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The Ehrengraf Alternative (Ehrengraf for the Defense Book 7)
by Lawrence Block
The Ehrengraf Alternative is the sixth of ten stories about the little lawyer whose resourcefulness on behalf of an innocent client is unparalleled. It seems to me that a couple of real-life cases inspired this story, but I find I can’t call them to mind; the story seems to have outlived its inspiration. Ehrengraf would probably quote...
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The Ehrengraf Appointment (Ehrengraf for the Defense Book 4)
by Lawrence Block
This is the fourth story about Martin H. Ehrengraf, the dapper little lawyer whose clients always turn out to be innocent. Unlike Perry Mason, Ehrengraf rarely sees the inside of a courtroom, but like that fellow, he never loses a case. Ehrengraf charges high fees, and has the good sense to represent individuals able to pay them. But in...
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The Ehrengraf Riposte (Ehrengraf for the Defense Book 5)
by Lawrence Block
This, the fifth story about Martin H. Ehrengraf, presents the criminous criminal lawyer with a different sort of problem. He’s engaged to defend a man who anticipates being charged with homicide. But no one has been murdered. Yet. In the beleaguered but resourceful Ethan Crowe, Ehrengraf has a client who sees the wisdom of hedging his...
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Almost Perfect
by Lawrence Block
“Almost Perfect” is a baseball story. It was written at the invitation of Otto Penzler, who wanted it for an anthology—but he didn’t get to publish it. Alice K. Turner, as incisive a reader as I’ve ever known, was Playboy’s Fiction Editor at the time, and I always gave her first look at anything I wrote. She snapped it up...
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The Ehrengraf Reverse (Ehrengraf for the Defense Book 10)
by Lawrence Block
The Ehrengraf Reverse is the last of ten stories about the dapper little defense attorney who rarely sees the inside of a courtroom because he never is encumbered with a guilty client. It was requested by Otto Penzler for an anthology of football stories; for all the weekend afternoons I spend in front of the TV, this would seem to be...
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The Ehrengraf Affirmation (Ehrengraf for the Defense Book 9)
by Lawrence Block
The Ehrengraf Affirmation is the ninth of ten stories about the little lawyer whose chief article of faith is the simon-pure innocence of his clients. Of course that leap of faith is more of a challenge with some clients than others. The use of written affirmations is a key element in Write For Your Life, the interactional seminar for...
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The Ehrengraf Obligation (Ehrengraf for the Defense Book 6)
by Lawrence Block
This is the sixth story about Martin H. Ehrengraf, diminutive attorney who represents criminal defendants on a contingency basis. In earlier appearances, the little lawyer has quoted William Blake, Winthrop Mackworth Praed, Thomas Hood, and Andrew Marvell, so it’s clear that he sees poetry as a sacred calling. However vile the crime...
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The Ehrengraf Experience (Ehrengraf for the Defense Book 3)
by Lawrence Block
This is the third story about Martin H. Ehrengraf, the diminutive defense attorney who rarely sees the inside of a courtroom. In the preceding story, The Ehrengraf Presumption, he spells out his core principle thus: “The Ehrengraf Presumption. Any client of Martin H. Ehrengraf is presumed by Ehrengraf to be innocent, which presumption...
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Out on the Cutting Edge (Matthew Scudder Mysteries Book 7)
by Lawrence Block
This is a city that seduces dreamers . . . then eats their dreams. Matthew Scudder understands the futility of his search for a longtime missing Midwestern innocent who wanted to be an actress in the vast meat-grinder called New York City. But her frantic father heard that Schudder is the best—and now the ex-cop-turned-p.i. is...
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The Burglar Who Liked to Quote Kipling (Bernie Rhodenbarr Series Book 3)
by Lawrence Block
Bernie Rhodenbarr has gone legit -- almost -- as the new owner of a used bookstore in New York's Greenwich Village. Of course, dusty old tomes don't always turn a profit, so to make ends meet, Bernie's forced, on occasion, to indulge in his previous occupation: burglary. Besides which, he likes it. Now a collector is offering Bernie an...
