In the era before he created moody private investigator Matthew Scudder, burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr, sleepless spy Evan Tanner, and the amiable hit man Keller—and years before his first Edgar Award—a young writer named Lawrence Block submitted a story titled "You Can't Lose" to Manhunt magazine. It was published, and the rest is history. One Night Stands and Lost Weekends is a collection of short crime fiction and suspense novelettes penned from 1958–62 by a future Grand Master of hard-boiled mysteries.
"Well worth resurrecting as the portrait of a self-described 'gormless young man' who grew up to be a killer writer."—Seattle Times