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Author Information for Lawrence Block (1938-)

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Homepage : http://www.lawrenceblock.com
Also Known As: Sheldon Lord
Birth Date: Jun 24, 1938
Interview: Interview by Jon Jordan
Award: Winner 1994 MWA Grand Master
Award: Winner 2002 Shamus Award (Lifetime Achievement Award)

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    Books In Classes: [Mystery] [Non-Fiction] [Reference] [Fiction]
    Books In Genres: [Writer's Resources] [Cozy] [Private Investigator] [Hard Boiled] [Noir] [Thriller] [Espionage] [True Crime]
    Books In Database: 77
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Bibliography - Fiction Books by Lawrence Block

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     Bernie Rhodenbarr
     Chip Harrison
     Evan Tanner
     Hard Case Crime
     Keller
     Leo Haig
     Matthew Scudder


Book Info

Five Great Novels  (2005)
     Mystery   [Short Stories]    Amazon UK PB
Comment: Omnibus: Coward's Kiss, Grifter's Game, You Could Call it Murder, The Girl With The Long Green Heart, and Deadly Honeymoon.
Sabotage : Alfred Hitchcock Classics  (2005)   352 pp.
     Mystery   Espionage    Amazon US HC    Amazon Canada HC
Blood on Their Hands  (2003)   352 pp.
     Mystery   [Short Stories]    Amazon US HC    Amazon Canada HC
Reviews Available by:     [Harriet Klausner]
[Book Cover graphic:Small Town]Small Town  (2003)   464 pp.
     Mystery    Amazon US HC    Amazon Canada HC
Reviews Available by:     [Jon Jordan - Crime Spree Magazine - RAM]     [Sarah - RAM]     [Woodstock - RAM]     [Harriet Klausner]
Location: New York City

Enough Rope  (2002)
     Mystery   [Short Stories]    Amazon US HC    Amazon US ADOBE Reader eBook    Amazon US MSReader eBook    Amazon Canada HC
Murder Among Friends  (2000)
     Mystery   [Short Stories]
Comment: flashback short story
Master's Choice, Volume II  (2000)   384 pp.
     Mystery   [Short Stories]    Amazon US HC    Amazon Canada HC
Reviews Available by:     [Harriet Klausner]
Nominated for 2001 Anthony Award (Best Anthology / Short Story Collection)
Master's Choice  (1999)   256 pp.
     Mystery   [Short Stories]    Amazon US HC    Amazon Canada HC
Reviews Available by:     [Harriet Klausner]
Some Days You Get the Bear  (1993)
     Mystery   [Short Stories]    Amazon US PB    Amazon Canada PB
Like a Lamb to Slaughter  (1984)
     Mystery   [Short Stories]    Amazon US PB    Amazon Canada PB
Sometimes They Bite  (1983)
     Mystery   [Short Stories]    Amazon US PB    Amazon Canada PB
Ariel  (1980)   224 pp.
     Mystery   Thriller    Amazon US PB    Amazon Canada PB
Not Comin' Home to You  (1974)
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon Canada PB
The Triumph of Evil  (1971)
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon Canada PB
After the First Death  (1969)
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon Canada PB
Such Men Are Dangerous  (1969)
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon Canada PB
The Specialists  (1969)
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon Canada PB
The Girl With the Long Green Heart  (1965)
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon Canada PB
Coward's Kiss  (1961)
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon Canada PB
Mona Mona  (1961)
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon Canada PB
Comment: See Grifter's Game
You Could Call It Murder  (1961)
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon Canada PB
Spider, Spin Me a Web
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon Canada PB
The Ehrengraph Defense
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon Canada PB

