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1980 book

I was wondering if anyone has read the 1980 "Columbo and the Samurai Sword" book? I obtained the book, but like with most copies I have seen, it was included as one of three stories in the detective book club selection series. For those that have read it, one: did you like it; two: was it a db book club selection or the lone novel? Thanks.

Re: 1980 book

I also have a 3 in 1 copy of this thing. Not very good at all in my opinion. I wonder if people who write these oringinal books based on tlhe show have ever actually seen the show.


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I would appear that nobody has come across one of the Columbo novels that captures the true Columbo . . . or are have any been published that haven't been dissed? I've browsed through a couple of the Harrington novels, didn't find them engaging and put them back on the shelf. Are there one or two anybody would recommend?

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In my opinion, the only Columbo books, worthy of the title, are the Popular Library series of novelizations/original stories released during the original 70's run of the show.

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Do you know if these are available through public libraries . . . still in print?