You are here: Home > Our Authors > McBain, Ed
VJ Books Presents Author Ed McBain!
 
 

Author Ed McBainEVAN HUNTER / ED McBAIN

He was born in New York City. Married Anita Melnick, 1949 (divorced), 3 children (Ted, Mark, Richard); married Mary Vann Finley, 1973 (divorced), 1 stepdaughter (Amanda); married Dragica Dimitrijevic, 1997.
 
During World War II he served in the US Navy, and then took a university degree, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. A few months of teaching in high school were followed by a job in a literary agency in New York. He describes himself at this time as "fiercely ambitious", doing a full day's work in the agency and spending all his nights and weekends writing. His first success, published under the name Evan Hunter, was THE BLACKBOARD JUNGLE (1954) Ą a tough novel of New York life, about an idealistic teacher in a slum high school. It was later made into a film with Glenn Ford and Sidney Poitier.
 
Since then he has written more than eighty novels, writing under several names, but most famously as Evan Hunter and Ed McBain. He has also written many screenplays, including the one for Hitchcock's film THE BIRDS. As Ed McBain, he is the author of the 87th Precinct novels, the longest, the most varied, and possibly the most popular crime series in the world. These novels are about a team of policemen, usually including Detective Steve Carella, and are set in an "imaginary city". There are fifty-two 87th Precinct novels to date. The two most recent titles are THE LAST DANCE and MONEY, MONEY, MONEY.
 
AWARDS:
Mystery Writers of America Award, 1957, for short story THE LAST SPIN. Grand Master Award, Mystery Writers of America, 1986, for lifetime achievement. First American to receive the British Crime writer's Association Cartier Diamond Dagger, 1998. Frankfurt Origial e-Book Award, best fiction, 2002.
 

Little Girl
Signed First Edition

Ed McBain There Was A Little Girl

Romance
Signed First Edition

Ed McBain Romance

Candyland
Signed First Edition

Ed McBain and Evan Hunter Candyland

Mischief
Signed First Edition

Ed McBain Mischief

Downtown
Signed First Edition

Downtown by Ed McBain

Fat Ollie
Signed First Edition

Fat Ollie's Book by Ed McBain

Sort By:
Page of 1
Vespers | McBain, Ed | First Edition Thus Book McBain, Ed | Vespers | Unsigned First Edition Thus Book

1990: Tess Press  First thus edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket.

Usually Ships in 3 to 5 Business Days
VJ Books Price $19.99
You save $15.99!
Fiddlers | McBain, Ed | Signed First Edition Book McBain, Ed | Fiddlers | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book (bookplate laid-in)  2005 NY: Harcourt  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, author signed bookplate laid in.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

Usually Ships in 3 to 5 Business Days
VJ Books Price $59.99
Winter Blast $12.00 --> Learn about BOOKPLATE signed books
You save $47.99!
Driving Lessons & Petals | McBain, Ed | Signed First Edition Thus Book McBain, Ed | Driving Lessons & Petals | Signed First Edition Thus Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1999 NY: Mystery Guild First thus, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee.

Usually Ships in 3 to 5 Business Days
VJ Books Price $25.99
Winter Blast $5.20 --> What is a First Thus?
You save $20.79!
Alice in Jeopardy | McBain, Ed | Signed Book Club Edition McBain, Ed | Alice in Jeopardy | Signed Book Club Edition

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2004 NY: Simon & Schuster First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the authors.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee.

Usually Ships in 3 to 5 Business Days
VJ Books Price $12.99
Winter Blast $2.60 --> May have Remainder Marks or imperfections
You save $10.39!
Romance | McBain, Ed | Signed First Edition Book McBain, Ed | Romance | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1995 NY: Warner Books  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee.

Usually Ships in 3 to 5 Business Days
VJ Books Price $59.99
Winter Blast $12.00
You save $47.99!
Alice in Jeopardy | McBain, Ed | Signed First Edition Book McBain, Ed | Alice in Jeopardy | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2004 NY: Simon & Schuster  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.

Usually Ships in 3 to 5 Business Days
VJ Books Price $21.99
Winter Blast $4.40 --> May have Remainder Marks or imperfections
You save $17.59!
Hark! | McBain, Ed | Signed First Edition Book McBain, Ed | Hark! | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2004 NY: Simon & Schuster First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee.

Usually Ships in 3 to 5 Business Days
VJ Books Price $59.99
Winter Blast $12.00
You save $47.99!
Candyland | Hunter, Evan & McBain, Ed | First Edition Book Hunter, Evan & McBain, Ed | Candyland | Unsigned First Edition Copy

Hardcover Book.  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket.

Usually Ships in 3 to 5 Business Days
VJ Books Price $19.99
You save $15.99!
Learning to Kill | McBain, Ed | First Edition Trade Paper Book McBain, Ed | Learning to Kill | First Edition Trade Paper Book

First Trade Paperback Book.  June 2007 NY: Mariner Books First Trade Paperback edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in pictorial wraps.

Usually Ships in 3 to 5 Business Days
VJ Books Price $9.99
Winter Blast $2.00 --> Why buy TRADE PAPERBACKS?
You save $7.99!
Big Bad City, The | McBain, Ed | Signed First Edition Book McBain, Ed | Big Bad City, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1999 NY: Simon & Schuster  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee.

Usually Ships in 3 to 5 Business Days
VJ Books Price $59.99
Winter Blast $12.00
You save $47.99!
Learning to Kill | McBain, Ed | Signed First Edition Book McBain, Ed | Learning to Kill | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2006 NY: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, author signed bookplate on FFEP.

