mcbain's ladies 2
A few weeks ago, I reviewed McBain’s Ladies, a compilation of scenes from McBain’s 87th Precinct series. You can read that review here. Jeff Meyerson commented that there was a sequel, McBain’s Ladies, Too. I never knew about the sequel so I tracked it down online. And, I’m so glad I did! McBain’s Ladies, Too includes a snarky “Introduction” by Ed McBain. He explains why McBain’s Ladies didn’t have an “Introduction” (McBain didn’t think the book needed one). But various reviewers made comments about McBain’s Ladies (some suggesting McBain knew nothing about women). McBain’s response is clever and enlightening. It shows another side of McBain that I hadn’t seen before. If you’re a fan of Ed McBain’s work, I highly recommend that you read the “Introduction.” The rest of the book is vintage 87th Precinct.

4 thoughts on “FORGOTTEN BOOKS #336: MCBAIN’S LADIES, TOO By Ed McBain

    1. george Post author

      Sergio, both volumes extract scenes from the 87th Precinct novels. But the scathing “Introduction” McBain wrote in MCBAIN’S LADIES, TOO is well worth reading!


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