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A Long Line of Dead Men (Matthew Scudder Mysteries Book 12)
by Lawrence Block
Matthew Scudder, played by Liam Neeson in A Walk Among the Tombstones, investigates a secret, private club in Manhattan whose members suddenly start dying, when it becomes obvious that someone is trying to kill them all.
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Defender of the Innocent: The Casebook of Martin Ehrengraf
by Lawrence Block
The Criminal Defense Lawyer. Redefined. Martin H. Ehrengraf, dapper and diabolical, may be Lawrence Block's darkest creation. He's the defense attorney who never sees the inside of a courtroom, because all his clients are innocent--no matter how guilty they may seem. Some even believe themselves to be guilty: they remember pulling the...
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Hit Me (Keller series Book 5)
by Lawrence Block
BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND GRAND MASTER LAWRENCE BLOCK RETURNS TO HIS DEADLIEST HITMAN A man named Nicholas Edwards lives in New Orleans renovating houses, doing honest work and making decent money at it. Between his family and his stamp collection, all his spare time is happily accounted for. Sometimes it's hard to remember that he used...
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A Moment of Wrong Thinking (Matthew Scudder Mysteries Series Book 9)
by Lawrence Block
I began writing about Matthew Scudder in the mid-1970s. The first novel, The Sins of the Fathers, appeared in 1975, and A Drop of the Hard Stuff—the 17th and most recent—was published in 2011. Over the years Scudder has also been featured in 11 short works of fiction; A Moment of Wrong Thinking, which first appeared in EQMM in 2002...
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The Burglar Who Counted the Spoons (Bernie Rhodenbarr Series Book 11)
by Lawrence Block
Ever since The Burglar on the Prowl climbed the bestseller lists in 2004, fans have been clamoring for a new book featuring the lighthearted and lightfingered Bernie Rhodenbarr. Now everybody's favorite burglar returns in an eleventh adventure that finds him and his lesbian sidekick Carolyn Kaiser breaking into houses, apartments, and...
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I Know How to Pick 'Em
by Lawrence Block
"I sure know how to pick 'em. "Except I don't know as I've got any credit coming for this one, because it it's hard to make the case that it was me that picked her. She walked into that edge-of-town roadhouse with the script all worked out in her mind, and all that was left to do was cast the lead. "The male lead, that is, Far as the...
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Borderline (Hard Case Crime)
by Lawrence Block
THE SCORCHING PULP NOVEL BY LAWRENCE BLOCK, AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 50 YEARS! On the border between El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico, five lives are about to collide - with fatal results. You'll meet   MARTY - the professional gambler who rolls the dice on a night with...  MEG - the bored divorcee who seeks excitement and...
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Keller's Adjustment
by Lawrence Block
Keller, an introspective fellow, is your basic Urban Lonely Guy. He collects stamps. He used to have a dog, until the dog walker walked off with him. Now he soldiers on alone. It's his profession that sets him apart. He's a hit man. He kills strangers for a living. And he's a Guilty Pleasure for an ever-increasing number of readers....
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By the Dawn's Early Light (A Matthew Scudder Story Book 3)
by Lawrence Block
"I love the Matthew Scudder series, and I love short stories." --Otto Penzler, Los Angeles Times, Ten Most Wanted Books of 2011 Lawrence Block’s 17 Matthew Scudder novels have won the hearts of readers throughout the world—along with a bevy of awards including the Edgar, the Shamus, the Philip Marlowe (Germany), and the Maltese...
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Resume Speed (Kindle Single)
by Lawrence Block
From the legendary author of A Walk Among the Tombstones comes this gripping tale of sudden endings and new beginnings. When a man called Bill spots a sign in a restaurant window, he grabs his carry-on and gets off his bus. Within an hour he’s got himself a job as a short-order cook, and a start on a whole new life in Cross Creek...
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The Girl With the Deep Blue Eyes
by Lawrence Block
In the depths of her blue eyes, he glimpsed... murder. Cashed out from the NYPD after 24 years, Doak Miller operates as a private eye in steamy small-town Florida, doing jobs for the local police. Like posing as a hit man and wearing a wire to incriminate a local wife who’s looking to get rid of her husband. But when he sees the wife...
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Writing the Novel from Plot to Print to Pixel: Expanded and Updated!
by Lawrence Block
Lawrence Block, the award-winning crime fiction author, is almost as well known for his instructional books for writers, and contributed a monthly column on fiction to Writers Digest for 14 years. WRITING THE NOVEL was his first book for writers, and remained continuously in print since its original appearance in 1978. But the world of...
