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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
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Ed McBain There Was A Little Girl

Romance
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Ed McBain Romance

Candyland
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Ed McBain and Evan Hunter Candyland

Mischief
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Ed McBain Mischief

Downtown
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Downtown by Ed McBain

Fat Ollie
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Fat Ollie's Book by Ed McBain

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Candyland | Hunter, Evan & McBain, Ed | Double-Signed 1st Edition Hunter, Evan & McBain, Ed | Candyland | Double-Signed 1st Edition

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Candyland | Hunter, Evan & McBain, Ed | First Edition Book Hunter, Evan & McBain, Ed | Candyland | First Edition Copy

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Love, Dad | Hunter, Evan (McBain, Ed) | Signed First Edition Book Hunter, Evan (McBain, Ed) | Love, Dad | Signed First Edition Copy

First edition, first printing, fine in a poor dust jacket (color missing from front, fading on spine), signed by the author.  1988 NY: Random House Value Publishing

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Moment She was Gone, The | Hunter, Evan (McBain, Ed) | Signed First Edition Book Hunter, Evan (McBain, Ed) | Moment She was Gone, The | Signed First Edition Copy

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Moment She Was Gone, The | Hunter, Evan (McBain, Ed) | Signed First Edition Book Hunter, Evan (McBain, Ed) | Moment She Was Gone, The | Signed First Edition Copy

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Transgressions | McBain, Ed (Editor) | Signed First Edition Book McBain, Ed (Editor) | Transgressions | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2005 NY: Doherty  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by Ed McBain. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2005 NY: Doherty  First edition, later printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by Ed McBain. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2005 NY: Doherty  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by Ed McBain, Lawrence Block, Jeffry Deaver, John Farris, Walter Mosley, Joyce Carol Oates, Anne Perry, and Donald Westlake. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Alice in Jeopardy | McBain, Ed | Signed Book Club Edition McBain, Ed | Alice in Jeopardy | Signed Book Club Edition

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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, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Candyland | McBain, Ed | Signed First Edition Book McBain, Ed | Candyland | Signed First Edition Copy

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Downtown | McBain, Ed | Signed First Edition Book McBain, Ed | Downtown | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1991 NY: HarperCollins  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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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 edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2000 NY: Avalon  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Eight Black Horses | McBain, Ed | Signed First Edition Book McBain, Ed | Eight Black Horses | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. July 1985 NY: Arbor House First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Eight Black Horses by Ed McBain | Signed Limited Edition Book McBain, Ed | Eight Black Horses | Signed Limited Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1985 NY: Mysterious Press  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a matching slipcase (no jacket as issued), signed numbered (17/300) by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Fat Ollie's Book | McBain, Ed | Signed First Edition Book McBain, Ed | Fat Ollie's Book | Signed First Edition Book

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Fiddlers | McBain, Ed | First Edition Book McBain, Ed | Fiddlers | First Edition Copy

2005 NY: Harcourt  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket.

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Fiddlers | McBain, Ed | Signed First Edition UK Book McBain, Ed | Fiddlers | Signed First Edition UK Copy

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book.  2005 LON: Orion  First UK 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.

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Frumious Bandersnatch, The | McBain, Ed | Signed First Edition Book McBain, Ed | Frumious Bandersnatch, The | Signed First Edition Copy

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Gladly the Cross-Eyed Bear | McBain, Ed | Signed First Edition Book McBain, Ed | Gladly the Cross-Eyed Bear | Signed First Edition Copy

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Hark! | McBain, Ed | Signed First Edition Book McBain, Ed | Hark! | Signed First Edition Copy

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Kiss | McBain, Ed | Signed First Edition Book McBain, Ed | Kiss | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1992 NY: Morrow  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Last Best Hope, The | McBain, Ed | Signed First Edition Book McBain, Ed | Last Best Hope, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1998 NY: Warner Books, Inc.  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Last Dance | McBain, Ed | Signed First Edition Book McBain, Ed | Last Dance | Signed First Edition Copy

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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.

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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)