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."


  1. Just came across your podcast and blog - congrats.

  2. Thanks! It's (especially the blog) very much a 'Work-in-Progress' and your blog has been an excellent resource as we've been getting going!