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Killer's Payoff, by Ed McBain Permabook 1962 Cover art by Robert McGinnis. Scanning the face-out selection of crime and thriller novels in a modern American bookshop, one can’t help but recognize homogeneity in cover designs. Newest addition to my Perma collection. Permabook M-4265, 1962 Cover art by Robert McGinnis.

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Published November 25th 1979 by Penguin Books (first published 1958). i would still like to i enjoy Ed McBain novels. When i saw this on the shelf at the local library, it immediately caught my attention.

Her game was death - and her name was Virginia Dodge  . Published November 25th 1979 by Penguin Books (first published 1958). 0140021493 (ISBN13: 9780140021493). It looked like a graphic novel from the cover, and I thought that was a neat idea, to combine the writings of Mr McBain into the art of a graphic novel.

McBain, Ed, Evan Hunter KILLER'S WEDGE Vintage Copy. Killer's Wedge - Ed McBain - 1959 - 2nd Printing - Dust Jacket - 87th Precinct. Killer's Wedge By Ed McBain.

Award-Winning Master of Crime Fiction. And I already had the third Killer’s title in mind, which eventually became the book Killer’s Wedge. McBain plays fair and square with the complications that arise from this clever setup. Over and over, he keeps telling us to keep an eye on the money, which slips through more hands than a third-grade bathroom pass. None of these were as dreadful as the Cotton and titles conjured by Ralph, but they nonetheless had a pulpy, private-eye sound to them, perhaps, gee, just maybe because they were introducing a pulpy, somewhat private-eye character.

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GREEN PENGUIN CRIME Ed McBain AXE & LIKE LOVE 1968 SC VG. Killer's Payoff by Ed McBain (Paperback, 1965 Penguin Reprint) Very Good. ED Mcbain, kiss (paperback, 1992) avon books, fiction. Genre: Crime & ThrillerFormat: PaperbackAuthor: Ed McBain. Goldilocks - by Ed McBain - 1979 paperback - murder mystery.

Ed McBain was one of the pen names of successful and prolific crime fiction author Evan Hunter (1926–2005). Debuting in 1956, the popular 87th Precinct series is one of the longest running crime series ever published, featuring more than 50 novels, and is hailed as "one of the great literary accomplishments of the last half-century. McBain was awarded the Grand Master Award for lifetime achievement in 1986 by the Mystery Writers of America and was the first American to receive the Cartier Diamond Dagger award from the Crime Writers Association of Great Britain.

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  • Dangerous
A fast, straightforward addition to the series that is more sparse then I like in terms of characterization or plot- there is definitely a feel of "deadlines coming up" to the whole thing- but as usual well worth the read.

The only real ding I have, and it may be because of when this was written- what was really needed to ratchet up the tension was a better form of ticking clock. We know people will live or die by when a certain character shows up at a certain place- but when that will be, nobody really knows. So instead of checking a mental watch nervously, we as readers are just waiting for something to happen, which drags the pace a bit.
  • Arcanescar
This broad walks into a police station with a gun and bottle of nitroglycerin to kill the detective who arrested her husband, who died in prison. Clearly, the arresting detective is responsible.

So what are a chief detective and 3-4 other detectives to do? What would you do?

Thus is the beginning of a tough story in a tough town filled with tough people (through intention and circumstance). And there is a suicide that might or might not be a murder.

Excellently written and full of fantastic and sometimes hilarious descriptions, great characterization, this was a thoroughly entertaining read. At times I was screaming at the broad for her stupidity and maliciousness, but that indicates my own psychosis and how deeply we are drawn to the characters as real people by the author.

Do not let anyone drive a wedge between you and your reading this book. Unless you don't like good books. But you like good books, right? I thought so. Highly recommended

NOTE: Review originally posted on Goodreads.
  • Doulkree
I'm devoted to the entire 87th Precinct series by the late Ed McBain, who was arguably the father of the modern police procedural. This book was written very early in the series, and is quite short, both by modern standards and in comparison to later novels in the series. Because of the space limitations, there isn't room to round out the many characters. Most of the action takes place in a squadroom, where the widow of a criminal holds everyone hostage for hours on a hot summer day, waiting to kill the detective she blames for her husband's death. The would-be killer's wedge is a bottle of nitroglycerin, which leads to most of the internal action, as each hostage thinks about how she might be disarmed. The tension builds up steadily, the heat rises, and possible rescuers are oblivious to every clue. There is a tiny bit of humor, enough to create texture, but the story is a straightforward one. As the author developed over the years, his novels became longer, his characters gained depth, and he twisted multiple plot threads to create rich tapestries. One of his trademarks was making both the time of the year and the city itself into players. In this book, the season plays an important role, but not the city, as the action is restricted to the claustrophobic squadroom. Although subsequent books are better, this is still a good novel, for its suspense and period charm.
  • Bolanim
I've been enjoying reading through this series very much. This book was ok, though it lost a star over the sheer comedy of errors throughout. Maybe I'm too critical, but I read through this one in one sitting, and it could have actually been shorter.
  • Malodora
Love all 87Th precinct stories !, I am on my way to reading all of them. I would like to see them on a TV series again! Interesting characters n great stories , real dialogue n people .,not like the no talent writers they have writing today , trash ..
  • Ginaun
In the Killer's Wedge, McBain keeps to his own characters' prejudices
and delusions along with creative hunches and lets the drama carry
gender, sex, age, education, wisdom. He even has a city culture
character in which we see the lack of empathy, curiosity and under-
standing that exists in the masses of big city.This characterization
is within the 87th as well where you would expect less human flaws.
But that flaw of rescue, attention to details, creative leaps and
intelligence makes for a lot of tension. A good read.
  • Gold Crown
I read my first book about the 87th Precinct (Give the Boys a Great Big Hand) while I was in college in 1961. I liked it so much that I found all of the earlier books, read them, enjoyed them, and continued buying new ones as they came out, usually in hardback form. With this one I now have the complete series in hardback except, of course, for the one from TV Guide and the one on line from the BBC. I have read the series three times and have enjoyed it each time. Killer's Wedge is one of the earlier books and still a favorite of mine. McBain was a master of dialogue and suspense, which shows clearly in this book. The title refers to more than one wedge, but any more would spoil it for those who have not read it. No matter which book in the series you read first, the Boys of the 87th will grab you and pull you back in for more. Be pulled in and enjoy!
Good characters. Reading a McBain novel reminds me of the old "Dragnet" television series, especially some of the dry dialogue between Carella and his suspects. Development of the villain in this story was intriguing.