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Sinner Man

Sinner Man tells the story of small town insurance-peddler Don Barshter, and how after a few too many drinks, inadvertently murders his wife following an errant strike.   277 more words


Retro review--Sinner Man, Lawrence Block's lost, first crime novel

When Elmore Leonard said that Laurence Block grabs the reader and never lets go, he showed he had Block figured out.  Apparently that applies back to Block’s first crime novel, just released for the first time under Block’s name after more than 50 years.  563 more words

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Time to Murder and Create : -A filler turned Savory mystery

I can literally burn through a Block novel within hours, this is one of the best redeeming quality about them that i like. After some serious novels like “Karmbhoomi” which make you contemplate some pretty heavy shit you want a refresh,a reboot ,something to pick you up and remind you that you started reading because you enjoy it, so what do you do,you pick up Block again, i thought it would serve as a good Filler, it turned out to be a very enjoyable and engrossing read indeed. 351 more words


Recent Books Read and Recommended

In Sunlight or in Shadow – Lawrence Block – Editor

A compilation of short stories all centered around the work of artist Edward Hopper. It’s an intriguing premise and for the most part the authors pull it off with style. 403 more words


I'm Finding it Hard to Be Really As Black As They Paint*

If you read enough crime fiction, you learn that, at least fictionally, anyone can be a killer. But are some people more likely to kill than others? 963 more words

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Truly Wondering

So, a new year, 2017, and here i was sitting and wondering what exactly is NEW about it,than ‘smack’ comes the realization that it is ‘moi’,’me’,’Yours Truly’ who has the onus to make it new,to start something ‘new’ this year, but not very new , that wouldn’t work at all, something that is built on things that i already love to do, and after wondering for about half an hour i couldn’t come up with anything but “Reading”. 723 more words


First Book of the Year: Lawrence Block, Sinner Man

A hard-boiled crime novel my Aunt got me for Christmas set in the lower west side of Buffalo. It’s hard for an author to write such an unlikeable character well enough to keep their audience reading until the end, much less not be able to put the book down, but Block masters that art in this book. 118 more words

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