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Like a Bone in the Throat (A Story From the Dark Side)
by Lawrence Block
Like a Bone in the Throat was written in response to Otto Penzler’s invitation to contribute a story to a new anthology, Murder for Revenge. I’d had the idea in mind for a while, and the evolving relationship between Paul Dandridge and Billy Croydon seemed to lead inexorably to an inevitable conclusion. There are a lot of twists, and...
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As Dark as Christmas Gets (The Affairs of Chip Harrison Book 6)
by Lawrence Block
In addition to the four novels (No Score, Chip Harrison Scores Again, Make Out With Murder, and The Topless Tulip Caper), Lawrence Block wrote two short stories about young Chip Harrison. Both take place after the four novels, and feature Chip (The Lecher in the Wry) as he is in the third and fourth books—i.e., the assistant of Leo...
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Die Sünden der Väter (Matthew Scudder 1) (German Edition)
by Lawrence Block
»Die Sünden der Väter« stellt Matthew Scudder vor, jenen New Yorker Privatdetektiv, der von Liam Neeson in »Ruhet in Frieden« auf der Leinwand verkörpert wurde. Eine junge Prostituierte wurde getötet und der mutmaßliche Mörder hat sich in seiner Gefängniszelle erhängt. Auf der Suche nach Antworten wendet sich der Vater des...
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Aus dem Fenster: Matthew-Scudder-Kurzgeschichte #1 (German Edition)
by Lawrence Block
Lawrence Block konnte mit seinen 17 Matthew-Scudder-Romanen die Herzen von Lesern in der ganzen Welt gewinnen – und auch eine Vielzahl von Literaturpreisen, wie den Edgar Allan Poe Award (Edgar), den Shamus Award, den deutschen Marlowe-Preis und den japanischen Maltese Falcon Award. Und es ist vor allem Matt Scudder, der Block...
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When the Sacred Ginmill Closes (Matthew Scudder Mysteries Book 6)
by Lawrence Block
In the dark days, in a sad and lonely place, ex-cop Matt Scudder is drinking his life away -- and doing "favors" for pay for his ginmill cronies. But when three such assignments flow together in dangerous and disturbing ways, he'll need to change his priorities from boozing to surviving.
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A Stab in the Dark (Matthew Scudder Mysteries Book 4)
by Lawrence Block
Louis Pinell, the recently apprehended "Icepick Prowler," freely admits to having slain seven young women nine years ago -- but be swears it was a copycat who killed Barbara Ettinger Matthew Scudder believes him. But the trail to Ettinger's true murderer is twisted, dark and dangerous...and even colder than the almost decade-old corpse...
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After the First Death (The Classic Crime Library Book 1)
by Lawrence Block
Alex Penn wakes up in a squalid Times Square hotel room. This is what he sees when he finally opens his eyes: “The floor was a sea of blood. A body floated upon this ocean. A girl—black hair, staring blue eyes, bloodless lips. Naked. Dead. Her throat slashed deeply. “It had to be a dream. It had to, had to be a dream. It was not...
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Step by Step: A Pedestrian Memoir
by Lawrence Block
From the revered New York Times bestselling author comes a touching, insightful, and humorous memoir of an unlikely racewalker and world traveler Before Lawrence Block was the author of bestselling novels featuring unforgettable characters such as the hit man Keller, private investigator Matthew Scudder, burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr...
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Everybody Dies (Matthew Scudder Mysteries Book 14)
by Lawrence Block
Matt Scudder is finally leading a comfortable life. The crime rate's down and the stock market's up. Gentrification's prettying-up the old neighborhood. The New York streets don't look so mean anymore. Then all hell breaks loose. Scudder quickly discovers the spruced-up sidewalks are as mean as ever, dark and gritty and stained with...
