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Borderline
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THE SCORCHING PULP NOVEL BY LAWRENCE BLOCK, AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 50 YEARS!On the border between El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico, five lives are about to collide - with fatal results. You'll meet MARTY - the professional gambler who rolls the dice on a night with... MEG - the bored divorcee who seeks excitement and finds... LILY - the beautiful hitchhiker lured into a live sex show by...CASSIE - the redhead with her own private agenda... and WEAVER - the madman, the killer with a straight razor in his pocket, on the run from the police and determined to go down swinging!This is MWA Grand Master Lawrence Block at his rawest and most visceral, a bloody, bawdy, brutal story of passion and punishment--and of lines that were never meant to be crossed.

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Lawrence Block. (2014). Borderline. Titan.

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Lawrence Block. 2014. Borderline. Titan.

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Lawrence Block, Borderline. Titan, 2014.

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Lawrence Block. Borderline. Titan, 2014. Web.

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MARTY - the professional gambler who rolls the dice on a night with...

MEG - the bored divorcee who seeks excitement and finds...

LILY - the beautiful hitchhiker lured into a live sex show by...

CASSIE - the redhead with her own private agenda...

and WEAVER - the madman, the killer with a straight razor in his pocket, on the run from the police and determined to go down swinging!

This is MWA Grand Master Lawrence Block at his rawest and most visceral, a bloody, bawdy, brutal story of passion and punishment--and of lines that were never meant to be crossed.

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THE SCORCHING PULP NOVEL BY LAWRENCE BLOCK, AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 50 YEARS!

On the border between El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico, five lives are about to collide - with fatal results. You'll meet

MARTY - the professional gambler who rolls the dice on a night with...

MEG - the bored divorcee who seeks excitement and finds...

LILY - the beautiful hitchhiker lured into a live sex show by...

CASSIE - the redhead with her own private agenda...

and WEAVER - the madman, the killer with a straight razor in his pocket, on the run from the police and determined to go down swinging!

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      • content: "A perfect example of hard-boiled, sexy pulp fiction. In other words, it is fun and keeps you turning pages."
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      • source: San Francisco Book Review
      • content: "This is Lawrence Block at his most unforgiving."
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      • source: Crime Fiction Lover
      • content: "A brutal story of sexual passion and bloody punishment."
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      • source: Professor Mondo
      • content: "This collection is a must-read for both established fans and those who haven't yet had the pleasure of being introduced to Block's work."
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      • source: October Country
      • content: "Entertaining and twisted."
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      • source: As The Plot Thins
      • content: "If you like your pulp fiction a bit on the raw side, you may want to make a trip to the Borderline. I'm glad I did."
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      • source: Book Reporter
      • content: "it's as raw and visceral as anything you'll find in bookstores today."
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      • source: Pulp Serenade
      • content: "Borderline is a visceral punch in the gut. It's characters play their parts perfectly, rounding out the plot in a crime style that makes for a perfect, quick read. Block once again proves himself to be a Grand Master of mystery."
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      • source: Ed Gorman's Blog
      • content: "An important addition to Block's library and a must read for his fans."
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      • content: "Packs plenty of vicarious thrills, sexual titillation, and taboo breaking."
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        First published in 1962, this erotic crime novel from MWA Grand Master Block (A Walk Among the Tombstones) packs plenty of vicarious thrills, sexual titillation, and taboo breaking. Meg, a recent divorcee who’s landed in El Paso, Tex., ready for some uninhibited fun, takes up with Marty, a professional gambler living south of the border. Then there’s Lily, the 19-year-old vixen who falls in with a group of young American hipsters living in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, and ends up working as a prostitute. Lily is pursued by Cassie, a fellow call girl who gets her kicks with both men and women. In the midst of all this good clean action is Weaver, a psychopath who has fled Chicago after raping and murdering a 13-year-old girl. This first kill has awakened a hunger in Weaver that must be fed. Three pulp short stories from the same era round out the volume.

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        May 1, 2014
        Hard Case Crime continues to resurrect Block's early work, often written pseudonymously, from the 1950s and early '60s. Gleefully mixing soft-core pornography with a thriller plot, Block churned out numerous of these bound-for-the-drugstore-paperback-rack quickies as he was gaining his sea legs for the more mature work that would come later. This one makes the most of its seedy border-town setting, jumping between El Paso and Jurez, as the paths of a gambler, divorc'e, hitchhiker, stripper, and psycho killer come together in an inevitable bloodbathbut not before a series of steamy, yet surprisingly stylish, couplings (There was a beginning, bittersweet and almost painful. There was a middle, fast and furious, a scherzo movement in a symphony of fire. And there was an ending, gasping, spent, two bodies washed up on a lonely, barren beach.) Who knew what lurked on those paperback racks, nestled beside the sundries, awaiting the hungry eyes of surreptitious readers? And, yet, along with the titillation, Block's inimitable craftsmanship shines through, along with flashes of his signature wit.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2014, American Library Association.)

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