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I couldn t put this book down The story is engrossing and it captured my attention from the very beginning Two plotlines are intertwined with each other 1 Matthew Hope, a Florida lawyer, is investigating a gruesome murder of a doctor s wife and her two daughters 2 Matthew Hope is on the verge of divorcing his own wife Both of these storilines are dealing with the same issue how adultery and divorce affect people s lives, especially children.The characters of the novel represent a typica I couldn t put this book down The story is engrossing and it captured my attention from the very beginning Two plotlines are intertwined with each other 1 Matthew Hope, a Florida lawyer, is investigating a gruesome murder of a doctor s wife and her two daughters 2 Matthew Hope is on the verge of divorcing his own wife Both of these storilines are dealing with the same issue how adultery and divorce affect people s lives, especially children.The characters of the novel represent a typical liberal white American middle class family doctors and lawyers They work hard They are married They have big houses They play tennis, poker, attend concerts of classical music and lead double lives On the surface , they appear to be happily married yet they use every opportunity to commit adultery and bring misery to themselves and their families.The main character of the novel Matthew Hope is one of those sons of bitches He is torn between his current wife and a secret lover, a restless bimbo A series of emotionally charged events enfolds before our own eyes They include a dead cat the most powerful part of the novel , violent scissors attack, suicide attempt, feeling of a guilt and fear of losing his 12 years old daughter.Despite all of these dramas, Matthew Hope is still undecided as to whether to devorce his wife I guess we need to read all the books in the Matthew Hope series to find out the truth In conclusion, this is a very good book It s not only a mystery novel, but also a psychological thriller and a social commentary As a big fan of felines, I especially loved the pages devoted to Sebastian, Mr Hope s family cat Bravo Read this, as I was enjoying the 87th Precinct books Knew straight away I was going to like it Likeable central character. #Read Epub ¹ Goldilocks ì Soft hearted attorney Matthew Hope has never been known for taking easy cases, and this is no exception A mother and her two little girls are brutally murdered on Florida s steamy west coast, and the only person who doesn t have a motive is confessing and insists that Hope defend him This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here It s really quite difficult to write anything meaningful about this book without inundating you with spoilers, but here s my best effort.Matthew Hope, another of McBain s series characters, a lawyer, gets a call in the middle of the night from who reports that his and have been Hope rushes over to s where he finds the already involved in Then the is found in the and he In the meantime, Hope d It s really quite difficult to write anything meaningful about this book without inundating you with spoilers, but here s my best effort.Matthew Hope, another of McBain s series characters, a lawyer, gets a call in the middle of the night from who reports that his and have been Hope rushes over to s where he finds the already involved in Then the is found in the and he In the meantime, Hope does some on his own and discovers that seems There are multiple of and on the and of having an.Classic McBain.P.S The publisher s description of the book has inaccuracies A brutal murder of a young mother and two young daughters, but not in the same class as the 87th Precinct books the lead character, Matthew Hope, is not a particularly sympathetic hero and out of his depth as he is not a criminal lawyer Perhaps this first Hope book sets him up for a new beginning in Book 2, as he considers his future for both his marriage and his lover, finished this one, early evening, 4 13 17 good story i liked it the first matthew hope kinda strangereading along, knew it was a matthew hope story, says so at one point, the ex wife of one of the guys calls matthew charlie and i hit the brakes whoa now, back up a pace or two, throw it in idle throw my look way back over the seat to the start i wonder if i checked in google bing heh just one of those things, hit the road mack but then, tooi don t think the name matthew hope d finished this one, early evening, 4 13 17 good story i liked it the first matthew hope kinda strangereading along, knew it was a matthew hope story, says so at one point, the ex wife of one of the guys calls matthew charlie and i hit the brakes whoa now, back up a pace or two, throw it in idle throw my look way back over the seat to the start i wonder if i checked in google bing heh just one of those things, hit the road mack but then, tooi don t think the name matthew hope doesn t come in until page 63 give or takematt, before that maybe once it is i narrator, so yeah, okay this one is as much about marriage infidelity as anything there s a murder, yes, and the search for who what why this that the other but all of that revolves around the infidelity of the characters, jamie purchase, initial murder suspectand still later on, tooand matthew, too boff of em reminded me a bit of macdonald s the deceivers though i think macdonald is the superior story teller in this regard sogood read i liked it that is all I have read several of Ed McBain s police procedurals They are all great, short novels with believable characters and logical plots.This one is different It is the story of a murder investigation done by an attorney As he uncovers the dark secrets of the family involved, he reveals dark secrets of his own.I ll leave it at that This is a great little mystery with a unique twist. Read this series years ago Would love to do a re read. General Petraeus should have read this in 1976 when it was originally published and then have a re read two years ago Had he read between the lines or not , he probably would still have his unblemished name, record and high falutin Washington job And those of us who read mystery fiction know that good mysteries