Cop Hater by Ed McBain

87th Precinct #1: Cop Hater by Ed McBain (Perma M-3037 – 1956)

Any cop could be the next victim. Every cop was out to kill the… COP HATER

Ed McBain’s first 87th Precinct novel, a paperback original first edition. The popularity of the 50+ novel series & short stories led to movies, a TV series and comics. I picked this copy up for a song at a used bookstore in Athens, GA, along with a few other surprising finds.

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Author Evan Hunter, March 2001, at a book sign...

Author Evan Hunter, March 2001, at a book signing in New Paltz, NY. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Title: Cop Hater
Author: Ed McBain (pseudonym of Evan Hunter)
Imprint & Number: Perma M-3037
Cover price: 25¢
Publication date: 1956
Cover artist: photo by Daniel Rubin
ISBN: none

Gary Lovisi’s Antique Trader Collectible Paperback Price Guide has this edition valued between $15 and $200, depending on condition.

A film version of Cop Hater was released in 1958, directed by William Burke and starring Robert Loggia.

Cop Hater movie poster

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