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Burglars Can't Be Choosers (Bernie Rhodenbarr Series Book 1)
by Lawrence Block
Bernie Rhodenbarr is a personable chap, a good neighbor, a passable poker player. His chosen profession, however, might not sit well with some. Bernie is a burglar, a good one, effortlessly lifting valuables from the not-so-well-protected abodes of well-to-do New Yorkers like a modern-day Robin Hood. (The poor, as Bernie would be the...
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Manhattan Noir 2: The Classics (Akashic Noir)
by Lawrence Block
Classic reprints from: Edith Wharton, Stephen Crane, O. Henry, Irwin Shaw, Jerome Weidman, Damon Runyon, Evan Hunter, Jerrold Mundis, Edgar Allan Poe, Horace Gregory, Geoffrey Bartholomew, Cornell Woolrich, Barry N. Malzberg, Clark Howard, Jerome Charyn, Donald E. Westlake, Joyce Carol Oates, Lawrence Block, Susan Isaacs, and others....
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The Canceled Czech (Evan Tanner)
by Lawrence Block
Evan Tanner ran head-first into a piece of shrapnel in Korea, and now he can't sleep. Ever. Which can be an asset for a dedicated linguist, term paper forger, thief, lost cause enthusiast . . . Spy. Tanner takes on jobs for a covert intelligence organization so secret that even those who work for it have no idea who they're working...
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The Scoreless Thai (Evan Tanner)
by Lawrence Block
Evan Tanner can't sleep. Ever. Which gives him plenty of free time to get involved in lots of interesting endeavors in all sorts of exotic locales. Now Tanner's in Thailand with a partially baked plan and a butterfly net, hoping to snare a beautiful missing chanteuse who's metamorphosed into an international jewel thief. Tanner hopes...
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The Thief Who Couldn't Sleep (Evan Tanner)
by Lawrence Block
Evan Michael Tanner hasn't slept in more than a decade—not since a small piece of battlefield shrapnel invaded his skull and obliterated his brain's sleep center. Still, he's managed to find numerous inventive ways to occupy his waking hours. Tanner is a card-carrying member of hundreds of international organizations, from the...
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The Burglar Who Dropped In On Elvis (Bernie Rhodenbarr Book 12)
by Lawrence Block
Between 1977 and 1983, I wrote and published five books about the lighthearted and lightfingered Bernard Grimes Rhodenbarr, with his secondhand bookstore and his dogwashing buddy, Carolyn. It was 1994 before a sixth Burglar book came along, but by then I’d written a pair of short stories about our lad. The first, “Like a Thief in...
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Deadly Honeymoon (The Classic Crime Library Book 2)
by Lawrence Block
“You may rape the bride…” David and Jill Wade wanted a properly traditional start to their marriage. For openers, they decided to delay its consummation until after the ceremony. They planned a perfect honeymoon at a secluded lakeside resort in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains. Joe Carroll, the guest in the cabin next door...
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Grifter's Game (Classic Crime Library Book 3)
by Lawrence Block
Your name’s Joe Marlin, but you change it almost as often as you change your shirt. It’s David Gavilan when you skip a hotel bill and head for Atlantic City. You left empty-handed, and you need luggage to check into a decent hotel, so you grab two checked bags before the owner turns up to claim them. They’re monogrammed L.K.B.—so...
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A Candle for the Bag Lady (Matthew Scudder Book 2)
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 Candle for the Bag Lady, which first appeared in AHMM in 1977...
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The Triumph of Evil (The Classic Crime Library Book 6)
by Lawrence Block
“If you’re not part of the solution, you must be part of the problem.” You heard that a lot in the early 1970s, when the country seemed to be teetering on the brink of revolutionary upheaval. Miles Dorn, living quietly in retirement in the U.S., had come a long way from his roots in Central Europe, leaving his past as an assassin...
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The Specialists (The Classic Crime Library Book 5)
by Lawrence Block
“The colonel was right. You had to draw a line through mankind, a wavy line but a line, and on one side you had Good and on the other side you had Evil. There was good and bad in everyone, sure, and every shitheel was some mother’s son, and it was all well and good to know this, but when push came to shove, it was just words; there...
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Time to Murder and Create (Matthew Scudder Mysteries Book 2)
by Lawrence Block
Small-time stoolie, Jake " The Spinner" Jablon, made a lot of new enemies when he switched careers, from informer to blackmailer. And the more "clients", he figured, the more money -- and more people eager to see him dead. So no one is surprised when the pigeon is found floating in the East River with his skull bashed in.And what's...
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In the Midst of Death (Matthew Scudder Mysteries Book 3)
by Lawrence Block
Bad cop Jerry Broadfield didn't make any friends on the force when he volunteered to squeal to an ambitious d.a. about police corruption. Now he'saccused of murdering a call girl. Matthew Scudder doesn't think Broadfield's a killer, but the cops aren't about to help the unlicensed p.i. prove it -- and they may do a lot worse than just...
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Such Men Are Dangerous (The Classic Crime Library Book 7)
by Lawrence Block
“This goes through you like a dose of salts and stings like iodine.” So said Virginia Kirkus Reviews of Such Men Are Dangerous when it first appeared almost fifty years ago, and since then this edge-of-the-chair novel hasn’t lost a step. It’s the story of Paul Kavanagh, a burnt-out ex-Green Beret who copes with what we’ve...
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In For a Penny (A Story From the Dark Side)
by Lawrence Block
“In For a Penny” was written in response to a late-1990s invitation from the BBC. Could I provide a noirish story to be read over the radio? I could and did, and EQMM published it after it had gone out over the airwaves, and I subsequently collected it in Enough Rope. I don’t know that it was written any differently because it...
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Killing Castro (The Classic Crime Library Book 10)
by Lawrence Block
BECAUSE IN 1961, NO ONE WOULD HAVE CALLED FIDEL CASTRO THE RETIRING TYPE. There were five of them, each prepared to kill, each with his own reasons for accepting what might well be a suicide mission. The pay? $20,000 apiece. The mission? Find a way into Cuba and kill Castro. This breathtaking thriller, originally published the year...
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Lucky at Cards (The Classic Crime Library Book 9)
by Lawrence Block
AT CARDS AND WITH WOMEN, BILL MAYNARD KNEW HOW TO CHEAT… On the mend after getting run out of Chicago, professional cardsharp Bill Maynard is hungry for some action – but not nearly as hungry as Joyce Rogers, the tantalizing wife of Bill’s latest mark. Together they hatch an ingenious scheme to get rid of her husband. But in...
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A Diet of Treacle (The Classic Crime Library Book 11)
by Lawrence Block
SO A WAR VET, A PSYCHOPATH, AND A HOT BABE WALK INTO WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK… …and years later they tell us what Greenwich Village was like in the 1950s. Lawrence Block was on the scene, just starting to find himself as a writer, and A Diet of Treacle was his attempt to get it all down on paper. It was published by a low-rent...
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Coward's Kiss (The Classic Crime Library Book 13)
by Lawrence Block
“Ed London is the kind of private investigator you call to clean up the mess when your mistress turns up dead. But after he dumps a body in Central Park, it appears this case is still alive and kicking. Seems that the dead girl was in possession of something special that some very shady characters want back. Now Ed, along with his...
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The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza (Bernie Rhodenbarr Series Book 4)
by Lawrence Block
Bookselling burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr doesn't generally get philosophical about his criminal career. He's good at it, it's addictively exciting—and it pays a whole lot better than pushing old tomes. He steals therefore he is, period. He might well ponder, however, the deeper meaning of events at the luxurious Chelsea brownstone of...
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Even the Wicked: A Matthew Scudder Novel (Matthew Scudder Mysteries Book 13)
by Lawrence Block
Matthew Scudder knows that justice is an elusive commodity in the big city, where a harmless man can be shot dead in a public place criminals fly free through holes in a tattered legal system. But now a vigilante is roaming among the millions, executing those he fees deserve to die. He calls himself "The Will of the People"—an...
