Ed McBain


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    Thriller

    Jan-2016

    A literary agent finds his partner shot to death, his office safe wide open and a valuable contract missing. But was he killed for the contract, for his ruthless business practices, or for his roving eye with the ladies ?"...

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    Thriller

    Jul-2015

    He'd been a promising piano prodigy, once. Now he was just an addict, scraping to get by, letting his hunger for drugs consume him. But a man's life can always get worse - as Ray Stone discovers when he wakes up beside a beautiful nightclub singer on...

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    General Fiction

    Jul-2010

    A walk on the wild side! In this series of collections of gritty Noir and Hardboiled stories, you’ll find some of the best writers of the craft writing in their prime. The following stories are included in this first volume of Masters of Noir: IDEN...

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    General Fiction

    Sep-2009

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    Suspense

    Jun-2009

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    Suspense

    Oct-2006

    New York Times bestsellers Ed McBain, Walter Mosely, and Donald Westlake each provided a brand-new, never-before-published tale for this unique collection of stories edited by bestselling author and mystery legend Ed McBain."Merely Hate" by Ed McBain...

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    Suspense

    Sep-2006

    New York Times bestsellers and thriller legends John Farris and Stephen King each provided a brand-new, never-before-published tale for this unique collection of stories edited by New York Times bestselling author and mystery legend Ed McBain.The Ran...

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    Suspense

    Jul-2006

    Ed McBain made his debut in 1956. In 2004, more than a hundred books later, he personally collected twenty-five of his stories written before that time. All but five of them were first published in the detective magazine Manhunt and none of them appe...

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    Suspense

    Dec-2005

    Detective Matt Cordell was happily married once, and gainfully employed, and sober. But that was before he caught his wife cheating on him with one of his operatives and took it out on the man with the butt end of a .45. Now Matt makes his home o...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Sep-2005

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 55

    Ed McBain’s last installment in the 87th Precinct series finds the detectives stumped by a serial killer who doesn’t fit the profile. A blind violinist taking a smoke break, a cosmetics sales rep cooking an omelet in her own kitchen, a college pr...

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    Suspense

    May-2005

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    Suspense

    Jan-2005

    Since her husband Eddie's tragic death in a boating accident eight months ago, thirty-four-year-old Alice Glendenning has struggled to maintain a normal life for her two children, Ashley and Jamie. To help make ends meet while she waits for the insur...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Aug-2004

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 54

    Ed McBain concocts a brilliant and intricate thriller about a master criminal who haunts the city with cryptic passages from Shakespeare, directing the detectives of the 87th Precinct to a future crime -- if only they can figure out what he means. ...

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    General Fiction

    Jan-2004

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 53

    The kidnapping was audacious, and there were plenty of witnesses... But no one attending the dazzling launch party for up-and-coming pop idol Tamar Valparaiso knew what they were seeing when, halfway through her performance, masked men whisked the ...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Jan-2003

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 52

    Murders happen every day in the big bad city. They're not such a big deal, you know. Even when the victim is a city councilman as well known as Lester Henderson. But this is the first time Fat Ollie Weeks of the 88th Precinct has written a novel,...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Aug-2001

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 51

    It slips through the hands of a lady Gulf War pilot, a careless second-story man, a pair of angry Mexicans, and two shady Secret Service agents. Detectives Steve Carella and Fat Ollie Weeks are unwrapping the mysteries behind the body that was fed to...

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    Mystery

    Aug-2000

    From downtown police stations to Caribbean beach hotels, in this series of beautifully observed short stories, Ed McBain a.k.a Evan Hunter takes us with ease and style through the broad spectrum of the human condition, with the help of some memorable...

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    General Fiction

    Dec-1999

    Set up as the fall guy for a murder, Johnny Lane--a young, poor, African-American living in Harlem--must clear his name, all the while fleeing the police and hiding amid the debris of the ghetto. Reprint....

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Nov-1999

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 50

    In this city, you can get anything done for a price. If you want someone's eyeglasses smashed, it'll cost you a subway token. You want his fingernails pulled out? His legs broken? You want him hurt so bad he's an invalid his whole life? You want him....

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    Suspense

    Aug-1999

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Jan-1999

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 49

    In this city, you have to pay attention. In this city, things are happening all the time, all over the place, and you don't have to be a detective to smell evil in the wind. Take this week's tabloids: the face of a dead girl is splashed across the...