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21 Gay Street (Collection of Classic Erotica)
by Lawrence Block
When Joyce Kendall arrives in New York, fresh out of Clifton College in Iowa, she has a job and an apartment waiting for her. The job’s as a first reader for Armageddon Publications. The apartment’s at 21 Gay Street, and the small Federal-period house is already home to a lesbian couple, Jean Fitzgerald and Terri Leigh, and an...
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The Crime of Our Lives
by Lawrence Block
An MWA Grand Master tells it straight: Fredric Brown: “When I read Murder Can Be Fun, I had a bottle of bourbon on the table and every time Brown’s hero took a drink, I had a snort myself. This is a hazardous undertaking when in the company of Brown’s characters, and, I’ve been given to understand, would have been just as...
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Matando a Castro (Biblioteca clásica del crimen nº 10) (Spanish Edition)
by Lawrence Block
Es 1961, y Fidel Castro está fortaleciendo su control de poder en Cuba. A 300 kilómetros de distancia, un misterioso hombre llamado Hiraldo recluta a cinco Norteamericanos para una misión desesperada. Cada uno tiene su propia razón para aceptar el trabajo: Ray Garrison es un solitario cazador de recompensas, Michael Turner, un...
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Tanner's Tiger (Evan Tanner)
by Lawrence Block
The Cold War's boiling over. Global tensions are near the breaking point. So what's the perfect assignment for a super-spy who hasn't slept since the Korean conflict? A fun-filled trip to the Montreal World's Fair! The adorable little girl he's escorting—who, under different circumstances, would be sitting on the Lithuanian...
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Enough Rope
by Lawrence Block
Enough Rope , a collection of superb stories, establishes the extraordinary skill, power, and versatility of contemporary Grand Master Lawrence Block. Block's beloved series characters are on hand, including ex-cop Matt Scudder, bookselling burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr, and the disarming duo of Chip Harrison and Leo Haig. Here, too, are...
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Keller in Dallas
by Lawrence Block
This novella continues the story of Keller, after the wistful stamp-collecting hit man retired in New Orleans at the end of Hit & Run. A phone call and an economic downturn is all it takes to put him back in business. Keller in Dallas, a Kindle bestseller, serves too as the opening episode of Lawrence Block's brand-new bestseller, Hit...
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The Girl with the Long Green Heart (The Classic Crime Library Book 4)
by Lawrence Block
SHE WAS EVERY MAN’S DREAM – AND ONE MAN’S NIGHTMARE! Johnny Hayden and Doug Rance had a scheme to take real estate entrepreneur Wallace Gunderman for all he was worth. But they needed a girl on the inside to make it work. Enter Evelyn Stone: Gunderman’s secretary, his lover – and his worst enemy. Gunderman had promised to...
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The Night and The Music (Matthew Scudder Mysteries Book 18)
by Lawrence Block
Lawrence Block’s 17 Matthew Scudder novels have won the hearts of readers throughout the world—along with a bevy of awards including the Edgar, the Shamus, the Philip Marlowe (Germany), and the Maltese Falcon (Japan). And it’s Matt Scudder who’s been largely responsible for Block’s lifetime achievement awards: Grand Master...
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Out the Window (Matthew Scudder Book 1)
by Lawrence Block
"I love the Matthew Scudder series, and I love short stories." --Otto Penzler, Los Angeles Times, Ten Most Wanted Books of 2011 Lawrence Block’s 17 Matthew Scudder novels have won the hearts of readers throughout the world—along with a bevy of awards including the Edgar, the Shamus, the Philip Marlowe (Germany), and the Maltese...
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In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper
by Lawrence Block
A truly unprecedented literary achievement by author and editor Lawrence Block, a newly-commissioned anthology of seventeen superbly-crafted stories inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper, including Jeffery Deaver, Joyce Carol Oates, Stephen King, Lee Child, and Robert Olen Butler, among many others. "Edward Hopper is surely the...
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Make Out With Murder (The Affairs of Chip Harrison Book 3)
by Lawrence Block
Here’s CHIP HARRISON—the second series character created by Lawrence Block, bestselling author of A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES... How can a series predicated on the hero’s sexual innocence survive past a second book? How can our Chip remain the same age forever? Simple, Block decided, and put our Lecher in the Wry to work for a...
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The Burglar Who Smelled Smoke
by Lawrence Block
“The Burglar Who Smelled Smoke” features Bernie Rhodenbarr, the lighthearted and lightfingered hero of ten mystery novels. You’ll note that it bears a joint byline. Lynne Wood Block, my frequent companion, came up with the basic idea and did the requisite research. Then I sat down and wrote the story, which was the easy part....
