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Hit Parade

(2006)
(The third book in the Keller series)
A novel by

 
 
The New York Times bestselling author and master of the modern mystery returns with a fierce and poignant new novel featuring his acclaimed killer-for-hire, Keller

John Keller is everyone's favorite hit man: a new kind of hero for a new, uncertain age. He's cool. Reliable. A real pro: the hit man's hit man. The inconvenient wife, the aging sports star, the business partner, the retiree with a substantial legacy. 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. Now there are guys doing this who cope with it by making it personal. They find a reason to hate the guy they have to kill. I don't know what's a sin and what isn't, or if one person deserves to go on living and another deserves to have his life ended. Sometimes I think about stuff like that, but as far as working it all out in my mind, well, I never seem to get anywhere."

But while Keller might be a pragmatic and crack assassin, he's also prone to doubts and loneliness just like everybody else. There was a psychotherapist once. A dog. Even a woman. And though he's got Dot, his wisecracking contact and sometimes confidante, and his precious stamp collection, these days, it doesn't seem to be enough.

Keller'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 go to work. . . .

Hit Parade, the third novel featuring the fascinating Keller, displays the hallmarks that distinguish Lawrence Block's award-winning fiction: the intelligence, the clever plotting, the humor, the tricky twists and ironic turns, the darkness and emotional complexity -- and, above all else, the humanity.

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Used availability for Lawrence Block's Hit Parade

Hardback Editions

April 2007 : UK Hardback

Title: Hit Parade (Charnwood Large Print)
Author(s): Lawrence Block
ISBN: 1-84617-685-9 / 978-1-84617-685-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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August 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: Hit Parade
Author(s): Lawrence Block
ISBN: 0-7528-7345-8 / 978-0-7528-7345-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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July 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Hit Parade (John Keller Mysteries)
Author(s): Lawrence Block
ISBN: 0-06-084088-9 / 978-0-06-084088-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Hit Parade (John Keller Mysteries)
Author(s): Lawrence Block
ISBN: 0-7394-7091-4 / 978-0-7394-7091-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Large Print Home Lib
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Paperback Editions

July 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Hit Parade
Author(s): Lawrence Block
ISBN: 0-7528-8153-1 / 978-0-7528-8153-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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May 2007 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Hit Parade (Keller)
Author(s): Lawrence Block
ISBN: 0-06-084089-7 / 978-0-06-084089-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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November 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hit Parade (John Keller Mysteries)
Author(s): Lawrence Block
ISBN: 0-06-112085-5 / 978-0-06-112085-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: WmMorrow
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August 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Hit Parade
Author(s): Lawrence Block
ISBN: 0-7528-7346-6 / 978-0-7528-7346-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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Audio Editions

June 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Hit Parade CD (John Keller Mysteries)
Author(s): Lawrence Block
ISBN: 0-06-089792-9 / 978-0-06-089792-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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July 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Hit Parade
Author(s): Lawrence Block
ISBN: 0-7927-4050-5 / 978-0-7927-4050-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sound Library
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July 2006 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Hit Parade
Author(s): Lawrence Block
ISBN: 0-7927-4244-3 / 978-0-7927-4244-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks
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July 2006 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Hit Parade
Author(s): Lawrence Block
ISBN: 0-7927-4243-5 / 978-0-7927-4243-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sound Library
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June 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Hit Parade
Author(s): Lawrence Block
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Kindle Editions

December 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Hit Parade (Keller Book 3)
Author(s): Lawrence Block
Publisher: Orion
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March 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Hit Parade (Keller series Book 3)
Author(s): