Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, Paperback, 9780679753360, 352pp.
Publication Date: August 23, 1994
Tautly written and endowed with murderous ironic spin, Born Bad plunges us into the hell that lies just outside our bedroom windows.
"Vachss seems bottomlessly knowledgeable about the depth and variety of human twistedness." —The New York Times
"We are taken not simply into the mean streets but into a subterranean nightmare world. A place as compelling and morally challenging as any to be found in the best crime fiction today." —The Washington Post Book World
"[Vachss is] able to wring edginess from his portrayal of a society hovering beneath the radar." —The Village Voice