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    Suspense

    May-1998

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Mar-1998

    A Matthew Hope Novel - 13

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    Suspense

    Jan-1998

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    Suspense

    Nov-1997

    Ben Smoke is an ex-cop, a tough-guy bachelor who never had a case he couldn't crack--that is, until someone starts snatching bodies from a funeral home. This is the kind of challenge Smoke loves--only this time, the case leads him on a bizarre and da...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    May-1997

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 48

    87TH PRECINCT They hear the music of the streets. The breaking glass and the breaking hearts. They whistle tunes from twenty years ago, and follow a haunting melody of lies, truths, and clues... Someone played a little night music. What remained ...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Jun-1996

    A Matthew Hope Novel - 12

    Lainie Commins, a freelance designer of children's toys, hires attorney Matthew Hope for a lawsuit against her old employers, Brett and Etta Toland. At stake are the lucrative rights to Gladly, a teddy bear with crossed eyes and corrective lenses. It...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Mar-1996

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 47

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    in Murder for Love

    Mystery

    1996

    A collection of 16 original stories from today's foremost fiction writers--including Ed McBain, Jonathan Kellerman, Sara Paretsky, Mary Higgins Clark, Elmore Leonard, James Crumley, John Gardner, Anne Perry, Donna Tartt, Shel Silverstein, Bobbie Ann ...

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    Suspense

    Oct-1995

    In the wake of a hurricane in south Florida, a rogue right-winger and his private band of fanatics plot to use the forthcoming storm to engineer a deadly scheme that, if successful, will change the world. Reprint. NYT. ...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Dec-1994

    A Matthew Hope Novel - 11

    There was a little girl who had a little girl who had a little girl. The only man who can. unravel that riddle is lying in a Florida hospital, battling for his life after being gunned down outside a Calusa bar. Now Matthew Hope's best friends are ...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Nov-1994

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 46

    A peaceful Christmas Eve turns riotous when the members of the 87th Precinct bring in a kid who has stolen a sheep from the zoo to give to his sister, a pawnshop robber with a bag of gold, and a pregnant woman who promptly gives birth behind the fili...

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    Suspense

    Jun-1994

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Aug-1993

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 45

    A punk wielding a spray can is no match for a killer armed with a gun -- and a deadly aim to knock off the city's graffiti artists. One by one, the young scribblers are found murdered, maliciously coated with paint and blood. Detective Steve Carella ...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1993

    A Matthew Hope Novel - 10

    When the bodies of three young girls are unearthed in Mary Barton’s garden, the retired Florida schoolteacher insists she didn’t do it. But an eyewitness—the woman next door—has a different story: she swears she saw “Mary, Mary quite contra...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Feb-1992

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 44

    Certain that someone is trying to kill her, Emma Bowles turns to another killer for protection, and only a dedicated cop trapped in a defective legal system can save her. Reprint....

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    Suspense

    Sep-1991

    Ed McBain, author of the bestselling 87th Precinct series, takes us "Downtown" in a bold departure of a novel that will have listeners cheering for a lone out-of-towner running for his life in New York City. Meet Michael Barnes, a Florida orange grow...

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    General Fiction

    Jul-1991

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    Suspense

    Jan-1991

    A peaceful lake, a cabin in the country, and each other... It looked as though it was going to be an idyllic holiday for Phil Colby and his fiancee Anne. But then Anne disappears from her motel room, and Phil finds a red-haired hooker in her place....

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Jan-1991

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 43

    The beautiful blonde in the penthouse apartment was dead, her face and body laced with slashes from a paring knife -- grisly evidence of the terrible things the city can do to pretty young women. What sordid web of money, sex, and greed had ensnared ...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1990

    A Matthew Hope Novel - 9

    When three immigrants are found dead in a grisly tableau, a Florida attorney defends the man who insists he s innocent though he s thrilled to see the trio slaughtered. Praise for the Matthew Hope Mysteries Matthew Hope, the suave Florida lawyer, is ...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Dec-1989

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 42

    The murder of a priest in one of the 87th Precinct s parishes sends Detectives Carella and Hawes on a troubling investigation where everyone has a secret and the truth hides within the lies. Imagine your favorite Law & Order cast solving fresh myster...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    May-1989

    The Women of the 87th Precinct - 2

    From the author of the classic 87th Precinct police procedurals comes a new collection devoted to his fictional women ... savvy, sexy, and very bad. Main's Ladies Too puts the spotlight on the femmes fatales--the ladies who make life rough for the co...

