Ed McBain

All Ed McBain Books In Order (Complete List)

Ed McBain (1926-2005) was an American author, best known for writing crime fiction and police procedural novels. He wrote 56 novels and story collections in the 87th Precinct series, as well as stand-alone novels and short stories. He was among the first fiction writers to incorporate actual police methodology into his fiction. McBain was also the recipient of the Mystery Writers of America's Grand Master Award. His combination of real-world police work and character development make his work relevant to readers to this day.

Explore all 129 books written by Ed McBain, all arranged in the order they were published.

All Ed McBain Books in Order with their release dates.

Find the Feathered Serpent
1

Find the Feathered Serpent

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1952

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Danger
2

Danger

Dinosaurs!

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1953

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Don't Crowd Me
3

Don't Crowd Me

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1953

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Rocket To Luna
4

Rocket To Luna

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1953

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Cut Me In
5

Cut Me In

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1954

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The Blackboard Jungle
6

The Blackboard Jungle

A Novel

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1954

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Death of a Nurse
7

Death of a Nurse

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1955

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Murder in the Navy
8

Murder in the Navy

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1955

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Cop Hater
9

Cop Hater

87th Precinct, Book 1

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1956

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Second Ending
10

Second Ending

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1956

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The Mugger
11

The Mugger

87th Precinct, Book 2

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1956

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The Pusher
12

The Pusher

87th Precinct, Book 3

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1956

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Tomorrow's World
13

Tomorrow's World

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1956

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The Con Man
14

The Con Man

87th Precinct, Book 4

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1957

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Killer's Choice
15

Killer's Choice

87th Precinct, Book 5

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1957

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The Spiked Heel
16

The Spiked Heel

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1957

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Vanishing Ladies
17

Vanishing Ladies

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1957

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Even the Wicked
18

Even the Wicked

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1958

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Lady Killer
19

Lady Killer

87th Precinct, Book 6

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1958

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Killer's Wedge
20

Killer's Wedge

87th Precinct, Book 7

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1958

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Killer's Payoff
21

Killer's Payoff

87th Precinct, Book 8

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1958

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Strangers When We Met
22

Strangers When We Met

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1958

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The Gutter and the Grave
23

The Gutter and the Grave

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1958

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A Matter of Conviction
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A Matter of Conviction

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1959

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Big Man
25

Big Man

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1959

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King's Ransom
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King's Ransom

87th Precinct, Book 9

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1959

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Til Death
27

Til Death

87th Precinct, Book 10

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1959

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Give the Boys a Great Big Hand
28

Give the Boys a Great Big Hand

87th Precinct, Book 11

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1960

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The Heckler
29

The Heckler

87th Precinct, Book 12

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1960

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See Them Die
30

See Them Die

87th Precinct, Book 13

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1960

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Lady, Lady, I Did It!
31

Lady, Lady, I Did It!

87th Precinct, Book 14

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1961

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The Remarkable Harry
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The Remarkable Harry

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1961

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Wonderful Button, The
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Wonderful Button, The

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1961

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The Empty Hours
34

The Empty Hours

87th Precinct, Book 15

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1962

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Like Love
35

Like Love

87th Precinct, Book 16

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1962

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Ten Plus One
36

Ten Plus One

87th Precinct, Book 17

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1963

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Ax
37

Ax

87th Precinct, Book 18

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1963

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Buddwing
38

Buddwing

A Novel

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1964

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He Who Hesitates
39

He Who Hesitates

87th Precinct, Book 19

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1965

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Doll
40

Doll

87th Precinct, Book 20

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1965

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The Sentries
41

The Sentries

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1965

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Eighty Million Eyes
42

Eighty Million Eyes

87th Precinct, Book 21

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1966

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A Horse's Head
43

A Horse's Head

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1967

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The Paper Dragon
44

The Paper Dragon

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1967

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Fuzz
45

Fuzz

87th Precinct, Book 22

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1968

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Last Summer
46

Last Summer

A Novel

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1968

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Shotgun
47

Shotgun

87th Precinct, Book 23

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1968

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Sons
48

Sons

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1969

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Jigsaw
49

Jigsaw

87th Precinct, Book 24

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1970

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Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here!
50

Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here!

87th Precinct, Book 25

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1971

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Nobody Knew They Were There
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Nobody Knew They Were There

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1971

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Every Little Crook and Nanny
52

Every Little Crook and Nanny

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1972

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Sadie When She Died
53

Sadie When She Died

87th Precinct, Book 26

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1972

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Seven
54

Seven

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1972

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Come Winter
55

Come Winter

A Novel

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1973

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Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man
56

Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man

87th Precinct, Book 27

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1973

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Hail to the Chief
57

Hail to the Chief

87th Precinct, Book 28

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1973

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Bread
58

Bread

87th Precinct, Book 29

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1974

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Streets of Gold
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Streets of Gold

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1974

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Blood Relatives
60

Blood Relatives

87th Precinct, Book 30

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1975

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Doors
61

Doors

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1975

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Where There's Smoke
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Where There's Smoke

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1975

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Goldilocks
63

Goldilocks

Matthew Hope, Book 1

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1976

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Guns
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Guns

