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The Girl with the Deep Blue Eyes by Lawrence Block
  

The Girl with the Deep Blue Eyes

Part of the Hard Case Crime Series
Thriller / Suspense   Crime / Mystery   
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A gleeful exercise in over the top noir from one of the field's foremost award-winning authors and creator of, amongst others, classic characters like Matt Scudder and burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr, this no-holds-barred tale of seduction, treachery, sex and violence, is a homage to the femme fatale-drenched sultry novels of James M. Cain and other masters of the pulp years. Aggressively politically incorrect but seriously addictive, it unfolds the tale of Doak Miller, a retired NYPD cop, now ensconced in Florida as a sometimes private investigator. Asked to entrap a wealthy local beauty who wishes to dispose of her inconvenient husband, he quickly switches camps after being captivated by her blue eyes and significant curves and they become lovers, a fiendish plan being set in motion to dispose of the husband and get away with it. Torrid encounters, treachery, twists piled upon each other and a particularly cynical view of the world and its denizens make this a guilty pleasure if you leave any moral judgment at home. Sin and crime have never been so attractive. ~ Maxim Jakubowski

If you like Lawrence Block you might also like to read books by James Lee Burke, John D Macdonald and Elmore Leonard.

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Synopsis

The Girl with the Deep Blue Eyes by Lawrence Block

Cashed out from the NYPD after 24 years, Doak Miller operates as a private eye in steamy small-town Florida, doing jobs for the local police. Like posing as a hit man and wearing a wire to incriminate a local wife who's looking to get rid of her husband. But when he sees the wife, when he looks into her deep blue eyes...He falls - and falls hard. Soon he's working with her, against his employer, plotting a devious plan that could get her free from her husband and put millions in her bank account. But can they do it without landing in jail? And once he's kindled his taste for killing...will he be able to stop at one?

Reviews

'Lawrence Block is arguably the best crime writer living today, and he has just proven it again.' - Criminal Element

'This original novel from the invaluable Hard Case Crime is the hard-boiled noir that James M. Cain could never write. And Block makes it read effortlessly and fun. As a matter of fact, you will want to read it twice.' - Book Reporter

'The Girl with the Deep Blue Eyes is well worth the read and certainly a great addition to anyone s bookshelves.' - New York Journal

'This is a master crime writer doing a sharp and clever take on noir tropes, and it s a great read for fans of the genre.' - Kemper's Book Blog

'Block is at the top of his game here.' - Zoom Street

'...tweaks the conventional Gold Medal noir pulp situation into something really meta and sophisticated. The conclusion of The Girl With the Deep Blue Eyes is singularly impressive.' - Do The Math

'THE GIRL WITH THE DEEP BLUE EYES is a little book that just might be Lawrence Block s masterpiece.' - Book Reporter

'The Girl with the Deep Blue Eyes admirably plays off the old black and white film noir without losing its own identity and interest. Its plotting is disturbingly good. - Gravetapping THE GIRL WITH THE DEEP BLUE EYES is going make things interesting this fall.' - Dead End Follies

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

12th July 2016

Author

Lawrence Block

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Publisher

Titan Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
240 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery

Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781783297528

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