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by Lawrence Block
 

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Publishers Weekly
10/17/2016
In this quietly suspenseful novella from MWA Grand Master Block, a man on the run boards a Trailways bus in Galbraith, N.Dak., and gets off in Cross Creek, Mont. Under a new name, he settles down in Cross Creek, where he lands a fry-cook job, rents a room, and flirts with the town librarian. He also drinks, but only in precise moderation. Too many drinks, and he may have to run again. The law in Texas is still after him for killing a woman when he was blackout drunk. But did he kill her? He just doesn’t know. This return to long-held thematic material harks all the way back to a man on the run for his wife’s murder in Block’s first crime novel, Sinner Man. Block reflects once more on the ravages of alcoholism, as he does so often in his Matthew Scudder series (A Drop of the Hard Stuff, etc.). For Block’s fans, this is a minimalist version of one of his early paperback original novels. (Dec.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596067950
Publisher:
Subterranean Press
Publication date:
12/28/2016
Edition description:
Deluxe
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

The winner of multiple Edgar, Shamus, and Maltese Falcon Awards, Lawrence Block (b. 1938) is one of the most acclaimed mystery authors writing today. Best known for his Matthew Scudder and Bernie Rhodenbarr series, Block has published more than 100 books and numerous short stories. His novel A Drop of the Hard Stuff was adapted into the Liam Neeson film A Walk Among The Tombstones. He lives in New York.

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