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:

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 (1958)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lady Killer (1958)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Killer's Wedge (1958)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
The Empty Hours (1962)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 (1963)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
He Who Hesitates (1965)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 (1968)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
Sadie When She Died (1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (1973)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
McBain Brief (1982)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
Lullaby (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vespers (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tricks (1989)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 (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Dance (1999)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

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