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by Ed McBain

Cop Hater

Cop Hater

Author: Ed McBain Format: Ebook Release Date: 15/01/2013

As a cop with the citys famed 87th Precinct, Steve Carella has seen it all. Or so he thinks. Because nothing can prepare him for the sight that greets him on a sweltering July night: fellow detective Mike Reardons dead body splayed across the sidewalk, his face blown away by a .45. Days later, Reardons partner is found dead, a .45-caliber bullet buried deep in his chest. Only a fool would call it a coincidence, and Carellas no fool. He chalks the whole ugly mess up to a grudge killinguntil a third murder shoots that theory to hell. Armed with only a single clue, Carella delves deep into the citys underbelly, launching a grim search for answers that will lead him from a notorious brothel to the lair of a beautiful, dangerous widow. He wont stop until he finds the truthor until the next bullet finds him. The debut novel from EdMcBains gritty 87th Precinct series, Cop Hater was hailed by the New York Times as the best of today's procedural school of police storieslively, inventive, convincing, suspenseful, and wholly satisfactory.

Cop Hater

Cop Hater

Author: Ed McBain Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/09/2010

July 2013 Guest Editor Cath Staincliffe on Cop Hater... McBain more or less invented the police procedural charting the daily work of cops in the big city.  This was the first 87th precinct novel with an ensemble cast of characters who work in an atmosphere of camaraderie (and occasional conflict) and engage in banter as a way to cope with the demands of the job.  Tropes that are now de rigueur for many police procedurals and have influenced my work.

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