Book Series : Bernie Rhodenbarr

- Bookseller/Burglar
- Region: New York City Urban

# 11 The Burglar on the Prowl  (2004)   320 pp.
     Mystery    Amazon US HC    Amazon Canada HC
Reviews Available by:     [Woodstock - RAM]     [Harriet Klausner]
# 10 The Burglar Who Dropped in on Elvis  (2000)
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon Canada PB
# 9 The Burglar in the Rye  (1999)   280 pp.
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon US HC    Amazon Canada PB    Amazon Canada HC
Reviews Available by:     [Pat Reid - RAM]     [Harriet Klausner]
# 8 The Burglar in the Library  (1997)   400 pp.
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon Canada PB
Reviews Available by:     [Pat Reid - RAM]
# 7 The Burglar Who Thought He Was Bogart  (1995)   400 pp.
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon UK PB    Amazon Canada PB
# 6 The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams  (1994)   304 pp. [3 paws]   
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon UK PB    Amazon Canada PB
# 5 The Burglar Who Painted Like Mondrian  (1983)   234 pp.
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon US HC    Amazon UK PB    Amazon Canada PB    Amazon Canada HC
Reviews Available by:     [Harriet Klausner]
# 4 The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza  (1980)
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon UK PB    Amazon Canada PB
# 3 The Burglar Who Liked to Quote Kipling  (1979)  [3 paws]   
     Mystery   Cozy    Amazon US PB    Amazon UK PB    Amazon Canada PB
Winner 1979 Nero Wolfe Award
# 2 The Burglar in the Closet  (1978)   222 pp. [3.5 paws]   
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon Canada PB
# 1 Burglars Can't Be Choosers  (1977)   320 pp.
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon Canada PB

Book Series : Chip Harrison

# 4 The Topless Tulip Caper  (1975)
     Mystery
Comment: AKA The Five Little Rich Girls
# 3 Make Out With Murder  (1974)
     Mystery
# 2 Chip Harrison Scores Again  (1971)
     Fiction
# 1 No Score  (1970)
     Fiction

Book Series : Evan Tanner

- Region: Rural

# 8 Tanner on Ice  (1998)   256 pp.
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon US HC    Amazon Canada PB    Amazon Canada HC
"Block's sleepless agent has been on ice for over 20 years, literally. He was cryogenically frozen by Scandanavian agents to get him out of the way. Since he can't sleep it does not take him long to get back up to speed, and the super secret agency he did odd jobs for promptly sends him off to Southeast Asia to underhandedly promote the interests of the corporate sponsors that bought the agency out when the government cut it's appropriations. Well maybe the tropical heat will help the chill Tanner can't get out of his bones since the hybernation." - E. Trevanion Jonsson
# 7 Me Tanner, You Jane  (1970)   224 pp.
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon Canada PB
# 6 Here Comes a Hero  (1968)
     Mystery
# 5 Tanner's Tiger  (1968)   256 pp.
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon Canada PB
Tanner's Virgin  (1968)   200 pp.
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon US HC    Amazon UK HC    Amazon Canada PB    Amazon Canada HC
# 4 Two For Tanner  (1967)
     Mystery
Reviews Available by:     [Jaynie - Australia]
Comment: AKA The Scoreless Thai
# 3 Tanner's Twelve Swingers  (1967)   224 pp.
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon Canada PB
# 2 The Cancelled Czech  (1966)   224 pp.
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon Canada PB
Reviews Available by:     [Harriet Klausner]
# 1 The Thief Who Couldn't Sleep  (1966)   224 pp.
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon Canada PB

Book Series : Hard Case Crime

- Original and reprinted hard-boiled detective novels / Packaged to look like 1940s and 1950s thrillers
- Visit our series page for Hard Case Crime.

Killing Castro  (2008)   208 pp.
     Mystery   Hard Boiled   Noir    Amazon US PB    Amazon Canada PB
[Book Cover graphic:A Diet of Treacle]A Diet of Treacle  (2008)   256 pp.
     Mystery   Hard Boiled   Noir   Thriller    Amazon US PB    Amazon Canada PB

Lucky at Cards   220 pp.
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon Canada PB
Comment: Re-issued in 2007 - Unavailable for over 40 years
Grifter's Game  (2004)   205 pp.
     Mystery   Hard Boiled   Noir    Amazon US PB    Amazon Canada PB
Comment: First printed in 1961 as Mona

Book Series : Keller

- Hit Man

# 4 Hit and Run  (2008)   304 pp.
     Mystery    Amazon US HC    Amazon Canada HC
# 3 Hit Parade  (2006)   336 pp.
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon UK PB    Amazon UK HC    Amazon Canada PB
Reviews Available by:     [Harriet Klausner]
# 2 Hit List  (2000)   272 pp.
     Mystery   Noir    Amazon US HC    Amazon Canada HC
Reviews Available by:     [Harriet Klausner]
# 1 Hit Man  (1998)
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon Canada PB
"Lawrence Block's The Hitman is a whimsical look at the life and times of a "Hit man's hitman". It's almost a spoof on itself, treating as almost incidental what a hitman does for a living, while it explores his hopes, fears and career worries." - Jeff Kreider - RAM

