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Ax (87th Precinct) [Kindle Edition]

Ed McBain
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

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Product Description

Product Description

Eighty-six-year-old George Lasser was the superintendent of a building in the 87th Precinct until just recently. Unfortunately his tenure ended in the building’s basement with a sharp, heavy blade of an ax in his head…

There are no witnesses, no suspects, and no clues. The wife and son? They’re both a little off-kilter, but they have alibis. Just when Carella and Hawes are about to put the case on the shelf, the killer strikes again. Now the detectives are hot on the trail of a man crazy enough to murder with an ax.

One of the 87th Precinct series’ finest installments, Ax is a sharp, intense crime thriller that is classic Ed McBain. The New York Times hails it as “the best of today’s police stories—lively, inventive, convincing, suspenseful, and wholly satisfactory.”

About the Author

Ed McBain was one of the pen names of successful and prolific crime fiction author Evan Hunter (1926-2005). Debuting in 1956, the popular 87th Precinct series is one of the longest running crime series ever published, featuring more than 50 novels, and is hailed as "one of the great literary accomplishments of the last half-century." McBain was awarded the Grand Master Award for lifetime achievement in 1986 by the Mystery Writers of America and was the first American to receive the Cartier Diamond Dagger award from the Crime Writers Association of Great Britain.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 330 KB
  • Print Length: 186 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (12 Mar 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B87R57K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #54,644 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Ed McBain was one of the many pen names of the successful and prolific crime fiction author Evan Hunter (1926 - 2005). Born Salvatore Lambino in New York, McBain served aboard a destroyer in the US Navy during World War II and then earned a degree from Hunter College in English and Psychology. After a short stint teaching in a high school, McBain went to work for a literary agency in New York, working with authors such as Arthur C. Clarke and P.G. Wodehouse all the while working on his own writing on nights and weekends. He had his first breakthrough in 1954 with the novel The Blackboard Jungle, which was published under his newly legal name Evan Hunter and based on his time teaching in the Bronx.

Perhaps his most popular work, the 87th Precinct series (released mainly under the name Ed McBain) is one of the longest running crime series ever published, debuting in 1956 with Cop Hater and featuring over fifty novels. The series is set in a fictional locale called Isola and features a wide cast of detectives including the prevalent Detective Steve Carella.

McBain was also known as a screenwriter. Most famously he adapted a short story from Daphne Du Maurier into the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds (1963). In addition to writing for the silver screen, he wrote for many television series, including Columbo and the NBC series 87th Precinct (1961-1962), based on his popular novels.

McBain was awarded the Grand Master Award for lifetime achievement in 1986 by the Mystery Writers of America and was the first American to receive the Cartier Diamond Dagger award from the Crime Writers Association of Great Britain. He passed away in 2005 in his home in Connecticut after a battle with larynx cancer.

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5.0 out of 5 stars 87th Precinct 24 Dec 2013
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Blood and Gore and a strong story line, combined with a crafty, but sometimes overt sense of humour make this a great book to read. The only disappointment was that at the end the local vigilantes who harassed one of the characters were not brought to book. But then, that is true to life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nick 25 Nov 2013
By eyore
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This book, is typical of this author, it is tough tenses and always exciting with stark realism. An excellent book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Still brilliant 8 Oct 2013
By PWS
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I first read an Ed McBain book over 35 years ago and they are still brilliant now. This is another great novel which, as with all of his 87th books, is timeless as well as being of its era. What a great storyteller Mr McBain was.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining 16 Sep 2013
By mrs d
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5 stars to the author. Easy reading, superb descriptions, thoroughly entertaining book.
Very like a sleigh detective series, made me chuckle, can't wait to read the next book. I don't think it matters which order you read them which is great, hate having to check that you have read the correct book in the series in case you get the history back to front!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great 87th precinct novel 29 Aug 2013
By Brian
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A man is found dead with an axe in his head and dectectives carella and hawes have to find the killer. A great read recommended
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good 19 July 2013
By blewis
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Like this book and have always loved the author. Would recommend it to anyone who is a true Mcbain Fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Author 19 July 2013
By Badger
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First time I have read Ed Mcbain like his style and story lines in this series, will try other books he has written
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great read 16 July 2013
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I started out reading crime books with the Ed Mcbain ones and it was nice to get back to what for me felt like a great read and just enough balance of police and homelife.
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