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Lawrence Block


USA flag (b.1938)

aka Ben Christopher, Anne Campbell Clark, Liz Crowley, Jill Emerson, Lesley Evans, Chip Harrison, Don Holliday external link, Paul Kavanagh, Sheldon Lord external link, Andrew Shaw external link, John Warren Wells

A Mystery Writers of America Grand Master, Lawrence Block is a four-time winner of the Edgar Allan Poe and Shamus Awards, as well as a recipient of prizes in France, Germany, and Japan. The author of more than fifty books and numerous short stories, he is a devout New Yorker who spends much of his time traveling.

Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Literary Fiction
 
Series
Classic Crime Library
1. After the First Death (1969)
2. Deadly Honeymoon (1967)
3. Grifter's Game (1961)
4. The Girl with the Long Green Heart (1965)
5. The Specialists (1960)
6. The Triumph of Evil (1972) (as by Paul Kavanagh)
7. Such Men Are Dangerous (1969) (as by Paul Kavanagh)
8. Not Comin' Home to You (1974) (as by Paul Kavanagh)
9. Lucky at Cards (1964)
10. Killing Castro (1961)
11. A Diet of Treacle (1961)
12. The Case of the Pornographic Photos (1961)
     aka Markham / You Could Call it Murder
13. Death Pulls a Doublecross (1961)
     aka Coward's Kiss
14. Cinderella Sims (2002)
15. Passport to Peril (1967) (as by Anne Campbell Clark)
16. Ariel (1979)
19. Strange Embrace (1962) (as by Ben Christopher)
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Affairs of Chip Harrison
1. No Score (1970) (as by Chip Harrison)
2. Chip Harrison Scores Again (1971) (as by Chip Harrison)
3. Make Out with Murder (1974) (as by Chip Harrison)
     aka Five Little Rich Girls
4. The Topless Tulip Caper (1975) (as by Chip Harrison)
5. Death of the Mallory Queen (2016) (as by Chip Harrison)
6. As Dark as Christmas Gets (2011)
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Novels
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Omnibus
Strange Embrace / 69 Barrow Street (2012) (as by Ben Christopher)
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Collections
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Plays
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Novellas
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Series contributed to
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Anthologies edited
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Non fiction
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Anthologies containing stories by Lawrence Block
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Short stories
Make a Prison (1958)
Hot Eyes, Cold Eyes (1978)
How Would You Like It? (1993)
The Tulsa Experience (1993)
The Burglar Who Dropped in on Elvis [short story] (1994)
Headaches and Bad Dreams (1997)


Awards
Shamus Awards Best Novel winner (1983) : Eight Million Ways to Die
Shamus Awards Best Novel nominee (1990) : Out on the Cutting Edge
Shamus Awards Best Novel nominee (1991) : A Ticket to the Boneyard
Edgar Awards Best Novel winner (1992) : A Dance at the Slaughterhouse
Shamus Awards Best Novel nominee (1992) : A Dance at the Slaughterhouse
Shamus Awards Best Novel winner (1994) : The Devil Knows You're Dead
Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (1995) : A Long Line of Dead Men
Shamus Awards Best Novel nominee (1995) : A Long Line of Dead Men
Dagger Awards Best Book nominee (2009) : Hit and Run


Lawrence Block recommends
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The Specialty of the House (1967)
Stanley Ellin
"Ellin consistently wrote the best mystery stories of his time."
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A Fine Red Rain (1987)
(Inspector Rostnikov, book 4)
Stuart M Kaminsky
"Porfiry Rostnikov is a treasure."
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First Kill All the Lawyers (1988)
(Samantha Adams, book 1)
Sarah Shankman
"Right on target... A rollicking good read."
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Dead Pan (1992)
(Jocelyn O'Roarke, book 4)
Jane Dentinger
"Jocelyn O'Rourke is bright, sophisticated, gorgeous, tough-minded, funny, and very good company."
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See No Evil (1998)
(Marti MacAlister, book 6)
Eleanor Taylor Bland
"She's anything but bland... sharp and sassy and right on the money."
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Gangsters and Gold Diggers (2003)
Jerome Charyn
"The richest imagination in contemporary American letters."
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Widows-in-law (2019)
Michele W Miller
"Michele Miller has had more lives than a cat, and they've made her a writer of passion and substance."

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