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Block, Lawrence

Overview
Works: 214 works in 2,294 publications in 19 languages and 106,368 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Action and adventure films  Crime films  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery stories, American 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Scenarist, Author of screenplay, Conceptor, Other, Narrator
Classifications: PS3552.L63, 813.54
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Publications about Lawrence Block
Publications by Lawrence Block
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Most widely held works by Lawrence Block
Small town by Lawrence Block( Book )
37 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,943 libraries worldwide
A writer on the verge of a breakdown, a folk art dealer exploring her sexuality, and a lawyer who prefers murder trials are all connected by an unlikely mass murder
All the flowers are dying by Lawrence Block( Book )
40 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,871 libraries worldwide
Presents a mystery thriller set on the streets of New York
Hit and run by Lawrence Block( Book )
28 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,704 libraries worldwide
Fingered for a murder he didn't commit, a hit man goes on the run to save his life
Hit parade by Lawrence Block( Book )
34 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,702 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
Hope to die : a Matthew Scudder novel by Lawrence Block( Book )
45 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,682 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
The burglar on the prowl by Lawrence Block( Book )
37 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,644 libraries worldwide
Antiquarian book dealer and fashionable thief Bernie Rhodenbarr once again indulges his appetite for breaking and entering in his never-ending quest for fun and profit
A drop of the hard stuff : a Matthew Scudder novel by Lawrence Block( Book )
21 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 2,552 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 )
39 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,538 libraries worldwide
Professional assassin Keller discovers that a mysterious enemy has put out a contract on him
The burglar who liked to quote Kipling by Lawrence Block( Book )
55 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,411 libraries worldwide
Accused of a murder he did not commit, a master thief is determined to prove his innocence
The burglar in the rye : a Bernie Rhodenbarr mystery by Lawrence Block( Book )
33 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,375 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
Everybody dies by Lawrence Block( Book )
34 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,314 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
Burglars can't be choosers by Lawrence Block( Book )
50 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 2,313 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?
The burglar who studied Spinoza : a Bernie Rhodenbarr mystery by Lawrence Block( Book )
52 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,275 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
A walk among the tombstones by Lawrence Block( Book )
43 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,264 libraries worldwide
Matt Scudder wields his own brand of guerilla justice against kidnappers who have taken a drug dealer's wife
Even the wicked : a Matthew Scudder novel by Lawrence Block( Book )
37 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 2,211 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
Hit man by Lawrence Block( Book )
34 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 2,205 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 )
41 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,189 libraries worldwide
In trouble financially and out on one last caper, Bernie Rhodenbarr discovers a nude body and is suspected of stealing a valuable baseball card collection
The burglar who thought he was Bogart : a Bernie Rhodenbarr mystery by Lawrence Block( Book )
42 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 2,096 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
The devil knows you're dead : a Matthew Scudder novel by Lawrence Block( Book )
48 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,069 libraries worldwide
While investigating the murder of a yuppie lawyer, Scudder is forced to take an unsparing look at his own dark side
The burglar who painted like Mondrian by Lawrence Block( Book )
45 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,993 libraries worldwide
As a burglar, Bernie is not surprised when his girlfriend asks him to steal a Mondrian painting from the local museum in order to get her stolen cat back, but as things develop, a man is found murdered and the cops approach Bernie for answers
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Christopher, Ben, 1938-

controlled identity Corbin, Gary, 1938-

controlled identity Crowley, Liz

controlled identity Emerson, Jill

controlled identity Harrison, Chip

controlled identity Haviland, Monica

controlled identity Kavanagh, Paul, 1938-

controlled identity Lord, Sheldon

controlled identity Morse, Benjamin, 1938-

controlled identity Shaw, Andrew, 1938-

controlled identity Wells, John Warren

Block, L.
Block, Larry
Block, Lawrence 1938-
Blok, Lorens
Harrison, Chip.
Harrison, Chip, 1938-
Kavanagh, Paul.
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Блок Л. 1938-
Лоуренс Блок
בלאק, לורנס
בלוק, לורנס
로런스 블록
ブロック, ローレンス
ローレンス・ブロック
勞倫斯·卜洛克
Languages
English (621)
French (59)
Spanish (23)
Chinese (17)
Finnish (11)
Turkish (10)
Czech (10)
Japanese (9)
Italian (8)
Russian (7)
Polish (6)
Portuguese (3)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (3)
Danish (2)
Vietnamese (1)
Hebrew (1)
Hungarian (1)
Macedonian (1)
Bulgarian (1)
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