arethan reading entertainment there are lessons to be learned from most every book which makes them a valuable read.Goldilocks is a great sociological study within a mystery ab General Petraeus should have read this in 1976 when it was originally published and then have a re read two years ago Had he read between the lines or not , he probably would still have his unblemished name, record and high falutin Washington job And those of us who read mystery fiction know that good mysteries arethan reading entertainment there are lessons to be learned from most every book which makes them a valuable read.Goldilocks is a great sociological study within a mystery about, you guessed it, marital infidelity Goldilocks being the other woman who tests the chairs, porridge and the beds from dust cover The book was written in 1976 before AIDS was a household acronym, most every young women married or not took the pill, and wife swapping was a regular occurrence at some parties Marital infidelity by both men and women alike was rampant since so many married couples, unfortunately, were doing it , oops, I meant being unfaithful Goldilocks was written by Ed McBain, aka Evan Hunter which he legally changed to in 1952 The name on his birth certificate was Salvatore Albert Lombino Only guessing he wanted and or needed to have an Americanized name and Ed McBain or Evan Hunter, he wrote under both, were as good as any His McBain name is noted for his 89th Precinct series which I ll begin soon A few years ago I was on a Florida jag reading anything, everything Florida especially loving mysteries with Florida settings Imagine my surprise and delight after reading the first few pages that the book was set on the west coast of Florida, around Doc Ford s Randy Wayne White Sanibel Marine Supply Company McBain s Goldilocks is a clear indictment of affairs, its many pitfalls and its consequences including the dissolution of families Since emotions are at a high during affairs, sometimes murder results as in this case.Attorney Matthew Hope is not a criminal lawyer but when called by a client at 1 a.m., he responds The client has returned home after a night of a friendly game of poker to find his wife and two daughters murdered in their home.Hummm The logical assumption is, of course, he did it but he claims he didn t When questioned by police, his time frame for leaving the poker game doesn t really jive with the known facts so what was he doing in the missing hours Well, you guessed it from the opening paragraph, he was with his lover He was cheating on wife number two, his slain wife To add insult to injury, he was seeing wife number two, when he divorced wife number one They had two children when they divorced Get the picture He s a serial philanderer Matthew Hope is simply a nice fellow He s successful and a good friend but has a difficult time reining in his own libido A friend of mine recently said she enjoyed reading a character who I really love, admire and root for or on the other hand, one I really, totally dislike I agreed with her and I really, really like Matthew And I felt a certain sympathy for him He s trying to learn from life s lessons but sometimes, damn it, it s hard especially when you re good looking and successful Sorry, Matthew, you ll just have to try harder and as a student of Will Byrnes view spoiler keep your fly zipped or dress buttoned hide spoiler But this was in the 70 s, we ve learned our lessons, right Guess not according to today s headlines Too bad for that Cheating spouses cause havoc in making happy families I ve enjoyed McBain s writing style It s not complicated with long, overwrought sentences and his description of the scenery is spot on It s Florida, tropical jacarandas and all.This is a quick read and a unique, very interesting mystery It s an insightful look at the wandering eye of both men and women It s a minefield out there, keep those emotions in check should be the lesson learned here OK, I ll stop my preachin This is the slang edition review Just came across this Dear Prudence letter in my mailbox with the writer having a 25 year old half sister, the result of an illicit affair by her dad She wants to know if she should be invited to Thanksgiving dinner Hummm A big consequence which is hard to hide I m a dyed in the wool fan of Ed McBain s 87th Precinct series, and havingor less wrapped that up, was reluctant to venture into his Mathew Hope series Yet, venture I did, and I m quite pleased at having done so.This, the 1st in the series, was a typically well done McBain piece, with exceptionally believable dialogue a McBain specialty , a pretty good mystery to solve, and characters that are well drawn and multi dimensional.Hope, a lawyer in Calusa, FL, transplanted from Chicago, is a I m a dyed in the wool fan of Ed McBain s 87th Precinct series, and havingor less wrapped that up, was reluctant to venture into his Mathew Hope series Yet, venture I did, and I m quite pleased at having done so.This, the 1st in the series, was a typically well done McBain piece, with exceptionally believable dialogue a McBain specialty , a pretty good mystery to solve, and characters that are well drawn and multi dimensional.Hope, a lawyer in Calusa, FL, transplanted from Chicago, is a complex fellow, likable but not altogether without flaws One of the central themes of this story had to do with marital infidelity, and McBain does a good job of painting both sides of this rather delicate subject He is able to deftly switch our attention from the murder of a woman and her two small children, to her disloyal husband s philandering ways, to Mathew s personal struggle as his marriage is all but finished and his is mistress grows increasingly frustrated by his hesitancy to tell his wife though she s not yet informed her husband, either , and back again The other characters are well positioned, either to revile or to admire, particularly a rather avuncular police detective named Ehrenberg Ex wives, husbands, and their children, along with a few other sundry folks round out the cast that McBain has expertly deployed into this entertaining story.I ve now read several of these Hope books, and plan to continue I only hope they are all as consistently well done as this one