87th Precinct Series

55 primary works • 83 total works
The 87th Precinct cops in Isola, New York:

Book 1

Cop Hater
3.79
· 4768 Ratings · 343 Reviews ·
published 1956
· 45 editions
When Detective Reardon is found dead, motive is a…
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Book 2

The Mugger
3.81
· 2184 Ratings · 149 Reviews ·
published 1956
· 45 editions
This mugger is special.

He preys on women, waitin…
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Book 3

The Pusher
3.89
· 1718 Ratings · 100 Reviews ·
published 1956
· 37 editions
Most suicides don't realise the headaches they ca…
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Book 4

The Con Man
3.77
· 1660 Ratings · 120 Reviews ·
published 1957
· 36 editions
A con man is plying his trade on the streets of I…
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Book 5

Killer's Choice
3.82
· 1444 Ratings · 85 Reviews ·
published 1957
· 39 editions
Someone killed Annie Boone, but was she an innoce…
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Book 6

Killer's Payoff
3.83
· 1086 Ratings · 70 Reviews ·
published 1958
· 3 editions
He appeared to be a decent, upright, honest citiz…
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Book 7

Killer's Wedge
3.87
· 1056 Ratings · 73 Reviews ·
published 1958
· 30 editions
Her game was death -
and her name was Virginia Do…
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Book 8

Lady Killer
3.83
· 1427 Ratings · 62 Reviews ·
published 1958
· 35 editions
I will kill the lady tonight at 8. What can you d…
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Book 9

'Til Death
3.85
· 897 Ratings · 54 Reviews ·
published 1959
· 3 editions
Death stalked the groom and the groom was about t…
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Book 10

King's Ransom
3.75
· 1200 Ratings · 85 Reviews ·
published 1959
· 27 editions
Half a million dollars – or a boy’s life . . .

But…
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Book 11

Give the Boys a Great Big Hand
3.87
· 1028 Ratings · 65 Reviews ·
published 1960
· 30 editions
The mystery man wore black, and he was a real cut…
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Book 12

The Heckler
3.85
· 985 Ratings · 61 Reviews ·
published 1960
· 26 editions
"There are crazy people all over, you know that,…
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Book 13

See Them Die
3.74
· 825 Ratings · 59 Reviews ·
published 1960
· 31 editions
Kill me if you can - that was Pepe Miranda's chal…
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Book 14

Lady, Lady, I Did It!
3.88
· 868 Ratings · 50 Reviews ·
published 1961
· 28 editions
A New York Times Bestselling AuthorThe first thin…
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Book 15

The Empty Hours
3.77
· 666 Ratings · 39 Reviews ·
published 1962
· 25 editions
Three chillers from the files of the 87th Precinc…
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Book 16

Like Love
3.84
· 746 Ratings · 41 Reviews ·
published 1962
· 30 editions
A young girl jumps to her death. A salesman gets…
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Book 17

Ten Plus One
3.90
· 972 Ratings · 45 Reviews ·
published 1963
· 33 editions
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Book 18

Ax
3.80
· 951 Ratings · 47 Reviews ·
published 1964
· 32 editions
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Book 19

He Who Hesitates
3.64
· 735 Ratings · 55 Reviews ·
published 1965
· 34 editions
Outside the 87th Precinct a stranger stands in th…
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Book 20

Doll
3.80
· 579 Ratings · 28 Reviews ·
published 1965
· 14 editions
A blonde woman, a living doll, is found slashed t…
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Book 21

Eighty Million Eyes
3.89
· 855 Ratings · 39 Reviews ·
published 1966
· 27 editions
Stan Gifford was America's most beloved comedian.…
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Book 22

Fuzz
3.90
· 1202 Ratings · 62 Reviews ·
published 1968
· 21 editions
-- In Fuzz the 87th Precinct is up against the De…
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Book 23

Shotgun
3.78
· 795 Ratings · 36 Reviews ·
published 1969
· 29 editions
Usually, killers are in a hurry. Sometimes they a…
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Book 24

Jigsaw
3.79
· 950 Ratings · 32 Reviews ·
published 1970
· 27 editions
Jigsaw keeps readers on the edge of their seats a…
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Book 25

Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here!
3.88
· 982 Ratings · 39 Reviews ·
published 1971
· 26 editions
There are 186 patrolmen and a handful of detectiv…
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Book 26

Sadie When She Died
3.87
· 1038 Ratings · 37 Reviews ·
published 1972
· 30 editions
Detective Steve Carella thought he had an open an…
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Book 27

Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man
4.06
· 1174 Ratings · 44 Reviews ·
published 1972
· 3 editions
The criminals who invade the 87th Precinct aren't…
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Book 28

Hail to the Chief
3.79
· 835 Ratings · 35 Reviews ·
published 1973
· 32 editions
Detectives Steve Carella and Burt Kling set out t…
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Book 29

Bread
3.77
· 974 Ratings · 35 Reviews ·
published 1974
· 31 editions
It's the heart of the summer. Kids are playing in…
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Book 30

Blood Relatives
3.86
· 870 Ratings · 40 Reviews ·
published 1975
· 31 editions
A killer is out for blood, and it's up to Detecti…
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Book 31

So Long as You Both Shall Live
3.89
· 774 Ratings · 34 Reviews ·
published 1976
· 24 editions
Detective Bert Kling has had some rough luck with…
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Book 32

Long Time No See
3.95
· 858 Ratings · 33 Reviews ·
published 1977
· 27 editions
They never saw their executioner. Because each vi…
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Book 33

Calypso
3.79
· 788 Ratings · 30 Reviews ·
published 1979
· 25 editions
What a lousy way to die. Calypso King George Chad…
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Book 34

Ghosts
3.85
· 1036 Ratings · 57 Reviews ·
published 1980
· 27 editions
A young woman stops at the grocery store after wo…
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Book 35

Heat
3.89
· 1131 Ratings · 33 Reviews ·
published 1981
· 28 editions
The dead man lay reeking of alcohol. No forced en…
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Book 36

Ice
3.90
· 1834 Ratings · 59 Reviews ·
published 1983
· 31 editions
The path to the truth is as slippery as ice – in…
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Book 37

Lightning
3.89
· 859 Ratings · 37 Reviews ·
published 1984
· 27 editions
Lightning strikes with repeated terror as a diabo…
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Book 38

Eight Black Horses
3.92
· 1052 Ratings · 51 Reviews ·
published 1985
· 24 editions
It all got terribly confusing when the Deaf Man p…
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Book 39

Poison
3.90
· 936 Ratings · 28 Reviews ·
published 1987
· 26 editions
Jerome Edward McKennon was found sprawled on the…
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Book 40

Tricks
3.88
· 866 Ratings · 48 Reviews ·
published 1987
· 29 editions
One night. One shift. No rest. Featuring the 87th…
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Book 41

Lullaby
3.79
· 1085 Ratings · 51 Reviews ·
published 1989
· 22 editions
The squadroom at 5:15 on New Year's morning looke…
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Book 42

Vespers
3.78
· 1049 Ratings · 52 Reviews ·
published 1990
· 23 editions
A Catholic priest is brutally murdered. A church…
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Book 43

Widows
3.79
· 845 Ratings · 37 Reviews ·
published 1991
· 21 editions
The beautiful blonde in the penthouse apartment w…
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Book 44

Kiss
3.84
· 1099 Ratings · 53 Reviews ·
published 1992
· 33 editions
Ed McBain's astonishing 87th-Precinct series cont…
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Book 45

Mischief
3.77
· 656 Ratings · 35 Reviews ·
published 1993
· 23 editions
A punk wielding a spray can is no match for a kil…
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Book 46

And All Through The House
3.76
· 260 Ratings · 18 Reviews ·
published 1984
· 3 editions
Here is an irresistibly charming tale, beautifull…
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Book 47

Romance
3.72
· 593 Ratings · 36 Reviews ·
published 1995
· 15 editions
Romance is the name of a new play opening uptown-…
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Book 48

Nocturne
3.82
· 818 Ratings · 49 Reviews ·
published 1997
· 23 editions
"Just in case anybody thought the 47 earlier nove…
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Book 49

The Big Bad City
3.80
· 956 Ratings · 68 Reviews ·
published 1998
· 25 editions
In this city, you have to pay attention. In this…
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Book 50

The Last Dance
3.70
· 879 Ratings · 66 Reviews ·
published 1999
· 25 editions
In this city, you can get anything done for a pri…
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Book 51

Money, Money, Money
3.75
· 978 Ratings · 55 Reviews ·
published 2001
· 25 editions
It is Christmas in the city, but it isn't the giv…
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Book 52

Fat Ollie's Book
3.69
· 1009 Ratings · 80 Reviews ·
published 2002
· 31 editions
Another 87th precinct novel from 'the undisputed…
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Book 53

The Frumious Bandersnatch
3.62
· 766 Ratings · 59 Reviews ·
published 2003
· 24 editions
The kidnapping was audacious, and there were plen…
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Book 54

Hark!
3.71
· 742 Ratings · 62 Reviews ·
published 2004
· 28 editions
I'm a Fathead, Men!
I Am the Deaf Man!

Unscramb…
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Book 55

Fiddlers
3.86
· 938 Ratings · 89 Reviews ·
published 2005
· 28 editions
This installment in the 87th Precinct series find…
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McBain's Ladies
3.83
· 106 Ratings · 6 Reviews ·
published 1988
· 5 editions
Here are excerpts from more than 30 years of Gran…
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McBain's Ladies Too
3.84
· 70 Ratings · 2 Reviews ·
published 1989
· 2 editions
Welcome to a lineup of larcenous ladies, murderou…
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Book 1, #2

Cop Hater / The Mugger
3.94
· 50 Ratings · 6 Reviews ·
published 2007
· 1 edition
Two books in one.
Cop Hater
The murder of three d…
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Book 1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8

87e District: Volume 1
4.45
· 11 Ratings · 1 Reviews · 1 edition
Réunit : "Du balai !" ; "Le sonneur" ; "Le fourgu…
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Book 1, #11, #20, #21, #25, #26, #27

Ed McBain: Seven 87th Precinct Novels
4.42
· 36 Ratings · 2 Reviews ·
published 1979
· 1 edition
A joint venture involving William Heinemann, Seck…
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Book 4 - #12

Chroniques Du 87e District
4.40
· 5 Ratings ·
published 1988
· 1 edition
Chroniques du 87eme district:

Faites-moi confiance…
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Book 4, #9

The Con Man / 'Til Death
4.14
· 21 Ratings · 1 Reviews ·
published 2008
· 1 edition
omnibus edition of 87th precinct novels
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Book 12, #13

The Heckler / See Them Die
3.89
· 19 Ratings ·
published 2008
· 1 edition
The Heckler : Spring was intoxicating the city ai…
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Book 41, 2

Lullaby & Mugger
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Book 4-5

The 87th Squad; Two Full-Length Inner Sanctum Mysteries
General Books publication date: 2009 Original pub…
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Book 13-14, 37-40

Unknown Book 3203871
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Book 16-18

87th Precinct Omnibus: Like Love / Ten Plus One / Axe
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Book 19-21

The Second 87th Precinct Omnibus
5.00
· 2 Ratings ·
published 1975
· 1 edition
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Book 20, 22

A McBain Omnibus: "Doll", "Fuzz", "Downtown"
5.00
· 2 Ratings ·
published 1992
· 1 edition