Lullaby : 87th Precinct

  • by Ed McBain
  • Narrated by Dick Hill
  • Series: 87th Precinct
  • 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A babysitter and the child she is watching are murdered on New Year’s Eve - just as a gang war over drug trafficking erupts and puts one of the detectives of the 87th Precinct in mortal danger.


What the Critics Say

"McBain has the ability to make every character believable - which few writers these days can do." (Associated Press)
"The 87th Precinct [is] one of the great literary accomplishments of the last half-century." (Pete Hamill, Newsday)


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Customer Reviews

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How does McBain keep them coming?

What did you love best about Lullaby?

The cadence of the story, like an old "Drag Net" episode of the 60's. A reader/listener will either like the cast of detectives; a strange group, except Steve Carella, or they will not. Like any detective SERIES, and McBain has a long list of books in his 87th Precinct series, the books get better the more one reads them. But back to the cadence of the story; it is slow and repetitive much like, I would imagine, the real like task of tracking down a killer.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Steve Carella is what all cops should be: a good man, a wonderful husband and father, and one who always gets his killer.

Which scene was your favorite?

A good reader.

Any additional comments?

I would suggest to anyone who does not know this series to start from the first. Knowing the detectives makes this group of mysteries different than others. But be careful; if you enjoy them, if you begin to care about them, you are in for HOURS AND HOURS of story time.

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- Barbara

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-03-2012
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio