One Night Stands and Lost Weekends
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One Night Stands and Lost Weekends

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In the era before he created moody private investigator Matthew Scudder, burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr, sleepless spy Evan Tanner, and the amiable hit man Keller--and years before his first Edgar Award--a young writer named Lawrence Block submitted a story titled "You Can't Lose" to Manhunt magazine. It was published, and the rest is history.

One Night Stands and Lost Weekends is a sterling collection of short crime fiction and suspense novelettes penned between 1958 and 1962 by a budding young master and soon-to-be Grand Master--an essential slice of genre history, and more fun than a high-speed police chase following a bank job gone bad.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 366 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 25.4mm | 294.83g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 006158214X
  • 9780061582141
  • 883,466

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"It's interesting to observe his skills progressing and no doubt inspiring to would-be writers....If your taste runs to cheap detectives, cheaper crooks, and D-cup damsels, One Night Stands and Lost Weekends is for you." Library Journal
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"Well worth resurrecting as the portrait of a self-described 'gormless young man' who grew up to be a killer writer."--Seattle Times
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239 ratings
3.41 out of 5 stars
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4 31% (75)
3 38% (92)
2 10% (25)
1 5% (11)
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