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    Ed McBain
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    Thomas & Mercer; Reprint edition (March 27, 2012)
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87th Precinct Series. 55 primary works, 83 total works. Book 14. Lady, Lady, I Did It! by Ed McBain. The 87th Precinct cops in Isola, New York: Book 1. Cop Hater. A New York Times Bestselling AuthorThe first.

The 87th Precinct is a series of police procedural novels and stories written by Ed McBain (pseudonym of Evan Hunter). McBain's 87th Precinct works have been adapted, sometimes loosely, into movies and television on several occasions. The series is based on the work of the police detective squad of the 87th Precinct in the central district of Isola, a large fictional city based on New York City

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The four-to-midnight shift at the 87th Precinct was only ten minutes old. "Halloween ain't what it used to be," Andy Parker said. He was sitting behind his desk in the squadroom, his feet up on the desk, his chair tilted dangerously, as if burdened by the weight of the shoulder holster slung over its back.

Written by Ed McBain, Audiobook narrated by Dick Hill. Finding a dead body was not unusual for an autumn night in the 87th Precinct. But this young woman's body was naked - and potentially related to the series of odd missives received at the station house. All signs point to the Deaf Man's return, this time with a plot more diabolical than even the jaded policemen could imagine.

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New Year’s Day brings the dawn of a new year and the hope of better days to come. But for a couple who returns home from a New Year’s Eve party in the early morning hours to find their babysitter and child murdered, that hope is suddenly, brutally gone. For Detectives Carella and Meyer, the sight of the crime scene hits with magnum force, their own children at home safe in their beds.Detective Kling rings in the New Year with an investigation into drug trafficking that erupts into a deadly turf war among rival gangs. They will stop at nothing to kill each other to achieve supremacy—and even kill a detective in the bargain.The fortieth installment in what iconic writer Stephen King calls “inarguably the best series of police procedural novels ever written,” Lullaby is Ed McBain at his groundbreaking best.

If Ed McBain did not invent the police procedural, he must surely be credited with making it popular. Long before Law and Order, McBain in his popular 87th Precinct series was combining the nuts and bolts of real police work investigating and solving all varieties of violent crimes. Part of McBain’s genius was infusing humanity into the investigators and the perpetrators of the crimes.

LULLABY is one of the books in the series. Originally published in 1989, it is still vibrant and entertaining.

This time, Carella, Kling and the other detectives look into the case of a murdered babysitter and an infant baby. As part of the investigation, subplots develop involving drug deals and rival gangs while another involves a woman officer trying to come to terms with her own rape.

Wondering how these different threads may or may not come together is part of the enjoyment of the story.

McBain inserts excerpts of police reports and interrogations to provide a feel of authenticity.

Less enjoyable is when he shifts scenes and perspectives without the usual line spaces or other marker to clue in the reader. This is less confusing, however, when one gets used to the technique.

All-in-all, however, this is a solid and enjoyable work by one of the masters of the genre.
In the forty-first installment of Ed McBain’s 87th Precinct series, the detectives of the 87th ring in the New Year with a particularly gruesome crime when a couple returns home from a New Year’s Eve party to find the sixteen-year-old babysitter knifed to death and their baby smothered. The likeliest suspect appears to be the boyfriend that the babysitter threw over a few weeks earlier, but he’s proving hard to find and, given the fact that the crimes occurred on the hardest-partying night of the year, witness statements are not as reliable as they otherwise might be.

While Steve Carella and Meyer Meyer try to find the party responsible for the killings, Detective Bert Kling finds himself in the middle of a war between two drug gangs that is becoming increasingly vicious. Both sides seem to be very well-armed and Kling, unfortunately seems to be right in the middle of the crossfire.

Finally, another detective who had a very unsettling experience in the last novel in the series is determined to quit the force but is having trouble convincing the department’s psychiatrist to sign off on the resignation. It all adds up to another fast-paced and compelling story from one of the masters of the genre.
"Lullaby" reaches perfection as a police procedural. The main plot comes to a perfect close. The police work seems real. The characters are fun to listen to. And the side story involving the admirable Eileen Burke is a perfect depiction of someone seeking help from a therapist but hating weakness and expressing her inarticulate torment as anger at the therapist. Yep! Of all McBain's police novels I've read, this one and another with a title from Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky" are the most satisfying. Both are late-career novels, richer and longer than the early books. Some of the pleasure here comes from knowing the characters from earlier books, but "Lullaby" can stand alone as an introduction to Ed McBain's best work. It's really, really good.
My rating would have been higher, if the author had separated the plots a little. One sentence leaves you expecting to continue the current plot, but suddenly it switches to the second plot. No break or page marker, double space or any other indications that the plot was alternating. I certainly enjoy dual plots, or triple, but there needed to be some separation. I enjoyed the three storylines, and I was able to identify the killer of the baby and babysitter.
There were too many story lines going. Too many characters. The stories weren’t divided into chapters. It would go from one storyline to another without even a paragraph. Very frustrating book. McBain must be losing it.
Lullaby had three independent stories rolled into one book and it was constantly switching between the three and to different scenes in all three sub-plots. Reading it on the kindle, most of the breaks occurred at the end of one page or the top. With only a space between the scenes, I had to constantly pause and think where I was. Why did the story stop abruptly? It may have been different if I was reading a paperback, but I doubt it.

If the stories had come together toward the end and been interrelated, it would have made for a better novel. However, one ended by the police catching the bad guy. The murderer was no surprise. Another subplot was just a gang of drug dealers doing their own thing and the last was that of a police woman coming to terms with her job and life.

Ed McBain's books are usually a good diversion, but was not one of his best.
This book has a very entertaining story about a police detective working to solve a murder of a baby and her baby sitter. There are several subplots which mesh nicely with the plot as told by an interesting story featuring fascinating characters. The story moves quickly and thankfully doesn't feature extreme violence with the hero constantly being rushed to the hospital only to be back at work the next day. The book is well worth your time and money.
A very good page-turner of a mystery. Of course, McBain's reputation should have been sufficient to know that.