Friday, 23 December 2016

Ed McBain's The Mugger - Episode Two, Bonus Episode: Knuckle Gusters and Listener Questions

Hark! It's the 87th Precinct podcast Bonus Episode!
This month we look at the cover art for our editions of "The Mugger" and answer a LISTENER QUESTION! Please feel free to get in touch with questions of any nature and we'll answer them on the Podcast!

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Ed McBain's The Mugger - Episode Two: Against Conventional Maths

Hark! It's the 87th Precinct Podcast with Episode Two - looking at Ed McBain's 1956 novel, the second in the series, "The Mugger". Bonus episode coming in a couple of days!
Featuring Paul Abbott, Morgan Brown and Stephen Royston.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Ed McBain's Cop Hater: Episode One, Bonus Episode - Ken and Sandra Internet

Hark! It's the first episode Bonus Material!
With each main episode we're intending, as an addendum, to look at the actual books we've got - compare editions, artwork and presentation. So, here's the first one. We all had the same (nearly) edition of Cop Hater, so we also look back to earlier releases.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Ed McBain's Cop Hater - Episode One: Pigeon Stools and We Enjoy Apocrypha

Welcome to Hark! The 87th Precinct Podcast.

This podcast was originally presented in two parts, which are now combined: 

Part One Information:

"This is the first part of our podcast looking at Cop Hater (1956). Paul, Morgan and Stephen look at Ed McBain's background, what was going on in 1956 and start to set the scene for the book, which will be discussed in more detail in Episode One, Part Two.

Apologies for the crackles which appear on the recording from about 13 minutes in - possible wifi or phone interference - a lesson learned!"

Part Two Information:

"Part Two ("The big bit") is here!

Finally, we get into some detail about the first book in the 87th Precinct series, Cop Hater (1956)! This episode is probably longer than we intend for most of them, but as this is Book One and we're still talking about the genesis and background for the series, well, there you go."