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Jigsaw (87th Precinct) by [McBain, Ed]
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4.1 out of 5 stars 138 customer reviews

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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: 1251 KB
  • Print Length: 188 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (12 Mar. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B87R6JW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 138 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #31,655 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A great read, which I didn't want to put down.
Pieces of an old picture are supposed to lead to the proceeds from a bank robbery which took place 6 years earlier, but all of the original gang were killed by police fire soon after the robbery.
Does the picture actually show where the proceeds are?
Does the picture exist?
Has the picture been split up and who were the pieces given to?
Who has them?
Will the police officers from the 87th Precinct find the unknown assailant who is also trying to find the pieces of the picture, whilst murdering his way through the possible picture holders?
You will have to read on to find out!
A really enjoyable book to read, once you have pieced together the characters in the first couple of chapters, but definitely persevere and read on. I can't believe I have only just found this author and have already purchased all of the other books in the series.
Well done Amazon, kindle and ebooks for bringing him to the fore
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I love the 87th precinct series, and I'm really thrilled to know that I've a total of about 50 novels to enjoy. With each book I love getting reacquainted with the detectives. It's a delicious feeling akin to meeting up with loved family members. And McBain's gentle humour and comments on life strike a chord whoever and wherever you are.
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Ed McBain's 87th Precinct novels never disappoint - you don't need to read them in order and they create a sense of a real city - obviously based on New York, but entirely fictional. I always have one or two I haven't read yet on the Kindle and even if I read them in Paperback they still satisfy.
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Ed McBain has always been a very readable author and I would buy more of his others if the price was right.

Jigsaw was a difficult book to put down and he has been writing for many years. One of the earlier MUST READ writers.
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Another good story from Ed McBain. Detectives try to piece together bits of photographs of where the money from a robbery have been hidden. However many of those who had the pieces are murdered and they still have not finished the picture. An excellent detective story.
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By Elaine Tomasso TOP 500 REVIEWER on 24 July 2013
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I like reading Ed McBain because I love police procedurals and these are the originals. Jigsaw sees the detectives looking for pieces of a photograph cut into jigsaw pieces to recover the loot from an armed robbery. It has all the McBain hallmarks - a relatively simple plot, a spare style of writing and plenty of cop cynicism. It is also quite dated, especially about homosexuality and racism. I must admit that some of it offended my modern sensibilities but it is what it is and may not be to everyone's taste.
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Written by a master, a tale of detectives neck deep in current homicides who never waver in their search for the parts
of a map that leads to the loot from an old robbery. Ignore the lack of evidence and interrogation methods. This
Is too good to need realism. Enjoy.
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Ed McBain is a name that I was well aware of from many years ago. I know he is a big seller. I cannot believe how badly written and badly plotted this book is. There is no way that I would look at another of his books.
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