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Block, Lawrence

Overview
Works: 350 works in 3,090 publications in 14 languages and 128,690 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Drama  Detective and mystery films  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Crime films  Biography  Erotic fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of screenplay, Conceptor, Scenarist, Other, Compiler
Classifications: PS3552.L63, 813.54
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All the flowers are dying by Lawrence Block( Book )

39 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 2,765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a mystery thriller set on the streets of New York
Hit parade by Lawrence Block( Book )

33 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 2,613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Keller is everyone's favorite hit man. He's cool. Reliable. A real pro: the hit man's hit man. The inconvenient wife, the aging sports star, the business partner--he's taken care of them all, quietly and efficiently. Keller's got a code of honor, though he'd never call it that. And he keeps the job strictly business--"What happens is you wind up thinking of each subject not as a person to be killed but as a problem to be solved." But while Keller might be a pragmatist, he's also prone to doubts and loneliness just like everybody else. There was a psychotherapist once. A dog. Even a woman ... He's been at this business a long while. Just maybe it's time to pack it in and find a nice little house in the desert. Only problem is, retirement takes money. And to get money, he's got to work ... --From publisher description
Hit and run by Lawrence Block( Book )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 2,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fingered for a murder he didn't commit, a hit man goes on the run to save his life
Hope to die : a Matthew Scudder novel by Lawrence Block( Book )

43 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 2,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Byrne and Susan Hollander stroll home from a concert on a fine summer's evening in New York. Some hours later, their daughter Kristin arrives home to discover her parents brutally killed and the house ransacked. She also finds she is now a very young millionaire. A few days later the police trace the two killers to an apartment in Coney Island and both are dead. One killed the other before turning the gun on himself. At least that's the way it looks. So that's that. Another case solved. But for Matt Scudder it's only the beginning. The more he looks into it, the more things look wrong to him. There's a murderer out there, and he's just getting started. Pitted in a deadly game of cat and mouse, Scudder is up against the most resourceful and diabolical killer of his career
A drop of the hard stuff : a Matthew Scudder novel by Lawrence Block( Book )

27 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a childhood friend is shot down while attempting to atone for past sins, Scudder is drawn into a murder investigation that threatens to upset his path toward recovery--and get him killed in the process
Hit list by Lawrence Block( Book )

37 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professional assassin Keller discovers that a mysterious enemy has put out a contract on him
The burglar in the library : a Bernie Rhodenbarr mystery by Lawrence Block( Book )

51 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 2,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bookseller and burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr travels to New England to spend a weekend in a mansion where he hopes to steal a rare book. But his scheme is sidetracked by the murder of one of the guests and the burglar turns sleuth
Hit me : a Keller novel by Lawrence Block( Book )

23 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 2,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a new wife and a baby on the way, Keller, a.k.a. Nicholas Edwards, is done killing people for money until a phone call from Dot draws him back into the old game, taking him from Dallas to settle a domestic dispute, to New York, where people might remember him
Everybody dies by Lawrence Block( Book )

36 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PI Matt Scudder sets out to learn who is trying to kill Mick Ballou, a gangster who is his friend and who has become the object of several assassination attempts. A dangerous assignment as Scudder himself becomes a target
The burglar in the rye : a Bernie Rhodenbarr mystery by Lawrence Block( Book )

29 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Russian and held by 2,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The daytime bookseller and nighttime burglar, Bernie Rhodenbarr of New York is hired to steal a packet of letters someone wants destroyed. Instead, he finds a dead man and now he must clear his name
A walk among the tombstones by Lawrence Block( Book )

50 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kenan Khoury's wife went out grocery shopping and never came home. Alive, anyway. But because Kenan Khoury buys and sells drugs for a living he can't go to the police for help. He goes to Matthew Scudder instead, an alcoholic ex-cop and unlicensed private eye who will stop at nothing to bring the brutal killers to justice before another innocent woman falls beneath their knives
The burglar who liked to quote Kipling by Lawrence Block( Book )

41 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 2,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accused of a murder he did not commit, a master thief is determined to prove his innocence
The burglar who studied Spinoza : a Bernie Rhodenbarr mystery by Lawrence Block( Book )

