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Lawrence Block - Author

About the Author

Lawrence Block was awarded the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger in 2004. He is also a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America. He is the author of many novels and short stories and has won numerous awards for his mystery writing. He lives and works in New York City.

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Featured books by Lawrence Block

The Burglar Who Counted the Spoons

The Burglar Who Counted the Spoons

Author: Lawrence Block Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/05/2014

Everybody's favourite burglar returns in an eleventh adventure that finds him and his lesbian sidekick Carolyn Kaiser breaking into houses, apartments, and even a museum, in a madcap adventure replete with American Colonial silver, an F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscript, a priceless portrait, and a remarkable array of buttons.

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Other books by Lawrence Block

Getting Off A Novel of Sex & Violence

Getting Off A Novel of Sex & Violence

Author: Lawrence Block Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2019

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 she's good at it. And then a chance remark gets her thinking of the men who got away, the lucky ones who survived a night with her. She starts writing down names. And now she's a girl with a mission. Picking up their trails. Hunting them down. Crossing them off her list...

The Best of Manhunt

The Best of Manhunt

Author: Lawrence Block, Barry N Malzberg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/07/2019

I Don't Fool Around

I Don't Fool Around

Author: Lawrence Block Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2018

Fischer pulled up at a curb and we got out of the car in a hurry, heading for the black Chevy with the people standing around it. The precinct cop made room for us and we went on through. As far as I was concerned, this was just a formality. I knew who was dead and I knew who had killed him. Taking a good long look at the corpse wasn't going to change that.A rare classic short story by Lawrence Block!

Eight Million Ways To Die (Graphic Novel)

Eight Million Ways To Die (Graphic Novel)

Author: Lawrence Block, John K. Snyder III Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/07/2018

In crimeravaged 1980s New York, a troubled excop turned unlicensed detective takes on his most dangerous case, hunting down a serial killerhitman, and ultimately coming facetoface with his deadliest enemy, himself, in this graphic novel adaptation of the book by Lawrence Block. Matthew Scudder is dying, one bottle at a time. A young prostitute named Kim Dakkinen is dying too, her life measured out in tricks. She wanted out, had asked for Scudder's help, but suddenly she wasn't dying anymore, she was just dead. The former cop turned P.I. promised to protect her, but he failed. Now his atonement is to find her killer. But the secrets in the dead hooker's past are dirtier than her living, and searching for a killer in a city where everyone's a victim is a good way to make the role permanent. Steeped in traditional pulp, Block's writing has a true gift for capturing the art of conversation between his characters. These are the lowlifes of society, for whom Block occasionally finds redemption, but who are more often among the vilest beings in human existence. Snyder's art both encapsulates and elevates these roughcut gems in a graphic, grainy, and moody setting that evokes the dark, noir magazine covers of the period.

In Sunlight or In Shadow Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper

In Sunlight or In Shadow Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper

Author: Lawrence Block Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/11/2017

Sinner Man

Sinner Man

Author: Lawrence Block Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/12/2016

To escape punishment for a murder he didn't mean to commit, insurance man Don Barshter has to take on a new identity: Nathaniel Crowley, ferocious up-and-comer in the New York mob. But can he find safety in the skin of another man...a worse man...a sinner man...?

Dark City Lights New York Stories

Dark City Lights New York Stories

Author: Lawrence Block Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/04/2015

Famed detective and mystery writer Lawrence Block (A Walk Among the Tombstones, 8 Million Ways to Die) takes the helm as guest editor for DARK CITY LIGHTS, the fourth edition of the Have a NYC series. Twenty-three thrilling, hilarious and poignant short stories--all based in New York City--written by new and acclaimed fiction masters, including Robert Silverberg (Hugo and Nebula Award multiple winner; grand master of SFWA); Ed Park (author, Personal Days; senior editor, Amazon's literary imprint, Little A); Jim Fusilli (rock and pop music critic, Wall Street Journal; author, Closing Time and A Well-Known Secret); Parnell Hall (author, Last Puzzle & Testament); SJ Rozan (Edgar, Shamus, Anthony, Nero and Macavity award-wining author); Brian Koppelman (co-writer, Ocean's 13 and Rounders); Elaine Kagan (author, No Good-Byes; actress, GoodFellas), and more. A brilliant book that redefines the New York of today--and tomorrow.

EXCITACION

EXCITACION

Author: Lawrence Block Format: eBook Release Date: 28/04/2015

Elogios para Excitacion:"e;Uno de los mejores libros de este o de cualquier ao"e; - Book Reporter."e;...te pondrs de parte de esta absolutamente seductora asesina en serie. Todo un profesional, Block nunca usa mal una palabra, nunca descoloca un elemento de la trama... Tambin hace gala de la legendaria destreza de Block, de su astuto humor y de un argumento virtuoso. La premisa del libro es para morirse! - Booklist."e;Una lectura divertida, gil y llena de momentos calientes y un giro sorpresa al final... Una lectura obligatoria para los amantes de la ficcin "e;pulp"e;"e;. - Celebrity Cafe"e;Una gran lectura desde el principio hasta el final... Cranme cuando les digo que se lo van a pasar genial"e; - Horror News.Las chicas solo quieren pasrselo bien. La idea de diversin de Kit Tolliver es: ligar con un hombre en un bar. Irse a casa de l. Pasrselo bien en la cama con l. Matarlo, robarle el dinero e irse a casa. Sencillo, verdad? Pero a veces la cosa se complica...Publicado en ingls por el sello Hard Case Crime, Excitacin es el regreso de Lawrence Block a su seudnimo Jill Emerson despus de cuarenta aos.

The Burglar Who Counted The Spoons

The Burglar Who Counted The Spoons

Author: Lawrence Block Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/04/2015

The long-awaited eleventh novel in the Bernie Rhodenbarr series. Everybody's favourite burglar returns in an eleventh adventure that finds him and his lesbian sidekick Carolyn Kaiser breaking into houses, apartments, and even a museum, in a madcap adventure replete with American Colonial silver, an F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscript, a priceless portrait, and a remarkable array of buttons. And, wouldn't you know it, there's a dead body, all stretched out on a Trent Barling carpet . . .