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  • Paperback: 230 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (12 Mar 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1477805427
  • ISBN-13: 978-1477805428
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.3 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,305,807 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By T. Gardener on 26 May 2011
Format: Hardcover
The detectives of the 87th precinct don't believe in ghosts. When a double murder takes place, and one of the deceased is a writer of ghosts stories they are dragged into a world of unexplained happenings, a set of twins, one a psychic and the other a man eater. Police work is based on fact, methodical investigation, so why is Detective Steve Carella searching for ghosts.
Written in 1980 this book is one of the excellent 87th precinct books, featuring the same detectives in each book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By joanH on 9 April 2013
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It was ok but a tad too much like the other 87th Precinct books and I found myself skipping some of the pages.
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By tcmum on 5 Oct 2014
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I love the Ed McBain 87th precinct novels and bought 20 when there was a 'special' kindle daily deal.
It is great to follow the same characters in each book, they all take part in stories to a greater or lesser extent except Steve Carella who is a central pin but they all appear often.
I am glad Ed McBain wasn't encouraged to kill him off early in the series.
All the books are good thriller/cop stories/mysteries.

In this one it shows Carella as very human with human faults !
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By Catherine M. on 14 July 2014
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couldn't put it down (:)
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By Amazon Customer on 8 May 2014
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Rather a slow seemingly confused start but improved as the story gained pace.
One, two ,three, four ,five, six, seven.
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By Peter Bates on 7 May 2014
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I always enjoy the 87th precinct stories - I always have and always will; they are a joy to read
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By Kindle Customer on 16 Mar 2014
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Yet again another really good story from Ed McBain. You can really identify with the characters. The author wanted to kill off Carella after the third novel in the series but thankfully did not. The 'Bulls' in the stories become friends after a while. Excellent.
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By M. Taplin on 28 Feb 2014
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Really credible well conceived plots and stories within stories, Never thought I was a crime buff. The 87th Precinct series is the exception that makes me a fan,
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