Lawrence Block is one of the greatest American mystery writers who ever lived. He has proven that time and time again in over 100 books. Series characters created by Block, such as alcoholic PI Matt Scudder, the lighthearted burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr and the stamp-collecting hit man named Keller, are beloved by millions. In the mid-1990s, the Mystery Writers of America honored him with the title of Grand Master, which he richly deserved.
STRANGE EMBRACE and 69 BARROW STREET are two early gems written by Block, now published for the first time in half a century and under the author’s own name