The Gutter and the Grave

The Gutter and the Grave

by Ed McBain

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857683670
Publisher: Titan
Publication date: 04/12/2011
Series: Hard Case Crime
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 263,944
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Ed McBain, aka Evan Hunter, wrote more than eighty novels, including the influential and beloved "87th Precinct" series, the longest-running series of crime novels in history. His books have sold more than 100 million copies. He also wrote many screenplays, including the script for Alfred Hitchcock’s film The Birds. He has been named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America.

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Gutter and the Grave 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It was my first hardcase mystery and it had me from beginning to end. Ed McBain tells a great story!
Jim_Salicrup More than 1 year ago
The whole idea of Hard Case Crime books is very appealing -- pulp fiction in the classic style (either long out-of-print gems or all-new novels), in beautifully retro-designed paperbacks. A perfect example of what the imprint is going for is "The Gutter and the Grave," which delivers big time. Ed McBain serves up all the usual elements -- we meet our hero when he's hit bottom, and he reluctantly agrees to take on a case -- but McBain infuses his trademark sense of humanity into the lead character, as well as the rest of the film noir cast. It's also fun to read a McBain story that is actually set in New York City (in the 50s), rather than its imaginary double from his great 87th Precinct stories. A solid crime novel, writen with unpretensious style by the master. Get it, you'll like it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just ok
jimmaclachlan on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Definitely 3 stars. I might have given it higher marks if I didn't have it all figured out so early. It was just a little to simple & obvious. Well done, though. Likable characters, believable motives & setting. Very well setup & played out.
SteveAldous on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Effective pulp noir in the hands of one of the best crime writers ever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bars san ferns and someone bloody but still functioning without health insurance presume printed cause copyrights nill or really cheap or was part of writing mill