|About the Book|
Originally published in 1953, and then in 2000, this New York Times bestseller is the story of a successful young true detective writer, married and a buddy of the police, who finds himself sinking into the nightmare world he has written so gliblyMoreOriginally published in 1953, and then in 2000, this New York Times bestseller is the story of a successful young true detective writer, married and a buddy of the police, who finds himself sinking into the nightmare world he has written so glibly about, where even the cops he had been so close to are his enemies. The novel has received rave reviews in the US and abroad, and has the distinction of having been used in criminology courses as well as being praised as a literary work. Noir great Dave Zeltserman lists it as sixth of the twenty essential noir novels of all time.“Seymour Shubin has an enviable knack as a novelist, the ability to combine a philosophical plot with some of the finest action writing you’ll run across in American literature.-- The Oklahoman“Good...for readers looking for excruciating 3-D suspense.”-- The New York PostShubin draws his characters with precision inside a tense, suspenseful plot that moves to an explosive finale.-- Los Angeles Daily BreezeShubin has brought off a bizarre and blistering rarity in his expertly handled Anyones My Name.-- Newsweek.Shubins style is crisp, never dull. With inexorable drive he carries his story through to its grim and shocking conclusion. He is a story-teller with terrific punch.-- Philadelphia InquirerThis is the sort of novel which has the reader turning page after page to learn what happened and why. More than suspense, Mr. Shubin attempts an explanation of what goes on in a mans heart and head before, during and after he commits violent, brutal murder.-- San Francisco ChronicleA brilliant, poignant and terrible book. It is the story of a murder beside which the average American thriller reads like a fairy tale.-- Montrose (UK).