Ed McBain
1926-2005
 

Pseudonym of Salvatore A. Lombino. He was born in New York City, educated at Evander Childs High School and studied for a year at Cooper Union art college before he was conscripted into the U.S. Navy in 1944. In 1949 he married Anita Melnick, a fellow student at Hunter College. After several jobs, he finally settled in the Scott Meredith Literary Agency. At first he became known through his 'mainstream' novels under the pseudonym 'Evan Hunter' but in 1956 'Ed McBain' was born. He also wrote under the pseudonyms 'Curt Cannon', 'Hunt Collins', 'Ezra Hannon' and 'Richard Marsten'.
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Titles and year of publication:
 
87th Precinct Novels
 1) Cop Hater  1956
 2) The Mugger  1956
 3) The Pusher  1956
 4) The Con Man  1957
 5) Killer's Choice  1958
 6) Killer's Payoff  1958
 7) Lady Killer  1958
 8) Killer's Wedge  1959
 9) 'Till Death  1959
10) King's Ransom  1959
11) Give the Boys a Great Big Hand  1960
12) The Heckler  1960
13) See Them Die  1960
14) Lady, Lady, I Did It  1961
15) The Empty Hours (short stories)  1962
16) Like Love  1962
17) Ten Plus One  1963
18) Ax  1964
19) He Who Hesitates  1965
20) Doll  1965
21) Eighty Million Eyes  1966
22) Fuzz  1968
23) Shotgun  1969
24) Jigsaw  1970
25) Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here  1971
26) Sadie When She Died  1972
27) Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man  1973
28) Hail to the Chief  1973
29) Bread  1974
30) Blood Relatives  1975
31) So Long As You Both Shall Live  1975
32) Long Time No See  1977
33) Calypso  1979
34) Ghosts  1980
35) Heat  1981
36) Ice  1983
37) Lightning  1984
38) Eight Black Horses  1985
39) Poison  1986
40) Tricks  1987
41) Lullaby  1989
42) Vespers  1990
43) Widows  1991
44) Kiss  1992
45) Misschief  1993
46) And All Through the House  1994
47) Romance  1995
48) Nocturne  1997
49) The Big Bad City  1999
50) The Last Dance  2000
51) Money, Money, Money  2001
52) Fat Ollie's Book  2003
53) The Frumious Bandersnatch  2004
54) Hark!  2004
55) Fiddlers  2005
'Matthew Hope' Novels
 1) Goldilocks  1977
 2) Rumpelstiltskin  1981
 3) Beauty and the Beast  1983
 4) Jack and the Beanstalk  1984
 5) Snow White and Red Rose  1985
 6) Cinderella  1986
 7) Puss in Boots  1987
 8) The House That Jack Built  1988
 9) Three Blind Mice  1991
10) Mary, Mary  1993
11) There Was a Little Girl  1994
12) Gladly the Cross-Eyed Bear  1996
13) The Last Best Hope  1998
Other Novels
 1) The Sentries  1965
 2) Where There's Smoke  1975
 3) Guns  1976
 4) Tomorrow and Tomorrow  1979
 5) Another Part of the City  1986
 6) Downtown  1991
 7) Driving Lessons  2000
 8) Alice in Jeopardy  2005
As 'Curt Cannon'
 1) I Like 'Em Tough (short stories)  1958
 2) I'm Cannon - for Hire  1958
As 'Hunt Collins'
 1) Cut Me In (Also published as: The Proposition)  1954
As 'Ezra Hannon'
 1) Doors  1975
As 'Richard Marsten'
 1) Runaway Black (Also published as: Runaway)  1954
 2) Murder in the Navy (Also published as: Death of a Nurse)  1955
 3) The Spiked Heel  1956
 4) Vanishing Ladies  1957
 5) Even the Wicked  1958
 6) Big Man  1959

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