The Third Deadly Sin : Edward X. Delaney

  • by Lawrence Sanders
  • Narrated by Marc Vietor
  • Series: Edward X. Delaney
  • 14 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The First Deadly Sin made him a success. The Tenth Commandment made him today's best-selling suspense novelist. Now Lawrence Sanders presents his biggest and best ever: the nonstop thriller about a "Hotel Ripper" stalking New York's nightside with a Swiss Army knife and the retired cop named Edward X. Delaney determined to catch him. Or the killer.


What the Critics Say

"Big-time suspense.... a first-rate thriller.... It's as good as you can get." (The New York Times)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

The best book in a fantastic series

Psychological thrillers don't get better than this. The Deadly Sin series always cares deeply about its characters and Sanders takes considerable time making sure they appear as real, breathing human beings. But the third book in the series is a masterpiece by itself. You do not need to be a Sanders fan - or even a previous reader of this series - to enjoy it thoroughly.

Written ten years before Aileen Wuornos embarked in her deadly killing spree, Sanders predicts the first female serial killer in American history and tries to imagine what she might be like. Her descent into madness is fascinating and horrifying to watch, as is the methodical Edward X. Delaney as he chases her.

Though Wuornos was not nearly the type of killer that Sanders creates in the "Hotel Ripper", this is a wonderful, intellectual and satisfying read.

Buy it now. You'll thank me later.
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- Joe

14 hours of misogyny, not mystery

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The 70's take on women's lib sadly overshadows the drama in this police procedural. Hoping for action, finding endless debate over the volatility of women since Feminism, and how they could/count not possibly be murderers based on their menstrual cycles. Solution: remove have of this explanatory

Would you ever listen to anything by Lawrence Sanders again?

Sadly, no

Which scene was your favorite?

The scene when the couple has spent a week fighting over the Chief's

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Third Deadly Sin?

Leave in one or two paragraphs about the women's lib movement, then STOP. The inner workings of women shouldn't be used as a voyeuristic prop device on every page. First, that's interesting, then uncomfortable, then, just, yuck!

Any additional comments?

I tried to enjoy the mystery beneath the breasts, the cramps, the flowers symbolizing true womanhood, the men who are portrayed as either pansies or brutes...but no.

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- Ellie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-25-2011
  • Publisher: Audible Studios