Learning to Kill

Learning to Kill


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Ed McBain made his debut in 1956. In 2004, more than a hundred books later, he personally collected twenty-five of his stories written before that time. All but five of them were first published in the detective magazine Manhunt and none of them appeared under the Ed McBain byline.

Here are kids in trouble and women in jeopardy. Here are private eyes and gangs. Here are loose cannons and innocent bystanders. Here, too, are cops and robbers. These are the stories that prepared Ed McBain to write the beloved 87th Precinct novels. In individual introductions, McBain tells how and why he wrote these stories that were the start of his legendary career.
Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt,, c2006
ISBN: 9780156031479
Branch Call Number: M MCB
Characteristics: xv, 478 p. ;,21 cm


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Feb 22, 2007

Short stories written by the author before he wrote the Ed McBain 87th Precinct novels. I generally love short stories but these left me a little cold.

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