The Naked and the Deadly: Lawrence Block in Men’s Adventure Magazines [EXPANDED HARDCOVER EDITION]

$39.95

This listing is for the deluxe, expanded hardcover edition of THE NAKED AND THE DEADLY: LAWRENCE BLOCK IN MEN’S ADVENTURE MAGAZINES.

It collects the lost men’s adventure magazine stories of Lawrence Block, presented complete and uncut for the first time, with cover scans of the magazines and the original illustrations reprinted in full color.

These stories first appeared in men’s adventure magazines in the 1950s and 1960s, long before Lawrence Block became one of the most widely read, respected, and celebrated writers of crime and mystery fiction in the world. Some of the stories were originally published under his own name, some under pseudonyms.

The book includes a special introduction written by Lawrence Block, three long “Book Bonus” mystery stories featuring Block’s first Private Investigator character Ed London (“The Naked and the Deadly”, “Stag Party Girl” and “Twin Call Girls”), and two Book Bonuses featuring his unique insomniac action/adventure anti-hero Evan Tanner.

Other stories are examples of the type of wild action/adventure yarns, exposés and “sexposés” featured in vintage men’s adventure magazines.

There are also explanatory introductions and sidebars about Block and the men’s adventure mag genre written by co-editors Wyatt Doyle and Robert Deis.

The hardcover edition is 6″ x 9″ with 400 pages.

The Naked and the Deadly is also available in a trade paperback edition, via this bookstore. You can also get either of the print editions or a Kindle ebook edition via Amazon worldwide.

A special limited edition of the hardcover signed by Lawrence Block and editors Robert Deis and Wyatt Doyle is available via this link.

Description

This listing is for the deluxe, expanded hardcover edition of THE NAKED AND THE DEADLY: LAWRENCE BLOCK IN MEN’S ADVENTURE MAGAZINES.

It collects the lost men’s adventure magazine stories of Lawrence Block, presented complete and uncut for the first time, with cover scans of the magazines and the original illustrations reprinted in full color.

These stories first appeared in men’s adventure magazines in the 1950s and 1960s, long before Lawrence Block became one of the most widely read, respected, and celebrated writers of crime and mystery fiction in the world. Some of the stories were originally published under his own name, some under pseudonyms.

The book includes a special introduction written by Lawrence Block, three long “Book Bonus” mystery stories featuring Block’s first Private Investigator character Ed London (“The Naked and the Deadly”, “Stag Party Girl” and “Twin Call Girls”), and two Book Bonuses featuring his unique insomniac action/adventure anti-hero Evan Tanner.

Other stories are examples of the type of wild action/adventure yarns, exposés and “sexposés” featured in vintage men’s adventure magazines.

There are also explanatory introductions and sidebars about Block and the men’s adventure mag genre written by co-editors Wyatt Doyle and Robert Deis.

There are also explanatory introductions and sidebars about Block and the men’s adventure mag genre written by co-editors Wyatt Doyle and Robert Deis.

The hardcover edition is 6″ x 9″ with 400 pages. Here’s the table of contents:

  • Tricks of the Trade by Wyatt Doyle and Robert Deis
  • Introduction by Lawrence Block
  • “Queen of the Clipper Ships” from REAL MEN April 1958
  • “The Greatest Ship Disaster in American History” from REAL MEN April 1958
  • “She Doesn’t Want You!” from REAL MEN June 1958
  • “Pleasure Cruise for 137 Corpses” from REAL MEN November 1958
  • “They Called Him ‘King of Pain’” from ALL MAN September 1961
  • “The Naked and the Deadly” from MAN’S MAGAZINE October 1962
  • “Just Window Shopping” from MAN’S MAGAZINE December 1962
  • “Stag Party Girl” from MAN’S MAGAZINE February 1963
  • “Twin Call Girls” from MAN’S MAGAZINE August 1963
  • “Great Istanbul Gold Grab” from FOR MEN ONLY March 1967
  • “Bring On the Girls” from STAG July 1968
  • “Erotic Life of the ‘Fly Me’ Stewardesses” from MALE April 1974

The Naked and the Deadly is also available in a trade paperback edition, via this bookstore. You can also get either of the print editions or a Kindle ebook edition via Amazon worldwide.

A special limited edition of the hardcover signed by Lawrence Block and editors Robert Deis and Wyatt Doyle is available via this link.