Ed McBain


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in New York, The United States
October 15, 1926

Died
July 06, 2005

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"Ed McBain" is one of the pen names of American author and screenwriter Salvatore Albert Lombino (1926-2005), who legally adopted the name Evan Hunter in 1952.

While successful and well known as Evan Hunter, he was even better known as Ed McBain, a name he used for most of his crime fiction, beginning in 1956.

He also used the pen names John Abbott, Curt Cannon, Hunt Collins, Ezra Hannon, Dean Hudson, Evan Hunter, and Richard Marsten.
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Cop Hater (87th Precinct, #1)

3.79 avg rating — 5,459 ratings — published 1956 — 3 editions
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The Mugger (87th Precinct, #2)

3.82 avg rating — 2,604 ratings — published 1956 — 50 editions
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Ice (87th Precinct, #36)

3.90 avg rating — 2,011 ratings — published 1983 — 36 editions
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The Pusher (87th Precinct, #3)

3.90 avg rating — 2,037 ratings — published 1956 — 7 editions
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Lady Killer (87th Precinct,...

3.85 avg rating — 1,661 ratings — published 1958 — 37 editions
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The Con Man (87th Precinct,...

3.81 avg rating — 1,965 ratings — published 1957 — 38 editions
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3.75 avg rating — 1,183 ratings — published 1958 — 15 editions
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Fuzz (87th Precinct, #22)

3.89 avg rating — 1,376 ratings — published 1968 — 26 editions
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Let's Hear It for the Deaf ...

4.08 avg rating — 1,345 ratings — published 1972 — 31 editions
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Killer's Choice (87th Preci...

3.85 avg rating — 1,721 ratings — published 1957 — 41 editions
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“Any new corpses today?"
"None yet."
"Pity. I’m getting so I miss my morning coffee and corpse.”
Ed McBain, Cop Hater

“The body lay outside an abandoned, boarded-up theater. The theater had started as a first-run movie house, many years back when the neighborhood had still been fashionable. As the neighborhood began rotting, the theater began showing second-run films, and then old movies, and finally foreign-language films.”
Ed McBain

“Sarcasm is a weapon of the intellectual,”
Ed McBain, Cop Hater

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