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Lawrence Block


USA flag (1938 - )

aka Ben Christopher, Anne Campbell Clark, Liz Crowley, Jill Emerson, Lesley Evans, Chip Harrison, Don Holliday, Paul Kavanagh, Sheldon Lord, Andrew Shaw, 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.
 
Series
Evan Tanner
1. The Thief Who Couldn't Sleep (1966)
2. The Cancelled Czech (1966)
3. Tanner's Twelve Swingers (1967)
4. Two for Tanner (1967)
     aka The Scoreless Thai
5. Tanner's Tiger (1968)
6. Here Comes a Hero (1968)
     aka Tanner's Virgin
7. Me Tanner, You Jane (1970)
8. Tanner on Ice (1998)
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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)
A.K.A. Chip Harrison (omnibus) (1983) (as by Chip Harrison)
Introducing Chip Harrison (omnibus) (1984) (as by Chip Harrison)
The Affairs of Chip Harrison (omnibus) (2001) (as by Chip Harrison)
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Novels
The Specialists (1960)
I Sell Love (1960) (as by Liz Crowley)
The Case of the Pornographic Photos (1961)
     aka Markham / You Could Call it Murder
Death Pulls a Doublecross (1961)
     aka Coward's Kiss
Mona (1961)
     aka Sweet Slow Death / Grifter's Game
A Diet of Treacle (1961)
Grifter's Game (1961)
Killing Castro (1961)
Borderline (1962)
Warm and Willing (1964) (as by Jill Emerson)
Lucky at Cards (1964)
Enough of Sorrow (1965) (as by Jill Emerson)
The Girl with the Long Green Heart (1965)
Deadly Honeymoon (1967)
Passport to Peril (1967) (as by Anne Campbell Clark)
After the First Death (1969)
Such Men Are Dangerous (1969) (as by Paul Kavanagh)
Threesome (1970) (as by Jill Emerson)
Ronald Rabbit Is a Dirty Old Man (1971)
The Triumph of Evil (1972) (as by Paul Kavanagh)
Sensuous (1972) (as by Jill Emerson)
The Trouble with Eden (1973) (as by Jill Emerson)
Not Comin' Home to You (1974) (as by Paul Kavanagh)
A Week As Andrea Benstock (1975) (as by Jill Emerson)
Ariel (1979)
Code of Arms (1981) (with Harold King)
Into the Night (1987) (with Cornell Woolrich)
Random Walk (1988)
The Perfect Murder (1991) (with Sarah Caudwell, Tony Hillerman and Jack Hitt)
Batman's Helpers (1999)
The Lost Cases of Ed London (2001)
Cinderella Sims (2002)
Small Town (2003)
A Madwoman's Diary (2010) (as by Jill Emerson)
Thirty (2010) (as by Jill Emerson)
Getting Off (2011) (as by Jill Emerson)
Strange Embrace (2012) (as by Ben Christopher)
The Girl With the Deep Blue Eyes (2015)
Shadows (2016) (as by Jill Emerson)
Sinner Man (2016)
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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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Anthology series
Best American Mystery Stories (with Otto Penzler)
The Best American Mystery Stories 2001 (2001)
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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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