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    General Fiction

    Apr-1989

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Jan-1989

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 41

    The squadroom at 5:15 on New Year's morning looked much as it did on any other day... But an exceptionally heinous crime was already sending a wave of outrage through even the veteran cops of the 87th Precinct: a wealthy couple, returning home from ...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Jul-1988

    A Matthew Hope Novel - 8

    One brother lies dead while another brother sits in jail, accused of the murder. Only attorney Matthew Hope believes in his innocence and he ll have to rely on faith over facts to prove it. praise for the matthew hope mysteries Deft plotting, crisp d...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Jun-1988

    The Women of the 87th Precinct - 1

    Here are excerpts from more than 30 years of Grand Master Ed McBain's bestselling 87th Precinct series of police procedurals, featuring some of his most lovable female characters. "If you are already a fan, here is a reunion of some old friends."--St...

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    Suspense

    May-1988

    Follows the story of Colley Donato who holds up a liquor store and kills a policeman in the process. Being on the run he is helped by a few dubious friends but it is all down to him in order to survive....

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    Suspense

    Mar-1988

    Preparing for the jewelry heist of a lifetime, fashionable New York burglar Alex Hardy enlists the help of a one-legged prostitute and a veteran break-in artist before he realizes he is in love with an honest woman. Reprint....

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Oct-1987

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 40

    Everyone in the 87th Precinct gets in on the act in Tricks, a multicrime Halloween story full of murder, mayhem, and cops walking the line between decent society and the evil just beneath its surface. McBain has the ability to make every character be...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Jul-1987

    A Matthew Hope Novel - 7

    Prudence Ann Markham was as careful as her name. Before heading out to her car in the deserted parking lot she packed up the film she'd been editing, checked the studio gear, set the alarm, and locked the outer door. It was 10:40 P.M.--but Prudence A...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Feb-1987

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 39

    Her former lovers are dying one by one, and beautiful Marilyn Hollis is a top suspect. Smitten Detective Willis tries to believe in her innocence, until he begins to have his doubts. The 87th Precinct is] one of the great literary accomplishments of...

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    Suspense

    Apr-1986

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Apr-1986

    A Matthew Hope Novel - 6

    With his private-detective friend murdered and two Cubans leaving a bloody trail in their search for a mysterious woman, Matthew Hope must decipher the clues to save her and put his friend s memory to rest. Praise for the Matthew Hope Mysteries The f...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Jul-1985

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 38

    There was a dead body. Or two. They were Christmas greetings from the Deaf Man, the master criminal who was back with deadly plans in mind for the 87th Precinct. Detectives Kling, Carella and Meyer knew the messages were clues to where the Deaf Man w...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Jul-1985

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 37

    Two perps one a serial killer and the other a rapist who revisits his victims test the limits of the 87th Precinct s detectives as they race to catch these maniacs loose on the city s streets. McBain has the ability to make every character believable...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1985

    A Matthew Hope Novel - 5

    A beautiful young woman claims her mother falsely committed her to a mental institution, and lawyer Matthew Hope must navigate a world of sex and psychosis to find the truth. Praise for the Matthew Hope Mysteries Guaranteed to raise the hackles you d...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Apr-1984

    A Matthew Hope Novel - 4

    August in West Florida, a little bit of hell on earth. Jack McKinney, looking barely old enough to shave, stood in the swelter of Matthew Hope's Calusa County law office, spilling out a wide-eyed tale about wanting to buy a snap-bean farm. And he had...

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    Suspense

    Sep-1983

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Mar-1983

    A Matthew Hope Novel - 3

    When a pale beauty accuses her hideous husband of battery, then turns up dead, the lawyer she d hired before her death is coerced into defending the accused man, so case closed only the beast may be innocent. Praise for the Matthew Hope Mysteries He ...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Mar-1983

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 36

    The path to the truth is as slippery as ice--in a city whose heart is just as cold. The cops of this precinct know that anyone can be a victim. Anyone can be a perp. And killers keep killing until you put them on... Once she'd been a dancer. Now s...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Jul-1981

    A Matthew Hope Novel - 2

    She's a rock star of the Sixties, hungry for a comeback. He's a divorced lawyer working to put his own life back together. Their one-night stand is brief but torrid. When the next day, she is found brutally murdered and her six-year-old daughter i...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1981

