So Nude, So Dead

So Nude, So Dead

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Description

He'd been a promising piano prodigy, once. Now he was just an addict, scraping to get by, letting his hunger for drugs consume him. But a man's life can always get worse - as Ray Stone discovers when he wakes up beside a beautiful nightclub singer only to find her dead...and 16 ounces of pure heroin missing.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 126 x 200 x 22mm | 200g
  • Titan Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1781166064
  • 9781781166062
  • 354,241

Review quote

"So Nude, So Dead is just so damn awesome." - Pulp Serenade "It's scary how very good the master was from the start. With beautifully flowing prose and a gripping storyline, this rereleased novel is a must for McBain's fans and lovers of hard crime tales." - Book Devil "So Nude, So Dead carries us off into the seedy world [of] hophead jazz musicians, a world where a reefer stick can send a promising young pianist into the arms of heroin, and the arms of any number of amorous young women, be they half-Chinese strippers, supper club singers or just hangers-on." - The Rap Sheet "So Nude, So Dead is a remarkable glimpse Ed McBain's early efforts and the evidence of his amazing talents is apparent throughout." - Pulp Fiction Reviews "So Nude, So Dead is just so damn awesome." - Pulp Serenade "So Nude, So Dead is tough-as-cheap-steak noir that goes down quick. McBain's writing is sharp and concise." - Ravenous Monster "It s scary how very good the master was from the start. With beautifully flowing prose and a gripping storyline, this rereleased novel is a must for McBain s fans and lovers of hard crime tales." -Book Devil "So Nude, So Dead carries us off into the seedy world [of] hophead jazz musicians, a world where a reefer stick can send a promising young pianist into the arms of heroin, and the arms of any number of amorous young women, be they half-Chinese strippers, supper club singers or just hangers-on." - The Rap Sheet "So Nude, So Deadis a remarkable glimpse Ed McBain s early efforts and the evidence of his amazing talents is apparent throughout." - Pulp Fiction Reviews "So Nude, So Dead is just so damn awesome." - Pulp Serenade "So Nude, So Dead is tough-as-cheap-steak noir that goes down quick. McBain s writing is sharp and concise." -Ravenous Monster" ""So Nude, So Dead "carries us off into the seedy world [of] hophead jazz musicians, a world where a reefer stick can send a promising young pianist into the arms of heroin, and the arms of any number of amorous young women, be they half-Chinese strippers, supper club singers or just hangers-on."" - The Rap Sheet" ""So Nude, So Dead"is a remarkable glimpse Ed McBain s early efforts and the evidence of his amazing talents is apparent throughout." - Pulp Fiction Reviews ""So Nude, So Dead" is just so damn awesome." - Pulp Serenade "So Nude, So Dead is tough-as-cheap-steak noir that goes down quick. McBain s writing is sharp and concise." -Ravenous Monster"show more

About Ed McBain

Ed McBain, AKA Evan Hunter, wrote more than eighty novels, including the influential "87th Precinct" series, the longest-running series of crime novels in history. His books have sold more than 100 million copies. In 1986, he was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, the organization's highest honor, and in 1998 he became the first American to receive the British Crime Writers' Association's highest award, the Cartier Diamondshow more

Review Text

"It's scary how very good the master was from the start. With beautifully flowing prose and a gripping storyline, this rereleased novel is a must for McBain's fans and lovers of hard crime tales." - Book Devil "So Nude, So Dead carries us off into the seedy world [of] hophead jazz musicians, a world where a reefer stick can send a promising young pianist into the arms of heroin, and the arms of any number of amorous young women, be they half-Chinese strippers, supper club singers or just hangers-on. " - The Rap Sheet "So Nude, So Dead is a remarkable glimpse Ed McBain's early efforts and the evidence of his amazing talents is apparent throughout." - Pulp Fiction Reviews " So Nude, So Dead is just so damn awesome." - Pulp Serenade "So Nude, So Dead is tough-as-cheap-steak noir that goes down quick. McBain's writing is sharp and concise." - Ravenous Monstershow more

Rating details

154 ratings
3.45 out of 5 stars
5 13% (20)
4 34% (53)
3 39% (60)
2 12% (19)
1 1% (2)
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