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The Burglar in the Closet (Bernie Rhodenbarr Series Book 2)
by Lawrence Block
It's hard to ignore someone with his hands in your mouth. Bernie Rhodenbarr's all ears when Dr. Sheldrake, his dentist, starts complaining about his detestable, soon-to-be-ex wife, and happens to mention the valuable diamonds she keeps lying around the apartment. Since Bernie's been known to supplement his income as a bookstore owner...
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Hit Parade (Keller series Book 3)
by Lawrence Block
Keller is friendly. Industrious. A bit lonely, sometimes. If it wasn't for the fact that he kills people for a living, he'd be just your average Joe. The inconvenient wife, the troublesome sports star, the greedy business partner, the vicious dog, he'll take care of them all, quietly and efficiently. If the price is right. Like the...
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The Burglar on the Prowl (Bernie Rhodenbarr Series Book 10)
by Lawrence Block
A philosophical yet practical gentleman, Bernie Rhodenbarr possesses many admirable qualities: charm, intelligence, sparkling wit, and unwavering loyalty. Of course, he also has this special talent and a taste for life's finer things. So he's more than willing to perform some vengeful larceny for a friend -- ripping off a smarmy...
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The Burglar Who Painted Like Mondrian (Bernie Rhodenbarr Series Book 5)
by Lawrence Block
It's not that used bookstore owner and part-time burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr believes the less legal of his two professions is particularly ethical. (It is, however, a rush, and he is very good at it.) He just thinks it's unfair to face a prison term for his legitimate activities. After appraising the worth of a rich man's library...
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A Drop of the Hard Stuff (Matthew Scudder Mysteries Book 17)
by Lawrence Block
"Right up there with Mr. Block's best....A DROP OF THE HARD STUFF keeps us guessing."--Tom Nolan, Wall Street Journal Facing his demons in his first year of sobriety, Matthew Scudder finds himself on the trail of a killer. When Scudder's childhood friend Jack Ellery is murdered, presumably while attempting to atone for past sins...
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The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams (Bernie Rhodenbarr Series Book 6)
by Lawrence Block
Bernie Rhodenbarr is actually trying to earn an honest living. It's been an entire year since he's entered anyone's abode illegally to help himself to their valuables. But now an unscrupulous landlord's threat to increase Bernie's rent by 1,000% is driving the bookseller and reformed burglar back to a life of crime -- though, in all...
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The Burglar Who Thought He Was Bogart (Bernie Rhodenbarr Series Book 7)
by Lawrence Block
Bookseller Bernie Rhodenbarr's in love—with an exotic Eastern European beauty who shares his obsession with Humphrey Bogart movies. He's in heaven, munching popcorn with his new amour every night at a Bogart Film Festival—until their Casablanca -esque idyll is cut short by his other secret passion: burglary . When he's hired to...
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Telling Lies for Fun & Profit
by Lawrence Block
Characters refusing to talk? Plot plodding along? Where do good ideas come from anyway? In this wonderfully practical volume, two-time Edgar Award-winning novelist Lawrence Block takes an inside look at writing as a craft and as a career. From studying the market, to mastering self-discipline and "creative procrastination," through...
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Hit and Run (Keller series Book 4)
by Lawrence Block
For years now Keller's had places to go and people to kill. But enough is enough. Just one more job—paid in advance—and he's going to retire. Waiting in Des Moines for the client's go-ahead, Keller's picking out stamps for his collection at a shop in Urbandale when somebody guns down the charismatic governor of Ohio. Back at his...
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Small Town
by Lawrence Block
The author of dozens of acclaimed novels including those in the Scudder and Keller series, Lawrence Block has long been recognized as one of the premier crime writers of our time. Now, the breathtaking skill, power, and versatility of this Grand Master are brilliantly displayed once again in a mesmerizing new thriller set on the streets...
