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Rumpelstiltskin (Matthew Hope #2)

3.66 of 5 stars 3.66  ·  rating details  ·  310 ratings  ·  8 reviews
...Bloom shook his head. The sad brown eyes looked even sadder. He sighed and then said, "You know anybody who might’ve wanted that little girl badly enough?"

"What?" I said.

"The little girl."

"I don’t understand."

"Badly enough to have killed the mother for it."

"I still..."

"The little girl's gone, Mr. Hope. Whoever killed Victoria Miller took the little girl with him."

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Paperback, 287 pages
Published 1994 by Hodder And Stoughton (first published June 26th 1981)
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Cathy DuPont
When I started this series, not knowing it was a series at all, I read in this order: First read in the series was #4, then #5, then #1 and lastly, this book #2, Rumpelstiltskin. Therefore I was already familiar with attorney Matthew Hope and his personal situation, divorced with a lovely 13 year old daughter, dating but unattached.

When I entered Rumpelstiltskin on Goodreads, I noticed that my buddy Jim Thane had read it and had given it three stars. When I emailed him he said he couldn’t belie
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Cathy Ryan
This was my first Matthew Hope mystery, actually my first of any of Ed McBain's books. A good story coupled with an excellent narration made for an enjoyable listen. And although several references dated the story a little it didn't really detract. I like Matthew Hope and the tongue in cheek humour, the characters are rounded and believable. In essence it's a good old fashioned whodunit.
I have to say though, it seemed a little odd and unnecessary to spend so much time discussing the whys and whe
I like this period, though I never expected to get interested in a Florida setting, having lived through the worst vacation there...Hope seems to be drawn into solving crimes almost against his will, and the fairy tale themes are intriguing, as they are less obvious than you would expect due to McBain's fine writing.
Another good entry in the Matthew Hope series. I enjoyed it, and the ending raised it up a notch to take it to four stars.
Michael Kelberer
Second time reading it and got bored with the lawyer-style dialogues
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Ed McBain is a pseudonym of Evan Hunter, who was born and raised as Salvatore Lombino in New York City, living in East Harlem until the age of 12, at which point his family moved to the Bronx. He attended Olinville Junior High School, then Evander Childs High School, before winning an Art Students League scholarship. Later, he was admitted as an art student at Cooper Union.

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