Book - Sinner Man


Titan Books and Hard Case Crime announce the publication this month of the pulp classic, Sinner Man...

Long before he became the award-winning creator of Matthew Scudder, in A Walk Among the Tombstones, and an MWA Grand Master, Lawrence Block penned his first novel. A tough, unforgettable crime novel that would provide the genesis of the trademark noir writing style he would later become internationally celebrated for. That novel was Sinner Man and it would be a further eight years before it would be published, and then under a different title and a fake name, before being lost for half a century…

Hard Case Crime has brought this hardboiled gem back to readers for the first time under Block’s real name:

To escape punishment for a murder he didn’t mean to commit, insurance man Don Barshter has to take on a new identity: Nathaniel Crowley, ferocious up-and-comer in the New York mob. But can he find safety in the skin of another man… a worse man... a sinner man...?

Beautifully presented with an original cover painting by Michael Koelsch for Hard Case Crime, and featuring revisions and a new afterword from the author detailing the search and rescue mission for the missing book, Sinner Man reveals a powerful work by a young novelist destined to become one of the giants of the mystery genre.

Lawrence Block is one of the most acclaimed and highly decorated living mystery writers, having received multiple Edgar, Shamus and Maltese Falcon Awards, as well as lifetime achievement awards in the US, UK, and France including being named a “Grand Master” by the Mystery Writers of America.

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