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Cop Hater: 87th Precinct Series, Book 1 | [Ed McBain]

Cop Hater: 87th Precinct Series, Book 1

When a sniper begins gunning down cops from the 87th Precinct in cold blood, it’s up to Detective Steve Carella to solve the case. With three cops already dead, Carella delves into the city’s underworld to search for the killer.
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Publisher's Summary

When a sniper begins gunning down cops from the 87th Precinct in cold blood, it’s up to Detective Steve Carella to solve the case. With three cops already dead, Carella delves into the city’s underworld to search for the killer.

©1990 Ed McBain (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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“McBain has the ability to make every character believable - which few writers these days can do.” (Associated Press)

“McBain forces us to think twice about every character we meet…even those we thought we already knew.” (New York Times Book Review)

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    PAR-TEE NEW JERSEY 07-06-13
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    Really enjoyed this trip down memory lane. This police procedural takes you back to a time before CSI forensics and the "bulls" were the king of the streets and tough as nails. Corruption, abuse, and sex was part of a "bulls" every day life. being nice did not solve crimes. I find McBain's characters to be realistic and not as one dimensional as Elmore Leonard. Light, entertaining stories with a nostalgic flair. I recommend and am in the process of reading "The Mugger".

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    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 03-28-14
    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 03-28-14 Member Since 2010
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    "I listened to more than half and stopped."

    I was not interested in the characters. I was not curious to know what would happen. It’s a police procedural/cop drama written in the 1950s. Cops are interviewing people to solve murders. The people being interviewed are gang members, ex-cons, a drug addict. I was hoping this would be like Harry Bosch (the Michael Connelly series). But it was not.

    The audiobook narrator Dick Hill was very good.

    Genre: crime fiction

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    Whitney Parsippany, NJ United States 03-18-13
    Whitney Parsippany, NJ United States 03-18-13 Member Since 2012
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    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absoutely.


    Any additional comments?

    Written during a time before CSI and Law and Order, Cop Hater takes the reader back to a time when police work was pounding the pavement. No technology, no women in the workplace, "foreigners" looked at as if they were exotic animals, smoking indoors and everyone dressed in their Sunday best, are just a few things that make Cop Hater so enjoyable. The reader has to figure out the who-dun-it without the cell phone records or DNA evidence. It makes you wonder, how did anything ever get done before David Caruso and his Aviator sunglasses?

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    Ann Hereford Hamilton, VA USA 03-24-14
    Ann Hereford Hamilton, VA USA 03-24-14 Member Since 2008
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    Dick Hill is my favorite narrator, hands down. I bought this based on his recommendation for his favorite series narrated recently featured on Audible. It was awful. Even Dick Hill couldn't save this one. This is the first book narrated by him that I haven't liked at all.

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    J. Florence, SC, United States 03-16-13
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    "Awful narration"
    What would have made Cop Hater better?

    Any other narrator that I have heard in about 900 books.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Ed McBain? Why or why not?

    Yers, I plan to if narrator is differenct sfrom Book 1,


    Would you be willing to try another one of Dick Hill’s performances?

    No


    3 of 19 people found this review helpful
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