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Borderline by Lawrence Block
  

Borderline

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First class pulp from the pen of acclaimed US author Lawrence Block, Borderline was a novel of blood and thunder he had written almost 50 years back and published under a pseudonym and long forgotten. Its revival couldn’t be more timely: it feels like the Tarantino movie bleeding all over the page. Five desperate people collide on the border between Texas and Mexico: a gambler down on his luck, a wanton divorcee, two sex show performers and a killer on the run. This is brutal crime with its gloves off and a true guilty pleasure to relish beyond the boundaries of political correctness, a modern western with bullets and fifth gear thrills to remind you that some books just want to be fun!

If you like Lawrence Block you might also like to read books by Elmore Leonard, John D Macdonald and Robert B. Parker.

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Synopsis

Borderline by Lawrence Block

On the border between Texas and Mexico, five lives are about to collide - with fatal results. MARTY - the gambler who rolls the dice on a night with...MEG - the divorcee who seeks excitement and finds...LILY - the beautiful hitchhiker lured into a live sex show by...CASSIE - the redhead with her own agenda...and WEAVER - the killer with a razor in his pocket...

Reviews

'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

About the Author

Lawrence Block

Lawrence Block was awarded the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger in 2004. He is also a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America. He is the author of many novels and short stories and has won numerous awards for his mystery writing. He lives and works in New York City.

Author photo © Mary Reagan

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Publication date

23rd May 2014

Author

Lawrence Block

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Publisher

Titan Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
256 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9781781167779

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