Learning to Kill: Stories

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A “gripping” collection of crime stories from the author of the acclaimed 87th Precinct novels (People).
 
Ed McBain’s 87th Precinct is “perhaps the finest police procedural series of all time” (Publishers Weekly). But before he turned to novels, McBain wrote short crime fiction under various names, for pulp magazines including Manhunt and Argosy. Collected in this anthology are twenty-five of these early stories, organized under headings such as “Women in Jeopardy,” “Private Eyes,” “Loose Cannons,” and “Gangs.”
 
For fans of Ed McBain, the author’s introduction to this anthology will be just as exciting as the stories themselves. There and in his introductory notes to each section, he offers valuable insight into his writing and his singular career.
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About the author

ED McBAIN holds the Mystery Writers of America’s prestigious Grand Master Award and was the first American to receive the Diamond Dagger, the British Crime Writers’ Association’s highest award. The author of more than one hundred books, he lives in Connecticut.
 
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Publisher
HMH
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Published on
Jun 4, 2007
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Pages
496
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ISBN
9780547350875
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
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