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 35

    During a sweltering heat wave, Detectives Carella and Kling try to make sense of an artist who turned off his air conditioning to commit suicide but Kling has an even deadlier problem on his hands. Imagine your favorite Law & Order cast solving fresh...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    May-1980

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 34

    It s Christmastime and Detective Carella gets assigned three murders including a bestselling author of ghost stories and is soon after ghosts, mediums, and a crazed killer. McBain forces us to think twice about every character we meet even those we t...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1979

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 33

    When a calypso singer and a prostitute are murdered with the same gun, Detectives Carella and Meyer descend into the murky world of sex and sadism to find a killer on the loose. Imagine your favorite Law & Order cast solving fresh mysteries into infi...

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    General Fiction

    Dec-1978

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    General Fiction

    Mar-1977

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1977

    A Matthew Hope Novel - 1

    When a mother and her two little girls are brutally murdered on Florida's steamy west coast, soft-hearted attorney Matthew Hope decides to defend the only person confessing to the crime, the only person without a motive. Reprint....

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1977

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 32

    When a blind couple is murdered, Steve Carella s only clue is the ten-year-old dream one of the victims had, a dream that leads to a killer whose secret is worth murder. McBain has the ability to make every character believable which few writers thes...

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    General Fiction

    Sep-1976

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1976

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 31

    When Detective Kling s blushing bride is nabbed from their honeymoon suite, the men of the 87th Precinct are out to help one of their own. Imagine your favorite Law & Order cast solving fresh mysteries into infinity, with no re-runs, and you have som...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1975

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 30

    A killer is out for blood, and it s up to Detective Steve Carella to bring him in but a shocking surprise awaits when a survivor fingers the suspect in a lineup. McBain has the ability to make every character believable which few writers these days c...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1974

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 29

    The dog days of August are making the 87th Precinct feel like the inside of an oven. But things can always get hotter. With nearly half the squadroom on vacation, Detectives Carella and Hawes look into what appears to be an ordinary warehouse fire bu...

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    General Fiction

    1974

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    General Fiction

    1973

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1973

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 28

    Six brutalized bodies lie at the bottom of a ditch within the boundaries of the 87th Precinct. Six nameless corpses-three men, two women, one baby ... all dead. The city's most gruesome mass murder in years sends the dedicated cops of the 87th racing...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1972

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 27

    -- In Warner Books mass market editions, McBain's titles have over 277,000 copies in print in the last four years alone.-- Two of the author's most recent 87th Precinct novels, The Last Dance (Simon & Schuster hardcover, 1/00) and The Big Bad City (S...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1972

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 26

    Christmas is coming. But erudite attorney Gerry Fletcher got his present early: his wife s body with a knife buried in it. Though he shamelessly cops to being happy she s dead, his alibi is airtight and all signs point to a burglary gone bad. But eve...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1971

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 25

    Murders, muggings, and assaults just a routine night and day in the 87th Precinct until one of their own is shot, sending every available detective on the hunt to bring down the gunman. McBain forces us to think twice about every character we meet ev...

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    in Mysterious Pleasures

    Mystery

    1971

    'Show me a man or woman who cannot stand mysteries and I will show you a fool. A clever fool -- perhaps -- but a fool just the same' RAYMOND CHANDLER Ever since its creation in 1953, the Crime Writers' Association has celebrated and champione...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1970

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 24

    A piece of a torn picture in the hand of a dead man puts the detectives of the 87th Precinct on the trail of $750,000 missing from a six-year-old bank heist. Imagine your favorite Law & Order cast solving fresh mysteries into infinity, with no re-run...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1969

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 23

    A man armed with a shotgun is loose in the city, killing married couples; it s up to Detectives Carella and Kling to find him before he ends the next marriage. The 87th Precinct is] one of the great literary accomplishments of the last half-century....

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1968

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 22

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1966

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 21

    A comedian dies on national television in front of forty million viewers, and the detectives of the 87th Precinct must solve the puzzle of how he made someone mad enough to murder. Imagine your favorite Law & Order cast solving fresh mysteries into i...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1965

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 20

    A model is slashed to death and irascible investigator Bert Kling disappears while on the case, leaving only a toy doll behind, in another case in the popular series of police procedurals. Reprint....

