Blood on the Mink by Robert Silverberg

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10 Critic Reviews

Two short stories, “Dangerous Doll” and “One Night of Violence,” round out a volume sure to be a treat for Silverberg completists as well as fans of pulp crime fiction.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

Somewhere in Philadelphia, a master engraver is turning out brilliant forgeries of U.S. currency plates for an organized crime gang - and the government wants to put a stop to it. But how can they get close enough to bring down the criminal enterprise from the inside? 

By snatching a west coast crime boss' right-hand man and sending a federal agent undercover in the man's place. His assignment: pose as a buyer of counterfeit bills and try to get the engraver out. Which works fine - until he crosses paths with someone who knows the man he replaced... 

A lost masterpiece from science fiction Grandmaster Robert Silverberg, published as a complete novel for the very first time!
 

About Robert Silverberg

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Robert Silverberg has won five Nebula Awards, four Hugo Awards, and the prestigious Prix Apollo. He is the author of more than one hundred science fiction and fantasy novels. Author website: majipoor.com
 
Published April 3, 2012 by Hard Case Crime. 208 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Blood on the Mink
All: 10 | Positive: 9 | Negative: 1

Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Jan 02 2012

Two short stories, “Dangerous Doll” and “One Night of Violence,” round out a volume sure to be a treat for Silverberg completists as well as fans of pulp crime fiction.

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Blog Critics

Below average
Reviewed by Bill Sherman on Apr 18 2012

. . .I suspect most of his fans will consider this reissue an unnecessary distraction from the stuff that matters. . .

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Book Reporter

Excellent
Reviewed by Tom Callahan on Apr 13 2012

It is also an example of pulp fiction at its finest.

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Los Angeles Review of Books

Excellent
Reviewed by Cullen Gallagher on Mar 31 2012

. . .Blood on the Mink is one of Hard Case's best rediscoveries yet.

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The Celebrity Cafe

Excellent
Reviewed by John Neal on Mar 24 2012

It's a short novel - only 157 pages - but it packs a punch.

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TG Daily

Excellent
Reviewed by CB Droege on Apr 11 2012

Overall, it’s an interesting book for any fan of Silverberg who might like to see where his career began, but it’s also a great hard-boiled crime novel in its own right.

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Vince Keenan

Good
Reviewed by Vince Keenan on Mar 27 2012

Blood on the Mink is a tight, relentless piece of writing.

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Rough Edges

Good
Reviewed by James Reasoner on Mar 21 2012

. . .Silverberg delivers it all in terse, fast-moving prose with a firm hand on the various strands of the plot.

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Slacker Heroes

Good
Reviewed by Mark Stone on Apr 05 2012

. . .Silverberg brings life and a certain verve to even the most tired cliché. . .

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Noir Whale

Good
Reviewed by Chad deLisle on Apr 26 2012

Blood on the Mink is a grit strewn thrill ride into the criminal underworld, a near perfect noir crime fiction.

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