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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (498 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ed McBain Narrator: Ron McLarty Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The 87th Precinct Series Release Date: September 2001 ISBN: 9780743541411
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It is Christmas in the city, but it isn't the giving season. A retired Gulf War pilot, a careless second-story man, a pair of angry Mexicans, and an equally shady pair of Secret Service agents are in town after a large stash of money, and no one is interested in sharing.

The detectives at the 87th are already busy for the holidays. Steve Carella and Fat Ollie Weeks catch the squeal when the lions in the city zoo get an unauthorized feeding of a young woman's body. And then there's a trash can stuffed with a book salesman carrying a P-38 Walther and a wad of big bills.

The bad bills and the dead book salesman lead to the offices of a respected publisher, Wadsworth and Dodds. This is good news for Fat Ollie, because he's working on a police novel -- one written by a real cop -- and he's sure it's going to be a bestseller.

Ed McBain returns to his legendary 87th Precinct with a suspenseful story of greed, conflict, and the eternal search for money, money, money. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A mordant but oddly cheerful package that reaffirms the author’s status as a leader in the mystery field. Though it is entry 51 in the acclaimed police procedural series, it is as crisp and fresh as if it were making a debut.” 

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Reading this entertaining and slickly done novel is an eerie experience.” 

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Money, Money, Money...tightly plotted, darkly funny, and charged with enough McBain energy to suggest a new dawn. 

    Philadelphia Inquirer

  • “Adroit scene-setting, the pitch-perfect dialogue for which he is famous and streamlined presentation of a Byzantine plot make the pages turn quickly.” 

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anne Marshall | 12/19/2013

    " Could have been a really good book, but Ollie Weeks ruined it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheldon Lehman | 11/1/2013

    " This one was better than the previous two. It starts off with a comedy of errors. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keith Davis | 1/22/2013

    " Drug smugglers, burglars, counterfeiters, murderers, terrorist bombers, and an escaped lion all in one novel. It is a fun read like all of the McBain police novels but this one has a bit of a kitchen sink feel to it like Hunter has several ideas and couldn't bring himself to narrow the focus. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie Stoll | 12/16/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book. It's got some great characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Becky Nugent | 10/27/2012

    " For genreflecting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 10/8/2012

    " Another fun entry in the 87th Precinct series. McBain's sharp dialog and occasional humor are in good form. The plot seemed a bit convoluted at first but luckily wrapped up pretty well at the end, while at the same time suggesting that some of the plot will continue to the next book. I hope it does. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Knowler | 9/5/2012

    " Pure pleasure. A detective story in the old style. Ed McBain's 87th Precinct is one of the places I go when I need to be cheered or reassured. Terrible things happen but good people are there to help. Happy now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 9/4/2012

    " I was a total Ed McBain snob, but the man writes a very enjoyable crime thriller romp. Full of accurate personalities (I'm not sure I'm making myself clear here, but whatever) and humor. I enjoyed this, and wouldn't turn up my nose to another in the future. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frank | 8/10/2012

    " This book is average for McBain. It is definitely a good story that also shows the characters getting older and questioning many things. The is especially true of Detective Carella. It just didn't flow like many of the earlier 87th Precinct novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandi | 4/11/2012

    " another 87th precinct winner "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 8/18/2011

    " Good ol' 87th Precinct -- how I love it. I read this over the kids' "Winter Break" and it satified my desire for a fast, entertaining read. Ed McBain is a great plotter and I like the easy familiarity I've developed with his characters. I'm even starting to enjoy Fat Ollie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet M | 5/21/2011

    " The writing and dialog is excellent. However, the story was predictable and a bit convoluted. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Burl | 4/2/2011

    " Very pleasant surprise. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dsharpe | 3/21/2011

    " A good cop story. Recommended by a friend,and I normally wouln't have read something like this, but I liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheldon | 3/9/2011

    " This one was better than the previous two. It starts off with a comedy of errors. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 2/26/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. It's got some great characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dsharpe | 8/13/2010

    " A good cop story. Recommended by a friend,and I normally wouln't have read something like this, but I liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J. | 5/11/2010

    " Another 87 precince story. There is conflict, there is greed, and there is money, money, money. This is a good and quick read and enjoyable.

    J. Robert Ewbank, author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the 'Isms'" "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anne | 3/13/2008

    " Could have been a really good book, but Ollie Weeks ruined it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 2/11/2008

    " I was a total Ed McBain snob, but the man writes a very enjoyable crime thriller romp. Full of accurate personalities (I'm not sure I'm making myself clear here, but whatever) and humor. I enjoyed this, and wouldn't turn up my nose to another in the future. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 1/5/2008

    " Good ol' 87th Precinct -- how I love it. I read this over the kids' "Winter Break" and it satified my desire for a fast, entertaining read. Ed McBain is a great plotter and I like the easy familiarity I've developed with his characters. I'm even starting to enjoy Fat Ollie. "

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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

Ron McLarty is a veteran actor of television, film, and stage as well as an award-winning audiobook narrator. He has more than 100 television appearances to his credit, including as a series regular on Spencer for Hire and Law & Order. His film career began in 1977 with a performance in The Sentinel and continued with such films as The Postman, Flamingo Kid, and, most recently, How Do You Know? His stage credits include Broadway and other productions. He has narrated more than 100 audiobooks, earning nine Earphones Awards and recognition by AudioFile magazine as a Best Voice in Mystery & Suspense in 2009 and 2010. He has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Awards and then won the award in 2001 for Best Mystery Narration. He is also an accomplished playwright and an acclaimed novelist.