Sunday, November 05, 2006
I listened to this abridged audiobook in the car to and from university. It's a story about a guy that gets shot during a robbery at the JFK airport in New York. The cops first think he's in the wrong place at the wrong time, wearing the wrong jacket - his grandfather's old police overcoat. Of course, police in novels are always wrong on what they first suspect!
There are mob connections in this story and I was getting worried there that it was going to become another one of those mob books. Thank goodness it didn't. It pulled in Irish ties (and potential IRA members), which gave it that additional twist needed to take it away from the traditional New York mobster story. It was easy to guess "whodunit", but there was a great twist at the end that was totally unexpected!
The reader was fabulous! He pulled off New York mobster without sounding too stereotypical, and he also did a great Irish accent.

I'm going to pass this along to my grandfather now :)

Journal Entry 5 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Saturday, November 25, 2006
Gramps said he enjoyed this one. I think he liked the reader as well.

Journal Entry 6 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Sent off yesterday (in the middle of the crazy Christmas rush!) to DameEdna.

Enjoy!

Journal Entry 7 by DameEdna from Monroe Township, New Jersey USA on Sunday, December 24, 2006
Thanks! Looking forward to giving it a listen, and will journal when done. It's Christmas Eve - I wonder if HoserLauren is enjoying any snow?

Journal Entry 8 by DameEdna at Monroe Township, New Jersey USA on Thursday, December 15, 2011
I thought this book was very well read, and I enjoyed the plot.

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