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ISBN:1597221465
Author: Lawrence Block
ISBN13: 978-1597221467
Title: Coward's Kiss
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Language: English
Category: Mystery
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing (January 2, 2006)
Pages: 271

Coward's Kiss by Lawrence Block



His nose was buried in the comic book and he was off in a private world inhabited by Batman, Robin and the Joker. I started the car and drove away feeling more like the Joker than Batman. I took Second Avenue downtown and headed for Fifty-first Street-the address Jack Enright had given me-111 East Fifty-first Street.

This book is definitely early Lawrence Block. Ed London, a New York private investigator gets involved in a sticky situation as a family favor. He keeps getting threatened and beat up and can't even figure out why. It's an interesting story with a few twists. Published in 1961, this book is written in the classic Noir style.

Block, Lawrence Wheeler Pub. (1987). Hard-Boiled, General, Large Type Books, Fiction Private Investigatorsttt Mystery Detectivettt New York (. ttt Hard-Boiledttt Generalttt Large Type Booksttt Fictionttt. Block is one of the best!" - - Washington Post ( Washington Post, DC ). Product Description. I took a book from the bookcase and sat down with it. I read three pages, looked up suddenly and realized I didn’t remember a word that I’d read. I put the book back on the shelf and poured more cognac.

Coward's Kiss (2003). About book: Another Lawrence Block winner (are there any losers?) Called to get rid of a body by his friend Jack Enright (who happens to be married to his sister,) . Ed London retrieves the body from Jack’s love-nest and dumps it in the park. I didn't like the book at first, because pf the way it was written and because of the writing style. Then I realized this book must be quite old as the ages of the people in the book just wouldn't have matched up. I looked it up and realized it was first published in 1961. That explains a lot, like the excessive consumption of alcohol, the constant smoking, the overall attitude toward women and people of colour.

Block rewrote the book, changing Roy to Ed and Markham to London, and Gold Medal published the book with the unfortunate title of Death Pulls a Doublecross.

Publication date 2005.

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Lawrence Block is one of the most widely recognized names in the mystery genre. He has been named a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America and is a four-time winner of the prestigious Edgar and Shamus Awards, as well as a recipient of prizes in France, Germany, and Japan. He received the Diamond Dagger from the British Crime Writers' Association-only the third American to be given this award.

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A woman found shot in central park means more than murder in one of block's most chilling mysteries. A woman found shot in central park means more than murder in one of block's most chilling mysteries. Another novel of nonstop suspense from mystery's grand master of murder and mayhem.

A New York Times Bestselling Author

New York City private investigator Ed London has a problem - or rather, the problem is his brother-in-law's. Jack Enright's mistress, a woman with secrets of her own, has been shot to death in the apartment that he pays for. But when the body, moved by London to Central Park, is finally identified, London knows he must act quickly to find her killer - before the killer and the police find him.

Reviews: 7
Folsa
Coward's Kiss is another of Lawrence Block's early 1960's Crime Novels, where everyone is neither black, nor white, but different shades of gray.

Private Detective Ed London is summoned by his creepy brother-in-law Dr. Jack Enright to an apartment on East 51 Street. Jack is not there, but the body of a dead girl is. Jack told Ed he was having an affair with the girl, but he swore to Ed he didn't kill her. Even though Jack admitted he was cheating on Ed's sister Kaye, Ed tries to help Jack stay out of jail by moving the body out of the apartment, which was where Jack was keeping the chick for their trysts, and dumping it in Central Park. Not a good move, Ed. Soon people are looking to kill Ed, while his slimy brother-in-law basically crawls into a simpering little ball of mush.

Coward's Kiss is one of Block's earliest works, but all Block fan's will love his famed roller- coaster style, where no one is whom they seem to be, and surprise ending are always in store for the reader.

Coward's Kiss is a one-night read. But I guarantee you you'll get bang for your buck, if you buy this book.
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Windbearer
This book is definitely early Lawrence Block. Ed London, a New York private investigator gets involved in a sticky situation as a family favor. He keeps getting threatened and beat up and can't even figure out why. It's an interesting story with a few twists.
Deodorant for your language
A traditional 40's or 50's murder mystery. Good for recovery from surgery entertainment.
Joni_Dep
Got my Lawrence Block fix!
Enila
Block has written over fifty mysteries, but only one about private investigator Ed London. "Coward's Kiss" was one of the first mysteries in Block's career, originally commissioned as a tie-in to a 1950s television series. The book evolved into it's own unique direction. Block's afterword explains the background and suggests nobody go looking for sequels because, frankly, Block himself was not too crazy about this early work. It isn't too hard to see why.
The PI, Ed London, is pipe-smoking, cognac-drinking, life-contemplating on a dark and stormy night when his doctor brother-in-law asks London to go to his Manhattan love-nest, remove the body of his mistress, and get rid of it. I guess friends help you move, real friends help you move bodies, and a PI brother-in-law helps you disappear dead girlfriends. Yeah, London does it. I wouldn't disappear his dead mistress, and I like my brother-in-law, which London doesn't. I guess London takes out the trash so his sister and her kids won't have to.
Then "Coward's Kiss" spends the next 100 pages aping "The Maltese Falcon;" missing jewels from concentration camp victims, disappearing briefcases, ne'er-do-wells roaming the globe looking for other ne'er-do-wells, exotic clues to the boodle, tangled threads of who is working with and for whom, who is double-crossing whom, and who shot the blonde. Sam Spade did a whole lot better hunting Falcon than London does chasing the mysterious briefcase, key to Nazi stolen jewels.
London finally tires of being followed, lied to, beat up, shot at, and just kills the four least likable characters (shooting one with the Beretta in his coat pocket, which was required for 1950s PIs). London extracts enough confessions to see he was doing in the right wrong guys. And then the denouement, which is about as untidy and derivative as the rest of the story, and no more believable. At least Sam Spade got to bed the cutest of the ne'er-do-wells and then send her down for murdering his partner.
None of the characters in "Coward's Kiss" are drawn clearly or colorfully enough to really "see" them going through these busy motions, except one of the miscreants, who is so like Joel Cairo that I could smell the mint cigarettes while Block was still describing him. The few "slow" scenes of London fooling around with his actress girl-friend are a relief from the rest of the implausible plot. And London and his girlfriend liked the Joel Cairo guy too, so I guess he was Block's favorite. Since it is London's first and last case, we can imagine him and his girl happily ever after.
You get the feeling towards the end that Block wanted to put down London and "Coward's Kiss," and just go off to noodle with an interesting dame, like his PI. I suggest you do the same. There are many better chips off the old Block.
Ferri - My name
Coward's Kiss by Lawrence Block.

I have been a big fan of L.B. for a number of years especially in regards to the Matthew Scudder & Bernard Rhoddenbarr books. Love them.

This was a good story but not one of my favorites by L.B. by a long shot. Ed London a P.I. is trying to keep his brother in law out of trouble. What trouble? Trouble that's spelled with a capital D for death. A body, not just any body, of his bill's mistress has been found murdered. Now Ed has to move that body as far away from his friend/relative as possible. what better place to dump a murder victim than Central Park!

Some fun, some interesting dialogue...not on the same level as the other books by L.B. I've enjoyed.
caster
Interesting story with a number of twists and turns. The end of the book had an unexpected surprise for a who done it. Not too exciting but unexpected.
I have always been a Block fan. I loved Bernie Rodenbarr, (the thief), wish Block would revive him!