Getting Off: A Novel of Sex & Violence by Lawrence Block
...and when she walks out there’s a man with her. She goes to bed with him, and she likes that part. Then she kills him, and she likes that even better.
On her way out, she cleans out his wallet. She keeps moving, and has a new name for each change of address.
She’s been doing this for a while, and she’s good at it. And then a chance remark gets her thinking of the men who got away, the lucky ones who survived a night with her.
She starts writing down names. And now she’s a girl with a mission. Picking up their trails. Hunting them down. Crossing them off her list...
- First publication ever!
- Hard Case Crime’s first hardcover novel
- Published as by "Lawrence Block writing as Jill Emerson"—a pseudonym last used forty years ago. (Block writes: "Jill Emerson’s seven-book body of work ranges from sensitive lesbian fiction (Enough of Sorrow) and candid erotica(Threesome) to mainstream contemporary fiction (A Week as Andrea Benstock). Both [Jill and Lawrence Block] are deeply grateful to the heroine ofGetting Off for providing them with the opportunity to work together one more time.")
- "There is only one writer of mystery and detective fiction who comes close to replacing the irreplaceable John D. MacDonald…The writer is Lawrence Block."
- — Stephen King
- "Brilliant...For clean, close-to-the-bone prose, the line goes from Dashiell Hammett to James M. Cain to Lawrence Block. He’s that good."
- — Martin Cruz Smith
- "The suspense mounts & mounts & mounts…very superior.."
- — James M. Cain
- "Block grabs you…and never lets go."
- — Elmore Leonard
- "Lawrence Block is a master of crime fiction."
- — Jonathan Kellerman
- "Lawrence Block is addictive. Make room on your bookshelf."
- — David Morrell