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1965

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 19

    "DON'T LOOK AT ME THAT WAY," HE SAID. "What way?" "As if... you're afraid of me all at once." "Don't be silly. Why should I be afraid of you?" "You have no reason to..." "Right," she agreed. "You could strangle me or drown me or beat me to death ...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1964

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 18

    An ax murderer has taken root in the 87th Precinct Will Detectives Hawes and Carella be able to stop him before he kills again? Imagine your favorite Law & Order cast solving fresh mysteries into infinity, with no re-runs, and you have some sense of ...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1963

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 17

    An anonymous sniper on a deadly rampage has the men of the 87th Precinct on their heels and the city with tattered nerves; they must somehow find their man before he takes aim again. McBain forces us to think twice about every character we meet even ...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1962

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 15

    Three nerve-racking stories from bestselling author Ed McBain put detectives from the 87th Precinct on the trail of different killers who take the lives of a rich woman, a rabbi, and a ski instructor. McBain forces us to think twice about every chara...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1962

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 16

    Suspicious deaths signal the arrival of springtime for the men at the 87th Precinct as they work on solving a suspicious double-suicide and the nuances of love. The 87th Precinct is] one of the great literary accomplishments of the last half-century...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1961

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 14

    During the heat of an Indian summer, a quadruple homicide that includes among its victims the fiancee of an 87th Precinct detective sets off a desperate, vendetta-like hunt for the killer. McBain has the ability to make every character believable whi...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1960

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 11

    A killer in the 87th Precinct is leaving behind severed hands as calling cards, putting Detectives Carella and Hawes back on the streets to end this murderous, gruesome streak. Imagine your favorite Law & Order cast solving fresh mysteries into infin...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1960

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 12

    With crooks to cuff and pimps to put behind bars, detectives Carella and Meyer of the 87th Precinct simply don t have the time or patience to deal with a prank caller even if he has phoned murder threats to two dozen local shop owners. What they fail...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1960

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 13

    The eyes of the neighborhood are on the detectives of the 87th and the criminal who challenged them as the city simmers with escalating gang violence. The 87th Precinct is] one of the great literary accomplishments of the last half-century. Pete Ham...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1959

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 10

    When a wealthy businessman is faced with a kidnapping, the ransom could ruin his biggest deal ever unless Detective Steve Carella can find the culprits before the kidnapping turns to murder. McBain has the ability to make every character believable w...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1959

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 9

    DEATH STALKED THE GROOM And the groom was about to marry Steve Carella's sister. So Tommy and Angela's wedding party suddenly became a deadly game of hide-and-seek for Steve and the boys of the 87th. Tommy was "it" and Steve had only a few precious ...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1958

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 6

    It s like an old-time gangster movie: a speeding car, a blazing gun and suddenly a guy walking down the street without a care in the world is lying in the gutter without a head on his shoulders. But who pulled the high-powered trigger that turned Sy ...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1958

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 7

    A woman holds the entire 87th Precinct hostage with a homemade bomb and loaded handgun, but her only real target is none other than Detective Steve Carella. McBain forces us to think twice about every character we meet even those we thought we alread...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1958

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 8

    The detectives of the 87th Precinct are on the clock when a mysterious, threatening letter proclaims its unknown writer will kill an unnamed woman in just twelve short hours. McBain has the ability to make every character believable which few writers...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1957

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 4

    When a young woman s body is fished out of the 87th Precinct s river, a street-wise detective is on the clock to find the con man who killed her before he strikes again. McBain forces us to think twice about every character we meet even those we thou...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1957

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 5

    A pretty redhead, Annie Boone lay facedown on a liquor store floor, surrounded by broken bottles and blood--and plugged by four bullets from a small caliber gun. Detective Roger Havilland lay faceup in a grocery store window--his jugular sliced open ...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1956

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 1

    When a sniper begins gunning down cops from the 87th Precinct in cold blood, it s up to Detective Steve Carella to sort out who and why before he finds himself on the wrong end of the killer s .45. McBain has the ability to make every character belie...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1956

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 2

    DANGER ON DARK NIGHTS This mugger was special. He preyed only on women. He waited in the darkness, coming from behind to snatch their purses. Then he punched his victims and told them not to scream. As the women reeled with pain and fear, he bowe...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1956

    An 87th Precinct Novel - 3

    A bitterly cold night offers up a body turned blue not frozen, but swinging from a rope in a dank basement. The dead teen seems like a clear case of suicide, but Detective Steve Carella and Lieutenant Peter Byrnes find a few facts out of place, and a...

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    General Fiction

    May-1953

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