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Author: Ed McBain Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Brilliance Audio Audio Length: Series:The 87th Precinct Series Release Date: January 2013 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781469217277

Publisher Description

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. He chalks the whole ugly mess up to a grudge killing…until a third murder shoots that theory to hell. Armed with only a single clue, Carella delves deep into the city’s underbelly, launching a grim search for answers that will lead him from a notorious brothel to the lair of a beautiful, dangerous widow. He won’t stop until he finds the truth—or until the next bullet finds him.

The debut novel from EdMcBain’s gritty 87th Precinct series, Cop Hater was hailed by the New York Times as “the best of today's procedural school of police stories—lively, inventive, convincing, suspenseful, and wholly satisfactory.”

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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Fun book - first in the series - a long way to go... "

    - Chris, 2/20/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This was a good beginning to the series. I have a number of these to read and look forward to getting to them. "

    - Barry, 2/18/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I just read 87th Precinct Mysteries # 24 and #25. Loved them both. So I decided to start with #1 - Cop Hater. Another fast and entertaining read. Gives you a good view of big city living in the 50's. I'll start #2 this evening - The Mugger. I'm working our three libraries so I hope to be able to read them in order. "

    - Mike, 1/29/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A classic in the genre and surprisingly good with a chilling finale "

    - James, 1/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This is the first of the 87th precient books. At times I thought it moved a bit slow, and I think they could have even drug it out a bit more, but I liked it and was a bit upset once I found out who the killer was!! I'm moving on to the 2nd book in the series now!! "

    - Jennifer, 1/16/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Kindle put all the 87th precinct books on sale, so I decided to go back and read them in order--maybe not right in a row but as I get around to it. McBain's calling card is dialog--he's one of the best ever, in any genre. This book doesn't have quite as much as later ones will, and all the characters aren't yet formed, but it's still a compelling, brisk read. "

    - Don, 1/13/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " What a great kick ass book. Except for the final 50 pages or so, it could have been written this decade. Great dialogue, swift plotting. It completely captures the inside of a police station. Greatness. "

    - Tom, 1/9/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " These books were my guilty pleasures. Read every 87th Precinct police procedural staring when I was about 14. Fell madly in love with Carella, and had great affection for all the rest - Meyer Meyer, Cotton Hawes, the whole gang. "

    - Brittany, 12/31/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A little bit dated, but I might read a few more of the series to see if they get any better... "

    - Hank, 12/24/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Interesting but not an author I wish to pursue. "

    - Joy, 12/21/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Brilliant first book in the long running 87th Precinct series. Very ADDICTING read and fast paced! Did not see the final twist coming! "

    - Ryan, 12/21/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Quite enjoyed it although I thought the denouement was pretty weak. Might read one more. "

    - Charlie, 12/13/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " One of the best of the 87th precinct mysteries. "

    - Anna, 11/12/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A decent crime procedural. McBain's plots are formulaic, and the characters are one dimensional, but the slam-bang action and tight prose make it worthwhile. Think of it as an episode of Law and Order in book form. "

    - Jnagle4, 11/6/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Great start to the series. It's not a complicated plot, nor a big surprise mystery, but the characters are solid. I really enjoyed "Cop Hater" "

    - Shawn, 10/16/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This is obviously an early Ed McBain - written before he perfected his art. "

    - Joan, 8/23/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Over-rated and severely dated. I don't see how this series has lasted as long. But I guess we wouldn't have Law and Order and it's spinoffs without this series. "

    - Adam, 6/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " God, remember these, read a lot of these as a teen, i use to use a young Lee Van Cleef as Steve Carella and Yul Brynner as the Deaf Man. prob read a lot more of these but some stand out more than others, best cop stories of the past. "

    - carl, 6/11/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " McBain's 87th precinct series starts in the 50s with a group of cops and continues with the same group (they never age)until a couple years ago when he died. The characters grow on you and McBain is a terrific plotter. "

    - Rich, 6/2/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Very good book! Great start to the 87th Precinct series. Can't wait to read more. The book holds up surprisingly well for being written in the 1950's. "

    - Brian, 4/15/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " What a throwback! Just starting this series, first published in the 50's, and enjoying a good detective story from back in the day. Entertaining! "

    - Mary, 3/14/2013

About the Author

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 thirty-four AudioFile Earphones Awards. In addition to narrating, he has both acted in and written for the theater.