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The Isaac Quartet: Blue Eyes, Marilyn the Wild, The Education of Patrick Silver, Secret Isaac (Isaac Sidel #1-4)

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The Isaac Quartet contains four detective stories from an internationally acclaimed master of the genre. Blue Eyes, the first book in Jerome Charyn's legendary crime series, introduces Isaac Sidel — the toughest, most incorruptible police inspector in the biz. In Marilyn the Wild, Isaac confronts the hot-headed daughter of the first deputy police commissioner. The Educatio ...more
Paperback, 548 pages
Published June 27th 2002 by Four Walls Eight Windows (first published January 1st 1984)
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Tony Laplume
Oct 31, 2014 Tony Laplume rated it really liked it
As it turns out, Isaac Sidel is about as raw a Jerome Charyn experience as you're liable to find.

Sidel, as of 2014, is the recurring Charyn character who appears in eleven of his books. The Isaac Quartet collects the first four, and this year marks the fortieth anniversary of Sidel's first appearance in the pages of Blue Eyes.

As outlined in a forward from Charyn himself, this is a series that began by accident. The author was struggling with another project entirely (which he apparently complete
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A dream of early 70s New York vice as seen through the mysteries of Isaac Sidel, the first deputy commissioner's chief whip. It's a world of Peruvian marrano pimps, albino stoolies, table tennis showdowns, and Kosher dairy restaurants. Lots of Yiddishkeit -- so welcome, so missed -- the author writing in the language of the Bronx ghetto he escaped for Paris. One may wish to take a breather between each of the four books in this collection.
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Jerome Charyn was born and raised on the mean streets of the Bronx. He graduated cum laude from Columbia College. He has taught at Princeton, Columbia, Stanford, Rice, was Distinguished Visiting Professor at the City University of New York and is currently Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the American University of Paris. Charyn is a Guggenheim Fellow and has twice won fellowships from the Nati ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Isaac Sidel (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • Blue Eyes (Isaac Quartet, #1)
  • Marilyn the Wild (Isaac Quartet, #2)
  • The Education of Patrick Silver (Isaac Quartet, #3)
  • Secret Isaac (Isaac Quartet, #4)
  • The Good Policeman
  • Maria's Girls (Isaac Sidel, #6)
  • Montezuma's Man
  • Little Angel Street: An Isaac Sidel Novel
  • El Bronx
  • Citizen Sidel

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