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Private Pleasures

3.24  ·  Rating Details ·  276 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Never before in print, Private Pleasures is the sizzling new shocker from Lawrence Sanders, the bestselling master of sinfully daring suspense.

A woman's love and a man's lust spark the ultimate chemical reaction...when a brilliant scientist taps into the animal urges that stir within us all.
The ingredients are sex and violence.
The combination is wildly explosive.
And wh
Paperback, 325 pages
Published January 1st 1994 by Berkley (first published 1992)
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Dec 21, 2009 Alice rated it liked it
This book was told in chapters from the points of view of each of the characters who moved the story along. It was an interesting read pitting ethics against the market and personal gain against right and wrong.
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Sep 05, 2014 Erin O'Riordan rated it it was amazing
This was a book I picked up for 50 cents at a yard sale. I'd never heard of Lawrence Sanders that I can recall, so I really didn't know what to expect, although the premise was intriguing. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that, although this is certainly "light reading," it was masterfully arranged and written. Sanders has an ear for dialogue and a cheeky sense of humor. The characters are interesting and, for the most part, sympathetic, and the ending is a triumphant one. This is an older ...more
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Mar 09, 2014 Bev Walkling rated it really liked it
I found this a very interesting book and an easy read. What I found particularly fascinating was the authors approach to telling the story from the perspective of every single person involved in it! Each chapter is told in a different voice. Many of the characters in the story are not particularly smart and it comes across in how they tell their part of the story.

There is quite a lot of humour in the story as in many respects it is a comedy of errors, but it also makes the reader consider caref
Mar 02, 2014 columbialion rated it did not like it
As a veteran reader of over 16 of Sanders works, over which my expectations have been continually raised and met by the this case I do regret to say that if this book had been a movie... I would have walked out. The book fails on so many basic levels, it isn't worth the commentary, to the degree that I harbor doubts that it was in fact; ghostwritten....for those Sanders fans, (of which I still do remain) keep the faith, but do yourself the courtesy and bypass this grossly ...more
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Aug 09, 2016 Bonnie Lynn rated it liked it
Shelves: humor
Since I'd read and enjoyed several books in both the Deadly Sin and Commandment series, Private Pleasures wasn't what I anticipated when I saw this one by Lawrence Sanders. Could it be that the author decided to have some fun, imagining this to be the novel Archie McNally jotted upon his return from enjoying an evening of cocktails at the country club where he'd been introduced to Robin Cook and Jackie Collins? We'll never know, but it makes me smile to think so.
Jul 23, 2011 Ruth rated it liked it
Shelves: crime-modern
c1994:FWFTB: Chemist, hormones, research, wife, animal. Sanders (1920 –1998) has always been one of my must-read authors. Perhaps not his very best but an interesting read nevertheless.
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Lawrence Sanders was the New York Times bestselling author of more than forty mystery and suspense novels. The Anderson Tapes, completed when he was fifty years old, received an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for best first novel. His prodigious oeuvre encompasses the Edward X. Delaney, Archy McNally, and Timothy Cone series, along with
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