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And All Through The House (87th Precinct #46)

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  173 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Here is an irresistibly charming tale, beautifully packaged in a small, illustrated and slipcased gift book. All's quiet at the 87th Precinct on Christmas Eve . . . until Steve Carella's fellow detectives appear with a kid who's stolen a sheep, a robber with a bagful of gold, two guys fighting over a sack of frankincense, and a young couple who give birth to a baby boy at ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published December 31st 1994 by Warner Books (NY) (first published January 1st 1984)
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Christmas Eve - 87th Precinct style. A nice, somewhat sweet (within the confines of a police procedural mystery series) short story. It's Christmas Eve at the precinct nearing shift change (11:30pm-midnight), so we've got the second shift cops on hand with the third shift coming in; several low-end criminals are brought in, put into the holding pen and add their comments about the goings on. A homeless couple found squatting in an empty warehouse is brought in and the woman is very pregnant. As ...more
Sheldon Lehman
Very, very funny! However, you should read several other books in the series first (I started at the very beginning and have read them all up to the publication date of this one) or you won't understand the characters personalities. It's a very small book, like the size of a small child's book, and there isn't the explanation of the characters like in McBain's other books. However, if you HAVE read some of the 87th precinct series, you will be very amused by this book. It takes place over a shor ...more
Jul 29, 2012 Kate rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2012
This is a pleasant little Christmas story about a variation of the nativity scene coming to life on a snowy, cold Christmas Eve in the 87th. The copy I read has fun pen and ink illustrations.
Short story on the 87th precinct, published in Italian in the collection titled: "L'universo del crimine"
Sep 08, 2014 Lafcadio rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Carella
Sort of an interesting concept for a book, but not all that well executed. Too long, too boring.
Todd Holland
Ok I would say. Short read. A Christmas story with an Ed McBain twist.
short christmas story, very mcbain. love it
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Ed McBain is a pseudonym of Evan Hunter, who was born and raised as Salvatore Lombino in New York City, living in East Harlem until the age of 12, at which point his family moved to the Bronx. He attended Olinville Junior High School, then Evander Childs High School, before winning an Art Students League scholarship. Later, he was admitted as an art student at Cooper Union.

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