Lucky at Cards by Lawrence Block audiobook

Lucky at Cards

By Lawrence Block
Read by Alan Sklar

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
5.07 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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At cards and with women, Bill Maynard knew how to cheat … On the mend after getting run out of Chicago, professional cardsharp Bill Maynard is hungry for some action … but not nearly as hungry as Joyce Rogers, the tantalizing wife of Bill’s latest mark. Together they hatch an ingenious scheme to get rid of her husband. But in life as in poker, the other player sometimes has an ace up his sleeve. This classic pulp novel was originally released in 1964 as The Sex Shuffle under the pen name Sheldon Lord.

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Summary

Summary

At cards and with women, Bill Maynard knew how to cheat …

On the mend after getting run out of Chicago, professional cardsharp Bill Maynard is hungry for some action … but not nearly as hungry as Joyce Rogers, the tantalizing wife of Bill’s latest mark. Together they hatch an ingenious scheme to get rid of her husband. But in life as in poker, the other player sometimes has an ace up his sleeve.

This classic pulp novel was originally released in 1964 as The Sex Shuffle under the pen name Sheldon Lord.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator Alan Sklar’s gritty baritone is perfect for this tawdry tale…Fans of nonviolent crime fare will enjoy. Block is always worth the time.” Library Journal
“The plot twists here, then there, then back again, rooted in Block’s strong characters and no-nonsense prose style.” Publishers Weekly
“Block unwinds his plot superbly, pointing toward a classic noir finale but then seeming to pull away—or maybe not. And, along the way, there is all the teasing sexuality and tongue-in-cheek noir style that a pulp devotee craves.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Lawrence Block

Author Bio: Lawrence Block

Lawrence Block is the recipient of a Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America and a New York Times bestselling author. His prolific career spans over one hundred books, including four bestselling series and dozens of short stories and articles. He has won multiple Edgar and Shamus awards, two Falcon Awards from the Maltese Falcon Society of Japan, the Nero and Philip Marlowe Awards, the Cartier Diamond Dagger from the Crime Writers Association of America, and many others. Aside from being a mystery writer, he has also written a number of episodes for television, including two episodes of the ESPN series Tilt; he also cowrote the screenplay for the film My Blueberry Nights, starring Norah Jones. Block currently lives in New York City with his wife, Lynne.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 5.07
Audience: Adult
Language: English