History Literature / EightySeventhPrecinct

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.
27th May '16 2:05:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: The Deaf Man (although it's unknown whether it's his natural hair color).
21st Mar '16 11:13:26 PM Cindylover1969
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* DistractedByTheSexy: The officers on duty in ''Ten Plus One'' when a hot blonde actress - and potential victim of the book's villain, a sniper - arrives at the station. [[spoiler: She does not get killed, by the way.]]

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* DistractedByTheSexy: DistractedByTheSexy:
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The officers on duty in ''Ten Plus One'' when a hot blonde actress - and potential victim of the book's villain, a sniper - arrives at the station. [[spoiler: She does not get killed, by the way.]]]]
** In ''Tricks'', the principal of a high school where Sebastian the Great and his sexy assistant Marie are performing sees most of the male students can't keep their eyes off her, and while he's supposed to be watching the students "he himself was having a little difficulty (taking ''his'' eyes off her), to the extent that when Marie takes her leave the principal thinks "Shit." [[spoiler: Then again, how was he to know she's part of a murder plot involving Sebastian and his male protege?]]
5th Feb '16 11:19:37 PM Cindylover1969
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* ItsPersonal:
** '''Til Death'', in which the wedding day of Carella's sister is marred by someone targeting her husband-to-be.
** ''So Long As You Both Shall Live'' in which Bert Kling's wife Augusta is kidnapped after the actual wedding [[spoiler: by a StalkerWithACrush who wants to have sex with her and then kill her. [[DrivenToSuicide And then himself]].]]
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