Order of 87th Precinct Books
The 87th Precinct is a series of novels by prolific American novelist Ed McBain (also known as Evan Hunter). It takes place in a fictional section of New York City called Isola, which was based on Manhattan. Similarly, instead of using the real names of the NYC boroughs, McBain has created his own boroughs; Calm’s Point (based on Brooklyn), Majesta (Queens), Riverhead (Bronx) and Bethtown (Staten Island). The books are considered part of the crime fiction and police procedural genres.
The 87th Precinct novel series started in 1956 with Cop Hater. The series continued all the way up until Hunter’s death in 2005, with usually one book published per year, but often multiple books being published in a single year. By the time the series was over, there were 54 novels in the series. Below is the entire 87th Precinct series in order of when they were first published: