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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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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 Trouble With Eden (The Jill Emerson Novels Book 7)
by Lawrence Block
In early 1969, I moved with my wife and daughters to an 18th century farmhouse on twelve rolling acres a mile east of the Delaware River. We kept a variety of animals and grew things in the garden, and this was as I’d expected. But there were two things I did not anticipate. One was that I would have to go away from there, all the way...
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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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Threesome (The Jill Emerson Novels Book 5)
by Lawrence Block
Jill Emerson, whose first three works were gentle explorations of the lesbian experience, took a sharp turn toward candor in THIRTY, her first book for Berkley. As I've explained in the book description for that novel, around the time Berkley came calling (via my agent) I’d become disenchanted with the whole notion of fiction recounted...
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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 gets...
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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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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 Internal...
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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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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 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.It...
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Getting Off: A Novel of Sex & Violence (Hard Case Crime Book 101)
by Lawrence Block
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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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 marry...
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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 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 to...
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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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High School Sex Club (Collection of Classic Erotica Book 16)
by Lawrence Block
When I was sifting through copies of my pseudonymous erotic novels of the early 1960s, deciding which books to republish, HIGH SCHOOL SEX CLUB didn’t make the initial cut. While it’s true that it was once mentioned in the same breath as WAR AND PEACE (“Andrew Shaw’s HIGH SCHOOL SEX CLUB is, it must be said, no WAR AND PEACE.”...
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Alive in Shape and Color: 17 Paintings by Great Artists and the Stories They Inspired
by Lawrence Block
In his brilliant follow-up to In Sunlight or In Shadow, Lawrence Block has gathered together the best talent from popular fiction to produce an anthology as inventive as it is alluring, including Joyce Carol Oates, Lee Child, Michael Connelly, David Morrell, and Jeffery Deaver.Even before Lawrence Block could rest on his laurels from In...
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Quotidian Keller
by Lawrence Block
What best defines a man. His profession? Or his passion? Keller's profession is murder for hire. He kills strangers for money. His passion is philately, which is to say that he's a stamp collector. Once he'd planned to retire from his profession. But how would he fill his time? He wound up returning to his boyhood hobby of stamp...
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Keller in Des Moines
by Lawrence Block
It seems pretty straightforward. Keller's hired, dispatched to Des Moines, and given the particulars on an assignment. His client stashes him in a motel room where he's to await further instructions. And then, well,something happens. Something unforeseen.Something life-changing. Four of the five novels featuring Keller are episodic. But...
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The Liar's Bible: A Good Book for Fiction Writers
by Lawrence Block
Five-time Edgar winner and MWA Grand Master Lawrence Block write a monthly column for Writers Digest Magazine for fourteen years. The Liar's Bible consists of previously uncollected columns, chosen to illuminate the often dimly-lit path of the writer of fiction. Here's what one reviewer said on Goodreads: "I am fascinated by the...
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