Mexicali saloon piano player is caught up in multi-layered intrigues and a dangerous drug ring, all because he slept with his boss’s wife and then accidentally killed the guy.
Aging screenwriter Jack flees to English Bed & Breakfast to jump-start his career. What sells it is the lust, adultery, and murder in his screenplay paralleling reality.
“AT CARDS AND WITH WOMEN, BILL MAYNARD KNEW HOW TO CHEAT.” A fast and enjoyable Lawrence Block tale, with fast gamblin’ action, hot and steamy sex, smooth mystery, and an enjoyable climax.
This was the most depressing Hard Case Crime, the Hard Case with the least crime in it, and one of the most palpably realistic and pitiable novels I’ve ever written. All I could do was keep reading, like an animal entranced by a car’s headlights, until the bitter end. It’s not a book I could recommend for everyone, but it is a hauntingly beautiful read.
Shirley Angela is sick of playing nursemaid to her ailing stepfather. TV repairman Jack Ruxton is roped into her schemes of murder, hoping to cash in on the dying man’s healthy savings. But if Shirley doesn’t cause Jack’s downfall, his greed will…
Tommy Russo needs to come up with ten large in order to cash in on his gambling dream and become a partner in a racehorse-owning syndicate. The only thing standing in his way is his lack of funds. But this won’t slow down Tommy, who’s determined to get the money, whatever the cost…
Young virgin and distraught Korean War vet enter the world of Beatsploitation in Greenwich Village; it comes crashing down when their crazed “friend” commits murder.