Edward X. Delaney

5 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,975 ratings

The Anderson Tapes Publisher's Summary

This novel represents the first appearance of Lawrence Sanders' most famous character, Edward X. Delaney, and the masterpiece of murder and suspense that launched Sanders' career.

The author outlines the conception, planning, and execution of the robbery of an Upper East Side apartment building with machine-like precision. The novel employs a clever premise: the entire story is told in surveillance-tape transcripts and reports from law-enforcement agencies, each of which observes an aspect of the situation in which the robbery takes place.

This suspenseful classic is brought to life by a full cast, including L. J. Ganser, Marc Vietor, Mark Boyett, Zoe Hunter, Gabra Zackman, Lauren Fortgang, Kevin T. Collins, Josh Hurley and Peter Ganim.

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  • Book 1

    • The Anderson Tapes

    • By: Lawrence Sanders
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser, Marc Vietor, Mark Boyett, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 65

    This novel represents the first appearance of Lawrence Sanders' most famous character, Edward X. Delaney, and the masterpiece of murder and suspense that launched Sanders' career. This suspenseful classic is brought to life by a full cast, including L. J. Ganser, Marc Vietor, Mark Boyett, Zoe Hunter, Gabra Zackman, Lauren Fortgang, Kevin T. Collins, Josh Hurley and Peter Ganim.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • THE TAPES

    • By Sandra on 02-02-14

    Regular price: $17.95

  • Book 2

    • The First Deadly Sin

    • By: Lawrence Sanders
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 24 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,020
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 818
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 837

    One of the most popular suspense novels of all time. A well-dressed man stalks the high-class neighborhoods of New York City. He is armed with an ice axe. His victims are strangers. And one cop, Captain Ed Delaney must solve a series of bizarre, gruesome murders that defy logic or method. This shocking story has captured the imaginations of millions like no other modern thriller.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Evening with an old friend!

    • By 9S on 06-13-11

    Regular price: $34.95

  • Book 3

    • The Second Deadly Sin

    • By: Lawrence Sanders
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 436
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 359
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 359

    Lawrence Sanders's masterpiece, The First Deadly Sin, set a standard for today's novels of psychological suspense. Now, retired Captain Ed Delaney returns to a distinctly urban milieu of paranoia and impulsive violence to solve a brutal murder that shocks New York's unshockable art world. The victim is Victor Maitland. Long-considered one of the world's greatest artists, he excelled in capturing the beauty of life on canvas. In private, he destroyed whomever he pleased: his wife, his son, his mistress, his dearest friends and family.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Almost as good as the First

    • By Ed on 08-06-12

    Regular price: $21.95

  • Book 4

    • The Third Deadly Sin

    • By: Lawrence Sanders
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 14 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best book in a fantastic series

    • By Joe on 12-01-11

    Regular price: $21.95

  • Book 5

    • The Fourth Deadly Sin

    • By: Lawrence Sanders
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 164

    Here is the gripping story of a brutally-murdered New York psychiatrist, the ex-cop who must crack the high-profile case, and the only six suspects: the doctor's own patients. It's a blockbuster with twists and turns that will keep you up nights and suspense that "never lags" ( The Washington Post). And it is a crowning achievement - by the man who wears the crown as king of the thriller.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Never dissapointed.........................

    • By John on 03-21-13

    Regular price: $21.95