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On The Street

December 1, 2014

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On the Street Where You Die, by Al Stevens

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Who would play the narrator/private detective in a movie? Maybe Alec Baldwin. It would have to be someone whose wisecracks we are comfortable with, yet don’t see as a projection of ourselves. Someone who is smart, yet not good looking in the Hollywood sense. Alec Baldwin.

There are two mysteries. One he is hired to solve, the other involves his sister’s ex. A nice blend of intellectual and emotional that come together for a very satisfying finish. I like the guy’s teen-aged nephew, a computer nerd who wants to become a detective, and the parallel between Stanley’s on-again-off again waitress lover and the unstable Intelligence Army Captain who is taken with his sister—it helps make this conflict personable plus balances off the results at the end.

I liked this book and could see reading more of the series. Well paced, not a false step. Real, in an entertaining 30 Rock way.

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