One Night Stands and Lost Weekends by Lawrence Block

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In the era before he created moody private investigator Matthew Scudder, burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr, sleepless spy Evan Tanner, and the amiable hit man Keller—and years before his first Edgar Award—a young writer named Lawrence Block submitted a story titled "You Can't Lose" to Manhunt magazine. It was published, and the rest is history.

One Night Stands and Lost Weekends is a sterling collection of short crime fiction and suspense novelettes penned between 1958 and 1962 by a budding young master and soon-to-be Grand Master—an essential slice of genre history, and more fun than a high-speed police chase following a bank job gone bad.


About Lawrence Block

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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 November 4, 2008 by HarperCollins e-books. 386 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The titles of short stories, the first things readers see before they begin a story, are also very important, and need to be eye-catching, and Block's stories in this collection demonstrate that, with titles like "Bride of Violence," "Bargain in Blood," "The Badger Game," and "Professional Killer."

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