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Getting Off: A Novel of Sex & Violence (Hard Case Crime Book 101)
by Lawrence Block, Jill Emerson
SO THIS GIRL WALKS INTO A BAR...  ...and when she walks out there's a man with her. She goes to bed with him, and she likes that part. Then she kills him, and she likes that even better. On her way out, she cleans out his wallet. She keeps moving, and has a new name for each change of address. She's been doing this for a while, and...
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The Burglar in the Rye (Bernie Rhodenbarr Series Book 9)
by Lawrence Block
Gulliver Fairborn's novel, Nobody's Baby , changed Bernie Rhodenbarr's life. And now pretty Alice Cottrell, Fairborn's one-time paramour, wants the bookselling, book-loving burglar to break into a room in New York's teeth-achingly charming Paddington Hotel and purloin some of the writer's very personal letters before an unscrupulous...
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The Burglar in the Library (Bernie Rhodenbarr Series Book 8)
by Lawrence Block
Bookseller and New-Yorker-to-the-bone, Bernie Rhodenbarr rarely ventures out of Manhattan, but he's excited about the romantic getaway he has planned for himself and current lady love Lettice at the Cuttleford House, a remote upstate b&b. Unfortunately, Lettice has a prior engagement—she's getting married . . . and not to...
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Write for Your Life
by Lawrence Block
Based on Lawrence Block's extremely popular seminar for writers. Discover Block's tips for overcoming writer's block and unleashing your creativity.
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Headaches and Bad Dreams (A Story From the Dark Side)
by Lawrence Block
All I can remember about the origin of “Headaches and Bad Dreams” is that I was on a train when I got the idea for it. It seems to me I was on my way home from Connecticut, though I couldn’t tell you what I was doing there. Whatever it was, my wife was there doing it with me, and this idea came to me in a sentence or two and I...
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Manhattan Noir (Akashic Noir)
by Lawrence Block
Brand-new stories by: Jeffery Deaver, Lawrence Block, Charles Ardai, Carol Lea Benjamin, Thomas H. Cook, Jim Fusilli, Robert Knightly, John Lutz, Liz Martínez, Maan Meyers, Martin Meyers, S.J. Rozan, Justin Scott, C.J. Sullivan, and Xu Xi. Lawrence Block has won most of the major mystery awards, and has been called the...
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One Night Stands and Lost Weekends
by Lawrence Block
In the era before he created moody private investigator Matthew Scudder, burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr, sleepless spy Evan Tanner, and the amiable hit man Keller—and years before his first Edgar Award—a young writer named Lawrence Block submitted a story titled "You Can't Lose" to Manhunt magazine. It was published, and the rest is...
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Speaking of Greed - the novella
by Lawrence Block
This 21,000-word novella was written to anchor a collection of stories edited by Lawrence Block and published in 2002 by Cumberland Press. It has never appeared anywhere else. Says the author: "This was something new for me---and something decidedly old-fashioned at the same time. In a format as old as The Decameron and Canterbury...
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How Far - a one-act stage play
by Lawrence Block
In 1997, my friend Mary Higgins Clark invited me to submit a story for an anthology in aid of literacy. The book would be called The Plot Thickens, and each story would be required to contain three things—a thick steak, a thick fog, and a thick book. If anyone else had made the request, I’d have replied that the whole idea made me...
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Some Days You Get the Bear
by Lawrence Block
The bear is on the prowl in many different guises.  He may be the master thief stealing into Graceland, an intense young passenger experimenting in terror, or a psychiatrist haunted by his patient's nightmare.  Or maybe he's beautiful, lethal woman in a blood-red scarf.  So beware of the this huge, dangerous beast.  Because first he...
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A Chance to Get Even (A Story From the Dark Side)
by Lawrence Block
"A Chance to Get Even" is a story about a poker game. A friendly game—or at least that's how it starts out. I played in a friendly game for years, and still take a hand now and then, but the evenings I spent at the card table never turned out like this. And that's probably just as well. The story appeared in Ellery Queen's...
