Book #16235

Sometimes They Bite - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Lawrence Block
Book #16235 Sometimes They Bite - 1st Edition/1st Printing. Lawrence Block.
Sometimes They Bite - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Arbor House, 1983.
ISBN: 0877954852

First edition/first printing in Near Fine condition with some discoloration to boards. In Near Fine dust-jacket showing some edge wear and chipping. Signed by author Lawrence Block directly on the title page.

When people ask Block about his writing process, he often cites Ernest Hemingway as an influence. And Hemingway, of course, was famous for his shortest, most pithy descriptions of life in the big city. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that Block's debut novel, Sometimes They Bite, is also spare and tough-minded. Set in the heart of New York's financial district, the story follows the intersecting lives of three friends: a commodities trader, a lawyer, and a financial analyst. One night, everything changes when the lawyer is attacked in his office and the trader is the only one with a plausible alibi. As the police investigation unfolds, it becomes clear that the attack was not random, and that the victim and the trader have something in common. Suddenly, their lives are in danger, and the only thing that seems to protect them is the truth. Block masterfully weaves together the characters' individual stories, creating a complex and suspense; 8vo; Signed by Author.

Price: $45.00

Author Bio

Lawrence Block

Lawrence Block (born June 24, 1938) is an acclaimed American crime writer best known for two long-running New York-set series, the Matthew Scudder and Bernie Rhodenbarr series. Block was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 1993.

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