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The Resource Strange embrace, by Lawrence Block writing as 'Ben Christopher.' 69 Barrow Street / by Lawrence Block writing as 'Sheldon Lord.'

Strange embrace, by Lawrence Block writing as 'Ben Christopher.' 69 Barrow Street / by Lawrence Block writing as 'Sheldon Lord.'

Label
Strange embrace
Title
Strange embrace
Statement of responsibility
by Lawrence Block writing as 'Ben Christopher.' 69 Barrow Street / by Lawrence Block writing as 'Sheldon Lord.'
Title variation
  • 69 Barrow Street
  • Sixty-nine Barrow Street
Creator
Contributor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Early 1960s Manhattan plays host to murder, marijuana, and kinky sex parties in this striking two-pack revival of vintage pulp from MWA Grandmaster Block. Stella James, "the tigress with the biggest breasts," rules Greenwich Village's 69 (pun intended) Barrow Street with an iron fist, and sets her sights on a fresh young lesbian new to the building. In the companion thriller, Broadway producer Johnny Lane investigates a string of killings that haunt his new play. Under pseudonyms, the young Block kept these plots, originally packaged for the paperback sleaze market, clipping along, but today lesbianism and reefer just don't seem quite as "forbidden"-and he wasn't yet writing on the level of a Charles Willeford or Jim Thompson. New cover paintings by paperback cover icon Robert McGinnis highlight this deluxe edition, bound back-to-back in the style of the Ace Doubles beloved by collectors. Almost worth the price tag are new afterwords from Block, who supplies amusing anecdotes on the creation of these "lost" novels
Related
Summary
Presents two works by the Edgar Award-winning author published for the first time under his real name
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10116336
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Block, Lawrence
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.L63
LC item number
S875 2011
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lord, Sheldon
  • Christopher, Ben
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True
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  • Lesbian actresses
  • Murder
  • Broadway (New York, N.Y.)
  • Painters
  • Neighbors
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Greenwich Village (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
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and, 69 Barrow Street
Label
Strange embrace, by Lawrence Block writing as 'Ben Christopher.' 69 Barrow Street / by Lawrence Block writing as 'Sheldon Lord.'
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Strange embrace originally published in 1962; 69 Barrow Street originally published in 1959
  • Titles from separate title pages; works issued back-to-back and inverted
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
169 ; 156 pages
Isbn
9781596064898
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 759177093
  • (OCoLC)759177093
Label
Strange embrace, by Lawrence Block writing as 'Ben Christopher.' 69 Barrow Street / by Lawrence Block writing as 'Sheldon Lord.'
Publication
Note
  • Strange embrace originally published in 1962; 69 Barrow Street originally published in 1959
  • Titles from separate title pages; works issued back-to-back and inverted
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
169 ; 156 pages
Isbn
9781596064898
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 759177093
  • (OCoLC)759177093

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