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1976

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Me and Mr. Stenner
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Me and Mr. Stenner

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1976

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So Long as You Both Shall Live
66

So Long as You Both Shall Live

87th Precinct, Book 31

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1976

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The Chisholms
67

The Chisholms

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1976

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Long Time No See
68

Long Time No See

87th Precinct, Book 32

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1977

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Mothers and Daughters
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Mothers and Daughters

A Novel

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1977

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Calypso
70

Calypso

87th Precinct, Book 33

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1979

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Ghosts
71

Ghosts

87th Precinct, Book 34

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1980

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Heat
72

Heat

87th Precinct, Book 35

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1981

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Love Dad
73

Love Dad

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1981

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Rumpelstiltskin
74

Rumpelstiltskin

Matthew Hope, Book 2

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1981

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Beauty And The Beast
75

Beauty And The Beast

Matthew Hope, Book 3

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1982

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Far from the Sea
76

Far from the Sea

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1982

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McBain Brief
77

McBain Brief

87th Precinct, Book 36

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1982

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The McBain Brief
78

The McBain Brief

Stories

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1982

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Ice
79

Ice

87th Precinct, Book 37

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1983

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Jack and the Beanstalk
80

Jack and the Beanstalk

Matthew Hope, Book 4

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1984

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Lightning
81

Lightning

87th Precinct, Book 38

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1984

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And All Through The House
82

And All Through The House

87th Precinct, Book 39

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1984

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Lizzie
83

Lizzie

A Novel

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1984

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Snow White and Rose Red
84

Snow White and Rose Red

Matthew Hope, Book 5

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1985

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Eight Black Horses
85

Eight Black Horses

87th Precinct, Book 40

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1985

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Another Part Of The City
86

Another Part Of The City

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1986

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Cinderella
87

Cinderella

Matthew Hope, Book 6

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1986

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Puss in Boots
88

Puss in Boots

Matthew Hope, Book 7

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1987

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Poison
89

Poison

87th Precinct, Book 41

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1987

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The House That Jack Built
90

The House That Jack Built

Matthew Hope, Book 8

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1988

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Downtown
91

Downtown

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1989

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Gangs!
92

Gangs!

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1989

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Lullaby
93

Lullaby

87th Precinct, Book 42

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1989

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Vespers
94

Vespers

87th Precinct, Book 43

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1989

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Tricks
95

Tricks

87th Precinct, Book 44

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1989

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Three Blind Mice
96

Three Blind Mice

Matthew Hope, Book 9

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1990

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Mary, Mary
97

Mary, Mary

Matthew Hope, Book 10

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1991

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Widows
98

Widows

87th Precinct, Book 45

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1991

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Kiss
99

Kiss

87th Precinct, Book 46

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1992

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Scimitar
100

Scimitar

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1992

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Mischief
101

Mischief

87th Precinct, Book 47

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1993

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Criminal Conversation
102

Criminal Conversation

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1994

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There Was A Little Girl
103

There Was A Little Girl

Matthew Hope, Book 11

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1994

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Privileged Conversation
104

Privileged Conversation

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1995

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Romance
105

Romance

87th Precinct, Book 48

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1995

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Gladly the Cross-Eyed Bear
106

Gladly the Cross-Eyed Bear

Matthew Hope, Book 12

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1996

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Nocturne
107

Nocturne

87th Precinct, Book 49

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1997

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Driving Lessons
108

Driving Lessons

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1998

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The Last Best Hope
109

The Last Best Hope

Matthew Hope, Book 13

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1998

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The Big Bad City
110

The Big Bad City

87th Precinct, Book 50

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1998

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The Best American Mystery Stories 1999
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The Last Dance
112

The Last Dance

87th Precinct, Book 51

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 1999

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Barking at Butterflies
113

Barking at Butterflies

And Other Stories

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 2000

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Candyland
114

Candyland

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 2000

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Money, Money, Money
115

Money, Money, Money

87th Precinct, Book 52

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 2001

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Fat Ollie's Book
116

Fat Ollie's Book

87th Precinct, Book 53

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 2002

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Running from Legs
117

Running from Legs

And Other Stories

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 2002

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The Moment She Was Gone
118

The Moment She Was Gone

A Novel

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 2002

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The Frumious Bandersnatch
119

The Frumious Bandersnatch

87th Precinct, Book 54

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 2003

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Alice In Jeopardy
120

Alice In Jeopardy

A Novel

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 2004

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Hark!
121

Hark!

87th Precinct, Book 55

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 2004

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Fiddlers
122

Fiddlers

87th Precinct, Book 56

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 2005

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Let's Talk
123

Let's Talk

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 2005

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Learning to Kill
124

Learning to Kill

Stories

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 2006

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Transgressions
125

Transgressions

Three Brand New Novellas

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 2006

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So Nude, So Dead
126

So Nude, So Dead

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 2015

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I Like 'Em Tough
127

I Like 'Em Tough

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 2016

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Runaway
128

Runaway

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 2016

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The Jungle Kids
129

The Jungle Kids

Author:Ed McBain

Publish Year : 2016

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