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A Walk Among the Tombstones (Matthew Scudder Mysteries Book 10)
by Lawrence Block
See the hit film now in a theater near you! And read the book that inspired it! Filmed in the streets of New York City (Clinton Hill, Whitestone, Hell's Kitchen, Washington Heights), A Walk Among the Tombstones stars Liam Neeson as unlicensed private eye and sober alcoholic Matthew Scudder. Supporting players include Dan Stevens...
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Who Knows Where It Goes (A Story From the Dark Side)
by Lawrence Block
“Who Knows Where It Goes” is an uncollected short story that appeared in Ellery Queen in January 2010. It was inspired, of course, by the cratering of the world economy two years earlier. It’s a story of hard times, and how a resourceful man can adapt to them. It’s a story, too, about how such a man might explore his own...
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Gym Rat & The Murder Club: Two New Stories (Kindle Single) (Crime Fiction Academy Presents...)
by Lawrence Block, Matt Plass
Crime Fiction Academy Presents... Two New Short Stories: A gym rat, a businessman, and a deadly deal, as only Lawrence Block can serve it up. What does it take to part of a murder club? See what happens when one man tries to join. Not quite what he expected, and not for the faint of heart.
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No Score (The Affairs of Chip Harrison Book 1)
by Lawrence Block
Here’s CHIP HARRISON—the second series character created by Lawrence Block, bestselling author of A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES... Chip’s debut in NO SCORE opens with the lad orphaned and cast adrift by the loathsome headmaster of his prep school. Thus unfolds a picaresque tale in which young Chip travels far and wide, determined to...
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A Dance at the Slaughterhouse: A Matthew Scudder Crime Novel (Matthew Scudder Mysteries Book 9)
by Lawrence Block
A successful socialite's beautiful wife was raped and murdered in her own home -- and Matt Scudder believes the victim's "grieving" husband was responsible for the outrage. But to prove it, the haunted p.i. must descend into the depths of New York's sex-for-sale underworld, where young lives are commodities to be bought, perverted...and...
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You Could Call It Murder (The Classic Crime Library Book 12)
by Lawrence Block
“A missing person case brings private eye Roy Markham to the remote winter-bound college town of Cliff's End, New Hampshire. But what began as a routine investigation quickly becomes dark and dangerous. Six pornographic photos and a tidy little blackmail scheme result in a brutal and baffling murder, and no one is safe - especially...
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Like a Thief in the Night: a Bernie Rhodenbarr story
by Lawrence Block
“Like a Thief in the Night” is a Bernie Rhodenbarr short story that’s probably entirely unknown to most of Bernie’s fans. Not only does it lack the word burglar in the title, but Bernie’s not the story’s viewpoint character. It’s told entirely through the spirited and enterprising young woman whose fate it is to walk in on...
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The Devil Knows You're Dead: A MATTHEW SCUDDER CRIME NOVEL (Matthew Scudder Mysteries Book 11)
by Lawrence Block
A deranged derelict, a crazed Vietnam vet, has been arrested for gunning down successful young lawyer Glenn Holtzmann at a corner phone booth on Eleventh Avenue -- and the suspect's brother wants p.i. Matthew Scudder to prove the madman innocent. But Scudder's curiosity and dedication are leading him to dark, unexplored places in his...
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Some Days You Get the Bear
by Lawrence Block
Some Days You Get the Bear is listed in various bibliographical sources as having first appeared in Penthouse, but I don't believe it did. The story SOLD to Penthouse, and sat in inventory forever, until my agent asked for its return. Then in 1993 It became the title story in my third collection of short fiction, published by William...
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Hit Man (Keller series Book 1)
by Lawrence Block
Keller is your basic urban Lonely Guy.He makes a decent wage, lives in a nice apartment.Works the crossword puzzle. Watches a little TV. Until the phone rings and he packs a suitcase, gets on a plane, flies halfway across the country...and kills somebody. It's a living. But is it a life? Keller's not sure. He goes to a shrink, but...
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Eight Million Ways to Die (Matthew Scudder Mysteries Book 5)
by Lawrence Block
Nobody knows better than Matthew Scudder how far down a person can sink in this city. A young prostitute named Kim knew it also—and she wanted out. Maybe Kim didn't deserve the life fate had dealt her. She surely didn't deserve her death. The alcoholic ex-cop turned p.i. was supposed to protect her, but someone slashed her to ribbons...
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Hit List (Keller series Book 2)
by Lawrence Block
Keller is a regular guy. He goes to the movies, works on his stamp collection. Call him for jury duty and he serves without complaint. Then every so often he gets a phone call from White Plains that sends him flying off somewhere to kill a perfect stranger. Keller is a pro and very good at what he does. But the jobs have started to go...
