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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (405 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ed McBain Narrator: Charles Stransky Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The 87th Precinct Series Release Date: August 2005 ISBN: 9781598871609
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A serial killer in a hurry is murdering randomly, except that all his victims are over 50. Steve Carella and the cops at the 87th Precinct must learn what else <#150> or who else <#150> they had in common before another body is found. This mystery takes Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 2/14/2014

    " With the death of McBain this summer, this marks the end of the stories of NYC's finest of the 87th precinct...all of the major characters are involved in this tale that weaves numerous plot lines that eventually merge as a serial killer stalks seniors in NYC...excellent as always...I'll miss the 87th!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 2/8/2014

    " I will miss the 87th precinct. The detectives are like old friends. This book was published in 2005, the same year that Ed McBain died. There are other 87th precinct titles I have not read, but I will never see Carella's twins grow up. It's sad that to me--well, to all readers--they will be forever 13. Thank you, Ed McBain/Evan Hunter, for years of good reads. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tony Gleeson | 2/4/2014

    " I finished this very last entry in McBain's 87th Precinct series with a strange sense of melancholy. For the past couple of years I've worked my way through most of the 55 titles in more or less chronological order, and the knowledge that after this there would be no further developments of his rich and motley cast was kind of sad. This one is a quintessential McBain yarn, starting from the multiple themes that derive from the title. The entire detective squad of the 87th becomes involved in a multiple homicide, the first of which is the killing of a blind violinist. There are all sorts of fiddlers and fiddling as the plot grows and deepens in complexity. There are familial, romantic and just plain hormonal relationships among the varied characters. McBain seems to have decided to show everybody in their best light-- even the obnoxious ones like Andy Parker and Fat Ollie Weeks seem softer-edged and on the verge of discovering redemptive traits, though Bert Kling remains a hard-luck lover right to the end. There's no sense of finality here. One could almost believe McBain hoped his characters would live on, continue to grow and have further adventures. (Personally I don't know how I'd feel about that. Salvatore Lombino, aka Evan Hunter, aka Ed McBain, was one of a kind). There is also a certain feeling of playing his characters and plot by the numbers. Maybe it was a good time for the boys of the 87th to go out at the top of their game. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fredrick Danysh | 1/24/2014

    " People over 50 are being killed and Steve Carella and his fellow detectives at the 87th precinct have to solve the case and cathch the killer before he kills again. The men of the 87th must also cope with the personal sides of their lives. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheldon Lehman | 1/21/2014

    " I swear this book was ghost-written; it just didn't have the feel of McBain's usual stuff. Punlication date is 2005, the year of his death. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy | 1/18/2014

    " You know what you're getting with Ed Mcbain. But oh dear this was his last. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark Kricheff | 1/18/2014

    " Hard-boiled cop procedural by a master of the genre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda Nordstrom | 1/9/2014

    " The first book that I've read in this series and I'll definitely read more. I found it engaging, entertaining and fun. I'll look forward to getting to know these characters better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Palmreader | 1/8/2014

    " You can't beat McBain for a good read. Again there's a puzzle, and the team is still muddled. I love the sense that they are just the same people as they always were, after 35 books. I especially love the dialogue. Not forced, not too talky. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patrick | 12/23/2013

    " Snappy detective dialogue. The end is no great shock but McBain does a decent job of building suspense while taking a few pages off here and there to delve into the lives of the men working the 87th Precinct. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dad | 9/4/2013

    " I guess we'll never know what happened with Ollie and Patricia... Too bad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don | 6/23/2013

    " Love the way McBain can deliver an interesting story simply and efficiently. He doesn't have to rely on wacky conspiracies or unbelievable super-dudes - everyday human nature is compelling enough. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Irene B. | 5/11/2013

    " Predictable plot. Maybe a 2.5 More for following the "lives" of the characters at the 87th. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Buck | 4/12/2013

    " Sometimes you get fed up reading junk. You can not find the right book. What to do? Go back to the old tried and true. Ed McBain 87th series has everything. Great writing, great story, great characters and great humor. Its like reuniting with an old friend. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 9/15/2012

    " Back in the last century I really enjoyed reading Ed McBain...not so much anymore. Hmm, it all seems so predictable now and slightly sexist, racist, and I guess you can't go back to every book/author and read with the same eyes. 1 & 1/2 stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginny | 3/28/2012

    " Typical Ed McBain. It was good to catch up with the guys from the 87th. Was a little surprised that McBain called his victims geezers, they ranged in age from 50 to 70. Not exactly geezer material seeing he was in his late 70's when he wrote this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Hinsley | 10/29/2011

    " A dream of a who dunnit, jacobean, if Pip or Uriah Heep had gone amock... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hapzydeco | 8/5/2011

    " McBain is the best at describing police procedural. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 7/9/2011

    " I liked this book. It was published in 2005, the same year Ed died, so I'm afraid it's the last of the 87th. Too bad. I'm going to miss those guys. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 SirPoochala | 6/19/2011

    " could barely finish it. awful. crass "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 5/27/2011

    " Good job! Two murders to solve and a possible new love interest. Very entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 5/5/2011

    " A dream of a who dunnit, jacobean, if Pip or Uriah Heep had gone amock... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheldon | 3/24/2011

    " I swear this book was ghost-written; it just didn't have the feel of McBain's usual stuff. Punlication date is 2005, the year of his death. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 1/4/2011

    " Good job! Two murders to solve and a possible new love interest. Very entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 8/2/2010

    " Hard-boiled cop procedural by a master of the genre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hapzydeco | 4/21/2010

    " McBain is the best at describing police procedural. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 12/22/2009

    " Back in the last century I really enjoyed reading Ed McBain...not so much anymore. Hmm, it all seems so predictable now and slightly sexist, racist, and I guess you can't go back to every book/author and read with the same eyes. 1 & 1/2 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don | 10/6/2009

    " Love the way McBain can deliver an interesting story simply and efficiently. He doesn't have to rely on wacky conspiracies or unbelievable super-dudes - everyday human nature is compelling enough. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy | 3/27/2009

    " You know what you're getting with Ed Mcbain. But oh dear this was his last. "

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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.