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Strange Embrace

3.4 of 5 stars 3.40  ·  rating details  ·  10 ratings  ·  2 reviews
When his leading lady winds up dead, a Broadway producer goes searching for a different kind of hit

In just a few hours, Johnny Lane’s newest Broadway creation begins previews, and he cannot find his leading lady. Elaine is a nobody, but his show A Touch of Squalor will make her a star, and Johnny won’t let her miss it. There are only a few miles between his penthouse and A...more
ebook, 156 pages
Published July 17th 2012 by Open Road Media (first published January 1st 2012)
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Craig Childs
Strange Embrace exemplifies why I like Lawrence Block so much. This “lost” novel from 1962 was only supposed to be a second-rate mystery tie-in to a subpar television show. However, under Block’s hand, even this basically throwaway effort turns into a tight narrative with a lot of humor and some great vintage noir writing.

Block chose to use a pseudonym because tie-in novels were viewed as second-rate, plus the publisher was a cheesy erotica shop. However, as it turned out, the show got yanked of...more
Joyce McKune
A bit hokey! But fun just the same.
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Received the Shamus Award, "The Eye" (Lifetime achievment award) in 2002.

From his web site:

I'm told every good author website needs a bio, so here's mine:

"Lawrence Block's novels range from the urban noir of Matthew Scudder (A Drop of the Hard Stuff) to the urbane effervescence of Bernie Rhodenbarr (The Burglar on the Prowl), while other characters include the globe-trotting insomniac Evan Tanne...more
More about Lawrence Block...
The Sins of the Fathers (Matthew Scudder, #1) Eight Million Ways to Die (Matthew Scudder, #5) Hit Man (Keller, #1) When the Sacred Ginmill Closes (Matthew Scudder, #6) Burglars Can't Be Choosers (Rhodenbarr, #1)

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