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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (267 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ed McBain Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The 87th Precinct Series Release Date: February 2013 ISBN: 9781455873647
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The dog days of August are making the 87th Precinct feel like the inside of an oven. But things can always get hotter. With nearly half the squadroom on vacation, Detectives Carella and Hawes look into what appears to be an ordinary warehouse fire—but Carella and Hawes rarely see anything ordinary, and this is no different. The trail from the warehouse leads uptown to the murders of a junkie and a suspected prostitute. They soon discover a shady ghetto redevelopment deal may have gruesome ties that run deep into the city’s underbelly.

Full of fascinating characters and dialogue, Bread follows a bloody money trail through the city’s back alleys and dark corners. This installment of the 87th Precinct series is bestselling author Ed McBain at his grittiest.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “McBain is a top pro, at the top of his game.”

    Los Angeles Daily News

  • “The best…Lively, inventive, convincing, suspenseful, and wholly satisfactory.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Ed McBain is a master.”

    Newsweek

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marti | 8/30/2013

    " this is an 87th precinct novel, short, easy to read and very entertaining. Ed McBain has created a wonderful cast of characters, and it is sad to think that there won't be more books in this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandi | 6/15/2013

    " Typical McBain "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eddy Allen | 3/6/2013

    " It's the heart of the summer. Kids are playing in open hydrants. The water pressure is sinking, and tempers are rising. The cops of the 87th Precinct know that someone out there is fighting fire with fire. And as usual, its all about... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Randy | 1/28/2013

    " an outburst of cash crimes ties several cases together. "

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About the Author
Author Ed McBain

Ed McBain is the most well known pseudonym of Evan Hunter (1926–2005), the author of over eighty novels and several famous screenplays. He is a recipient of the Mystery Writers of America’s Grand Master Award and the Diamond Dagger Award from the British Crime Writers Association. His books have sold more than one hundred million copies, ranging from the more than fifty titles in the 87th Precinct series to the bestselling novels written under his own name. McBain also wrote the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds.

About the Narrator

Dick Hill, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, is one of the most awarded narrators in the business, having earned several Audie Awards and dozens of AudioFile Earphones Awards. In addition to narrating, he has both acted in and written for the theater.