Sunday, July 20, 2008

Cop Hater by Ed McBain

This was a solid, police procedural... which may have been the first of the genre... the story is simple enough, a cop killer is on the loose and the Detectives of the 87th Precinct are at a loss to find out who is killing their own. The book also acts as a starting insight to the world of the 87th Precinct and to introduce the cops and the city that would last a full 57 books over 49 years. It's worth reading simply to see where and how this series started.. I read a couple of the books in the series when I was younger, and I am planning on following them, to try and read all of them, see how they track the crime genre though the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's....

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