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Welcome to the Real World (A Story From the Dark Side)
by Lawrence Block
"Welcome to the Real World" is a golf story. Otto Penzler asked me for a story for an anthology with a golf-and-crime theme, and I wrote one called "Hit the Ball, Drag Fred." But then I put it in my big collection, ENOUGH ROPE, and that came out before Otto's book, and his had to be previously unpublished. From out of nowhere the idea...
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Speaking of Lust - the novella
by Lawrence Block
This 21,000-word novella was written to anchor a collection of stories edited by Lawrence Block and published in 2001 by Cumberland Press. In 2008 it appeared alone as a small UK paperback. Aside from that, it has never been published. Says the author: "This was something new for me---and something decidedly old-fashioned at the same...
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A Vision in White
by Lawrence Block
“A Vision in White” has a wonderful history. Otto Penzler invited me to contribute a tennis story to an anthology, and I wrote one, but by the time Murder is My Racquet was published, I’d already included the story in my omnibus collection, Enough Rope. That meant Otto couldn’t use it, so he asked me to write another, and the...
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Me Tanner, You Jane (Evan Tanner)
by Lawrence Block
It's a jungle out there. Literally. At least for Evan Tanner, eternally sleepless sometime superspy, who finds himself in Africa on the trail of the AWOL ruler of tiny Modonoland. It seems the petty despot's gone missing, and he's taken the state treasury along with him. No stranger to impossible missions and international peril...
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Tanner's Virgin (Evan Tanner)
by Lawrence Block
The CIA, the FBI, the KGB, Interpol—not one of the world's premier intelligence organizations knows quite what to make of Evan Michael Tanner. Is he a spy, a mercenary, a footloose adventurer, or simply a screwball sucker for hopeless causes? (Actually he's a little bit of all of the above. Plus he never sleeps. Ever .) One thing's...
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Tanner's Twelve Swingers (Evan Tanner)
by Lawrence Block
Sometime spy Evan Tanner has accepted impossible assignments for many reasons: money, thrills, to have something to occupy his waking hours (twenty-four of them every day, in fact, since battlefield shrapnel obliterated his brain's sleep center). But this might be the first time he's put his life on the line . . . for love. Tanner's...
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Tanner On Ice (Evan Tanner)
by Lawrence Block
Cold War superspy Evan Tanner lost the ability to sleep on a battlefield in Korea. So where the heck has he been since the '70s? Frozen. Cryogenically. A Tanner-sicle. Which he never thought would happen when he walked into a basement in Union City, New Jersey, more than a quarter century ago. Now he's unthawed and ready to rumble...
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Catch and Release
by Lawrence Block
The Master Returns--With Never-Before-Collected Tales of Murder and Desire One of the most highly acclaimed novelists in the crime genre, Lawrence Block is also a master of the short story, with award-winning work ranging from the macabre to the slyly comic, from heart-stopping tales of revenge to memorable explorations of lust and...
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Dolly's Trash & Treasures (A Story From the Dark Side)
by Lawrence Block
“Dolly’s Trash and Treasures” was written for an original audio anthology, The Sounds of Crime, published in the UK. The story’s only print appearance to date has been in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. Dolly, as you’ll see, is a person who finds it hard to let go of those things she holds dear. . .
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Keller's Fedora (Kindle Single)
by Lawrence Block
In this brand-new novella, Keller, everyone’s favorite assassin for hire, is Chicago-bound on Amtrak's City of New Orleans, ready to do what he does best. But it’s complicated. Usually there’s someone ready to point him toward the target. Or he’ll have a photo, say. Or, bare minimum, a name and address. Not this time. When he...
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Keller on the Spot
by Lawrence Block
Keller on the Spot is the eighth story about Keller, your basic Urban Lonely Guy and wistful assassin for hire. Like most of the its predecessors, it made its first appearance in Playboy, and in due course won the MWA Edgar Allan Poe award as best short story of the year. The life of a hired killer has its rewards, but the opportunity...
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