Lawrence Block
November 2005
ISBN: 978-0857683656
Cover art by Robert McGinnis

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She was every man’s dream—and one man’s nightmare.

Johnny Hayden and Doug Rance had a scheme to take real estate entrepreneur Wallace Gunderman for all he was worth. But they needed a girl on the inside to make it work.

Enter Evelyn Stone: Gunderman’s secretary, his lover and his worst enemy. Gunderman had promised to marry her, but never came through. Now she’s ready to make him pay...

  • Lawrence Block has won more awards for mystery writing than almost any other living author: 4 Edgar Awards, 4 Shamus Awards, 2 Maltese Falcon Awards, the Nero Wolfe Award, and more
  • Block was named a Grandmaster by the Mystery Writers of America, their highest honor
  • Writer and executive story editor for the hit TV series "Tilt"

Raves for Lawrence Block’s first Hard Case Crime novel, Grifter’s Game...

"A taut little noir gem...delightfully twisted."
Chicago Sun-Times

"The ending is a stunning tour de force."
The New York Times

"Deliciously pulpy."
U.S. News & World Report

"[A] lost masterpiece."