One Night Stands and Lost Weekends
In the era before he created moody private investigator Matthew Scudder, burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr, sleepless spy Evan Tanner, and the amiable hit man Keller—and years before his first Edgar Award—a young writer named Lawrence Block submitted a story titled "You Can't Lose" to Manhunt magazine. It was published, and the rest is history.
One Night Stands and Lost Weekends is a sterling collection of short crime fiction and suspense novelettes penned between 1958 and 1962 by a budding young master and soon-to-be Grand Master—an essential slice of genre history, and more fun than a high-speed police chase following a bank job gone bad.
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ONE NIGHT STANDS; and, Lost weekendsUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This combo volume mates Block's 2001 short story volume One Night Stands with 1999's Lost Weekends novelettes, which collect his earliest published works (written in a single night or over a weekend ... Read full review
There are no shortage of psychologically driven stories here.