The first brilliant 87th Precinct novel from one of the true greats of crime fiction Ed McBain won the prestigious CWA/Cartier Diamond Dagger - the first US writer to do so He always receives terrific reviews: 'A masterpiece of crime writing ... I think Ed McBain is brilliant' DAILY MIRROR 'Ed McBain is, by far, the best at what he does. Case closed.' PEOPLE 'Zestful, inventive and utterly compulsive ... Shrewd, funny, tough and so topical that it practically sprints from the page' LITERARY REVIEW 'Ed McBain effectively invented the police procedural... McBain delivers his complex story with p
Ed McBain (1926-2005) was born Salvatore Lambino in New York. He changed his name to Evan Hunter and under that name is known as the author of The Blackboard Jungle and as the writer of the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds. The 87th Precinct series numbers over fifty novels. McBain was a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America and was one of three American writers to be awarded the CWA Diamond Dagger for lifetime achievement.