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Title:
Eighty million eyes : an 87th Precinct mystery novel
Author:
McBain, Ed, 1926-2005.
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Edition:
[Large print edition].
Publication Information:
Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2000.

©1966
Physical Description:
247 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781585470112
Format :
Book

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Summary

"Simply the best police procedurals being written in the United States today." - The Washington Post. Long before Hill Street Blues, Homicide, and NYPD Blue there was Ed McBain's 87th Precinct, which has come to define the police procedural. He died right there on live television. Everyone saw it. Yet Stan Gifford was killed with a poison that acts in seconds, and he's been on camera for seven and a half minutes! As they investigate the murder in the bizarre world of show business, detectives Meyer and Carella of the 87th Precinct meet plenty of liars, cheats, and egomaniacs - but no suspect - and eighty million eyes were watching.


Author Notes

Ed McBain is a pen name for Evan Hunter who was born in 1926 in East Harlem, New York on October 15, 1926. Hunter was born with the name Salvatore Albert Lombino, and he legally adopted the name Evan Hunter in 1952. During World War II, Hunter joined the Navy and served aboard a destroyer in the Pacific. He graduated from Hunter College, were he majored in English and psychology, with minors in dramatics and education.

He was a prolific writer who also wrote under the names of Ed McBain, Curt Cannon, Hunt Collins, Ezra Hannon, and Richard Marsten. His first major success came in 1954 with the publication of The Blackboard Jungle, which was later adapted as a film. He published the first three books in the 87th Precinct series in 1956 under the name of Ed McBain. He also wrote juvenile books, plays, television scripts, and stories and articles for magazines. He won the Mystery Writers of America Award in 1957 and the Grand Master Award in 1986 for lifetime achievement. He died of laryngeal cancer on July 6, 2005 at the age of 78.

(Bowker Author Biography) Ed McBain is the only American to receive the Diamond Dagger, the British Crime Writers Association's highest award. He also holds the Mystery Writers of America's coveted Grand Master Award. His books have sold over one hundred million copies, ranging from his most recent, "The Last Dance", to the bestselling "The Blackboard Jungle", the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" & the bestselling "Privileged Conversation", written under his own name, Evan Hunter. He lives in Connecticut.

(Publisher Provided) Ed McBain, aka Evan Hunter, wrote the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds and has written many novels. He is the only American to be awarded Britain's coveted Diamond Dagger Award, the highest honor a suspense writer can achieve. He lives in Connecticut.

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