Mystery Ed McBain Learning to Kill: Stories

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Learning to Kill: Stories

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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.

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Learning to Kill These are the 25 stories that prepared Evan Hunter to become Ed McBain, and that prepared 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. Full description

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"A treasure for McBain's legions of fans, letting us peek over his shoulder as he painstakingly studies and practices his craft . . . fascinating."

"Gripping . . . a must for fans who want to see how the master honed his skills."

"Each tale anticipates McBain's wildly successful 87th Precinct' novels in a different way."

"Demonstrates the evolution of a craftsman who became one of the most . . . admired crime writers of the past century."

"The amazing thing about these stories . . . is how strong and clear the voice is-as if the man himself were still in the room."

"A treasure for McBain''s legions of fans, letting us peek over his shoulder as he painstakingly studies and practices his craft . . . fascinating."

PRAISE FOR LEARNING TO KILL "Gripping . . . a must for fans who want to see how the master honed his skills."--PEOPLE "The amazing thing about these stories . . . is how strong and clear the voice is--as if the man himself were still in the room."--MARILYN STASIO, THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

PRAISE FOR LEARNING TO KILL"Gripping . . . a must for fans who want to see how the master honed his skills."PEOPLE"The amazing thing about these stories . . . is how strong and clear the voice isas if the man himself were still in the room."MARILYN STASIO, THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW"

PRAISE FOR LEARNING TO KILL
"Gripping . . . a must for fans who want to see how the master honed his skills." PEOPLE
"The amazing thing about these stories . . . is how strong and clear the voice is as if the man himself were still in the room." MARILYN STASIO, THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW "

PRAISE FOR LEARNING TO KILL
"Gripping . . . a must for fans who want to see how the master honed his skills."--PEOPLE
"The amazing thing about these stories . . . is how strong and clear the voice is--as if the man himself were still in the room."--MARILYN STASIO, THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

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