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by William Harrington

  • Author: William Harrington
  • ISBN: 0812550781
  • ISBN13: 978-0812550788
  • ePub: 1165 kb | FB2: 1467 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Mystery
  • Publisher: Forge Books; Revised edition (August 15, 1996)
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 276
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Columbo: The Hoffa Connection ePub download

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Columbo: The Hoffa Connection (Harrington's Series). Published on December 6, 2013.

August 1996 : USA Mass Market Paperback.

Columbo: The Hoffa Connection (Harrington's Series) Hardcover. I'm sorry there won't be more. The books aren't perfect but they provide wonderful entertainment for Columbo fans. In this book a former FBI agent who greatly admired J. Edgar Hoover is outraged to learn that a writer is planning a biography of Hoover which reveals previously unknown and very scandalous information. To prevent the publication of the book, the agent plants explosives to kill the author and destroy her files.

The overriding question in Harrington's third Columbo saga (Columbo: The Helter Skelter Murders, 1994, et. is not . is not who killed tawdry superstar Regina, drowned in her Beverly Hills swimming pool, but who is the old man living in her mansion-the one she slept with most nights and called Grandpa? Regina's killer is known to the reader from the start: Mickey Newcastle, onetime British rock star, gifted creator of the shows for no-talent Regina that propelled her to iconhood. How could it be otherwise with the dogged Columbo in full chase? Lots of action, gore, and sex in a fast-moving, well-crafted diversion that lacks the texture and tension of the author's legal thrillers.

Columbo is at his best in this book. The book is a interesting and a fast read. this book is amazing although the title may be a little misleading. anyway, i found the book to be thoroughly entertaining

Columbo is at his best in this book. I recommend it to all mystery fans. anyway, i found the book to be thoroughly entertaining. this may be the most "gangster-ish" case columbo has ever been involved in, and the story is definitely. this series in NOT written as a historical who-done-it.

The Hoffa Connection. Book in the Columbo Tor Series Series). by William Harrington. Select Format: Hardcover. Mass Market Paperback.

Columbo :The Hoffa Connection (Harrington's Series, Vol 3); William Harrington; Hardcover. Film director Gunnar Svan has made many enemies in his lifetime. William Harrington is a very good mystery writer, who in his fifth Columbo novel successfully sticks to the Columbo script of telling who the killer is early in the book and allowing Columbo to match wits with the murderer. COLUMBO: THE GLITTER MURDER is an interesting tale, but like the previous four Columbo novels, the book lacks Peter Falk who is Columbo. By (author) William Harrington.

When a racy, beautiful rock mega-star is found floating dead in her Beverly Hills swimming pool, Columbo, America's favorite TV detective launches an investigation that takes him all the way to the coast of Italy, to the birthplace of the mafia. But to solve this case, Columbo must first tackle on of the most publicized and puzzling mysteries to sweep the United States--the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa exactly twenty years ago.
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Gio
Good read although the tv series was better.
Drelajurus
I loved the TV show Columbo and was always looking for books on the character. When I found this author had written a series, I knew I had to get them and add them to the two I already had.
Nahelm
Columbo is at his best in this book. The book is a interesting and a fast read. I recommend it to all mystery fans.
Kipabi
this book is amazing although the title may be a little misleading. anyway, i found the book to be thoroughly entertaining. (i believe this is the first and only fictional account of jimmy hoffa, and it features our "dumb" cop columbo.) this may be the most "gangster-ish" case columbo has ever been involved in, and the story is definitely "gangster-land".

this series in NOT written as a historical who-done-it. 4 of the books use historical references, and it looks like 2 are pure fiction. but as always, whether reading or watching columbo... reading between the lines is good for your brain.

i hope somebody does a mrs. columbo series before she got divorced from mr. columbo.

PS. 1/30/17 I am reading this book for the second time and I have come to the conclusion that there is nothing misleading about the title.
Gagas
Columbo: The Hoffa Connection, W. Harrington

"Columbo" was one of the most popular detective shows on TV. William Harrington was a former criminal lawyer who wrote these novels using this TV character. The best fiction is based true crime.

The story starts with a `Regina' concert at the Hollywood Bowl. [Recognize this act?] Afterwards she returns home. Regina has sold millions of records and is a power in show business. But things suddenly go very wrong and Regina drowns in her pool. Was there a witness? When her body is found the police arrive to investigate. Lt. Columbo questions the people who were in the house. A neighbor heard screams at 1:23 AM (not unusual). Later the old man living there suddenly leaves. Columbo is told about this. He talks to Joe Fletcher, Regina's agent. He visits Joshua and Barbara Gwynne to hear what they know. One witness is shot but survived.

Columbo flies to Italy for Regina's funeral and asks questions. Capelli came to America with Regina. We hear about what others are doing. Columbo gets his departmental Beretta. Does being `connected' result in success in show business? Regina's maid Rita talks to Columbo about what she saw. Elsewhere three men are shot dead. A stalker confessed to Regina's murder (his story came from the newspaper reports). Micky's "stuff" had poison in it (but he was saved)! Then he talks to Columbo. Later Johnny is arrested too. The serial number on a watch can be traced. Ballistics can identify a gun from its fired bullets. [But not when they were fired.] Johnny tells the name of that old man! [Unbelievable.] Johnny explains what happened. [Still unbelievable.]

This is a pretty good story until the last chapter. Was "Regina" inspired by Madonna? Can a performer with little talent become a big star with the right "connections"? [No, it depends on the buying public.] There have been many singers and bands known as "one hit wonders" in the past. "Johnny" seems inspired by an event from 1963 (Joe Valachi?).
Corgustari
Compared to his other 'Columbo' works, this is by far Harrington's worst. I never thought I'd see the day when I couldn't wait to finish a Columbo mystery just to finish it and get it over with, rather than for the finale where our hero normally breaks down the case and explains all. As it is in this one he explains bugger all and the 'Hoffa connection' is both ludicrous AND unnecessary. Top that with the fact that the Columbo we see in this book is so far removed from our beloved Columbo on TV that it looks like an entirely different detective PLUS the fact that one of the main characters, Mickey, switches from a last name of Newcastle to Newhouse with irritating regularity and you've got yourself a pretty lame effort... sorry!
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