Hail, Hail, The Gang’s All Here (1971) is the 25th novel in the 87th Precinct series. By this time, McBain had his template for the series perfected and the cast of characters developed. I liked this mystery when I first read it decades ago, and liked it even more when I reread it for this post. McBain shows a “typical” day for the cops of the 87th Precinct. Meyer Meyer has to deal with a ghost. Parker gets shot.