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Ed McBain
Avon Books (January 1, 1992)
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My first Ed McBain (and hence my first 87th precinct) book. Not one of the better McBain books. Starts out strong but quickly gets mired in a million characters who kind of blur together. But it will not be my last! This was a pulp/dime-type novel, but much better than your typical pulp. The sort of book (not that this happened) where they say, THE KILLER IS REGGIE! and as the reader you're asking who the heck that is.

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Ed McBain (October 15, 1926 – July 6, 2005) was an American author and screenwriter. Born Salvatore Albert Lombino, he legally adopted the name Evan Hunter in 1952. While successful and well known as Evan Hunter, he was even better known as Ed McBain, a name he used for most of his crime fiction, beginning in 1956. He also used the pen names John Abbott, Curt Cannon, Hunt Collins, Ezra Hannon, and Richard Marsten, amongst others. His 87th Precinct novels have become staples of the police procedural genre.

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Ed McBain was an American author and screenwriter. He was born in October 1926 and passed away in July 2005, at the honorable age of seventy-eight. He was born under the name Salvatore Albert Lombino, however he legally changed his name in 1952 to Evan Hunter. Despite this, he is far better known under the name Ed McBain, due to the fact that this is author title on his wildly successful collection of crime fiction novels. Ed McBain was a born and bred New Yorker. He was lived in Harlem, New York City from when he was born until he turned twelve. His family then moved to the Bronx.

Stephen King and Nelson DeMille on Ed McBain I think Evan Hunter, known by that name or as Ed McBain, was one of the most influential writers of the postwar generation.

Snow whips through the city’s streets like lethal daggers when a young actress leaves the theater after her latest performance. She walks home instead of taking the subway, and soon the snow on the ground is stained red with her blood. Stephen King and Nelson DeMille on Ed McBain I think Evan Hunter, known by that name or as Ed McBain, was one of the most influential writers of the postwar generation. He was the first writer to successfully merge realism with genre fiction, and by so doing I think he may actually have created the kind of popular fiction that drove the best-seller lists and lit up the American imagination in the years 1960 to 2000.

When an elderly man and his twenty-two year old lover are murdered, the man's wife, ex-wife, and two daughters become suspects in the crime
  • There are a few problems with this story and then there are some basic problems with the general layout of these books in the Kindle versions.

    I have read 8 McBain books now and there is one very basic and very problematic issue. I am not sure if this issue is in the hard copy versions or not but the author shifts rapidly from one scene to the next. Normally in books this is handled by having a new paragraph block for each separate scene. In these kindle versions there is no new paragraph block. Scenes merge into the same paragraph and it is difficult to immediately tell if there is a new scene. This makes reading the books a little difficult. As I have never read an Ed McBain in a hard copy I am not sure if this is due to author preference or if the Kindle translation is incorrect. I can't imagine an editor letting something so sloppy go out so I am blaming it on the kindle translation.

    The problem I have specific to this book and stop if you don't want spoilers, is that the confession by the person responsible for the murders is so poorly set up that I simply don't believe anyone would do that. First the murderer has an attorney present who lets the murderer confess without trying to stop her or guard against any potentially incriminating statement. The "evidence" that is brought against her is that her fingerprints might be on some letters and her typewriter might be the one that was used to write some letters. However all the letters do is to illuminate an affair the woman had. However it is a long way from saying yes you have evidence that I had an affair to saying yes the fact that I had an affair means I killed these people. The police have no other evidence linking this suspect to anything criminal. It isn't illegal to have an affair and lying about an affair doesn't make you a murderer. So while the police can think anything they want until they have some much better evidence there is no reason to confess. After almost every confession that isn't the result of a plea bargain is done because the suspect is tired of lying and wants to give up. However the suspect's thoughts that we have read earlier do not indicate any such feeling, rather she is happy she is doing it and getting away with it. Any decent criminal defense attorney would tell her immediately to keep her mouth shut.

    For a writer that has written some of the best dialogue between police and between suspects in the history of this genre, the set up and dialogue in the confession is borderline ridiculous and is totally at odds with the rest of the novel.

  • A string of murders has suddenly left a proliferation of widows in the 87th Precinct, and one of the cases hits especially close to home for the detectives of the precinct.

    The first victim is a beautiful young woman named Susan Brauer, who is viciously stabbed to death with a small knife. She leaves no widow behind, but she does leave a collection of intensely erotic letters, from her lover, a married lawyer. When the lawyer is then killed, he does leave a beautiful widow along with a safe deposit box full of erotic letters that apparently constitute the other half of Susan Brauer's correspondence.

    Most of the obvious suspects, including the lawyer's widow and daughters, seem to have solid alibis, and detectives Carella and Brown suddenly have a very knotty case on their hands. Then, Carella's father, a baker, is shot to death in his store, leaving Carella grieving and his mother a widow.

    Carella's father was murdered in another neighborhood, and Carella is forced to let the detectives of that precinct work the case. But naturally, he is desperate to see that the case is pursued to a successful conclusion. The narrative moves back and forth between the two investigations, each of which is difficult and complex in its own way, and this turns out to be another very engaging story. Another winner from one of the masters of crime fiction.

  • If you love cop books and murder mysteries you will enjoy this one. Lots of action and plenty of suspects as multiple police teams work to solve several murders while dealing with personal issues of their own. I liked the weaving of the subplots which helps the reader get to know the characters but which still allows the story to move forward. This is my first McBain book but I will look for others.

  • This is an excellent story about a group of detectives given a case to solve involving a group of people with no apparent connection. As the case progresses the scope of the case expands creating more pressure and suspects. There are several subplots which add a great deal to the main plot story. The characters are easy to like so the story moves along quickly.This book is well worth your time and money.

  • Others have written their reviews on the plot, and to that end I suppose it was okay. But in WIDOWS, McBain tries his hand at psychology and demonstrates clearly that he's ill equipped to do so. I'm an avid Ed McBain fan, and I've read the majority of his 87th Precinct series. His work is excellent in the genre of hardcase noir writing. I've spent a lot of hours immersed in his novels and consider him among the 'greats' in police procedural stories. But I think he missed the mark here, causing me to recoil out of the story too many times. Fortunately, this is the only book of his that has done that so far, and I remain solidly a fan! In spite of my negative opinions of this particular book, I would suggest still that people buy it and assess it themselves. McBain books are definitely worthy of collecting by those who enjoy police procedural mysteries.

  • McBain's Isola is to 20th century fiction what Louise Penny's Three Pines is to this century. Soundly and accurately described with enough cultural and visual accuracy to make the reader feel the hazy hot humidity of a big city, as Penny's snow covered village places readers in the cold, dry winter scene. McBain is missed by me. But I will press with novels.

  • I have read all the 87th Precinct books all the way back to the 50's. Now I am downloading some just to reread. It is hard to find them in second hand book stores and if you do they are in terrible condition. I like the way Ed McBain keeps all the ages the same, uses an imaginary city, this makes it easy to pick up a book and read it in one evening. Great read, Great author.

  • Another high quality story of the 87th Precinct, notable because the few chapters dragged down by the interminably annoying Bert Kling are buoyed by some in depth character work on the closest thing the series had to a star, Detective Carella, as he deals with a sudden loss.