Ed McBain is the pseudonym prolific American novelist Evan Hunter (1926-2005) is perhaps best known as. He was born Salvatore Lombino in New York City and had his name legally changed to Evan Hunter in 1952. Besides Hunter and McBain, he also used several other pseudonyms, including Richard Marsten, Hunt Collins, Curt Cannon, Ezra Hannon and John Abbott.

McBain started writing way back in 1952 and had books continually published until his death in 2005. His bibliography covers a wide array of genres. Aside from novels, he also penned several short story collections, two autobiographies, plus numerous plays, screenplays and teleplays. Below is a list of all of Evan Hunter’s published novels in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of 87th Precinct Books


Cop Hater(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mugger(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pusher(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Con Man(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Killer's Choice(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Killer's Payoff(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lady Killer(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Killer's Wedge(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
'Til Death(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
King's Ransom(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Give the Boys a Great Big Hand(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Heckler(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
See Them Die(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lady, Lady, I Did It!(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Like Love(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ten Plus One(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ax(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
He Who Hesitates(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Doll(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Eighty Million Eyes(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fuzz(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shotgun(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jigsaw(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sadie When She Died(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hail to the Chief(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bread(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood Relatives(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
So Long As You Both Shall Live(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Long Time No See(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Calypso(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ghosts(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Heat(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ice(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lightning(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
And All Through the House(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Eight Black Horses(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Poison(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tricks(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lullaby(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vespers(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Widows(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kiss(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mischief(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Romance(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nocturne(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Big Bad City(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Dance(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Money, Money, Money(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fat Ollie's Book(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Frumious Bandersnatch(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hark!(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fiddlers(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Matthew Hope Books


Goldilocks(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rumpelstiltskin(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beauty & The Beast(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jack & The Beanstalk(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Snow White & Rose Red(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cinderella(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Puss in Boots(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The House that Jack Built(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Three Blind Mice(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mary, Mary(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
There Was A Little Girl(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gladly The Cross-Eyed Bear(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Best Hope(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Don't Crowd Me(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Danger: Dinosaurs!(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rocket To Luna(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Blackboard Jungle(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Runaway Black(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cut Me In(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder in the Navy(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Second Ending(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tomorrow's World(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vanishing Ladies(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Spiked Heel(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Strangers When We Meet(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The April Robin Murders(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Even The Wicked(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I'm Cannon - For Hire(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Matter of Conviction(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Big Man(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mothers And Daughters(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Buddwing(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sentries(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Paper Dragon(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Horse's Head(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Last Summer(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sons(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nobody Knew They Were There(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Every Little Crook And Nanny(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Seven(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Come Winter(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Streets Of Gold(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Where There's Smoke(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Doors(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Chisholms(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Guns(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Walk Proud(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Love, Dad(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Far From The Sea(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lizzie(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Another Part of the City(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Downtown(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Scimitar(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Criminal Conversation(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Privileged Conversation(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Candyland(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Driving Lessons(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Moment She Was Gone(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Alice in Jeopardy(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
So Nude, So Dead(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Children’s Books


Find the Feathered Serpent(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Remarkable Harry(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wonderful Button(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Me and Mr. Stenner(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The following books were published under Ed McBain’s legal name of Evan Hunter: Find The Feathered Serpent, The Evil Sleep!, Don’t Crowd Me, The Blackboard Jungle, Second Ending, Strangers When We Meet, A Matter of Conviction, The Remarkable Harry, Mothers and Daughters, The Wonderful Button, Buddwing, Me And Mr. Stenner, 80 Million Eyes, The Paper Dragon, A Horse’s Head, Last Summer, Sons, Nobody Knew They Were There, Every Little Crook and Nanny, Seven, Come Winter, Streets of Gold, The Chisholms, Walk Proud, Love Dad, Lizzie, Criminal Conversation, Privileged Conversation, Candyland (“co-written” with Ed McBain) and The Moment She Was Gone.

The following books were published under the pseudonym of Richard Marsten: Danger: Dinosaurs!, Rocket To Luna, Runaway Black, Murder in the Navy, Vanishing Ladies, The Spiked Heel, Even The Wicked and Big Man. Vanishing Ladies, Big Man and Runaway Black were republished as Ed McBain. Murder in the Navy was later republished as Death of a Nurse by Ed McBain.

Cut Me In and Tomorrow’s World were published under the pseudonym of Hunt Collins. Tomorrow’s World was republished as both Tomorrow And Tomorrow by Hunt Collins and Sphere by Ed McBain. Cut Me In was later republished as The Proposition.

Doors was published under the pen name Ezra Hannon. It was later republished under the name Ed McBain.

Scimitar was published under the pen name John Abbott.

I’m Cannon – For Hire was published under the pen name Curt Cannon. It was later revised and republished as The Gutter and the Grave by Ed McBain.

The April Robin Murders was started by Craig Rice and finished by Evan Hunter (as Ed McBain).

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  • http://pinterest.com/sewcraftyme/ Ila Turner

    This is a wonderful list and you rock for this site. I publish your link everywhere. I just found this: http://evanhunter.com/books/allwork.html which shows a whopping 4 books he wrote for children – you have them listed but not for children or I just missed them. I’ll be looking for these for my grandchildren someday. Thanks for all you do.

    • Brandon

      Moved. Thanks!

      • http://pinterest.com/sewcraftyme/ Ila Turner

        Brandon Thanks for ALL you do.