Evan Hunter (aka Ed McBain)

Evan Hunter

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The 87th Precinct series has been optioned for a TV series with Steve Buscemi and Stanley Tucci's Lionsgate TV-based Olive Prods. NBC is developing the pilot script.  The 87th Precinct series novels are newly available in digitial and print! Hodder will make the novels available in the UK and Amazon are publishing in the US. Foreign rights to the series have just been licensed to Amphora Publishing in Russia!

1926 - 2005

Evan Hunter was born in New York City in 1926. His writing career spanned nearly five decades. His first novel, The Blackboard Jungle in 1954 was made into the film of the same name starring Sidney Poitier. He also wrote screenplays including the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds, as well as many plays, children’s books, novels, story collections and a memoir. He is, most famously, the author of the 87th Precinct.

Writing as Ed McBain, Evan Hunter wrote the 52 novels that make up the 87th Precinct series beginning with Cop Hater in 1956 and ending with Hark, published in 2004, shortly before Hunter’s death. The long and varied series established Ed McBain as “the father of the police procedural.” Published in over 30 countries, it continues to be one of the most popular crime series in the world, and is currently in development as a new television series. He was, also as Ed McBain, the author of the Matthew Hope series of legal crime novels set in Florida, and a number of other novels under several pseudonyms.

Evan Hunter was the first American ever to receive the Diamond Dagger, the British Crime Writers Association's highest award. He also held the Mystery Writers of America's prestigious Grand Master Award, and was nominated for an Edgar Award for Money, Money, Money. His books have sold more than one hundred million copies and are published in 28 languages.

Evan Hunter died in 2005. His wife Dragica Hunter, survives him.

Current Publishers
Chinese Complex
Taiwan
Spring International Publishers Co.
Chinese Complex
Taiwan
Yuan-Liou Publishing Co.
Chinese Simple
Mainland China
New Star Publishing House
Chinese Simple
Mainland China
Qunzhong Publishing House
Czech
World
Albatros
Czech
World
BB Art
Czech
World
Dilia
English
UK
Constable & Robinson
French
World
Editions Bernard Pascuito
French
World
Editions Du Seuil
French
World
Editions J'ai Lu
German
World
Rotbuch
Greek
World
Opus Magnum
Hungarian
World
Gabo Kiado
Italian
World
Einaudi Editore
Italian
World
Mondadori Arnoldo
Japanese
World
Koike Shoin
Japanese
World
Tokyo Sogensha
Japanese
World
Zkai Co
Korean
World
Minumsa Publishing Co
Norwegian
World
Cappelen Damm
Romanian
World
Nemira Editura SRL
Slovak
World
Slovensky Spisovatel
Spanish
World
RBA Libros
Spanish
World
Roca Editorial
Swedish
World
Wahlstrom & Widstrand