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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.
©2012 Ed McBain (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"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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4 out of 5 stars
By Barbara on 02-24-13

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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4 out of 5 stars
By escoocoo on 03-19-18


Pretty entertaining book by a very good author. Great narration! There were a lot of characters involved, with more being introduced as we went along, so it was a little bit of a challenge to keep track but, overall, not bad at all. Definitely worth a listen.

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