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Publication Order of 87th Precinct Books

Cop Hater (1956)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mugger (1956)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pusher (1956)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Con Man (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Killer's Choice (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lady Killer (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Killer's Wedge (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Killer's Payoff (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
King's Ransom (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
'Til Death (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Give the Boys a Great Big Hand (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Heckler (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
See Them Die (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lady, Lady, I Did It! (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Empty Hours (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Like Love (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ten Plus One (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ax (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
He Who Hesitates (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Doll (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eighty Million Eyes (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fuzz (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shotgun (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jigsaw (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here! (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sadie When She Died (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hail to the Chief (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bread (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Relatives (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
So Long as You Both Shall Live (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Long Time No See (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Calypso (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghosts (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heat (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
McBain Brief (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ice (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lightning (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
And All Through The House (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eight Black Horses (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Poison (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lullaby (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vespers (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tricks (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Widows (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kiss (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mischief (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Romance (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nocturne (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Big Bad City (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Dance (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Money, Money, Money (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fat Ollie's Book (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Frumious Bandersnatch (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hark! (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fiddlers (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

The 87th Precinct is a thrilling crime fiction series that dwells on mystery murders. It has always been on the radar of American crime literature ever since the series came into existence in 1956.At first, the series was destined to be a police procedural and there was no idea of making it such a profound crime series.

The editor asked McBain to do a rewrite of the first novel in the series and in due course the hero who is the main character survived at the end of the story. What next after Steve Carella survived? This is how the series was born.

McBain, also called Evan Hunter authored the series. He was born in Salvatore Lombino in 1926.Is this not the man who has written under different pseudonyms like Ezra Hannon, Curt Canon and John Abbot? Yes of course but we are focusing on what he does in the 87TH Precinct. He graduated from the Hunter College in English and psychology but minored in dramatics. Those are the qualities of the man behind the crime series that is sung left right and center for decades now.

Detective Steve Carella is the main character in the series and he works his “miracles”diligently. He unfolds numerous truths like the intelligent detectives we have previously seen in the world of mystery fiction. He is also honest. One of his characters is the capability to join pieces of different times in a case and piece the case together. He marries Theodora and raises a family in the course of the series.

The Cop Hater, one of theearly works of McBain in the series, was authored in 1956. There is a tricky murder that takes away three police detectives in a row and in quick succession. Steve Carella is on a hunt to know what is on the ground and seeks to go to the underworld to investigate.

The murder begins with Mike Reardon when he is on his way for a night shift duty. The assailant shoots him from behind with a.45 handgun. Steve and his colleagues are unaware of the killer and they begin seeking a revelation of the murderer of their friend. Unfortunately, they do not seem to know that it is the beginning of police killings.

Shortly after, David Foster also is slain by the bullet from the same killer. The two murders leave Steve and Hank Bush afraid. They immediately try to find out who committed the murder this time. Questioning follows and the wives of the deceased, few suspects in the circus are thoroughly interrogated but no solution to the riddle at hand is reached.

It is not a surprise that the mystery killer comes for the soul of Mr. Bush a few nights later. The weapon is the same-the lethal .45 handgun .Fear creeps into Steve because he does not need a prophet to predict that he is probably the next victim if he is unable to stop the unknown killer.

He meets a reporter, Savage, who questions him about what the police think the killer looks like. He gives a description of the killer’s supposed weight, build and profession. He reveals about his planned date with his girlfriend. Little does he know that he would find all these published on the newspaper the following day. When he realizes they are published, he runs to see if Teddy, his fiancé, is safe.

Curses and noise receive detective Carella when he finally gets to the home of his girlfriend. As expected, he finds the killer on the hunt for the soul of his fiancé. The .45 this time is aimed at him suddenly but due to his intelligence, he drops down to the floor, shoots the enemy twice in his thigh using his .38 handgun. This is however done after he ensures that Teddy is safe. This is how the killer is caught for questioning.

Paul Mercer, as he is discovered to be known after questioning, is a hired assassin. The hirer is realized to be Alice Bush, the wife to Hank Bush. She wants her husband dead and promises affection to Mercer if the mission is accomplished. In the end both are given a death sentence. It is after this that Steve marries Teddy.

Detective Carella also features in The Pusher. Thisis another 1956 entertaining read .In the story, Carella and detective Berth Kling are alerted about a supposed suicide. This time the mystery is in a man who appears to have had an overdose of a drug and then hanged thereafter. The setting is in a poor working class society in Isola and it is not easy to determine the person behind the murder.

When the detectives go out interrogating people in the society, the victim’s sister seems to have more information that she has kept secret than what she is telling to the detectives. The sister is an addict and may be has a lot of knowledge about what has transpired but does not want to spill the beans.

It is surprising when an unknown caller, gets through to Lieutenant Byrnes and asks him to examine carefully the fingerprints on the syringe that is found with the victim. He turns out to be the victim’s father and doubts whether the fingerprints are those of his dead son.

Investigations show that the deceased was a drug dealer who fears competition posed by another pusher, Gonzo. The new pusher takes over the territory of drug dealing that is held by the victim and it is really surprising when detective Carella unfolds the fact that it is Gonzo who murders the deceased.

Recently, TV movie known as 87th Precinct: Heatwave has featured the series book Heatwave. It is a 94 minutes movie in which detectives are hunting a rapist and killer. In 1996, a year prior to the movie above, the 87th Precinct: Ice featured another series book-Ice .There is this 1961-1962 NBC television series that features the detective Steve as Robert Lansing that goes to fame in the earlier stages of the series. Other books is the series include; Jigsaw, Ten Plus one and Like love.

The series is worth having in your library shelves. And you want to feel the fear and anxiety of the mysteries unfolded by the detective in the movies made from the novels. You are sure not to miss any single episode. You are not willing to stop reading the novel for dinner tea too. Get the books for and gain maximum fun.

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