Usually Ships in 3 to 5 Business Days
VJ Books Price $39.99
Winter Blast $8.00
You save $31.99!
Fat Ollie's Book | McBain, Ed | Signed First Edition Book McBain, Ed | Fat Ollie's Book | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2003 NY: Simon & Schuster  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee.

Usually Ships in 3 to 5 Business Days
VJ Books Price $59.99
Winter Blast $12.00
You save $47.99!
Hunter, Evan & McBain, Ed | Candyland | Signed First Edition Book Hunter, Evan & McBain, Ed | Candyland | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book  2001 NY: Simon & Schuster  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by Ed McBain, remainder marked.

Usually Ships in 3 to 5 Business Days
VJ Books Price $21.99
Winter Blast $4.40 --> May have Remainder Marks or imperfections
You save $17.59!
Ed McBain - Signed Bookplate (Signed Bookplate) Signed Bookplate | McBain, Ed | Signed Bookplate

Author Signed Bookplate.  Self-adhesive label, approximately 3" x 4" (though sizes may vary slightly), signed by the author.

Usually Ships in 3 to 5 Business Days
VJ Books Price $25.99
Sale Price: $5.20
You save $20.79!
Fiddlers | McBain, Ed | Signed First Edition Book McBain, Ed | Fiddlers | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book  2005 NY: Harcourt  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

Usually Ships in 3 to 5 Business Days
VJ Books Price $69.99
Winter Blast $14.00 --> Learn about BOOKPLATE signed books
You save $55.99!
McBain, Ed | Fiddlers | UK First Edition Book McBain, Ed | Fiddlers | UK Unsigned Edition Book

First Edition Hardcover Book.  2005 LON: Orion Publishing First UK edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket.

Usually Ships in 3 to 5 Business Days
VJ Books Price $29.99
Winter Blast $6.00
You save $23.99!
   
 
Biblography
 
By Ed McBain
 
The 87th Precinct Novels

Cop Hater
The Mugger
The Pusher (1956)
The Con Man
Killerís Choice (1957)
Killerís Payoff
Killerís Wedge
Lady Killer (1958)
ĎTil Death
Kingís Ransom (1959)
Give the Boys a Great Big Hand
The Heckler
See Them Die (1960)
Lady, Lady, I Did It! (1961)
The Empty Hours
Like Love (1962)
Ten Plus One (1963)
Ax (1964)
He Who Hesitates
Doll (1965)
Eighty Million Eyes (1966)
Fuzz (1968)
Shotgun (1969)
Jigsaw (1970)
Hail, Hail, the Gangís All Here (1971)
Sadie When She Died
Letís Hear It for the Deaf Man (1972)
Hail to the Chief (1973)
Bread (1974)
Blood Relatives (1975)
So Long As You Both Shall Live (1976)
Long Time No See (1977)
Calypso (1979)
Ghosts (1980)
Heat (1981)
Ice (1983)
Lightning (1984)
Eight Black Horses (1985)
Poison
Tricks (1987)
Lullaby (1989)
Vespers (1990)
Widows (1991)
Kiss (1992)
Mischief (1993)
And All Through the House (1994)
Romance (1995)
Nocturne (1997)
The Big Bad City (1999)
The Last Dance (2000)
Money, Money, Money (2001)
Fat Ollie's Book (2002)
The Frumious Bandersnatch (2004)
Hark (2004)
Fiddlers (2005)
 
The Matthew Hope Novels

Goldilocks (1978)
Rumpelstiltskin (1981)
Beauty and the Beast (1982)
Jack and the Beanstalk (1984)
Snow White and Rose Red (1985)
Cinderella (1986) Puss in Boots (1987)
The House that Jack Built (1988)
Three Blind Mice (1990)
Mary, Mary (1993)
There Was a Little Girl (1994)
Gladly the Cross-Eyed Bear (1966)
The Last Best Hope (1998)
 
Women in Jeopardy 2005

Alice in Jeopardy 2005
 
Other Novels

The Sentries (1965)
Where Thereís Smoke
Ā Doors (1975)
Guns (1976)
Another Part of the City (1986)
Downtown (1991)
Driving Lessons (2000)
Transgressions (2005)
The Gutter and the Grave (2005)
 
Novels Originally Published under the Pseudonym Richard Marsten

Runaway Black (1954)
Death of a Nurse (1955)
Vanishing Ladies (1957)
Big Man (1959)
Even the Wicked (1958)
 
By Evan Hunter
 
Novels

The Blackboard Jungle (1954)
Second Ending (1956)
Strangers When We Meet (1958)
A Matter of Conviction (1959)
Mothers and Daughters (1961)
Buddwing (1964)
The Paper Dragon (1966)
A Horseís Head (1967)
Last Summer (1968)
Sons (1969)
Nobody Knew They Were There (1971)
Every Little Crook and Nanny (1972)
Come Winter (1973)
Streets of Gold (1974)
The Chisholms (1976)
Love, Dad (1981)
Far From the Sea (1983)
Lizzie (1985)
Criminal Conversation (1994)
Privileged Conversation (1996)
Candyland (2001)
The Moment She Was Gone (2002)
 
Memoir

Me and Hitch (1997)
Letís talk (2005)
 
Short Story Collections

Happy New Year, Herbie (1963)
The Easter Man (1972)
Running from Legs
Barking at Butterflies (2000)
Learning to kill (2005)
 
Childrenís Books

Find the Feathered Serpent (1952)
The Remarkable Harry (1959)
The Wonderful Button (1961)
Me and Mr. Stenner (1976)
 
Screenplays

Strangers When We Meet (1959)
The Birds (1962)
Fuzz (1972)
Walk Proud (1979)
 
Teleplays

The Chisholms (1979)
The Legend of Walks Far Woman (1980)
Dream West (1986)
 
Plays

The Easter Man (1964)
Curtain (1969)