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Ed McBain‘s Money Money Money - Book 51, Bonus: Howitts Made

Ed McBain‘s Money Money Money - Book 51, Bonus: Howitts Made

November 19, 2021

Hark! It's an 87th Precinct Podcast bonus episode.

Having slogged through the grim world of 2001's terrorism, money laundering and drugs in the 51st book of the series, we retire to our safe space of the bonus episode to take a look at the book cover designs and then our usual run down of the charts, movies and television of the period.

What were your favourite things of 2001? Let us know on the usual social media places.

Until next time - Fat Ollie's Book - we will say simply,

Fare Thee Well.

Ed McBain‘s Money Money Money - Book 51: Harmless Corruption

Ed McBain‘s Money Money Money - Book 51: Harmless Corruption

November 11, 2021

Hark! It's an 87th Precinct Podcast.

It's 2001 and, shortly before everything changed, McBain publishes his 51st novel in the series, which takes in drugs, money and international terrorism. It's strange to read back this story which feels so relevant to the period. A dense tome, populated by assassins, burglars, the secret service and much, much more - we try our best to tackle everything that goes on in this story.

Paul also offers up some info on another attempt to make the 87th Precinct into a TV series and we look at some contemporary reviews. Pop along for the bonus episode soon, then we'll be back with 2002's FAT OLLIE'S BOOK.

Fare thee well.

Ed McBain‘s The Last Dance - Book 50, Bonus: Dutch Silly Pop

Ed McBain‘s The Last Dance - Book 50, Bonus: Dutch Silly Pop

October 7, 2021

Hark! It's an 87th Precinct podcast bonus episode.

The year is 2000. The millenium has ticked over and we're still not flying in personal rockets to the moon. However, we have finished reading the 50th novel in McBain's series, The Last Dance. As usual we look at the book covers of the UK and US editions, as well as some other international versions, then delve into the charts, movies and TV of the year to recall what life was like for us as we entered the future space year 2000!

We'll be back soon with our main episode on Book 51 - Money, Money, Money.

Fare thee well.

Ed McBain‘s The Last Dance - Book 50: Rotor Quota

Ed McBain‘s The Last Dance - Book 50: Rotor Quota

September 30, 2021

Hark! It's an 87th Precinct podcast

It's the 21st century and Ed McBain has just released the 50th book in the 87th Precinct series. It's The Last Dance and we're back to the theatre again for a tangled tale of drugs, murders, intellectual property rights and homonyms.

Is it a worthy celebration for the 50th tale or a mess of bits and pieces? Find out what we think here. As usual our bonus episode looking at the year in more context will be along soon.

Fare Thee Well.

 

Ed McBain’s The Big Bad City - Book 49, Bonus: A Hint Of Airport

Ed McBain’s The Big Bad City - Book 49, Bonus: A Hint Of Airport

August 23, 2021

Hark! It's an 87th Precinct Podcast Bonus Episode.

We've looked into the 49th novel of the series, The Big Bad City, in our main episode so now it's time for our usual examination of the book covers of the original editions in the US and UK, as well as some other overseas versions. Then it's time to trawl through the music, movies and television of 1999 for some context of the period.

See you soon for Book 50 - The Last Dance.

Fare thee well.

Ed McBain’s The Big Bad City - Book 49: Tired Snakes Painted Yellow

Ed McBain’s The Big Bad City - Book 49: Tired Snakes Painted Yellow

August 16, 2021

Hark! It's the 87th Precinct Podcast!

We're back, after a slightly longer than usual break, with a look at the 49th book of the series - the last of the Twentieth Century - The Big Bad City. Otherwise known as Nuns and Cookies? We speculate on the relevance of the title, McBain's approach to writing about popular music as well as looking what the author was up to and what was going on in the world in 1999.

Join us soon for the bonus episode, then it's onto the year 2000 and book number 50 - THE LAST DANCE! Thanks for listening.

Fare thee well.

Ed McBain’s Nocturne - Book 48, Bonus: Much Scenery Was Chewed

Ed McBain’s Nocturne - Book 48, Bonus: Much Scenery Was Chewed

June 12, 2021

Hark! It's an 87th Precinct Podcast bonus episode.

This is the bonus material for our examination of 1997's 'Nocturne'. We look at an increasingly poor selection of book cover designs and then dig into what was in the cinema, on television and in the charts in the year it was released. As usual we then offer up our picks from the period as well.

See you soon for book 49 - The Big Bad City.

Fare Thee Well.

Ed McBain’s Nocture - Book 48: The Essence Of A Big Hat

Ed McBain’s Nocture - Book 48: The Essence Of A Big Hat

June 4, 2021

Hark! It's an 87th Precinct Podcast.

McBain returns, after a break from the series in 1996 for reasons we outline, to bring us this tale of terrible things happening at nighttime. This is a dense book with stories that are in turns tragic, comic, graphic and upsetting.

This is our first podcast 'together' since the pandemic hit and we're a little giddy with excitement, especially when Stevo gets hold of the 1997 TV Guide containing the story 'Reruns' (see our last extra episode!) and then Paul gives us a round-up of everything going on in McBain/Hunter's life during this period.

We'll return soon with our bonus episode, then it's onto book 49 - The Big Bad City.

Fare Thee Well.

Ed McBain’s Reruns - Minipod: Something Fall Guy

Ed McBain’s Reruns - Minipod: Something Fall Guy

May 27, 2021

Hark! It's an 87th Precinct podcast mini-episode.

This is a little bonus for you all whilst we're still getting sorted ready to tackle Nocturne, the next 'main' book in the series. It gives me an opportunity to tell you all about the TV Guide exclusive 87th Precinct story Reruns. Meyer and Carella are dealing with a burglary at an actor's apartment. Who are all these people taking his stuff to the pawn-shops?

I also answer a listener question all about Ed McBain's working habits - where and when did he write? If you'd like to ask us something please use 'Hark87Podcast' on most social things or email us.

Fare thee well.

 

Ed McBain’s Romance - Book 47, Bonus: Scrabble With An Exotic Bird

Ed McBain’s Romance - Book 47, Bonus: Scrabble With An Exotic Bird

May 6, 2021

Hark! It's an 87th Precinct podcast bonus episode.

This is the bonus attached to our review of Book 47 - the theatrical whirlwind that is 'Romance'. As usual this episode takes in the original book cover designs in the UK and US with some international editions thrown in for good measure, before we did into the Movies, TV and Music of 1995 and offer up our own pick.

Stay tuned for a TWIST ENDING! Line of Duty's got nothing on us! See you soon for Nocturne!

Fare thee well.

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