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Читать онлайн - McBain Ed. He Who Hesitates Электронная библиотека e-libra. ru Читать онлайн He Who Hesitates. McBain E. When he awoke, the windows were rimmed with frost and the air in the room was bitter cold

Читать онлайн - McBain Ed. When he awoke, the windows were rimmed with frost and the air in the room was bitter cold. He could not remember where he was for a moment. His bedroom back home was always cold on a winter's morning, but this was not his bedroom, and for a moment he grappled with its alien look and then remembered he was in the city

Every second that he hesitates takes him one step farther away from the . The 87th Precinct books are police procedural murder mysteries, solved by police who work in settings much like those in New York City.

Every second that he hesitates takes him one step farther away from the 87th Precinct station, as another second ticks away on an innocent woman's life. Ed McBain, the author of the popular 87th Precinct series of detective stories, is the pen name of author Evan Hunter, a prolific writer who also writes under the names of Curt Cannon, Hunt Collins, Ezra Hannon, and Richard Marsten. Hunter was born in 1926 in East Harlem, . and grew up in the Bronx.

He Who Hesitates' is only 164 pages long, yet the story McBain tells is as complex and richly drawn as any two or three times that length. That’s the mark of a master. I only have 6 books from this series left to read. Almost all readers with the slightest interest in crime fiction are aware of Ed McBain and his 87th precinct series of fifty-five books. McBain was born Salvatore Lambino. He wrote "Blackboard Jungle" under the name Evan Hunter.

Ed McBain (October 15, 1926 – July 6, 2005) was an American author and screenwriter. Born Salvatore Albert Lombino, he legally adopted the name Evan Hunter in 1952. While successful and well known as Evan Hunter, he was even better known as Ed McBain, a name he used for most of his crime fiction, beginning in 1956. He also used the pen names John Abbott, Curt Cannon, Hunt Collins, Ezra Hannon, and Richard Marsten, amongst others. His 87th Precinct novels have become staples of the police procedural genre.

He Who Hesitates book. Outside the 87th Precinct a stranger stands in the falling snow  .

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He Who Hesitates (87th Precinct series First Published: 1965 Leading . 31 Responses to HE WHO HESITATES (1965) by Ed McBain.

He Who Hesitates (87th Precinct series First Published: 1965 Leading players: Steve Carella, Andy Parker, Cotton Hawes, Hal Willis, Dave Murchison, Teddy Carella. Throughout the book he tells people about his life with his brother and his (somewhat dominating) mother back in Carey, near Huddleston, the location for the ski resort featured in The Empty Hours.

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Roger Broome, a young man in the city to sell the woodenware his family makes, tries to work up the courage to visit an 87th Precinct detective and confess to a hideous crime

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This is Ed McBain's first novel of the 87th Precinct police series of novels which was published back in 1956. I am in the process of reading all of McBain's books in order (started this in 2015) and I can honestly say that this book still holds its own and does not feel fully dated. The book has an awesome hook in that the book starts off with the murder of a police detective and the boys at the 87 must solve the case. I am 22 books into my serial reading of the 87 precinct books and I still feel that this book is one of the strongest.

The main characters are well written and the writing really draws you into the 87 universe. If you like police novels pick this up now (and keep reading the other novels too!)

Worth The Money: Yes
Would I Recommend It: Yes
What can you say about Ed McBain’s 87th Precinct series that hasn’t been said already?

He set the standard for police procedurals and over 57 books in the series always met that standard and most times bested it. Only McBain could make the weather – a February snowstorm in this case – a character as richly drawn as any human one.

And many times, he broke the mold – like here. This is an 87th Precinct book, yet the people who populate the word of the 87th Precinct are only bit players in this entry. The star is a man who spends the whole book vacillating between going to the police and returning to his home in upstate New York. That it didn’t feature McBain’s major characters kept me from giving it a higher rating.

This is the 19th book in the series, written in 1965, and it shows in the dialog, police procedures, and little details (75 cents for a Valentine’s Day card!) that bring a book to life. But McBain’s storytelling is as crisp and engaging today as it was 53(!) years ago.

'He Who Hesitates' is only 164 pages long, yet the story McBain tells is as complex and richly drawn as any two or three times that length. That’s the mark of a master.

I only have 6 books from this series left to read. And when I finish that sixth one, it will be a sad day indeed.
Gritty, lean, and at times surprisingly romantic, the first entry in the 87th Precinct series remains one of the best. Evan Hunter, author of The Blackboard Jungle and screenwriter for Hitchcock's, The Birds, is better known today as Ed McBain because of the 87th Precinct series. He wrote Cop Hater in 1955 in hopes of filling a void being created at Pocket Books by the slightly diminishing output of the prolific Erle Stanley Gardner. The 87th Precinct novels not only filled that void, they broke new ground, creating the first and finest of all police procedurals.

It seems old-hat today, tagging along with Carella, Kling, Meyer Meyer, Hawes and the rest of the 87th Precinct cops as they tried to solve multiple crimes so they could make it home to their sweethearts or go find one, but when Cop Hater was written, it stood alone as something unique. Despite it being imitated over the decades in various ways by a lot of authors, some of them very good in their own right, it still does.

In Cop Hater we are introduced for the first time to Detective Steve Carella, a mainstay of the revolving rotation of cops working out of the 87th Precinct that we would come to know over the next few decades. Carella was in love with the deaf Teddy in this one, and she'll end up playing a major role as the search for a cop killer turns very deadly and perhaps fatal for some members of the 87th Precinct.

Set in the fictional Isola, which mirrored New York City, Isola is its own character here, McBain giving it a pulse and a heartbeat. When one of their own is slain, the boys of the 87th doggedly pursue every avenue they can to discover who is out there killing cops. The tawdry and seedier aspects of Isola's underbelly is shown while we follow Carella and the boys as they augment police procedures with hunches and persistence. But two more cops are slain before Carella figures out almost too late, that this particular cop hater is hiding a lot more than a .45.

McBain doesn't cheat the reader during the fast and involving narrative. We see everything the cops do, including an intimate scene we read as wrong as one of the cops does. Filled with humor and grit, and more than a bit of tenderness, Cop Hater is one of McBain's finest, despite some outdated police techniques. Like John D. MacDonald's Travis McGee series and Donald Hamilton's Matt Helm series, McBain always gets right into the story, and in no time you're in Isola with Carella and the boys. You don't have to start with Cop Hater to enjoy this series, but you don't want to miss it either. A real winner.
He Who Hesitates download epub
Author: Ed McBain
ISBN: 0380700840
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Subcategory: Mystery
Language: English
Publisher: Avon Books (July 1, 1986)