Cop Hater

by Ed McBain

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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.


Cop Hater Synopsis

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.

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ISBN: 9781469217277
Publication date: 15th January 2013
Author: Ed McBain
Publisher: Brilliance Audio Brilliance Audio
Format: Ebook
Primary Genre Crime and Mystery
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About Ed McBain

Ed McBain was born in New York City. Married Anita Melnick, 1949 (divorced), 3 children (Ted, Mark, Richard); married Mary Vann Finley, 1973 (divorced), 1 stepdaughter (Amanda); married Dragica Dimitrijevic, 1997. During World War II he served in the US Navy, and then took a university degree, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. A few months of teaching in high school were followed by a job in a literary agency in New York. He describes himself at this time as "fiercely ambitious", doing a full day’s work in the agency and spending all his nights and weekends writing. His first success, published under the name ...

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