Gladly the Cross-Eyed Bear

Gladly the Cross-Eyed Bear

by Ed McBain

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Overview

Lainie Commins, a freelance designer of children's toys, hires attorney Matthew Hope for a lawsuit against her old employers, Brett and Etta Toland. At stake are the lucrative rights to Gladly, a teddy bear with crossed eyes and corrective lenses. It's a straightforward case — until Brett Toland is shot in the throat aboard his luxury yacht and Lainie becomes the chief suspect. From elegant canals to sunbaked ghettos, McBain has done for Florida's Gulf Coast what he did for the 87th Precinct — created a teeming world where justice is elusive and where the saints and sinners are often one and the same.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446604949
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 07/01/1998
Series: Matthew Hope Series , #12
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

With a writing career that spanned five decades, Ed McBain (1926-2005), the nom de plume of Evan Hunter, was the author of over 100 books, including his 87th Precinct series set in a fictional borough of New York City. He also wrote the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds. He was the first American writer to receive the Diamond Dagger, the British Crime Writer Association’s most prestigious award, and he was also the recipient of the Mystery Writers of America’s Grand Master award.

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Elmore Leonard

McBain has a great approach, great attitude, terrific style, strong plot, excellent dialogue, sense of pace, and sense of reality.

Robert B. Parker

It is hard to think of anyone better at what he does -- in fact, it's impossible.

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Gladly the Cross-Eyed Bear (Matthew Hope Series #12) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
JoAnnSmithAinsworth on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
My English teacher heart shrank from all the comma-spliced sentences, but once I got past that I found the plot kept me moving through the story. Not as well written as others of his I have read, but good enough to deserve credit for a job well done.