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Suspense, thrills and love in October Best Reads

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If only life came with instructions.


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There is nothing in the universe the cursed dragon, Falcyn, hates more than humanity . . . except Greek humans.


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No bodices were harmed in this historical romance.


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Together we'll save the world...Unless we kill each other first.


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“The Wrath Is Coming.” But They Don’T Know Where—Or When.


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PREORDER this sexy & emotional story about a single dad wild with grief and the strong survivor he hires as his nanny!


Lawrence Block


Pseudonym: Jill Emerson.

Lawrence Block (b. 1938) is the recipient of a Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America and an internationally renowned bestselling author. His prolific career spans over one hundred books, including four bestselling series as well as dozens of short stories, articles, and books on writing. He has won four Edgar and Shamus Awards, two Falcon Awards from the Maltese Falcon Society of Japan, the Nero and Philip Marlowe Awards, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Private Eye Writers of America, and the Cartier Diamond Dagger from the Crime Writers Association of the United Kingdom. In France, he has been awarded the title Grand Maitre du Roman Noir and has twice received the Societe 813 trophy.

Born in Buffalo, New York, Block attended Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Leaving school before graduation, he moved to New York City, a locale that features prominently in most of his works. His earliest published writing appeared in the 1950s, frequently under pseudonyms, and many of these novels are now considered classics of the pulp fiction genre. During his early writing years, Block also worked in the mailroom of a publishing house and reviewed the submission slush pile for a literary agency. He has cited the latter experience as a valuable lesson for a beginning writer.

Block's first short story, "You Can't Lose," was published in 1957 in Manhunt, the first of dozens of short stories and articles that he would publish over the years in publications including American Heritage, Redbook, Playboy, Cosmopolitan, GQ, and the New York Times. His short fiction has been featured and reprinted in over eleven collections including Enough Rope (2002), which is comprised of eighty-four of his short stories.

In 1966, Block introduced the insomniac protagonist Evan Tanner in the novel The Thief Who Couldn't Sleep. Block's diverse heroes also include the urbane and witty bookseller--and thief-on-the-side--Bernie Rhodenbarr; the gritty recovering alcoholic and private investigator Matthew Scudder; and Chip Harrison, the comical assistant to a private investigator with a Nero Wolfe fixation who appears in No Score, Chip Harrison Scores Again, Make Out with Murder, and The Topless Tulip Caper. Block has also written several short stories and novels featuring Keller, a professional hit man. Block's work is praised for his richly imagined and varied characters and frequent use of humor.

A father of three daughters, Block lives in New York City with his second wife, Lynne. When he isn't touring or attending mystery conventions, he and Lynne are frequent travelers, as members of the Travelers' Century Club for nearly a decade now, and have visited about 150 countries.

Awards

Shamus, The Eye, All the Flowers Are Dying, October 2009

 

Series

Matthew Scudder

Books:

Sinner Man, November 2016
Paperback
The Girl With The Deep Blue Eyes, October 2015
Hardcover
Dark City Lights: New York Stories, May 2015
Paperback
The Night And The Music, November 2013
Matthew Scudder #18
Paperback
Hit Me, February 2013
Hardcover
A Walk Among The Tombstones, April 2012
Matthew Scudder #10
Paperback (reprint)
A Long Line Of Dead Men, February 2012
Matthew Scudder #12
Paperback (reprint)
A Drop Of The Hard Stuff, February 2012
Matthew Scudder #17
Hardcover
Getting Off, October 2011
Hardcover
Christmas at The Mysterious Bookshop, October 2010
Hardcover
Hit And Run, July 2009
Keller #4
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
Step By Step, June 2009
Hardcover
One Night Stands And Lost Weekends, December 2008
Paperback
Hit and Run, July 2008
John Keller #4
Hardcover
Tanner On Ice, October 2007
Evan Tanner
Mass Market Paperback
Me Tanner, You Jane, October 2007
Evan Tanner
Mass Market Paperback
Tanner's Virgin, September 2007
Evan Tanner #6
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
The Scoreless Thai (An Evan Tanner Novel), August 2007
Mass Market Paperback
Tanner's Twelve Swingers (Evan Tanner), August 2007
Mass Market Paperback
The Burglar in the Rye (Bernie Rhodenbarr Mysteries), August 2007
Mass Market Paperback
The Thief Who Couldn't Sleep, July 2007
Evan Tanner #1
Mass Market Paperback
The Canceled Czech, July 2007
Evan Tanner #2
Mass Market Paperback
Hit Parade, June 2007
Mass Market Paperback
The Burglar in the Library, March 2007
Bernie Rhodenbarr #8
Paperback
Lucky at Cards, February 2007
HCC-028
Paperback
Transgressions: Volume 1, August 2006
Paperback
Hit Parade, July 2006
John Keller Mystery
Hardcover
The Burglar In the Closet, May 2006
Bernie Rhodenbarr series #2
Paperback (reprint)
All the Flowers Are Dying, March 2006
Matthew Scudder Mystery #16
Paperback (reprint)
The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams, November 2005
A Bernie Rhodenbarr Mystery
Paperback
All The Flowers Are Dying, February 2005
Matthew Scudder Mystery #16
Hardcover
Grifter's Game, September 2004
Paperback
The Burglar on the Prowl, March 2004
Bernie Rhodenbarr series
Hardcover
Hope To Die, November 2002
Matthew Scudder #15
Paperback (reprint)
A Stab in the Dark, May 2002
Matthew Scudder #4
Paperback (reprint)
A Dance At The Slaughterhouse, July 2000
Matthew Scudder #9
Paperback (reprint)
Everybody Dies, November 1999
Matthew Scudder #14
Paperback (reprint)
The Devil Knows You're Dead, August 1999
Matthew Scudder #11
Paperback (reprint)
Even The Wicked, February 1998
Matthew Scudder #13
Paperback (reprint)
When The Sacred Ginmill Closes, July 1997
Matthew Scudder #6
Paperback (reprint)
Eight Million Ways To Die, July 1994
Matthew Scudder #5
Paperback (reprint)
In The Midst Of Death, June 1992
Matthew Scudder #3
Paperback (reprint)
A Ticket To The Boneyard, December 1991
A Matthew Scudder Crime Novel #8
Paperback (reprint)
Time To Murder And Create, November 1991
Matthew Scudder #2
Paperback (reprint)
The Sins Of The Fathers, September 1991
Matthew Scudder #1
Paperback (reprint)
Out On The Cutting Edge, October 1990
Matthew Scudder #7
Paperback (reprint)
Killing Castro, November 0000
Mass Market Paperback

 

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