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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books; Reprint edition (Oct. 15 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451623232
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451623239
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 12.7 x 1.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 295 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,142,012 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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"From the river bounding the city on the north, you saw only the magnificent skyline. You stared up at it in something like awe, and sometimes you caught your breath because the view was one of majestic splendor..."
Thus in 1955 Ed McBain begins his first-ever 87th Precinct crime novel, "Cop Hater." But before you start worrying if he's turning into Walt Whitman, he breaks off his rumination of urban beauty with this kicker: "There was garbage in the streets."
And thank goodness for the garbage, or else we wouldn't need the bulls of the 87th Precinct to clean it up.
"Cop Hater" reads like pulp fiction, perhaps because that was the genre Evan Hunter, the real-life writer responsible for the McBain pseudonym, worked in. "Cop Hater" was a unique sort of novel all the same, because as Hunter writes in his new introduction, it presented as a protagonist/hero not so much a central character (though here as elsewhere in the series, Det. Steve Carella is the main figure on the case) as a police squad room. McBain spends a lot of time depicting the squad room in this book, dwelling on physical details that he would gloss over in future volumes. This time at least, he and his readers were venturing into unusual territory.
For those familiar with the 87th Precinct stories, there are plenty of recognizable signposts: Carella's slanting eyes, long and ominous descriptions of the weather, McBain's obsession with the ethnic make-up of his characters and the WASPy prejudices of others (one witness tells Carella she would prefer to tell her story to an "American" detective after realizing he's of Italian ancestry.) You can see the mainstay elements taking shape, which makes this a must-read for fans.
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If you LIKE this one , you're gone LOVE almost all of the sequels: more than 50 by now and continuing the series with style and fun.
I started with this first novel in 1963 and got hooked from the first page on.....
The 87th-precinct guys are part of the family.
(And thanks to AMAZON, i have now also the audio's).
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The very first book in Ed McBain's 87th Precinct series.
Detectives Steve Carella and Hank Bush are out trying to find clues as to the identity of whoever killed a fellow detective, Mike Reardon. They figure the killing to be a random thing...until it happens again. Another cop is slain in cold blood, this time, Reardon's partner. With both men dead, Carella decides the murders were grudge killings. However, careful attention into the dead men's past comes up with nothing. Finally, a third detective winds up murdered in the streets. Now, it is of no question to Carella. Somewhere out there in the streets is a cop hater. With this Cop Hater running rampart, will his next victim be Steve Carella? Or will Carella and the other members of the 87th precinct use their skills as detectives to bring the killer to justice?
The very first of over 50 books in McBain's very popular 87th Precinct series. A short, fast paced read which will leave you wanting more. Fun and highly enjoyable. Highly recommended.
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By Elizabeth Hendry on Aug. 27 2002
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I haven't read these 87th Precinct novels in any kind of order, but...this one is certainly well done and although it was written nearly 50 years ago, it's a great start. A quick engaging read, with a surprising ending. Enjoy.
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By Mac Blair on Oct. 27 2001
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This is the first McBain book I have read. Like to read a series in order but guess this one will be hard to do as so many are out of print. I thought it was a great read. It was short enough I did not have to wait days to get to the end. I really like the characters. Carella and Teddy are very good. You could almost feel like you were there. Just everyday folks, some doing good and some doing bad. No big macho thing just like what would happen anywhere in any town. If you like a good mystery, a quick read and good characters you will like this book. Sure hope I can find the next one.
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This is the first novel I have read in Ed McBain's 87th precinct series. The book itself was actually released over forty years ago but for the most part the story ages well. Cop Hater was the first book in the classic series and it moves along at a quick and rapid pace. A little too quick and rapid for my tastes. Fans of the series will be overjoyed at the chance to relive this early book but for those of us who are reading McBain for the first time Cop Hater is just an average read. There are some flashes of great writing but over all this book did not engage me. Good interseting read but not great.
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