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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




1952So Nude, So Dead Murder Mystery
1954Cut Me In Murder Mystery, Stolen Goods
1956Cop Hater Police Procedural, 87th Precinct
1956The Mugger Police Procedural, 87th Precinct
1956The Pusher Police Procedural, Drug Dealing, 87th Precinct
1957Killer's Choice Police Procedural, 87th Precinct
1957The Con Man Police Procedural, 87th Precinct
1958Killer's Payoff Police Procedural, 87th Precinct
1958Lady Killer Police Procedural, Race Against Time, 87th Precinct
1959'til Death Police Procedural, 87th Precinct
1959Killer's Wedge Police Procedural, 87th Precinct
1959King's Ransom Kidnapping, Police Procedural, 87th Precinct
1966Eighty Million Eyes Police Procedural, 87th Precinct
2000The Last Dance Police Procedural, Murder For Hire, 87th Precinct
2001Money, Money, Money Police Procedural, 87th Precinct
2002Fat Ollie's Book Jewel Thiefs, Police Procedural, 87th Precinct
2003Frumious Bandersnatch Kidnapping, Police Procedural, Music, 87th Precinct
2004Hark! Police Procedural, 87th Precinct
2005Fiddlers Police Procedural, Serial Killer, 87th Precinct