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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (166 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: June 2012 ISBN: 9781455873685
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Three different stories, one prolific author.

The Empty Hours

She was young and wealthy—and now she’s dead. With only a name and a pile of cancelled checks to go on, Detective Steve Carella has his work cut out for him in finding her killer. But he’s in for a shocking surprise when the checks lead to more than just murder.


Passover is supposed to be a day of celebration. This year, however, it is a day of murder when the rabbi is found stabbed to death, and the only evidence is a “J” painted on the synagogue’s wall. A local anti-Semite is assumed to be the perpetrator, but if Detective Carella thinks the case is going to be that easy, he’s got another think coming.


A ski vacation with a beautiful blonde is just what the doctor ordered for Detective Cotton Hawes—until he stumbles upon the body of a young woman beneath the crystalline snow. And with the local cops bungling the investigation, Hawes is on the clock to find a mountainside killer before he strikes again.

The Empty Hours is another spine-tingling addition to the 87th Precinct series, a riveting collection about which the New York Times comments, “Ed McBain owns this turf.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob at-52-Novels | 11/23/2013

    " "a great read from the master of the procedural. early stuff. not really a novel ... it was "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frank Taranto | 8/18/2013

    " Three enjoyable novella's about the men of the 87'th precinct. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandi | 5/8/2013

    " Collection of three shorter works, featuring the characters of the 87th Precinct, that were all good quick reads. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill Langfitt | 6/30/2012

    " This is actually three stories or short books as it were. The first one is very good, the last two were good. All three were very enjoyable. "

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