Book Series : Leo Haig

- Private Investigator
- Region: New York City Urban

# 4 The Topless Tulip Caper  (1975)
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon Canada PB
# 3 Make Out With Murder  (1974)
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon Canada PB
# 2 Chip Harrison Scores Again  (1971)
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon Canada PB
# 1 No Score  (1970)
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon Canada PB

Book Series : Matthew Scudder

- Private Investigator
- Region: New York City Urban

# 16 All the Flowers Are Dying  (2005)   304 pp.
     Mystery   Private Investigator    Amazon US HC    Amazon UK HC    Amazon Canada HC
Reviews Available by:     [Pat Reid - RAM]     [Woodstock - RAM]     [Harriet Klausner]     [Ali Karim - RAM]
[Book Cover graphic:Hope to Die]# 15 Hope to Die  (2001)   364 pp. [4.5 paws]   
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon US HC    Amazon Canada PB    Amazon Canada HC
Reviews Available by:     [Harriet Klausner]     [Carl Brookins - RAM]     [Jon Jordan - Crime Spree Magazine - RAM]     [Luke Croll - RAM]
"Here is a master with some of his finest writing. A Matt Scudder who is older, more settled, living a good life and in a stable, satisfying relationship. If this book doesn't have quite the edge of earlier Scudders, it still will enthrall and engage a reader. Scudder realized he attended a concert with people who were murdered that night. With no client, and a closed case, Scudder picks away at his uneasiness until things begin to unravel. This novel is at one with earlier Scudders, except in a couple of interesting ways. Here are multiple viewpoints and this book is much darker than previous books by Block." - Carl Brookins - RAM

# 14 Everybody Dies  (1999)
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon Canada PB
Reviews Available by:     [Harriet Klausner]
# 13 Even the Wicked  (1998)
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon Canada PB
# 12 A Long Line of Dead Men  (1997)   338 pp. [4.5 paws]   
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon Canada PB
Nominated for 1995 Shamus Award (Best P.I. Novel)
# 11 The Devil Knows You're Dead  (1994)
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon Canada PB
Winner 1994 Shamus Award (Best P.I. Novel)
# 10 A Walk Among the Tombstones  (1992)
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon Canada PB
# 9 A Dance at the Slaughterhouse  (1991)   309 pp. [4.5 paws]   
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon Canada PB
Nominated for 1992 Shamus Award (Best P.I. Novel)
# 8 A Ticket to the Boneyard  (1990)   341 pp. [4 paws]   
     Mystery   Private Investigator   Noir    Amazon US PB    Amazon Canada PB
Nominated for 1991 Shamus Award (Best P.I. Novel)
# 7 Out on the Cutting Edge  (1989)
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon Canada PB
Nominated for 1990 Shamus Award (Best P.I. Novel)
# 6 When the Sacred Ginmill Closes  (1986)
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon Canada PB
# 5 Eight Million Ways to Die  (1982)   336 pp.
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon US HC    Amazon Canada PB    Amazon Canada HC
Winner 1983 Shamus Award (Best P.I. Novel)
# 4 A Stab in the Dark  (1981)
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon Canada PB
# 3 In the Midst of Death  (1976)
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon Canada PB
# 2 Time to Murder and Create  (1976)
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon Canada PB
# 1 The Sins of the Fathers  (1976)
     Mystery    Amazon US PB    Amazon Canada PB
Reviews Available by:     [John Purcell, Jr. - RAM]


Bibliography - Non-Fiction Books by Lawrence Block

Gangsters, Swindlers, Killers, and Thieves: The Lives and Crimes of Fifty American Villains  (2004)   304 pp.
     Non-Fiction   Mystery   True Crime   [Short Stories]    Amazon US HC    Amazon Canada HC
Telling Lies for Fun & Profit  (1994)   256 pp.
     Reference   Writer's Resources    Amazon US PB    Amazon Canada PB
Reviews Available by:     [Jennifer Jordan]

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