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Lawrence Sanders (1920–1998)

Autor(a) de The First Deadly Sin

89 Works 13,776 Membros 122 Críticas 12 Favorited

About the Author

Lawrence Sanders was born in Brooklyn, New York on March 15, 1920. He graduated from Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana, in 1942 and served in the Marine Corps from 1943 to 1946. After years of working as an editor for a number of magazines, including Mechanics Illustrated and Science and mostrar mais Mechanics, Lawrence Sanders wrote and published his first novel, The Anderson Tapes (1970), at the age of 50 which won the Edgar Award for Best First Mystery Novel from The Mystery Writers of America. It was made into a film in 1971, as was The First Deadly Sin (1973). Sanders died February 7, 1998 (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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(eng) aka Lesley Andress, Mark Upton


Obras por Lawrence Sanders

The First Deadly Sin (1972) 739 exemplares
The Fourth Deadly Sin (1985) 580 exemplares
McNally's Secret (1992) 580 exemplares
The Third Deadly Sin (1981) 543 exemplares
The Second Deadly Sin (1977) 528 exemplares
McNally's Caper (1994) 526 exemplares
McNally's Luck (1992) 515 exemplares
McNally's Puzzle (1996) 506 exemplares
McNally's Risk (1993) 488 exemplares
McNally's Gamble (1997) 463 exemplares
McNally's Dilemma (1999) 448 exemplares
McNally's Trial (1995) 443 exemplares
The Eighth Commandment (1986) 415 exemplares
The Timothy Files (1987) 389 exemplares
The Seventh Commandment (1991) 387 exemplares
The Tenth Commandment (1981) 382 exemplares
The Sixth Commandment (1978) 375 exemplares
Sullivan's Sting (1990) 366 exemplares
McNally's Folly (2000) 346 exemplares
Timothy's Game (1988) 329 exemplares
McNally's Chance (2001) 314 exemplares
Capital Crimes (1989) 307 exemplares
McNally's Alibi (2002) 296 exemplares
The Anderson Tapes (1970) 292 exemplares
The Case of Lucy Bending (1982) 282 exemplares
The Tomorrow File (1975) 259 exemplares
McNally's Dare (2003) 259 exemplares
The Passion of Molly T. (1984) 241 exemplares
The Seduction of Peter S. (1983) 236 exemplares
Caper (1980) 233 exemplares
Guilty Pleasures (1998) 222 exemplares
Stolen Blessings (1989) 193 exemplares
Private Pleasures (1994) 143 exemplares
The Tangent Objective (1960) 126 exemplares
Tales of the Wolf (1986) 119 exemplares
Love Songs (1972) 115 exemplares
The Tangent Factor (1960) 114 exemplares
The Marlow Chronicles (1977) 113 exemplares
The Loves of Harry Dancer (1960) 107 exemplares
The Dream Lover (1986) 97 exemplares
McNally's Files (1997) 62 exemplares
The Pleasures of Helen (1971) 54 exemplares
The Anderson Tapes [1971 film] (1971) — Original novel — 25 exemplares
The First Deadly Sin [1980 film] (1980) — Writer — 14 exemplares
Dark Summer (1980) 9 exemplares
A traicao de Sullivan (1992) 3 exemplares
Factor tangent (1995) 2 exemplares
TIMOTHY DOSSIER (1988) 2 exemplares
SEPTIMO MANDAMIENTO - EL (1994) 2 exemplares
Den første dødssynd - Bind 1. (1989) 2 exemplares
O Caso Tangent 2 exemplares
Maktens vokter (1990) 1 exemplar
McNally's Bluff 1 exemplar
Manhattan trafic (1993) 1 exemplar
[No title] 1 exemplar
Den ¤første dødssynd 2 (1989) 1 exemplar
OKSE 1 exemplar
McNallys Alibi (2002) 1 exemplar
Thus Be Loved (1966) 1 exemplar
Dossier Anderson 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Sanders, Lawrence
Outros nomes
Andress, Lesley
Upton, Mark
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Local de falecimento
Pompano Beach, Florida, USA
Locais de residência
New York, New York, USA
Wabash College (BA)
short-story writer
US Marine Corps

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Lawrence Sanders was born in Brooklyn. After public school he went to Wabash College where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree. He returned to New York and started to work at Macy's Department Store. In 1943 he joined the United States Marine Corps and was discharged in 1946. Sanders was a former magazine editorial writer and later turned to a full-time fiction writer. Sanders wrote his first novel, the Anderson Tapes in 1970 at the age of 50. It deals with a plot by a group of criminals to rob a luxury apartment building. In 1971, Sanders received an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for best first novel.
Nota de desambiguação
aka Lesley Andress, Mark Upton



This was a fun re-read. It is a bit disconcerting now, though, to read this and be so much closer to Archy’s age, because I first read this as a teenager and consequently I still think of Archy as way older than me. Because this first came out in 1996, some elements are a bit dated in 2023, namely the technology—computers are only just coming into use at McNally and Son, and the province of tech folks and administrative personnel rather than Papa Prescott (who technically has a computer, but his aides use it, and the password is “McNally”). And in terms of the family unit, this is the book in which Hobo, the extremely smart terrier, joins the family. Although Archy is by no means a boy detective, I always picture Hobo looking like Milou/Snowy from the Tintin series. And Prescott displays more of a sense of humour in this installment. I don’t doubt that he has one, but he makes it more evident in this book (much to Archy’s confusion).… (mais)
rabbitprincess | 6 outras críticas | Oct 28, 2023 |
I read a lot of Sanders in the 70's and 80's because of the great character of Edward X. Delaney in the Deadly Sins series. As a result, I ended up buying a few bad books by him. This isn't one of the bad ones. In fact, the plot was mostly well designed, there were some excellent characters and it had a nice suspenseful feel. I first read it around the time it was published in 1979 and I probably liked it pretty well back then. But BOY, is it dated!!! Casual (and sometimes not so casual) misogyny and ludicrous amounts of alcohol being imbibed just took the bloom off the rose for me. Add to that, a bit of an anti-climax to end the book and I'm letting this book find a new home at Goodwill.… (mais)
AliceAnna | 1 outra crítica | Aug 19, 2023 |
archivomorero | 3 outras críticas | Feb 13, 2023 |
Enjoyable read. I couldn’t put the book down ! Loved the author’s humorous statements about the people living in the Palm Beach community .
CatsandCherryPie | 8 outras críticas | Jan 21, 2023 |



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