Getting Off (Hardcover)

A Novel of Sex & Violence

By Lawrence Block, Jill Emerson

Hard Case Crime, 9780857682871

Publication Date: September 20, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (9/19/2011)
Paperback (10/16/2012)

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...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...

About the Author

Lawrence Block is one of the most acclaimed and highly decorated living mystery writers, having received multiple Edgar, Shamus and Maltese Falcon Awards, as well as lifetime achievement awards in the US, UK, and France.

He was named a "Grand Master" by the Mystery Writers of America, the organization's highest honor. In the 1960s and 70s he wrote seven novels under the pen name "Jill Emerson," a pseudonym he is reviving for the first time in nearly 40 years for Getting Off.

Praise For Getting Off: A Novel of Sex & Violence

"One of the best books of this or any year." - BookReporter

"’ll be rooting for this thoroughly beguiling serial killer on a mission. A pro’s pro, Block never wastes a word, never misplaces a plot element... it also boasts Block’s legendary craftsmanship, sly humor, and virtuoso plotting. The premise is to die for!" - Booklist

"[A] fun, fast-paced read full of steamy moments and a twist ending... a must have for pulp fiction fans." - Celebrity Cafe

"A great read from cover to cover... believe me when I say that you are in for a wonderful time." - Horror News

"A perfect treat." - Affairs Magazine

"Block has, once again, created a tale to excite and absorb even the most jaded reader of crime fiction." - Eclipse Magazine

"... compulsively readable... with a character that has a lot more to offer the reader than the genre typically maintains." - The Daily Rotation

Praise for Lawrence Block:

"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 

"Unfailingly entertaining." - The New York Times 

"One of the very best writers now working the beat." - The Wall Street Journal 

"Lawrence Block is a master of crime fiction." - Jonathan Kellerman