The Girl with the Long Green Heart (1965)
"She had a grifter's soul."
by Lawrence Block
From their website, "Hard Case Crime brings you the best in hardboiled crime fiction, ranging from lost noir masterpieces to new novels by today’s most powerful writers, featuring stunning original cover art in the grand pulp style." Some of the books they publish are fairly new, some -- like this one -- are older than I am. You will probably be able to track down their books through their website; I've been finding them in the cheap bins of my local book stores. This particular book (#14 in the series, although since they're all unconnected, standalone novels it really doesn't matter what order you read them in) I found at the newsagent's across the street from Caboolture train station while I had a couple of hours to kill, waiting for a train.
Despite the fact I'm apparently collecting these books, I wouldn't consider "crime" to be my genre of choice. However, I thoroughly enjoyed this novel!