Series: 87th Precinct

Author: Ed McBain

Calypso (1980)
3.71 of 5 Votes: 2
George Chadderton is a musician who bills himself as the "Calypso King." Late one rainy September night, he leaves a gig with his manager and as the two are walking down the street someone comes up from behind them and shoots George to death. The killer also wounds George's manager in the shoulde...
So Long as You Both Shall Live (1976)
3.82 of 5 Votes: 4
It's a happy day for the detectives of the 87th Precinct when one of their own, Bert Kling, marries his beautiful girlfriend, a very successful model named Augusta Blair. After the wedding party is over, the newlyweds retire to their hotel room and Bert decides to take a shower before the real fe...
And All Through The House (1994)
3.76 of 5 Votes: 5
The Big Bad City (2010)
3.73 of 5 Votes: 4
The Big Bad City - GEd McBainIn the opening pages, Steve Carella and Artie Brown return to the department with 9 basketball players (the 10th player was murdered) only to discover a knife fight erupting in a holding cell. It's a steamy August night, and Carella and Detective Parker end up having ...
The Mugger (2003)
3.74 of 5 Votes: 5
Publicada en la ingente cantidad de novelas policíacas que se están sacando en la actualidad, tendemos a olvidar de dónde venimos; es decir, quiénes son los padres del género; este post busca que no se pierda la perspectiva en este aspecto, entre otras ...
Blood Relatives (2002)
3.81 of 5 Votes: 5
This book, which first appeared in 1975, is about halfway through the 87th Precinct series and it's one of the better books in the series. Two young female cousins, seventeen and fifteen, are walking home late one night after a party in a driving rainstorm. As they take refuge from the rain in an...
Long Time No See (1982)
3.85 of 5 Votes: 5
When James Harris left the army after a stint in Vietnam, he had been blinded and was suffering from serious psychological problems. Ten years later, he's living on his disability pension, on the small amount of money his wife makes, and on the pan-handling he does every day on the streets of Iso...
Fuzz (2000)
3.88 of 5 Votes: 3
I love Ed McBain. His books are serious, comic, irreverent and a joy to read. And its amazing the range he had with the 87th Precinct Books of which this is one — and the lawyer Matthew Hope to Blackboard Jungle, written as Evan Hunter.This is the 12th in the percent books with all the usual cha...
The Con Man (2003)
3.69 of 5 Votes: 2
Σχεδόν δύο μήνες πέρασαν από την τελευταία φορά που διάβασα βιβλίο του Εντ Μακμπέιν για το 87ο Αστυνομικό Τμήμα και σίγουρα μου έλειψε η γραφή του και ο κόσμος του. Αυτό που μόλις τελείωσα είναι το τέταρτο της σειράς και τόσο ο αγγλικός τίτλος (The Con Man) όσο και ο ελληνικός, τα λένε όλα. Ουσια...
The Empty Hours (2015)
3.76 of 5 Votes: 4
The Empty Hours by Ed McBain (Evan Hunter)Before CSI, before the Law & Order, there were the 87th Precinct mysteries. The starred Cotton Hawes, Meyer Meyer, Steve Carella and some others, and focused on the legwork of detecting and police procedures.Thus there are plenty of scenes of cops gabbing...
Nocturne (1998)
3.76 of 5 Votes: 1
Great! McBain is an acknowledged legend in the crime fiction field, so no surprise I guess. But this is my first McBain book and while I've read my share of hard-boiled novels, I'm not a crime fiction reader per se. But I do know enough to tell you that this book is unqiue, as are all the books i...
Cop Hater (1987)
3.78 of 5 Votes: 2
Over my years of reading mysteries, I have often encountered writers who acknowledged their debt to Ed McBain, but somehow I've just never gotten around to going to the source of all that inspiration. I decided to remedy that chasm in my mystery-reading experience this summer, starting with the v...
Fiddlers (2006)
3.81 of 5 Votes: 2
I had always heard that Ed McBain could craft a good story; FIDDLERS was my introduction to his style. To be honest, when I first started reading this book, I was unsure about it. There seemed to be too many things going on, too many characters. The initial plot, a serial (I would say mass mur...
Fat Ollie's Book (2003)
3.69 of 5 Votes: 1
Fat Ollie's Book is a clever story that contains a book within a book. When leaving the scene where a councilman was murdered, Detective/First Grade Oliver Wendell Weeks ("Fat Ollie") realizes that he now has to find two perpetrators, the person who killed Councilman Henderson and the person who ...
Bread (1997)
3.76 of 5 Votes: 4
Hark! (2005)
3.66 of 5 Votes: 3
Reading this is a nostalgic return to a time when picking up one of McBain’s detective stories about the 87th Precinct squad was a sure escape for a few hours to a diverting crime drama with soap opera overtones. Not far from the pleasant immersion of watching a show from the old TV series “Hill...
The Frumious Bandersnatch (2004)
3.57 of 5 Votes: 4
Tamar Valparaiso is on the verge of stardom. Both her new CD and video are set for release and her manager / recording company exec has rented a yacht for a launch party. As Tamar is performing a live version of her video, three masked and armed thugs kidnap her and escape on a boat. Initially, S...