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Thursday, October 10, 2013

PULP NOW: LOST LAWRENCE BLOCK NOVEL!



PULP NOW: LOST LAWRENCE BLOCK NOVEL!

NEWS FROM HARD CASE CRIME

THE SCORCHING PULP NOVEL BY LAWRENCE BLOCK, AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 50 YEARS!

PER HARD CASE CRIME EDITOR CHARLES ARDAI ...

We’d been saving this for a special announcement but Amazon just beat us to the punch by posting the book on their site, so we figured we should spill the beans as well: next May we’re going to be publishing a lost pulp novel by MWA Grandmaster Lawrence Block, one that hasn’t been published in any form for more than 50 years and has never previously been acknowledged to be Block’s work.

The book is called Borderline, and it’s a doozy: a violent, intense story about five lives colliding on the border between El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico…the border between the right side of the law and the wrong…and the border between sanity and madness.

To avoid any possible confusion, let me note that this is not the new book that Lawrence Block has mentioned he just finished writing. I’ve had the privilege to read that book as well, and it’s fantastic – one of the very best he’s written in years – but it’s as different from this one as green is from red or up is from down.  To start with, that one is brand new and this one is half a century old.  That one’s coming out for Christmas this year (Larry’s self-publishing it), and Borderline is coming out in time to be your favorite summer read next year.  If you’re a fan of Larry’s work, you’ll definitely want to read both.

BORDERLINE

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.
 
TO READ THE FIRST CHAPTER CLICK HERE
 

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