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A Ticket to the Boneyard: A Matthew Scudder Mystery (Matthew Scudder Mysteries Book 8)
by Lawrence Block
Twelve years ago, Matthew Scudder lied to a jury to put James Leo Motley behind bars. Now the ingenious psychopath is free. And the alcoholic ex-cop-turned-p.i. must pay dearly for his sins. Friends and former lovers -- even strangers unfortunate enough to share Scudder's name -- are turning up dead. Because a vengeful maniac is...
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All the Flowers Are Dying (Matthew Scudder Mysteries Book 16)
by Lawrence Block
This 16th title in the Matthew Scudder series is a continuation of the high-tension story told in Hope to Die, with the return of the ingenious psychopath whose many aliases always use the initials "A.B." The man faked his own death at the conclusion of Hope to Die; while Scudder suspected the ruse, he was satisfied that A.B. was out of...
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Spider, Spin Me A Web: A Handbook For Fiction Writers
by Lawrence Block
The craft of writing is a lot like spinning a web: You take threads and weave them skillfully together, and only you know where this intricate network of twists and turns begin and how it will end. Now, with Lawrence Bloock's expert advice, you can learn this art of entrapping your reader in a maze of facinating fiction. Spider, Spin...
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You Don't Even Feel It (A Story From the Dark Side)
by Lawrence Block
When I was ten years old, my father took me to Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo to watch Willie Pep take apart some poor tomato can. I’ve been a fight fan ever since, and my wife’s become an even more rabid aficionado than I; she’ll tell anyone who’ll listen how she wangled a press conference pass and met Freddie Roach and Manny...
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Sweet Little Hands (A Story From the Dark Side)
by Lawrence Block
“Sweet Little Hands” was written in 2000 for one of the Flesh & Blood anthologies edited by Jeff Gelb and Max Allan Collins. I included it in the omnibus collection of my own short fiction, Enough Rope, so if you already own that book, or want to acquire it in eBook form, you may not need to snap up this present offering. It’s...
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The Ehrengraf Presumption (Ehrengraf for the Defense Book 2)
by Lawrence Block
When I finished writing The Ehrengraf Defense in 1976, I knew I had found a character I’d like to revisit. But it was Frederic Dannay’s immediate enthusiasm for Ehrengraf that made me write one story after another about the diminutive attorney. Fred, of course, was one of the pair of cousins who wrote the Ellery Queen mysteries, and...
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The Ehrengraf Defense (Ehrengraf for the Defense Book 1)
by Lawrence Block
It was in 1976 that I wrote The Ehrengraf Defense, introducing a dapper gentleman with a highly idiosyncratic approach to the practice of criminal law. My agent sent the story to Frederic Dannay, one of two cousins who constituted the writing team of Ellery Queen. Fred edited Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine as well, and loved the...
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Generally Speaking
by Lawrence Block
In the summer of 2009, award-winning novelist Lawrence Block began contributing a monthly column to Linn’s Stamp News, America’s leading philatelic publication. A collector as a boy and young man, Block had returned to the hobby in the 1990s. Before long he had begun writing about stamps when one of his characters, an...
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Three in the Side Pocket (A Story From the Dark Side)
by Lawrence Block
From the title, “Three in the Side Pocket,” you might expect a story about a game of pool. Similarly, the story’s lead character expects to find a pool table when he walks into a bar called The Side Pocket. But I hope you won't be disappointed to discover that it’s people who carom off the rails and drop out of sight in this...
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Scenarios (A Stoiry From the Dark Side)
by Lawrence Block
“Scenarios” was written for The Dark End of the Street, an anthology that explores the interface between crime and literary fiction. My friends S. J. Rozan and Jonathan Santlofer teamed up to edit the volume, and I was invited to participate, along with such writers as Laura Lippman, Stephen L. Carter, Madison Smartt Bell, Lee...
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Terrible Tommy Terhune
by Lawrence Block
“Terrible Tommy Terhune” came about because Otto Penzler wanted a tennis story for an anthology he was preparing. I thought about it, and found myself drawn to one of the sport’s brightest lights, blessed with talent and cursed with an ungovernable temper. I imagined what steps he might take to cope with it, and what might happen...
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Le Pouce de l'assassin (Cal-Lévy- R. Pépin) (French Edition)
by Lawrence Block
Keller est comme tout le monde : il travaille, il se repose, il va au cinéma et s’occupe sérieusement de sa collection de timbres. Quand on l’appelle pour siéger au tribunal en tant que juré, il fait son devoir de citoyen. Et si sa patronne l’appelle de White Plains pour aller tuer quelqu’un, jamais il ne rechigne et...
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