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Sadie When She Died (An 87th Precinct Novel) by [McBain, Ed]
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'Ed McBain is, by far, the best at what he does. Case closed' People

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: 3220 KB
  • Print Length: 200 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1477805613
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (19 Nov. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FT1N2RS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 60 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #45,416 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I love the Ed McBain 87th precinct novels and bought 20 when tere 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.
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Ed McBain is a good story teller - I haven't yet read any of his books that was anything less than very good. I have not yet finished reading this one and I'm looking forward to seeing how it ends. He manages to introduce a lot of side issues into his stories which are interesting but do not detract from the main theme.
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Despite the forensics team, 'putting the case on a plate', Detective Carella follows his gut instinct to pursue this gory and salacious case. Start with the corpse and then work outwards. Carella is part of the ensemble cast (eight police characters appear in the first four pages) which populate the 87th Precinct. It is believed that McBain was the copycatted basis for 'Hill Street Blues' should you want to appreciate the style based on a different media.

Set in the fictional suburb of Isola in New York. Not every cast member is a winner and some of the domestic woes of Officer Kling were tedious. The outcome was a foregone conclusion and revealed a worrying soft spot for the perpetrator. There are thousands of novels in this uneven series, not sure if I'm addicted but many people are junkies.
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and this series is so well written you can read them as often as you like. The 87th precinct is an imaginary police district but the police procedure is timeless . The wife murderer tries lso hard to clue Carella in from the beginning but the confession comes at the end.
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I had often heard of Ed McBain but until now had never read anything by him. I was really looking forward to reading the book because of the many accolades Ed McBain had received; I thought his writing must be amongst the best.
I actually found the book very average. It was ok, but that's all. I found sections of it disjointed and I didn't really like the style of writing. I read it to the end, but I was quite tempted to stop - I just wasn't grabbed by the main protagonists. Sorry, to all those die-hard Ed McBain fans, but I doubt that I'll bother with any more of his books.
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There's no point in my reviewing any more of the late Ed McBain's 87th Precinct novels. Briefly, each one excellent, and brilliantly written. If I could give it six stars, I would.
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Very good
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This series of 87th precinct story's is the best I have ever read. I want through them all twenty years ago and now reread them with the same high level of pleasure. Highly recommended
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