Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: At the New Year, the men and women of the 87th Precinct face the threat of gang warfare, a burned-out policewoman swears off sex and undercover work, and Detectives Meyer and Carilla search for the killer of an infant
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. Books as disparate as The New Centurions, The Friends of Eddie Coyle, The Godfather, Black Sunday, and The Shining all owe a debt to Evan Hunter, who taught a whole generation of baby boomers how to write stories that were not only entertaining but that truthfully reflected the times and the culture. He will be remembered for bringing the so-called "police procedural" into the modern age, but he did so much more than that. And he was one hell of a nice man. --Stephen King
Way back in the mid-1970s, when I was a new writer and police series were very big, my editor asked me to do a series called Joe Ryker, NYPD. I had no idea how to write a police detective novel, but the editor handed me a stack of books and said, “These are the 87th Precinct novels by Ed McBain. Read them and you’ll know everything you need to know about police novels.” After I read the first book--which I think was Let’s Hear It for the Deaf Man--I was hooked, and I read every Ed McBain I could get my hands on. Then I sat down and wrote my own detective novel, The Sniper, featuring Joe Ryker. My series never reached the heights of the 87th Precinct series, but by reading those classic masterpieces, I learned all I needed to know about urban crime and how detectives think and act. And I had a hell of a time learning from the master. Years later, when I actually got to meet Ed McBain/Evan Hunter, I told him this story, and he said, “I would have liked it better if my books inspired you to become a detective instead of becoming my competition.” Evan and I became friends, and I was privileged to know him and honored to be in his company. I remain indebted to him for his good advice over the years. But most of all, I thank him for hundreds of hours of great reading. --Nelson DeMille
To read about how Ed McBain influenced other mystery and thriller writers, visit our Perspectives on McBain page.
For a complete selection of 87th Precinct novels available from Thomas & Mercer, visit our Ed McBain's 87th Precinct Booklist.
Title: Lullaby (G K Hall Large Print Book Series)
Publisher: G K Hall & Co
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Cengage Gale. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0816149232I5N10
Book Description G K Hall & Co. Hardcover. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2834662599
Book Description William Morrow & Company, Inc., 1990. Hardcover. Condition: Used Good. Text is in English. Size - H: 8.5', W: 5.75', D: 1.5' This item is Used and is listed as being in Very Good condition. The dust jacket for the item is listed as being in Good condition. Cover clean and undamaged. Spine is intact and tight. Pages are clean and unmarked. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, small tears on back, corner wear, but intact and clean. Still a good, sturdy copy. FF00000006551 Firefly sells new and used books through our store front. We try to add a detailed description to as many titles as possible. If you have questions regarding this title, please contact us. Photos available on request. Seller Inventory # 10058
Book Description G. K. Hall & Co, Boston, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: Fair with no dust jacket. First Edition Thus. Boston: G. K. Hall & Co. Fair with no dust jacket. 1990. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. 0816149232 . First US Large Print edition. 406+ pages. Ex-library copy [usual flaws but the story text is tight and clean and the hinges are not cracked] in Dust Wrapper. . Seller Inventory # 71505
Book Description G K Hall & Co, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0816149232
Book Description Hamish Hamilton, 1989, c1989, 1989. 1st British Edition, cloth, fine w/dj, 350 pp, tall 8vo, 'New Year's Day. Bitter weather, people nursing their hangovers, hardly an ideal moment for investigating a murder. Or rather two murders.'. Seller Inventory # 27693