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Crime Essentials: Cop Hater - Ed McBain

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Genre: Crime / Thriller / Author: Ed McBain / Edition: New Ed / Paperback / 208 Pages / Book is published 2003-07-03 by Orion

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      12.01.2012 14:40
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      Someone is killing Cops deep in the heart of The City......

      Cop Hater is the first novel in the lengthy 87th Precint series of Police procedurals written by the late Ed McBain and is a great introduction to characters that, over the years, many thousands of fans have coime to know and love. The good thing about this series is that none of the books need to be read in order though this first entry is a brilliantly conceived beginning that sets everything up nicely for the books that follow.

      In the city of Isola, and more paticularly in the 87th Precint, somebody is killing Cops. And not just Cops, Detyectives who are out of uniform and just going about their everyday business. As Steve Carella and his colleagues work against the clock trailing ineffective leads that seemingly take them nowhere, the pressure mounts and the death toll rises. With nobody knowing just who is going to be next, tension builds leading to a gripping and thrilling climax that keeps the reader hanging off the edge of their seat!

      I love the 87th Precint books and Cop Hater is a perfect example of what makes them so brilliant. Told in a matter-of-fact style, the book goes into details of established Detective technique and looks at the early forms of forensic science that the Lab Techs have to use in order to gather evidence (this is set long before we had DNA profiling) whilst never getting too complicated that a Layman won't be able to follow exactly what is going on.

      Either as a first foray into the series or as a recap into the back-story of some of the established characters for long-time fans, this is an excellent novel written by an author who would go on to become one of the top of his field. Modern writers could learn much from studying this as Ed McBain proves why he would later become known as the master of Police Procedurals.


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