Criminal Conversation

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Simon & Schuster, Jul 31, 2002 - Fiction - 480 pages
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"A special occasion" "(Entertainment Weekly)" in the celebrated career of Evan Hunter, "Criminal Conversation" goes deeper than most suspense fiction dares -- inside the intimate, sensual secrets of lovers...In a chic apartment hidden within a workingclass neighborhood, Sarah and Andrew make love. Neither of them knows that their illicit affair is about to have explosive consequences -- or that their hideaway has been wired to record their every word, by a New York City prosecutor with an agenda to indict Andrew, a reputed Mafia leader. And none of them can predict where the most basic desires of the human heart -- passion, ambition, vengeance -- will lead: a life-and-death struggle inside the worlds of organized crime and legal warfare.

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User Review  - rocketjk - LibraryThing

Supposedly a taught psychological/erotic thriller, this book doesn't really have all that much to offer. A DA is trying to gather evidence to convict a vicious, but young and handsome, mob leader. In ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bev - Goodreads

I read this years ago and it was terrific. Intrigue, mystery, crime, sex....has it all. Highly recommended for those who like multi-layered books, great writing and surprise endings. One book that I reread. Evan Hunter also writes as Ed McBain the 87th precinct mysteries. Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Ed McBain, a recipient of the Mystery Writers of America's coveted Grand Master Award, was also the first American to receive the Diamond Dagger, the British Crime Writers Association's highest award. His books have sold more than one hundred million copies, ranging from the more than fifty titles in the 87th Precinct series (including the Edgar Award-nominated Money, Money, Money) to the bestselling novels written under his own name, Evan Hunter -- including The Blackboard Jungle (now in a 50th anniversary edition from Pocket Books) and Criminal Conversation. Fiddlers, his final 87th Precinct novel, was recently published in hardcover. Writing as both Ed McBain and Evan Hunter, he broke new ground with Candyland, a novel in two parts. He also wrote the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds. He died in 2005.


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