Lawrence Block (Author)
DescriptionTHE SCORCHING PULP NOVEL BY LAWRENCE BLOCK, AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 50 YEARS! On the border between El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico, five lives are about to collide - with fatal results. You'll meet MARTY - the professional gambler who rolls the dice on a night with... MEG - the bored divorcee who seeks excitement and finds... LILY - the beautiful hitchhiker lured into a live sex show by... CASSIE - the redhead with her own private agenda... and WEAVER - the madman, the killer with a straight razor in his pocket, on the run from the police and determined to go down swinging! This is MWA Grand Master Lawrence Block at his rawest and most visceral, a bloody, bawdy, brutal story of passion and punishment--and of lines that were never meant to be crossed.
Hard Case Crime
May 20, 2014
4.9 X 0.8 X 7.9 inches | 0.5 pounds
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About the Author
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 honor).
"A perfect example of hard-boiled, sexy pulp fiction. In other words, it is fun and keeps you turning pages." - Book Reporter "This is Lawrence Block at his most unforgiving." - San Francisco Book Review "A brutal story of sexual passion and bloody punishment." - Retrenders "This collection is a must-read for both established fans and those who haven't yet had the pleasure of being introduced to Block's work." - Crime Fiction Lover "Entertaining and twisted." - PopCults "If you like your pulp fiction a bit on the raw side, you may want to make a trip to the Borderline. I'm glad I did." - Professor Mondo "it's as raw and visceral as anything you'll find in bookstores today." - October Country "Borderline is a visceral punch in the gut. It's characters play their parts perfectly, rounding out the plot in a crime style that makes for a perfect, quick read. Block once again proves himself to be a Grand Master of mystery." - As The Plot Thins "An important addition to Block's library and a must read for his fans." - Book Reporter "An edgy story pulsing with sex and violence; his wry sense of humor; a sobering sense of devastation; and all-around expertly crafted prose. what else can I say except it's an excellent story, up to Block's high standard." - Pulp Serenade "Talk about your page turner. I read this, something I rarely do, in a single sitting just because of its bitter and brutal force. ...you see a great writer busy creating a realm exclusively his own." - Ed Gorman's Blog "Block's inimitable craftsmanship shines through, along with flashes of his signature wit." - Booklist "Packs plenty of vicarious thrills, sexual titillation, and taboo breaking." - Publisher's Weekly