You can read all about how Lawrence Block (writing as “Jill Emerson”) came to write Getting Off: A Novel of Sex & Violence at http://pattinase.blogspot.com/2011/09/how-i-came-to-write-this-book-lawrence.html on Patti Abbott’s blog. Hard Case is publishing plenty of older crime novels that appeal to a certain market segment. Getting Off is a hybrid, part crime novel and part sleaze novel from 50 years ago. It works for me. I bet you’ll enjoy Block’s off-beat novel, too.