The Dark End of the Street (Paperback)
New Stories of Sex and Crime by Today's Top Authors
Bloomsbury USA, 9781596916838, 304pp.
Publication Date: May 11, 2010
In one fast-paced story, a strong and aggravated man considers the pretty woman at the bar while he fingers the knife in his pocket. But what becomes of his prey when they move to the bedroom? In another tale, a man remembers the victim of a ghastly murder who visited the same hair salon as he does. And a Don Juan of a protagonist has a hobby of marrying vulnerable women, getting access to their bank accounts, and then robbing them blind.
But there is much more to this collection than dark-haired vixens and crimes of passion. Some stories are brooding, some twisted; some bring righteous satisfaction, some linger in the back of your mind. What is truly on display is an impressive collection of literary talent: a group of some of the best writers we have, weaving fresh and memorable stories from a pair of classic themes. Taken as a whole, they are a rare treat for fans of great fiction, whether it's high literature, good old-fashioned suspense, or anything in between. Original black-and-white art by artist/author Jonathan Santlofer completes this innovative, exciting, and irresistibly intriguing book a true literary gem.
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Praise For The Dark End of the Street: New Stories of Sex and Crime by Today's Top Authors…
“Jonathan Santlofer and S.J. Rozan have brought together an impressive group of contributors for THE DARK END OF THE STREET. This is airplane/beach/hotel reading at its best. Smart and entertaining.”—Los Angeles Times
“Nineteen new stories explore the undeniable connection between sex and crime… Uniformly fine writing will attract readers familiar with the marquee authors and introduce them to a talented group of lesser lights.”—Booklist
“[A] superior anthology of 19 new stories ‘on the twin subjects of sex and crime.’”
“An original anthology of stories featuring spine-tingling stunners from such talented tale-tellers as Lawrence Block, Janice Lee, Stephen L. Carter, Lee Child, Patrick McCabe, and Francine Prose, The Dark End of the Street edited by Jonathan Santlofer and S. J. Rozan, presents an elegant, eek-inducing case for seducing readers with kinky, cautionary yarns about sex and crime.”—Elle