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Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here! Hardcover – 21 Oct 1971

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  • Hardcover: 202 pages
  • Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Ltd; 1st Edition 1st Printing edition (21 Oct. 1971)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 024102059X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0241020593
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 14.5 x 4.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,340,960 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ed McBain is one of the most illustrious names in crime fiction. In 1998 he was the first non-British author to be awarded the Crime Writers' Association/Cartier Diamond Dagger Award and he is also a holder of the Mystery Writers of America's coveted Grand Master Award. He has written more than eighty works of fiction, including the heralded 87th Precinct series and the acclaimed Matthew Hope series. His real name is Evan Hunter and he lives in Connecticut. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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By John Austin HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 17 Aug. 2001
Format: Paperback
After producing 87th Precinct crime novels regularly for fifteen years, Ed McBain issued this one in 1971. He uses a variant on the usual formula. Crimes investigated by most of the sixteen detectives on the Police Squad in one twenty-four hour period are presented. Robbery, prostitution, paedophilia, suicide, drug offences, assassination, murder, missing persons, ghosts - all these things come to the attention of the regular officers that feature in McBain's books. The cross-cutting and the editing techniques now so familiar to viewers of TV police procedural programs are here initiated by McBain.
As usual, McBain displays unerring skill at presenting scenes and characters vividly and economically. Especially realistic is the dialogue.
Readers who wish to be introduced to an Ed McBain crime novel are recommended to start with this one. Shorter than most, but tightly-packed, it provides the reader with quick access to the realism, sleaze and sensation that comprise the McBain formula.
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