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Ed McBain is a pen name for Evan Hunter who was born in 1926 in East Harlem, New York on October 15, 1926. Hunter was born with the name Salvatore Albert Lombino, and he legally adopted the name Evan Hunter in 1952. During World War II, Hunter joined the Navy and served aboard a destroyer in the Pacific. He graduated from Hunter College, were he majored in English and psychology, with minors in dramatics and education. He was a prolific writer who also wrote under the names of Ed McBain, Curt Cannon, Hunt Collins, Ezra Hannon, and Richard Marsten. His first major success came in 1954 with the publication of The Blackboard Jungle, which was later adapted as a film. He published the first three books in the 87th Precinct series in 1956 under the name of Ed McBain. He also wrote juvenile books, plays, television scripts, and stories and articles for magazines. He won the Mystery Writers of America Award in 1957 and the Grand Master Award in 1986 for lifetime achievement. He died of laryngeal cancer on July 6, 2005 at the age of 78. (Bowker Author Biography) Ed McBain is the only American to receive the Diamond Dagger, the British Crime Writers Association's highest award. He also holds the Mystery Writers of America's coveted Grand Master Award. His books have sold over one hundred million copies, ranging from his most recent, "The Last Dance", to the bestselling "The Blackboard Jungle", the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" & the bestselling "Privileged Conversation", written under his own name, Evan Hunter. He lives in Connecticut. (Publisher Provided) Ed McBain, aka Evan Hunter, wrote the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds and has written many novels. He is the only American to be awarded Britain's coveted Diamond Dagger Award, the highest honor a suspense writer can achieve. He lives in Connecticut. (Publisher Provided)
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Cop Hater 807 copies, 31 reviews
The Big Bad City 567 copies, 14 reviews
The Mugger 511 copies, 20 reviews
The Last Dance 467 copies, 8 reviews
Fat Ollie's Book 447 copies, 12 reviews
Ice 444 copies, 10 reviews
Fiddlers 427 copies, 8 reviews
Lullaby 423 copies, 5 reviews
Kiss 420 copies, 6 reviews
Vespers 417 copies, 6 reviews
Money, Money, Money 405 copies, 10 reviews
The Pusher 396 copies, 15 reviews
Mischief 393 copies, 6 reviews
Widows 388 copies, 4 reviews
Hark! 380 copies, 9 reviews
The Con Man 379 copies, 20 reviews
The Frumious Bandersnatch 378 copies, 7 reviews
Romance 377 copies, 7 reviews
Eight Black Horses 375 copies, 12 reviews
Killer's Choice 371 copies, 11 reviews
Nocturne 355 copies, 8 reviews
Ghosts 336 copies, 10 reviews
Mary, Mary 331 copies, 2 reviews
Heat 326 copies, 5 reviews
Lightning 324 copies, 6 reviews
Killer's Payoff 321 copies, 6 reviews
There Was a Little Girl 320 copies, 6 reviews
Tricks 319 copies, 8 reviews
Lady Killer 314 copies, 11 reviews
The Gutter And the Grave 311 copies, 8 reviews
Sadie When She Died 310 copies, 6 reviews
Fuzz 309 copies, 7 reviews
The Birds [1963 film] (Screenwriter) 306 copies, 8 reviews
Poison: An 87th Precinct Novel 303 copies, 9 reviews
Hail to the Chief 300 copies, 3 reviews
King's Ransom 299 copies, 10 reviews
Eighty Million Eyes 298 copies, 8 reviews
Killer's Wedge 295 copies, 9 reviews
Let's Hear It for the Deaf man 294 copies, 5 reviews
Bread 294 copies, 4 reviews
Downtown 291 copies, 5 reviews
The Heckler 284 copies, 9 reviews
Give the Boys a Great Big Hand 280 copies, 10 reviews
Blood Relatives 275 copies, 7 reviews
Ten Plus One 275 copies, 5 reviews
Long Time No See 271 copies, 6 reviews
The Last Best Hope 271 copies, 3 reviews
He Who Hesitates 268 copies, 10 reviews
Like Love 264 copies, 7 reviews
Calypso 264 copies, 6 reviews
Lady, Lady, I Did It! 263 copies, 7 reviews
The Blackboard Jungle 263 copies, 5 reviews
Ax 262 copies, 6 reviews
Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here! 260 copies, 6 reviews
'Til Death 255 copies, 11 reviews
Transgressions {ten novellas} (Editor & Contributor) 255 copies, 6 reviews
Jigsaw 250 copies, 5 reviews
See Them Die 249 copies, 9 reviews
Alice in Jeopardy: A Novel 243 copies, 3 reviews
Doll 241 copies, 7 reviews
Gladly the Cross-Eyed Bear 241 copies, 4 reviews
Shotgun 239 copies, 6 reviews
Candyland 239 copies, 4 reviews
So Long as You Both Shall Live 232 copies, 7 reviews
Rumpelstiltskin 227 copies, 1 review
Three Blind Mice 217 copies, 4 reviews
Goldilocks 215 copies, 7 reviews
The House That Jack Built 210 copies, 1 review
The Empty Hours 208 copies, 8 reviews
