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Grifter's Game
Grifter's Game
Author: Lawrence Block
ISBN-13: 9780843953497
ISBN-10: 0843953497
Publication Date: 9/7/2004
Pages: 205
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 33 ratings
Publisher: Hard Case Crime
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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GRIFTERS GAME by Lawrence Block: As a first entry in the Hardcase Crime Series, it would have been hard to pick a better story. Blocks Joe Marlin is a grifter who spends his days skipping out on hotel bills and double-crossing gold-diggers. He makes a practice of stealing checked luggage to use to check into his next hotel (after all we must look respectable), but this bag contains a huge cache of heroin. Later that same night he meets Mona Brassard and to his chagrin eventually finds that Mona and the heroin are connected, in a way than spells danger to Marlin. Classic writing, a good story, and an awesome cover. Anyone who cut their teeth on pulps should love this series.
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I recently discovered Lawrence Block and can't wait to read more. This is the second book of his I've read. I thought I had the ending figured out, but it's unexpected and shocking, yet believable.
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The story was pretty good. I enjoyed.
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Hard-boiled detective novel by one of the genre's finest.
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A terrific 'pulp fiction' read orig published in 1961 [and put out again under the Hard Case Crime banner in 2004] -- has all the elements: obsession, murder, betrayal, revenge! Snappy dialogue, a great plot, lots of fun!
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one of my favorites. early block. noir. great.
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Con man Joe Marlin was used to scoring easy cash off gullible women. But that was before he met Mona Brassard - and found himself holding a stolen stash of raw heroin. Now Joe's got to pull off the most dangerous con of his career. One that will leave him either a killer - or a corpse. From the Hard Case Crime Series
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Lawrence Block is always an interesting writer. His books deal with grifters and conmen, always entertaining and suspenseful. I enjoyed this one very much.