Ed McBain Books in Order
Name: Evan Hunter
Born: 15 October, 1926
Place of birth: New York City, New York, USA
First book: Find the Feathered Serpent
Previous employment: teacher
Fun fact #1: the name Ed was given at birth was Salvatore Albert Lombino, but he changed it legally.
Fun fact #2: Ed began writing while serving in World War II and later wrote under many names, including John Abbott, Curt Cannon, and Hunt Collins.
Awards (not an exhaustive list):
- Mystery Writers of America’s Grand Master Award for lifetime achievement.
- British Crime Writers Association’s Cartier Diamond Dagger Award.
Ed McBain Book List & Suggested Book Order
Ed McBain Interview
Creator of the 87th Precinct series, Ed also had a successful career as author Evan Hunter, penning a considerable number of books under that name. Here he discusses possibly his most famous project – Alfred Hitchcock’s spectacular horror movie The Birds, which Ed/Evan wrote.
Ed McBain Biography
Ed McBain was born on the 15th of October in 1926, which was a Friday. For those readers interested in all things astrological, that makes him a Libra, which is one of the Air signs.
Ed was born in New York City, which is home to over eight million people and is in New York, a state on the Eastern seaboard of the United States of America. New York City has five boroughs, Ed was raised in one called Manhattan, which is home to around 1.7 million people and is what most people think of as ‘New York’. When he was 12 years old, he moved to one of the other boroughs – The Bronx, which is north of Manhattan.
For his schooling, Ed attended Olinville Junior High School and then Evander Childs High School, the latter being in The Bronx. After school, he studied Art at Cooper Union, a privately funded college located in the East Village down in the borough of Manhattan.
During World War II, Ed served in the US Navy. While a sailor, he wrote a number of stories, none of which were published at that time, but which he resurrected once he was a successful author. In the late 1940s, Ed enrolled at…
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If you love Ed McBain’s books you need the most comprehensive book list available, which includes a check list, alternative titles, page counts, movie adaptations, co-authors, star ratings, and a host of other features, plus:
- 87th Precinct series in order
- Matthew Hope books in order
- Hard Case books in order
- a complete list of short stories, standalone novels & nonfiction
Why Read the Ed McBain 87th Precinct Books in Order?
Born nearly a century ago, Ed McBain still remains a well-loved author. Not to mention prolific - his 87th Precinct series has no less than 55 titles! As if that wasn't enough, he wrote almost as many standalone novels, and then there's the Matthew Hope series and then the Hard Case series, plus short stories and nonfiction… Yeah, the guy sure knew how to wiggle a pen on a page!
This Ed McBain book list gives all the Ed McBain books in chronological order, so lets you see the characters develop and witness events at the correct time, just as Ed intended.
So, if ever you've wanted to track down Ed McBain's 87th Precinct book order, or any of the Evan Hunter books, here's everything you need.