She was every man’s dream - and one man’s nightmare.The Girl With the Long Green Heart is one of Lawrence Block's novels in the Hard Case Crime imprint. I like these crime noir things with the Mickey Spilane vocabulary.
This was a good one. It took a little time to set up the "grift" but it was necessarily tedious as you needed to know that stuff for the ending to make sense.
It was short, interesting, unexpectedly action-packed in areas with a good twist. I gave it a 7- on the Haugenometer. Goodreads grades it about the same at 3.7 of 5.
Block is also an avid Facebooker and goes above and beyond other authors I see there and really gives you a little more personal look at his life and daily doings. He also has an email newsletter I enjoy. Just send a blank email to email@example.com with "Newsletter" in the subject line and he'll get ya on it.