Ed McBain

Ed McBain

Ed McBain also wrote as: Curt Cannon.

Ed McBain was born in New York City, New York, USA on October 15th, 1926 and passed away at the age of 78 on July 6th, 2005.

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Ed McBain Stats: The highest rated book by Ed McBain on Book Notification is Cop Hater, the first novel in the 87th Precinct series. The second-highest rated book is The Gutter and the Grave, a Standalone novel.

The most read book by Ed McBain on Book Notification is Cop Hater, the first novel in the 87th Precinct series. The second most read book is The Mugger (87th Precinct #2).

Below is a complete list of Ed McBain books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by Ed McBain is the 87th Precinct Series.

List of 87th Precinct Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
7.6
Cop Hater
1956
2
6
The Mugger
1956
3
The Pusher
1956
4
The Con Man
1957
5
6
Killer's Choice
1957
6
Lady Killer
1958
7
Killer's Wedge
1958
8
Killer's Payoff
1958
9
King's Ransom
1959
10
'Til Death
1959
11
Give the Boys a Great Big Hand
1960
12
The Heckler
1960
13
See Them Die
1960
14
Lady, Lady, I Did It!
1961
15
The Empty Hours
1962
16
Like Love
1962
17
Ten Plus One
1963
18
Ax
1963
19
He Who Hesitates
1965
20
6
Doll
1965
21
6
Eighty Million Eyes
1966
22
6
Fuzz
1968
23
6
Shotgun
1968
24
Jigsaw
1970
25
Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here!
1971
26
10
Sadie When She Died
1972
27
Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man
1973
28
6
Hail to the Chief
1973
29
6
Bread
1974
30
7.5
Blood Relatives
1975
31
6
So Long as You Both Shall Live
1976
32
7
Long Time No See
1977
33
2
Calypso
1979
34
9
Ghosts
1980
35
6
Heat
1981
36
McBain Brief
1982
37
6
Ice
1983
38
Lightning
1984
39
4
And All Through The House
1984
40
6
Eight Black Horses
1985
41
Poison
1987
42
6
Lullaby
1989
43
6
Vespers
1989
44
6
Tricks
1989
45
6
Widows
1991
46
Kiss
1992
47
6
Mischief
1993
48
6
Romance
1995
49
6
Nocturne
1997
50
7.5
The Big Bad City
1998
51
8
The Last Dance
1999
52
6
Money, Money, Money
2001
53
6
Fat Ollie's Book
2002
54
6
The Frumious Bandersnatch
2003
55
6
Hark!
2004
56
6
Fiddlers
2005

List of Matthew Hope Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
6
Goldilocks
1976
2
6
Rumpelstiltskin
1981
3
6
Beauty And The Beast
1982
4
6
Jack and the Beanstalk
1984
5
6
Snow White and Rose Red
1985
6
6
Cinderella
1986
7
6
Puss in Boots
1987
8
6
The House That Jack Built
1988
9
6
Three Blind Mice
1990
10
6
Mary, Mary
1991
11
6
There Was A Little Girl
1994
12
6
Gladly the Cross-Eyed Bear
1996
13
6
The Last Best Hope
1998

List of Transgressions Books in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Rocket To Luna
1953
2
Don't Crowd Me
1953
3
Danger: Dinosaurs!
1953
4
Cut Me In
1954
5
Runaway Black
1954
6
The Blackboard Jungle
1954
7
Death of a Nurse
1955
8
Murder in the Navy
1955
9
Tomorrow's World
1956
10
Second Ending
1956
11
Vanishing Ladies
1957
12
The Spiked Heel
1957
13
I'm Cannon--For Hire ( As: Curt Cannon)
1958
14
Strangers When We Met
1958
15
Even the Wicked
1958
16
10
The Gutter and the Grave
1958
17
Big Man
1959
18
A Matter of Conviction
1959
19
Buddwing
1964
20
6
The Sentries
1965
21
The Paper Dragon
1967
22
A Horse's Head
1967
23
Last Summer
1968
24
Sons
1969
25
Nobody Knew They Were There
1971
26
Every Little Crook and Nanny
1972
27
Seven
1972
28
Come Winter
1973
29
Streets of Gold
1974
30
Doors
1975
31
10
Where There's Smoke
1975
32
Guns
1976
33
The Chisholms
1976
34
Love Dad
1981
35
Far from the Sea
1982
36
Lizzie
1984
37
Another Part of the City
1986
38
4
Downtown
1989
39
Gangs!
1989
40
Scimitar
1992
41
Criminal Conversation
1994
42
Privileged Conversation
1995
43
Driving Lessons
1998
44
6
Candyland
2000
45
The Moment She Was Gone
2002
46
6
Alice In Jeopardy
2004
47
6
So Nude, So Dead
2015
48
Runaway
2016

