Getting Off by Lawrence Block & Jill Emerson
A Novel of Sex & Violence (Hard Case Crime)

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...and when she walks out there's a man with her. She goes to bed with him, and she likes that part. Then she kills him, and she likes that even better. On her way out, she cleans out his wallet. She keeps moving, and has a new name for each change of address. She's been doing this for a while, and she's good at it.

And then a chance remark gets her thinking of the men who got away, the lucky ones who survived a night with her. She starts writing down names. And now she's a girl with a mission. Picking up their trails. Hunting them down. Crossing them off her list... 

About Lawrence Block & Jill Emerson

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Lawrence Block is one of the most widely recognized names in the mystery genre. He has been named a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America and is a four-time winner of the prestigious Edgar and Shamus Awards, as well as a recipient of prizes in France, Germany, and Japan. He received the Diamond Dagger from the British Crime Writers' Association—only the third American to be given this award. He is a prolific author, having written more than fifty books and numerous short stories, and is a devoted New Yorker and an enthusiastic global traveler.
Published September 20, 2011 by Hard Case Crime. 330 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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BC Books

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Like a good many professional storytellers, Lawrence Block has written under more than one name over the years: perhaps the most startling nom du plume is that of “Jill Emerson.” The authoress of seven prior novels that include “sensitive lesbian fiction” and “candid erotica,” the pseudonymous Mi...

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Whether one delights in the book’s depravity or detests it, there is never a doubt that Block is fully committed to the effort—and that his motivation appears to be in writing the type of genre book that he would also enjoy reading, were he on the other side of the writer/reader chasm.

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New York Journal of Books

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“Getting Off is compelling and disturbing at the same time as it explores the dark side of human nature and how things such as forgiveness and redemption can be relative. The brutality . . . in a cynical, amusing way, . . . may even inspire a new appreciation for safe sex.”

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Book Reporter

Block has created a character here who is her equal, if not better.

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AV Club

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Block picks up the Emerson identity again—sort of, anyway, since his own name is far larger on the cover—for Getting Off, the first hardcover published by stylish indie imprint Hard Case Crime, which specializes in classic reprints and new (but hardly virginal) works of gleefully sleazy old-schoo...

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Bookshelf Bombshells

But then a chance conversation in a bar leads her to think about all the men she’s had sex with whom she didn’t kill.

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Horror News Net

He and his wife Trish published their book “The Gardener,” a horror novel that is a throwback to the slasher films of the 80’s in 2011 and he is working on a collection of short horror stories When he isn’t reviewing movies and books or doing interviews for he has been known to act...

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Creative Loafing Tampa

But that changes when she realizes there are five men who can still talk about having sex with her, what she calls her “personal alumni association.” And so begins a quest to track them down, have sex with them one last time, and then eliminate them in an effort “to regrow her psychic hymen by ki...

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