Fat Ollie's Book

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Written By: Ed McBain

Narrated By: Michael Arkin

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: March 2011

Duration: 8 hours 19 minutes


But as any real writer could tell you, that's how inspiration strikes -- with the sudden force of a violent crime. Known more for his foul mouth and short temper than his way with words, Detective Weeks has written a novel. But just as Isola is rocked by the murder of a mayoral candidate, the only copy of Ollie's manuscript is stolen -- and an all-too-real adventure begins as a thief follows Ollie's fictional blueprint to find a $2 million cache of nonexistent diamonds. Now, the 87th Precinct races to bring poetic justice to a cold-blooded assassin -- and someone's about to add another chapter to the colorful career of Ollie Weeks, a cop who's never played by the book....


  • Debra D

    I love Ed McBains book and Fat Ollie's Book was just as good as all the rest. I love how Ollie is always convinced that he is right and the best at everything he does, even when those around him know that he just another arrogant bigot. Of you told Ollie the truth about himself, he would never believe you, not for a second.

  • Ken Crosson

    As crime novels go, this one is not particularly good. Maybe fun to listen to once, but I won't be renting it again.