Authors > Ed McBain

Cop Hater

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

Frumious Bandersnatch

The kidnapping was audacious, there were plenty of witnesses... But no one attending the dazzling launch party for up-and-coming pop idol Tamar Valparaiso knew what they were seeing when, halfway through her performance, masked men whisked the sexy young singer off a luxury yacht and into a waiting speedboat. Steve Carella and the detectives of the 87th Precinct faced with time as their enemy in the race to find Tamar's abductors -- before the rising star is extinguished forever.

Year: 2003
Genre: KidnappingMusicPolice Procedural


A blind violinist, a cosmetics sales rep cooking, a college professor, a priest, an old woman--these are the seemingly random targets shot twice in the face. But most serial killers don't use guns. Most serial killers don't strike five times in two weeks. And most serial killers' prey share something more than being over fifty years of age. Now it falls to Detective Steve Carella and his colleagues in the 87th Precinct to find out what-or whom-the victims had in common before another body is found.

Year: 2005
Genre: Police ProceduralSerial Killer



Year TitleGenres & Tags

1952So Nude, So DeadHardboiledMurder Mystery
1954Cut Me InHardboiledMurder MysteryStolen Goods


SERIES: 87th Precinct

Year# TitleGenres & Tags

19561Cop HaterPolice Procedural
19562The MuggerPolice Procedural
19563The PusherDrug DealingPolice Procedural
19574The Con ManPolice Procedural
19575Killer's ChoicePolice Procedural
19586Killer's PayoffPolice Procedural
19587Lady KillerPolice ProceduralRace Against Time
19598Killer's WedgePolice Procedural
19599'til DeathPolice Procedural
195910King's RansomKidnappingPolice Procedural
196621Eighty Million EyesPolice Procedural
200050The Last DanceMurder For HirePolice Procedural
200151Money, Money, MoneyPolice Procedural
200252Fat Ollie's BookJewel ThiefsPolice Procedural
200353Frumious BandersnatchKidnappingMusicPolice Procedural
200454Hark!Police Procedural
200555FiddlersPolice ProceduralSerial Killer