"Delivers the goods: wired action scenes, dialogue that breathes, characters with heart and characters who eat those hearts, and glints of unforgiving humor . . . Ed McBain owns the turf."
- The New York Times Book Review

Ed McBain's 87th Precinct novels are among the most popular of all detective fiction. Police procedurals without rival, they are tough, taut, tension-packed, arid laced with a hard-boiled humor all their own. Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man once again has Detectives Steve Carella and all the rest performing at their professional best.
- Mystery Guild Clues

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The criminals who invade the 87th Precinct aren't particularly known for their intelligence. Their crimes are usually brutal, stupid, and rash. But every once in a while, the 87th gets a good bad guy to hunt down.

"WITH YOUR ASSISTANCE, I'M GOING TO STEAL $500,000 ON THE LAST DAY OF APRIL." So wrote the Deaf Man, the 87th Precinct's own private nemesis. Carella, Kling, Hawes, and Brown know the Deaf Man is trying to make them look stupid. Unfortunately, they have to deal with crimes already committed -- including one that introduces Kling to the most beautiful woman he's ever seen. But the last of April is fast approaching, and the men of the Eight-Seven can't deny that they're dying to find out what the Deaf Man has cooked up this time...

  Evan Hunter