The McBain Brief: Stories

The McBain Brief: Stories

by Ed McBain


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From the internationally admired creator of the 87th Precinct series come these tales featuring policemen and their work and displaying Ed McBain’s inimitable talents in shorter form.

In this collection of short stories, bestselling author Ed McBain presents a varied and colorful cast of characters who run afoul of, then into, the arms of the law… a collector who loves his porcelain more than his daughter; a hooker who melts the heart of a tough cop; an ex-fighter who goes berserk at Christmas; an automobile dealer out for a funny business ride…

Ed McBain’s bestselling works put him in the very top rank of crime writers. In The McBain Brief, he more than justifies his reputation as a master storyteller.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062644015
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/04/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

Ed McBain has been the recipient of the Grand Master Award of the Mystery Writers of America. His 87th Precinct novels are international bestsellers. He lives in Connecticut.

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The McBain Brief 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
dickmanikowski on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
While I'm a big Ed McBain brief, much of the allure of the novels stems from the familiar characters (the characters at the 87th Precinct or Matthew Hope and his buddies down in Florida) and from the quirky plots that develop as the novels unwind.These short stories don't have either of those luxuries. While they're interesting, they're just so-so.One complaint I had is that there's no way of telling when each story was first published. Clearly, some of them go back to the 50's and 60's when police work was far different than it is now. Society has changed, and so has the law. Attaching dates to each story would have helped provide context.