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See Them Die (87th Precinct) by [McBain, Ed]
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Kill me if you can . . . An 87th Precinct Novel

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: 551 KB
  • Print Length: 202 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (12 Mar. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B87R91C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 76 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #40,774 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Having recently graduated from university as a mature student, I have found that it is very hard to read for pleasure now that I have had a few years of intently reading reference and text books. So I was pleased to discover old fashioned police procedurals that can be read in a few hours. The 87th precinct is a brilliant series of books that make a light read. Unputdownable
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Ed McBain has the street to a T. Insert a few respects and disses and it could be 2014 not 50 years earlier. There isn't very much action in this book as it concerns the police cornering a wanted man and the ensuing shootout. It is more concerned with the doings of a selected number of bystanders and it is a cracker on their actions and psychology. Well worth a read.
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This 1960 addition to the 87th Precinct series centres around events on a hot July Sunday. It's pretty much told from the perspective of various inhabitants and visitors to this part of the neighbourhood, and centres around some wannabee gang members planning to take out a fellow youth, a sailor who wanders into town looking for a good time in the red light area, and the cops from the 87th who want to arrest a local gangster who has holed up in a tenement. It's an unusual addition in that the 87th Precinct characters aren't always centre stage. As the story unfolds, there is almost something of an old wild west morality to things, and the violence that explodes in the closing stages of the novel continues to be shocking when read today. Violence, race relations, the drama and tensions of the melting pot of the city, the rites of passage of youth and gang culture -McBain has it all in this slightly uneven, experimental but ultimately compelling, fast-paced novel. Streets ahead of most modern crime writing, it's just a shame that the entire series of these books has yet to appear in Kindle format.
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The 13th book with 87th Precinct on the cover is a bit of a curate's egg. McBain is sometimes experimental with his writing and the formula sometimes gets a bit bent out of shape but this one is barely recognisably part of the series. There are a few scenes, mainly in the squad room, that are pure 87th but for the most part McBain chooses to tell a morality fable from the street. I don't think it surprises me that this was written not long after West Side Story had exploded with nuclear impact on Broadway for the first time. Although the story kicks off with the chance meeting of three guys, all cut off from their roots, from different walks and stages of life, the story really only follows one of them. Zip is a young trouble maker who has moved to a new neighbourhood and having been bullied at his old one sets out to be top dog of his own little street gang.- The Latin Purples. He's sort of the very small cog by which the larger story turns. Unfortunately he's chosen a very bad role model in Pepe Miranda and so believes that the best way to make a reputation is by killing someone. He's gong to kill another young kid who was unlucky enough to say "Hello." to a girl that Zip likes.
Meanwhile, lest we forget who are heroes are, the cops have cornered Pepe in some apartments and lay siege. Lieutenant Pete Byrnes gets to dust off his megaphone and lead his troop of beat cops and bulls to winkle Pepe out and nobody on either side is looking to spare their bullets. Carella backs him up, but it's Frankie Fernandez, the precinct's only Puerto Rican bull and Andy Parker who are the main players on the law side of the tale. Parker is a cop who hits first and doesn't bother much listening to questions answered later.
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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.
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He never failed to deliver! Though no longer with us; this prolific author turned out a quality book everytime he sat at the typewriter.
This is no exception. The clever variation of the police characters means a new personality study with each story. Another down to earth, realistic "Tell it as it is" novel to match the best of McBain's work.
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A gritty novel with a surprise ending. The heat in a metropolis, the murders the cops and the eventual cracking of the case. The characters have dept and are multi-dimensional. A quick easy read on the kindle.
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"See them Die" was another vibrant creation from Ed McBain. The tale unfolds of the colourful life on the streets of this fictional US city. The attitudes of the immigrants feels very authentic. The author must have researched very meticulously. The plot held me from beginning to end with highs and lows on the road to the finish., I thoroughly recommend it.
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