List of Children's Books in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

List of Bingo Riggs and Handsome Kusak Books in Publication Order

List of Ed McBain Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Great Stories of Mystery and Suspense
1981
2
Mammoth Book of Short Crime Novels
1986
3
The Mammoth Book of Private Eye Stories
1988
4
The Second Black Lizard Anthology of Crime Fiction
1988
5
City Sleuths and Tough Guys
1989
6
Crimes of Passion
1993
7
The Year's 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories 1996
1995
8
Murder For Love
1996
9
Pulp Frictions: Hardboiled Stories
1996
10
The Oxford Book of American Detective Stories
1996
11
Crime After Crime
1999
12
The Best American Mystery Stories 1999
1999
13
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 1
2000
14
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 2
2000
15
Writers on Writing
2001
16
The Mysterious Press Anniversary Anthology: Celebrating 25 Years
2001
17
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 3
2002
18
The Longman Anthology of Detective Fiction
2004
19
Dangerous Women
2005
20
Transgressions
2005
21
Price of Desire
2005
22
Transgressions vol. 4
2006
23
Transgressions, Vol. 2
2006
24
Masters of Noir, Volume One
2010
25
Masters of Noir, Volume Three
2010
26
Books to Die For
2012
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Ed McBain: Biography

Ed McBain (Salvatore Albert Lombino) was born on October 15th, 1926. Ed passed away July 6th, 2005 at 78 years old. Ed McBain was born in New York City, New York, USA. McBain attended Hunter College where he received a B.A. English and Psychology and.

Ed McBain was the author of the 87th Precinct series which consists of 56 novels. The 87th Precinct series started in 1956 with the novel Cop Hater. The most recently released novel in the 87th Precinct series was Fiddlers which was released in 2005. There are no upcoming novels for the 87th Precinct series.

Ed McBain: Awards & Accolades

Ed McBain has won multiple awards including: The Edgar Award, Grand Master, in 1986, Riverton Prize, International Honor Award, in 1997 and the Gumshoe Award, Lifetime Achievement, in 2006.

McBain's books have also won multiple awards, Books to Die For won the Agatha Award, Best Non-fiction, in 2012 as well as the Anthony Award - Best Non-Fiction Book in 2013, Macavity Award - Best Mystery Critical/Biographical in 2013.

Ed McBain books have also been nominated for multiple awards, Money, Money, Money was nominated for the Edgar Award, Best Mystery Novel, in 2002. Fat Ollie's Book was nominated for the Nero Award, Best Mystery Novel, in 2004. Books to Die For was nominated for the Edgar Award, Best Critical/Biographical Work, in 2013 as well as the Edgar Award - Best Critical/Biographical Work in 2013.

Related Authors

The most common authors followed by users who also follow Ed McBain are:

  1. Michael Connelly, author of the Harry Bosch Series.
  2. David Baldacci, author of the Amos Decker Series.
  3. Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher Series.
  4. Harlan Coben, author of the Myron Bolitar Series.
  5. John Sandford, author of the Prey/Lucas Davenport Series.

Ed McBain: F.A.Q

When was Ed McBain Born?

Ed McBain was born on October 15th, 1926.

When did Ed McBain die?

Ed McBain died on July 6th, 2005 at 78 years old.

Where was Ed McBain Born?

Ed McBain was born in New York City, New York, USA.

What awards has Ed McBain won?

Ed McBain has won the following awards: Grand Master at the Edgar Award (1986), International Honor Award at the Riverton Prize (1997) and the Lifetime Achievement at the Gumshoe Award (2006).

What book awards has Ed McBain won?

Books to Die For: Agatha Award Best Non-fiction (2012), Anthony Award Best Non-Fiction Book (2013), Macavity Award Best Mystery Critical/Biographical (2013).

What was the first book Ed McBain wrote?

The first novel written by Ed McBain was Find the Feathered Serpent, published in 1952.

What was the most recent book Ed McBain wrote?

His most recently released work was Runaway on October 26th, 2016.

How many books has Ed McBain written?

Ed McBain has written 131 books across 10 series, excluding contributions to anthologies.
  • 56 books in the 87th Precinct Series
  • 13 books in the Matthew Hope Series
  • 48 Standalone Novels
  • 4 Children's Books
  • 1 Non-Fiction Books
  • 8 Short Story Collections
  • 1 Curt Cannon Standalone Novels
  • 1 Curt Cannon Short Story Collections
  • 1 book in the Bingo Riggs and Handsome Kusak Series

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