Author(s): Lawrence Block
Crime Fiction | No Category
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...?
Lawrence Block's first crime novel - lost nearly 50 years! "Lawrence Block's novels combine clarity, simplicity, honesty and vividness to create nearly seamless entertainments. The story seems too simple appeared, as a dove seems to simply appeared when a good magician opens his hands" From the award-winning creator of Matthew Scudder (A Walk Among The Tombstones) and an MWA Grand Master. New edition revised by the author.
"Undiluted noir." -Booklist ..".pulpy, ritualistic, and satisfying a guilty pleasure packed into a time capsule from 1960."- Kirkus ..".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." -Maxim Jakubowski "Sinner Manis a splendid example of the form, and is highly recommended for both fans of and newcomers to the genre." -Sequart "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." -Bookgasm "Adamn fine crime novel..." -Criminal Element "Sinner Man is classic pulp from a master." - Crime Fiction Lover"
Lawrence Block is one of the most acclaimed and highly decorated living mystery writers, having received multiple Edgar, Shamus Awards and Maltese Falcon Awards, as well as lifetime achievement awards in the U.S., UK, and France (including being named a "Grand Master" by the Mystery Writers of America. The organization's highest honour).