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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (502 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: December 2011 ISBN: 9781455873661
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A con man is plying his trade on the streets of Isola: conning a domestic for pocket change, businessmen for thousands, and even ladies in exchange for a little bit of love. You can see the world, meet a lot of nice people, imbibe some unique drinks, and make a ton of money… all by conning them for their cash. The question is: How far is he willing to go?

When a young woman’s body washes up in the Harb River, the answer to that question becomes tragically clear. Now Detective Steve Carella races against time to find him before another con turns deadly. The only clue he has to go on is the mysterious tattoo on the young woman’s hand - but it’s enough. Carella takes to the streets, searching its darkest corners for a man who cons his victims out of their money… and their lives.

A crime-fiction classic, The Con Man is the third book in the 87th Precinct series from Ed McBain, whom the Daily Mirror has hailed as “the undisputed master…there’s nobody who does it better.”

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 2/17/2014

    " I'm really liking this series. I'm glad there's a lot more to enjoy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Grant | 2/2/2014

    " slow read, but picks up in the end "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lee | 1/24/2014

    " Love, love, LOVE Ed McBain books. Started reading them and collecting them when i was about 12, but i've not read any for a long time, so it is a real pleasure to rediscover the 87th Precinct. Starting to find some of the books from the list that i've never managed to get, Cop Hater being one of them. His books are funny, witty, clever and have great characters. I particularly love the descriptiveness of the seasons, the cities and the people. Can't wait to read the next find! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 1/24/2014

    " Det. Carella, with help from his wife Teddy, tracks down a killer and/or con man in the 87th. Terribly plotted and terribly racist. Other than those not insignificant issues, generally pretty readable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mobeme53 Branson | 1/6/2014

    " A good basic Noir novel with very good writing. Being written so many years ago it is a little dated but worth a quick read and available for free on Amazon Kindle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlene Sha | 1/1/2014

    " Bought it for a dollar. Enjoyed it. Will read more of this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 C.S. | 12/30/2013

    " These are quick little police procedural books. I am still enjoying the series. Will be interesting to see how it evolves through the years. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeroen in UK | 12/3/2013

    " I had my doubts reading such an old book but this was a fantastic read; goes to show that great writing is timeless! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marti | 11/24/2013

    " Usually I love Ed McBain's books, but I could not get thru this one--only read about half. There was just an unpleasant tone about it right from the beginning--not up to his usual standard. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 11/5/2013

    " Fun series of books. Great writer I think. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terri Cornwall | 9/27/2013

    " This was the first Ed McBain novel I've read, it was easy to read and reminded me of the cop shows on tv like CSI. I enjoyed it and will read more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 L. Lawson | 7/23/2013

    " Definitely glimmers of his later genius, but for a slim book of 160 pages, there's still a but of fat to trim. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stevebri bridgeland | 7/12/2013

    " Not bad. I many read more on this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nevermore | 5/1/2013

    " The narrator was perfect! The tales of the 87th precinct were the very first police procedurals I ever read and some 4 decades later I find that I am still in love with the 87th precinct. It was pure entertainment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Randy | 12/20/2012

    " Con man and killer both is pursued by the 87th. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jnagle4 | 12/7/2012

    " McBain's prose is appropriately hard-boiled and he keeps things moving. Basically the literary equivalent of a Law and Order Episode. The next time you see one of McBain's books as a Kindle daily deal, pick it up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Larry Smith | 9/6/2012

    " I really liked this book it was fun to read and a classic detective novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Red Heaven | 7/24/2012

    " Very enjoyable early entry in the 87th Precinct series, as various citizens fall prey to a couple of con men working classic scams, and dead women are discovered, each with a similar tattoo on their hands, the victims of a different sort of con man. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charles | 6/27/2012

    " This is another1 day book. still a good read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ken | 1/29/2012

    " #4 of ther 87th precinct series. The portion of the book dealing with the "con" is a little weak. On the other hand, the development of the character, Teddy Carella, is great. A good read but not his best. "

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