History Literature / EightySeventhPrecinct

14th Nov '17 1:52:22 PM foxley
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* OdballInTheSeries: ''He Who Hesitates'' is the only novel in the series told from the villain's POV.

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* OdballInTheSeries: OddballInTheSeries: ''He Who Hesitates'' is the only novel in the series told from the villain's POV.
14th Nov '17 1:45:29 PM foxley
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* OdballInTheSeries: ''He Who Hesitates'' is the only novel in the series told from the villain's POV.



* PunBasedTitle: ''Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man''

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* PunBasedTitle: ''Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man''Man'', ''Give the Boys a Great Big Hand''
18th Jun '17 10:59:13 PM Horkstowe
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** The Swedish procedural, ''TheLaughingPoliceman'', about a mass shooting on a Stockholm bus, with a member of the Violence Squad among the victims, turns on exactly the same sort of obscure dying utterance [[spoiler:which the cops misunderstand because he has an American accent]].
1st Dec '16 8:13:57 PM Mdumas43073
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* {{Valentine's Day Episode|s}}: ''Ice''

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* {{Valentine's [[ValentinesDayEpisodes Valentine's Day Episode|s}}: Episode]]: ''Ice''
1st Dec '16 8:13:09 PM Mdumas43073
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* {{Valentine's Day Episode|s}}: ''Ice''
29th Oct '16 7:24:59 AM dlchen145
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* BadAss: Steve Carella, Hal Willis, Cotton Hawes. Lt. Byrnes, Meyer, and Kling have their moments too.
16th Sep '16 9:34:58 PM Mdumas43073
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The '''''87th Precinct''''' series is a LongRunningBookSeries in the PoliceProcedural genre, written by Ed [=McBain=] (the crime-fiction writing pseudonym of Creator/EvanHunter). It features a revolving cast of police officers from the eponymous precinct, located in [[NoCommunitiesWereHarmed an unnamed city that isn't exactly New York]].

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The '''''87th Precinct''''' ''87th Precinct'' series is a LongRunningBookSeries in the PoliceProcedural genre, written by Ed [=McBain=] (the crime-fiction writing pseudonym of Creator/EvanHunter). It features a revolving cast of police officers from the eponymous precinct, located in [[NoCommunitiesWereHarmed an unnamed city that isn't exactly New York]].
16th Sep '16 9:34:11 PM Mdumas43073
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* AdaptationDistillation: Both Columbo adaptations strip out almost all the social, racial and sexual commentary, as well as combining several detectives into one role that Lt. Columbo himself fills (although as mentioned above Arthur Brown does appear in the second one). They are essentially the same basic plot with a lot of changes to the finer details.

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* AdaptationDistillation: Both Columbo ''Columbo'' adaptations strip out almost all the social, racial and sexual commentary, as well as combining several detectives into one role that Lt. Columbo himself fills (although as mentioned above Arthur Brown does appear in the second one). They are essentially the same basic plot with a lot of changes to the finer details.
7th Sep '16 8:52:49 PM foxley
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* DyingClue: In ''Lady, Lady I Did It'', one of the victims manages to gasp the word "carpenter" before dying. Investigation by the 87th Precinct fails to turn up a suspect who is named Carpenter or who works with wood. It turns out [[spoiler:the victim was actually saying "car painter" (i.e. the man who had recently painted his car) but his thick accent turned it into "carpenter"]].


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* SuspectIsHatless: In ''Lady, Lady I Did It'', a gunman opens fire in a crowded bookstore; killing several people. Despite there being multiple eyewitnesses, the police are unable to get an accurate description as most of them were focused on the gun. And, even then, the description of the gun varies greatly from person to person. It turns out, [[spoiler:the gunman was using two quite different guns; one in each hand]].
28th Aug '16 2:45:36 AM foxley
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* CutleryEscapeAid: In ''So Long as You Both Shall Live'', a kidnapped woman uses the vinegar and oil left with her salad to remove the rust and lubricate the door hinges of the room where she is being held. She then uses the fork to scrape away the rust and pop the pins out of the hinges to escape the room.
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