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Lawrence Block

Biography

Lawrence Block

Lawrence Block has won more awards than almost any other living mystery writer: four Edgar Awards, four Shamus Awards, two Maltese Falcon Awards, the Nero Wolfe Award, the Cartier Diamond Dagger and more. He was named a Grandmaster by the Mystery Writers of America, the organization’s highest honor. (Previous recipients include James M. Cain, Agatha Christie and Ross Macdonald.) His work ranges from the searing noir investigations of alcoholic detective Matt Scudder to the witty adventures of master burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr, and includes many stunning stand-alone thrillers such as Hard Case Crime’s debut title, GRIFTER'S GAME.

Books by Lawrence Block

edited by Lawrence Block - Anthology, Fiction, Mystery, Short Stories

"Edward Hopper is surely the greatest American narrative painter. His work bears special resonance for writers and readers, and yet his paintings never tell a story so much as they invite viewers to find for themselves the untold stories within." So says Lawrence Block, who has invited 17 writers to join him in an unprecedented anthology of brand-new stories. Contributors include Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, Robert Olen Butler, Michael Connelly, Megan Abbott, Joe R. Lansdale, Jonathan Santlofer, Jeffery Deaver and Lee Child.

edited by Lawrence Block - Fiction, Mystery, Noir, Short Stories

Famed detective and mystery writer Lawrence Block takes the helm as guest editor for DARK CITY LIGHTS, the fourth edition of the Have a NYC series. Here are 23 thrilling, hilarious and poignant short stories --- all based in New York City --- written by new and acclaimed fiction masters, including Robert Silverberg, Ed Park, Jim Fusilli, Parnell Hall, SJ Rozan, Brian Koppelman, Elaine Kagan and more. Additional authors include Thomas Pluck, Warren Moore, Erin Mitchell and Tom Callahan.

by Lawrence Block - Fiction, Mystery, Noir, Short Stories

Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Lawrence Block brings together in one collection 16 of his short stories and a short play. These are truly tales from the dark side involving serial killers, dirty cops, obsessed fans, and dangerous, desperate people.

by Lawrence Block - Fiction, Mystery

Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Lawrence Block brings back his hit man, Keller, in this fifth book of the series. Keller’s life might have changed for the better with his new wife and life in a new city, but he still practices his dark side profession in five new assignments that take him everywhere from a West Indies cruise to his old haunts in New York City.

Lawrence Block, writing as Jill Emerson - Fiction, Hard-boiled Crime Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

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.