The Girl with the Long Green Heart - Lawrence Block

The Girl with the Long Green Heart

By Lawrence Block

  • Release Date: 2016-01-07
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers



Johnny Hayden and Doug Rance had a scheme to take real estate entrepreneur Wallace Gunderman for all he was worth.  But they needed a girl on the inside to make it work.

Enter Evelyn Stone: Gunderman's secretary, his lover – and his worst enemy.  Gunderman had promised to marry her, but never came through.  Now she's ready to make him pay…

Johnny Hayden has spent a lifetime working the long con, establishing a deceptive front and stinging a mark big-time. A stretch in prison has made a temporarily honest man out of him, but the prospect of one big score to fund his retirement is too much to resist.

Fans of The Sting will appreciate the rich details of this original scheme, where a man who bought worthless Canadian land—"moose pasture"—years ago is now tricked into buying a whole lot more of it. Noir enthusiasts will be absorbed by a swirling plot, with Johnny and Doug and Evelyn caught up in a race nobody can win. And Hard Case Crime collectors will be able to understand why The Girl with the Long Green Heart has been a key entry ever since HCC was launched.

This Classic Crime Library ebook of The Girl with the Long Green Heart contains as a bonus the opening chapter of the next book in the series, The Specialists.