Biography

Lawrence Block

Lawrence Block has been writing award-winning mystery and suspense fiction for half a century. His most recent novels are A DROP OF THE HARD STUFF featuring Matthew Scudder, and GETTING OFF, starring a very naughty young woman. Several of his books have been filmed, although not terribly well. He’s well known for his books for writers, including the classic TELLING LIES FOR FUN & PROFIT, and THE LIAR'S BIBLE. In addition to prose works, he has written episodic television (TILT!) and the Wong Kar-wai film, "My Bluberry Nights." He is a modest and humble fellow, although you would never guess as much from this biographical note.

Lawrence Block

Books by Lawrence Block

by Lawrence Block - Fiction, Mystery

Bestselling mystery writer Lawrence Block brings back one of his most popular characters, burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr, in this 11th novel of the series. Bernie must use his illegal skills to solve a mystery involving a rare and valuable American Colonial silver spoon, an F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscript, a priceless portrait, and an array of historic buttons. And along the way, he just happens to have to solve a murder.

by Lawrence Block - Fiction, Thriller

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.

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.

by Lawrence Block - Fiction, Mystery

Two early pulp novels by bestselling author Lawrence Block are published in one volume in the famous Ace Doubles format. STRANGE EMBRACE involves murder in a Broadway show company, while 69 BARROW STREET looks at the dark side of Greenwich Village during the waning days of the “beat” culture.

Lawrence Block, writing as Jill Emerson - Crime Fiction, 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.

by Lawrence Block - Fiction, Mystery

Forced out of the NYPD, Matthew Scudder has given up the drink. Then he runs into "High-Low" Jack Ellery, a childhood friend. Scudder once solved crimes as a detective. Ellery committed them. Then Ellery is killed, presumably while attempting to atone for past sins. Is it what he saw or what he said that got him killed?