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Inhaltsangabe: A con man is plying his trade on the streets of Isola: conning a domestic for pocket change, businessmen for thousands, and even ladies in exchange for a little bit of love. You can see the world, meet a lot of nice people, imbibe some unique drinks, and make a ton money?all by conning them for their cash.
The question is: How far is he willing to go?
When a young woman's body washes up in the Harb River, the answer to that question becomes tragically clear. Now Detective Steve Carella races against time to find him before another con turns deadly. The only clue he has to go on is the mysterious tattoo on the young woman?s hand?but it?s enough. Carella takes to the streets, searching its darkest corners for a man who cons his victims out of their money?and their lives.
A crime fiction classic, The Con Man is the third book in the 87th Precinct series from Ed McBain, whom the Daily Mirror hails as ?the undisputed master?there?s nobody who does it better.?
Stephen King and Nelson DeMille on Ed McBain
I think Evan Hunter, known by that name or as Ed McBain, was one of the most influential writers of the postwar generation. He was the first writer to successfully merge realism with genre fiction, and by so doing I think he may actually have created the kind of popular fiction that drove the best-seller lists and lit up the American imagination in the years 1960 to 2000. Books as disparate as The New Centurions, The Friends of Eddie Coyle, The Godfather, Black Sunday, and The Shining all owe a debt to Evan Hunter, who taught a whole generation of baby boomers how to write stories that were not only entertaining but that truthfully reflected the times and the culture. He will be remembered for bringing the so-called "police procedural" into the modern age, but he did so much more than that. And he was one hell of a nice man. -- Stephen King
Way back in the mid-1970s, when I was a new writer and police series were very big, my editor asked me to do a series called Joe Ryker, NYPD. I had no idea how to write a police detective novel, but the editor handed me a stack of books and said, ?These are the 87th Precinct novels by Ed McBain. Read them and you?ll know everything you need to know about police novels.? After I read the first book--which I think was Let?s Hear It for the Deaf Man--I was hooked, and I read every Ed McBain I could get my hands on. Then I sat down and wrote my own detective novel, The Sniper, featuring Joe Ryker. My series never reached the heights of the 87th Precinct series, but by reading those classic masterpieces, I learned all I needed to know about urban crime and how detectives think and act. And I had a hell of a time learning from the master. Years later, when I actually got to meet Ed McBain/Evan Hunter, I told him this story, and he said, ?I would have liked it better if my books inspired you to become a detective instead of becoming my competition.? Evan and I became friends, and I was privileged to know him and honored to be in his company. I remain indebted to him for his good advice over the years. But most of all, I thank him for hundreds of hours of great reading. -- Nelson DeMille
To read about how Ed McBain influenced other mystery and thriller writers, visit our Perspectives on McBain page.
For a complete selection of 87th Precinct novels available from Thomas & Mercer, visit our Ed McBain's 87th Precinct Booklist.
Buchbeschreibung Armchair Detective Library, 1991. Buchzustand: Fair. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). N/A. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP12798196
Buchbeschreibung Armchair Detective Library, 1991. Buchzustand: Good. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP9590163
Buchbeschreibung Armchair Detective Library. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0922890935I5N00
Buchbeschreibung Armchair Detective Library. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0922890935I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Armchair Detective Library, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1991. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. Reprint. Ex-Library; stamps; stickers; pocket glued to front endpaer; paper partialy removed from front endpaper; jacket in a protective cover taped to binding. Ex-Library. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 052780
Buchbeschreibung The Armchair Detective Library June 1991, New York, NY, 1991. Reprint. 8vo. VG/VG. light peach glossy stripe with brown and peach lettering. front and rear DJ panels are shiny peach colorblocks with large brown text within and surrounded by faux-marble/granite pattern. HB is black cloth with imprinted gold titles. tightly bound text and with no markings. 160 pp. ISBN # 0922890935. Rockville. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 7-140-1180488
Buchbeschreibung Armchair Detective Library. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. 0922890935 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Buchnummer des Verkäufers LNTM-0922890935
Buchbeschreibung Armchair Detective Library, 1991. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0922890935
Buchbeschreibung The ARMCHAIR DETECTIVE LIBRARY., 1991. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. 1st Edition. BooK: Very Good/ BooK: Very Good/ 0922890935 $19.00 THE CON MAN McBAIN, ED The ARMCHAIR DETECTIVE LIBRARY. 1991 1st Edition, 2nd Printing Salmon Colored Spine With Title In Brown And Light Red Colors, Dust Jacket: Very Good/, Shelf, Edge And Corner Wear. One Nick Into The D/J And Front Hard Cover In Almost The Center Top. Hard Cover BooK: Very Good/Fine/, 160 Numbered Pages That Were Lightly Read Or Not Read At All And Are Clean And Tight To The Spine, Slight Shelf, Edge And Corner Wear. ¿A trickster taking money from an old woman for his own private charity. A cheater fleecing the businessmen of their thousands with the oldest gimmick in town. A lady-killer after the ladies' dollars with just a little bit of love.The guys of the 87th Precinct thought they knew every trick in the book - so why are there bodies still washing up on the shore? The Con Man: handsome, charming - and deadly¿. This BooK Is Hard To Find, Will Be Packaged And Shipped Carefully, To Avoid Shipping Damage And Will Make Them, An Excellent Addition To Your Own Personal Library Collection, Or As A Gift. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 007162
Buchbeschreibung Armchair Detective Library, 1991. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0922890935