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Sinner Man
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LAWRENCE BLOCK'S FIRST CRIME NOVEL — LOST FOR NEARLY 50 YEARS!To escape punishment for a murder he didn't mean to commit, insurance man Don Barshter has to take on a new identity: Nathaniel Crowley, ferocious up-and-comer in the New York mob. But can he find safety in the skin of another man...a worse man...a sinner man...?
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Street Date:
11/22/2016
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781785650024
ASIN:
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Lawrence Block. (2016). Sinner Man. Titan.

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Lawrence Block. 2016. Sinner Man. Titan.

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Lawrence Block, Sinner Man. Titan, 2016.

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Lawrence Block. Sinner Man. Titan, 2016. Web.

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LAWRENCE BLOCK'S FIRST CRIME NOVEL — LOST FOR NEARLY 50 YEARS!
To escape punishment for a murder he didn't mean to commit, insurance man Don Barshter has to take on a new identity: Nathaniel Crowley, ferocious up-and-comer in the New York mob. But can he find safety in the skin of another man...a worse man...a sinner man...?
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      • source:  Booklist
      • content: "Undiluted noir."
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      • source:  Maxim Jakubowski
      • content: "...impeccable hardboiled prose with sharp as a razor dialogue, femmes fatales in perfect deshabille, villains galore, gang wars and a chilling lesson in how to disappear and evade justice. That is, until fate, coincidence and the foibles of human nature inevitable catch up with you. First rate."
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      • source:  Sequart
      • content: "Sinner Man is a splendid example of the form, and is highly recommended for both fans of and newcomers to the genre."
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      • source:  Bookgasm
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        "It was well worth the effort. SINNER MAN is essential reading for the multitude of Block fans. It is also recommended as a finer example of the kind of stories that flooded the market in the heady, early days of the paperback publishing industry."
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      • source:  Criminal Element  
      • content: "A damn fine crime novel..."
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      • source: Crime Fiction Lover 
      • content: "Sinner Man is classic pulp from a master."
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      • source:  James Reasoner
      • content: "It's an excellent book, too, much too good to have been lost for decades. But we can be glad that it's been found and reprinted."
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      • source:  Shelf Awareness
      • content: "Block's terse, hardboiled and sardonic prose complements his fast-paced story. He cleverly makes readers root for his unsympathetic narrator. Sinner Man is grade-A, retro pulp fiction that will not disappoint fans of Block, Dorothy B. Hughes or Mickey Spillane."
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        September 12, 2016
        The first crime novel by MWA Grand Master Block (The Girl with the Deep Blue Eyes) returns to print, slightly revised, after being lost for 50 years. It’s as lean and compulsively readable as you’d expect from a writer who made his rent writing paperbacks in the 1950s and ’60s. When insurance salesman Donald Barshter of Danbury, Conn., accidentally kills his wife, he senses the chance to reinvent himself and decides to do so as a mobster. His plan takes him to Buffalo, N.Y., where he encounters new women and crafts a new life—and realizes that playing the part inevitably involves dipping his hands in blood. An entertaining afterword by Block traces his memory of the book and the era and how he eventually located copies released under the title Savage Lover. He followed more than one false trail, when “what turned up in the mailbox was a lesbian novel, one of the handful published in America that I hadn’t written.” For fans of the paperback jungle, an original noir is reborn.

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        August 1, 2016
        Early in his career, Block was churning out paperback originals under multiple pseudonymsso many, in fact, that it wasn't uncommon for him to lose track of some of them. But this one disappeared entirely; written in 1960 and abandoned with an agent, it was eventually published eight years later, without Block's knowledge, under a different name and with a different title. Then it vanished for nearly a half-century. A little Internet sleuthing finally turned up the book, and here it is, repackaged with the original title and Block's name on the cover. It's undiluted noireven if, back in 1960, that term was still the property of the film crowdand its narrator, a Manhattan insurance salesman turned killer, makes most antiheroes seem, well, a little genteel. The creepy part about Don Barshter is that he really is just an ordinary insurance salesman until he kills his wife by accident. Opting not to turn himself in, he moves to Buffalo and takes on a new identity as a thug for hire. The new persona fits like a glove. Block's signature stylecareful plotting, sly wit, straight-ahead proseis well in evidence here, even in its rough-edged infancy.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2016, American Library Association.)

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