"USA Today [A] delectably cynical, out-and-out corrosive tale....As savagely satisfying as a very rare filet mignon."
"Marilyn Stasio The New York Times O frabjous day! Ed McBain takes us through the looking glass and into the surreal world of the music business....A riotous, if ultimately sobering, tale."
"Entertainment Weekly Top-dollar McBain...funny and adroit....Imagine your favorite Law & Order cast solving fresh mysteries into infinity, with no re-runs, and you have some sense of McBain's grand, ongoing accomplishment."
"Library Journal McBain shows why he's still the best....[His] writing is tight, his characters believable. Just when readers think they have it all figured out, McBain proves that he is still capable of a shocker."
"Publishers Weekly McBain remains as fresh and sharp-edged as ever."
"USA Today One of his most delectably cynical, out-and-out corrosive tales since he started writing the series in 1956....This is McBain as savagely satisfying as a very rare filet mignon."
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Ed McBain, a recipient of the Mystery Writers of America's coveted Grand Master Award, was also the first American to receive the Diamond Dagger, the British Crime Writers Association's highest award. His books have sold more than one hundred million copies, ranging from the more than fifty titles in the 87th Precinct series (including the Edgar Award–nominated Money, Money, Money) to the bestselling novels written under his own name, Evan Hunter—including The Blackboard Jungle (now in a fiftieth anniversary edition from Pocket Books) and Criminal Conversation. Fiddlers, his final 87th Precinct novel, was recently published in hardcover. Writing as both Ed McBain and Evan Hunter, he broke new ground with Candyland, a novel in two parts. He also wrote the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds. He died in 2005.