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Lawrence Block


USA (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.

Genres: Mystery
 
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)


 
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)


 






 




 
 



 



 
Novels







 
Omnibus
Strange Embrace / 69 Barrow Street (2012) (as by Ben Christopher)
 
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Anthologies edited
 
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Anthologies containing stories by Lawrence Block

 
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

The Specialty of the House (1967)
Stanley Ellin
"Ellin consistently wrote the best mystery stories of his time."

A Fine Red Rain (1987)
(Inspector Rostnikov, book 4)
Stuart M Kaminsky
"Porfiry Rostnikov is a treasure."

First Kill All the Lawyers (1988)
(Samantha Adams, book 1)
Sarah Shankman
"Right on target... A rollicking good read."

Dead Pan (1992)
(Jocelyn O'Roarke, book 4)
Jane Dentinger
"Jocelyn O'Rourke is bright, sophisticated, gorgeous, tough-minded, funny, and very good company."
See No Evil
See No Evil (1998)
(Marti MacAlister, book 6)
Eleanor Taylor Bland
"She's anything but bland... sharp and sassy and right on the money."
Gangsters and Gold Diggers
Gangsters and Gold Diggers (2003)
Jerome Charyn
"The richest imagination in contemporary American letters."


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