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McBain, Ed. THE BIG BAD CITY - Hodder & Stoughton 1999

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The Big Bad City by Ed McBain. 1999 - Hodder & Stoughton. For sale is a first edition, later printing. fine used hardback book in a fine dust jacket.

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For sale is a fine hardback copy of the novel, The Big Bad City by Ed McBain, published in 1999 by Hodder & Stoughton.

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Title The Big Bad City
Author Ed McBain
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Edition first edition, later printing
Copyright Year 1999
ISBN 0340750073
Cover Price 16.99
No. Pages 271
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.51

The book is a first edition, later printing as evidenced by a full numberline on the copyright page.

The book has black boards and gold lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are clean and white, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight and square.

The fine dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £16.99.

Overall a fine copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publisher's stamps.

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Ed McBain

Ed McBain is one of the most illustrious names in crime fiction. In 1998 he was the first non-British author to be awarded the Crime Writers' Association/Cartier Diamond Dagger Award and he is also a holder of the Mystery Writers of America's coveted Grand Master Award. He has written more than eighty works of fiction, including the heralded 87th Precinct series and the acclaimed Matthew Hope series. His real name is Evan Hunter and he lives in Connecticut.

Evan Hunter died in 2005

Synopsis of this title

In this city, you have to pay attention. In this city, things are happening all the time, all over the place, and you don't have to be a detective to smell evil in the wind.

Take this week's tabloids: the face of a dead girl is splashed across the front page. She was found sprawled near a park bench not seven blocks from the police station. Detectives Carella and Brown soon discover the girl has a most unusual past. Meanwhile, the late-night news tracks the exploits of The Cookie Boy, a professional thief who leaves his calling card -- a box of chocolate chip cookies -- at the scene of each score. And while the detectives of the 87th Precinct are investigating these cases, one of them is being stalked by the man who killed his father.

Reviews of this title


Daily Express
‘The upper echelons of thriller writing'

‘You are watching a virtuoso at work...McBain never puts a foot wrong'

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