50 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernie Rhodenbarr is surprised to discover that the brownstone he is burglarizing has already been robbed that night, and is even more surprised when a dead body is found there the next day. When the police become interested in the stolen goods that Bernie tries to pawn, and another murder occurs close to home, Bernie is forced to investigate the crimes in order to clear himself of the murder charge
Burglars can't be choosers by Lawrence Block( Book )

42 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernie Rhodenbarr is a personable chap, a good neighbor, a passable poker player. His chosen profession, however, might not sit well with some. Bernie is a burglar, a good one, effortlessly lifting valuables from the not-so-well-protected abodes of well-to-do New Yorkers like a modern-day Robin Hood. (The poor, as Bernie would be the first to tell you, alas, have nothing worth stealing.) He's not perfect, however; he occasionally makes mistakes. Like accepting a paid assignment from a total stranger to retrieve a particular item from a rich man's apartment. Like still being there when the cops arrive. Like having a freshly slain corpse lying in the next room, and no proof that Bernie isn't the killer. Now he's really got his hands full, having to locate the true perpetrator while somehow eluding the police -- a dirty job indeed, but if Bernie doesn't do it, who will?
Even the wicked : a Matthew Scudder novel by Lawrence Block( Book )

38 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New York killer who signs himself as Will of the People is murdering criminals who have escaped punishment through technicalities of the law. PI Matt Scudder goes after him. By the author of A Long Line of Dead Men
The burglar in the closet by Lawrence Block( Book )

35 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York City burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr runs into complications when he agrees to burglarize his dentist's estranged wife's apartment when she is out for the evening
Hit man by Lawrence Block( Book )

34 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories in which a killer describes his hits. In one he kills the wrong man and has to do a repeat, in another he must decide which client to kill first, both having put out contracts on each other. As he goes about murdering, J.P. Keller, a quiet unobtrusive man, reflects on his profession
The burglar who traded Ted Williams : a Bernie Rhodenbarr mystery by Lawrence Block( Book )

30 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 2,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Greenwich Village, Bernie Rhodenbarr, the rare book dealer who moonlights as a burglar, is arrested for murder in connection with the robbery of a valuable collection of baseball cards. Only he didn't do it. By the author of Burglars Can't Be Choosers
The burglar who thought he was Bogart : a Bernie Rhodenbarr mystery by Lawrence Block( Book )

37 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While robbing an apartment, Bernie Rhodenbarr, the New York bookseller and burglar, stumbles on the trail of a treasure belonging to the deposed monarch of an Eastern European country. Problem is, others are after it too
Getting off : a novel of sex and violence by Jill Emerson( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Jacket
 
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A drop of the hard stuff : a Matthew Scudder novel
Alternative Names

controlled identityChristopher, Ben, 1938-

controlled identityCorbin, Gary, 1938-

controlled identityCrowley, Liz

controlled identityEmerson, Jill

controlled identityHarrison, Chip

controlled identityHaviland, Monica

controlled identityKavanagh, Paul, 1938-

controlled identityLord, Sheldon

controlled identityMorse, Benjamin, 1938-

controlled identityShaw, Andrew, 1938-

controlled identityWells, John Warren

Block, L.

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Block, Lawrence 1938-

Blok, Lorens

Harrison, Chip.

Harrison, Chip, 1938-

Kavanagh, Paul.

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Блок Л. 1938-

Блок, Лоренс

Лоуренс Блок

בלאק, לורנס

בלוק, לורנס

בלוק, לורנס סופר אמריקאי

로런스 블록

로륜사ㆍ포락극 1938-

블록, 로런스 1938-

블록, 로렌스 1938-

포락극, 로륜사 1938-

ブロック, ローレンス

ローレンス・ブロック

勞倫斯·卜洛克

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Hit paradeHit and runHope to die : a Matthew Scudder novelA drop of the hard stuff : a Matthew Scudder novelHit listThe burglar in the library : a Bernie Rhodenbarr mysteryEverybody diesThe burglar in the rye : a Bernie Rhodenbarr mystery