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    Cop Hater by Ed McBain

As a cop with the city's famed 87th Precinct, Steve Carella has seen it all. Or so he thinks. Because nothing can prepare him for the sight that greets him on a sweltering July night: fellow detective Mike Reardon's dead body splayed across the sidewalk, his face blown away by a .45. Days later, Reardon's partner is found dead, a .45-caliber bullet buried deep in his chest. Only a fool would call it a coincidence, and Carella's no fool.

Year: 1956
Genre: Police Procedural

    The Mugger by Ed McBain

A beat cop winds up on the trail of a deadly mugger, but when it suddenly gets personal, his own life might be the next thing to be snatched....

Year: 1956
Genre: Police Procedural

    The Pusher by Ed McBain

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 an autopsy confirms their suspicions. The boy hadn't hung himself but OD'd on heroin before an unknown someone strung him up to hide the true cause of death. The revelation dredges up enough muck to muddy the waters of what should've been an open-and-shut case.

Year: 1956
Genre: Drug DealingPolice Procedural

    Killer's Choice by Ed McBain

A woman is murdered in a liquor store, hurtling the men from the 87th Precinct into an investigation of her secret lives and many possible enemies.

Year: 1957
Genre: Police Procedural

    The Con Man by Ed McBain

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.

Year: 1957
Genre: Police Procedural

    Killer's Payoff by Ed McBain

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 blackmailer into a chalk outline? Was it the politician's wife with a pornographic past? The soda-pop tycoon desperate to keep a business-busting bungle bottled up? Or was it whoever was paying Kramer a small fortune to hide what must've been one very big bad?

Year: 1958
Genre: Police Procedural

    Lady Killer by Ed McBain

"I will kill the Lady tonight at 8. What can you do about it?" This is the message on a pasted-up letter handed to Desk Sergeant Dave Murchison at 8:00 a.m. The detectives at the 87th Precinct have gotten these types of threats before, but there's something different about this one. Something ominous. Problem is, the city contains millions of women--finding the right one in twelve hours is like finding a needle in a haystack.

Year: 1958
Genre: Police ProceduralRace Against Time

    'til Death by Ed McBain

The wedding day of Detective Steve Carella's sister Angela should be the most romantic, special day of her life. But it might turn out to be the worst if her brother can't figure out which man on the guest list has come to murder the groom. But time is ticking, and if they don't act fast, Angela will become a bride--and a widow--on the same day.

Year: 1959
Genre: Police Procedural

    Killer's Wedge by Ed McBain

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.

Year: 1959
Genre: Police Procedural

    King's Ransom by Ed McBain

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.

Year: 1959
Genre: KidnappingPolice Procedural

 

 

Titles

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1956Cop Hater by Ed McBain Police Procedural, 87th Precinct
1956The Mugger by Ed McBain Police Procedural, 87th Precinct
1956The Pusher by Ed McBain Police Procedural, Drug Dealing, 87th Precinct
1957Killer's Choice by Ed McBain Police Procedural, 87th Precinct
1957The Con Man by Ed McBain Police Procedural, 87th Precinct
1958Killer's Payoff by Ed McBain Police Procedural, 87th Precinct
1958Lady Killer by Ed McBain Police Procedural, Race Against Time, 87th Precinct
1959'til Death by Ed McBain Police Procedural, 87th Precinct
1959Killer's Wedge by Ed McBain Police Procedural, 87th Precinct
1959King's Ransom by Ed McBain Kidnapping, Police Procedural, 87th Precinct
1966Eighty Million Eyes by Ed McBain Police Procedural, 87th Precinct
2000The Last Dance by Ed McBain Police Procedural, Murder For Hire, 87th Precinct
2001Money, Money, Money by Ed McBain Police Procedural, 87th Precinct
2002Fat Ollie's Book by Ed McBain Jewel Thiefs, Police Procedural, 87th Precinct
2003Frumious Bandersnatch by Ed McBain Kidnapping, Police Procedural, Music, 87th Precinct
2004Hark! by Ed McBain Police Procedural, 87th Precinct
2005Fiddlers by Ed McBain Police Procedural, Serial Killer, 87th Precinct

 

 

 


 

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