Puss in Boots 190 copies
Criminal Conversation 183 copies, 3 reviews
Another Part of the City 170 copies, 1 review
Jack and the Beanstalk 169 copies, 1 review
Cinderella 165 copies, 2 reviews
The Best American Mystery Stories 1999 (Editor) 147 copies, 2 reviews
Transgressions, Volume 2 (U.S. Edition) (Editor) 125 copies, 1 review
Learning to Kill: Stories 121 copies, 2 reviews
Last Summer 115 copies, 2 reviews
Privileged Conversation 111 copies, 2 reviews
The Moment She Was Gone : A Novel 110 copies, 2 reviews
And All Through the House 102 copies, 3 reviews
Lizzie 97 copies, 1 review
Transgressions, Volume 1 (U.S. Edition) (Editor) 97 copies, 1 review
The McBain Brief 91 copies, 2 reviews
Tomorrow and Tomorrow (Pseudonym; Pseudonym; Author) 83 copies, 1 review
Driving Lessons 80 copies, 3 reviews
Guns 79 copies, 1 review
So Nude, So Dead 76 copies, 4 reviews
Cut Me In 68 copies, 3 reviews
Even the Wicked (some editions) 67 copies, 2 reviews
Strangers When We Meet 67 copies, 4 reviews
Doors 65 copies
Every Little Crook and Nanny 65 copies, 2 reviews
Big Man 63 copies, 1 review
Vanishing Ladies (some editions) 62 copies, 3 reviews
Come Winter 60 copies, 2 reviews
The April Robin Murders 59 copies, 2 reviews
Love, Dad 58 copies, 1 review
The Sentries 58 copies
Buddwing 56 copies
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Streets of Gold 51 copies
A Horse's Head 44 copies
Transgressions, Volume 4 (Editor) 39 copies
Sons 32 copies, 1 review
A Matter of Conviction 30 copies, 1 review
Walk Proud 28 copies
Me and Hitch 28 copies
Second Ending 24 copies
Don't Crowd Me 23 copies
Masters of Noir: Volume Three (Contributor) 22 copies
Runaway Black 22 copies, 1 review
Far from the Sea 19 copies, 1 review
The Jungle Kids 18 copies
Ed McBain 6 Novels Omnibus 17 copies, 1 review
Danger: Dinosaurs! 16 copies, 1 review
Rocket to Luna 15 copies
Let's Talk 11 copies
Heckler and See Them Die 10 copies, 1 review
The Last Spin 7 copies
Death Flight 7 copies
The Spiked Heel (some editions) 5 copies, 1 review
Squad Room 5 copies
Downpour 4 copies
The Bodyguard 4 copies
Strangers When We Meet [1960 film] (Screenwriter) 4 copies, 1 review
Fuzz [1972 Film] (Screenwriter) 3 copies, 1 review
Seven 3 copies
The Easter Man 2 copies, 1 review
The Lavender Elves (some editions) 2 copies
Motel 2 copies
Le Big papa 2 copies
Råka illa ut 2 copies
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Randy 1 copy
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Le paumé 1 copy
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J 1 copy
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Pomo 1 copy
Tuhkimo 1 copy
Kultakutri 1 copy
Salama 1 copy
Aaveet 1 copy
Ajojahti 1 copy
Brokovnica / Skladačka 1 copy, 1 review
Prachy 1 copy, 1 review
Avslöjad 1 copy
A Study in Scarlet (Introduction, some editions) 6,889 copies, 288 reviews
The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century (Contributor) 420 copies, 6 reviews
The Best American Noir of the Century (Contributor) 321 copies, 6 reviews
The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries (Contributor) 228 copies, 7 reviews
Christmas at The Mysterious Bookshop (Contributor) 220 copies, 18 reviews
Arbor House Treasury of horror and the supernatural (Contributor) 180 copies, 1 review
Hard-Boiled: An Anthology of American Crime Stories (Contributor) 172 copies, 6 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Private Eye Stories (Contributor) 147 copies, 3 reviews
The Best American Mystery Stories 2006 (Contributor) 145 copies, 1 review
A Century of Great Suspense Stories (Contributor) 144 copies, 1 review
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Dangerous Women (Contributor) 117 copies, 2 reviews
A New Omnibus of Crime (Contributor) 91 copies, 2 reviews
A Century of Great Western Stories (Contributor) 91 copies
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Police Procedurals (Contributor) 86 copies, 1 review
Murder for Love (Contributor) 83 copies
A Century of Noir: Thirty-two Classic Crime Stories (Contributor) 78 copies, 3 reviews
20 Stories Pulp Fictions (Contributor) 68 copies, 3 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Pulp Action (Contributor) 65 copies, 2 reviews
High and Low [1963 film] 62 copies, 1 review
Great Tales of Mystery and Suspense (Contributor) 59 copies
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American Christmas Stories (Contributor) 42 copies
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101 Mystery Stories (Contributor; Contributor) 26 copies
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