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Grifter's Game de Lawrence Block
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Grifter's Game (original: 1961; edição: 2011)

de Lawrence Block (Autor)

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Con man Joe Marlin was used to scoring easy cash off of gullible women. But that was before he met Mona Brassard -- and found himself holding a stash of raw heroin. Now that Joe has fallen hard for Mona, he's got to pull off the most dangerous con of his career. One that will leave him either a killer -- or a corpse.… (mais)
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Título:Grifter's Game
Autores:Lawrence Block (Autor)
Informação:Hard Case Crime (2011), 208 pages
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Well, that took a dark turn!! ( )
  thePatWalker | Feb 10, 2020 |
I had a lot of fun with this one - loved the pacing, phrasing, etc. Good old pulpy pulpy. ( )
  morbusiff | Sep 20, 2018 |
Joe Marlin goes by many fake names and pulls just about any grift, from theft to skipping out on hotel bills to conning wealthy women and gigolo work. Escaping his latest con in Philly, he heads to Atlantic City to see what he can get away with there. First thing, he steals expensive luggage in the hopes that it has cash, or at least some clothes in his size, but is startled to find an enormous amount of heroin inside. Joe doesn't have a drug connection anymore but it's too valuable to throw away, so he begins hatching a plan for how it can make him money. In the meantime, he's also surprised to find that he's fallen in love with a blonde he meets on the beach, one who is unhappily married to a very rich older man.
As much pulp as a glass of orange juice. Joe is a scoundrel who you almost root for as he turns each action around to look at it from every angle. This was Block's first published novel, originally titled "Mona". ( )
  mstrust | Jan 29, 2018 |
Grifter's Game was originally published as "Mona" in 1961. It was one of the earlier books Block published under his own name rather than a pen name. It is one of a number of books he wrote in the early sixties about grifters and con men along with Girl With the Long Green Heart.

Here, the narrator (Joe Marlin) stays in fancy hotels without any intention of paying the bill. And, "there was a girl in it. Her name was Londa Jamison and she smelled like money." The narrator explains that he liked money. He thought she was Mainline all the way, meaning from the wealthy side of Philly. She thought he was wealthy. Two gold diggers playing for each other!

Having to leave town in a hurry andwithout luggage, the narrator heads to Atlantic City, hoping to find some wealthy broad to hustle. He appropriates two top grade suitcases with the initials LKB when
leaving the railway station because hotels frown on guests without luggage.

On the beach, a gorgeous blonde who looked like she'd been poured into her bathing suit, made our narrator's acquaintance. She confesses that her husband is old boring and rich. Why do pretty girls marry rich old men, she explains. Our plucky narrator returns to his hotel room and decides to have a
gander at what's in the suitcase: sixty cubic inches of raw uncut
heroin. Later, after a steamy encounter on the beach, Mona let's drop that her
husband's name is L Keith Bassard. As in, LKB, the initials on the suitcases.

Of course, we are now into Postman Always Rings Twice territory as they both need the money and need each other. As Mona explained, once you get used to having money, you can't do without.
But don't assume that this plot device is just a carbon copy of another book or that there's not more to the story. Remember, this book is called Grifter's Game and Joe may not be the only con artist in the
story. And, maybe she had her pigeon in her sights right from the beginning.

This, according to Block's afterword, was the first book he put his own
name on and I can see why. This is an excellent book and I challenge
you to have the willpower to put it down without finishing it. ( )
  DaveWilde | Sep 22, 2017 |
Lawrence Block has to be one of the most prolific and savvy writers. Having written under numerous pen names during his early career, he has begin reissuing many of them as e-books or under the Hard Case label. Grifter’s Game is one of the latter, having gone through two previous iterations first as “Mona”, then “Sweet Slow Death”. It was originally released in 1961.

The plot is hardly original: con man meets beautiful girl; they fall in love; she is married to gangster; they conspire to kill said gangster, etc. But the treatment is original Block and always enjoyable. The end is surprising. I listened to this as an audiobook masterfully read by Alan Sklar, one of my favorites. ( )
  ecw0647 | Dec 8, 2016 |
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Con man Joe Marlin was used to scoring easy cash off of gullible women. But that was before he met Mona Brassard -- and found himself holding a stash of raw heroin. Now that Joe has fallen hard for Mona, he's got to pull off the most dangerous con of his career. One that will leave him either a killer -- or a corpse.

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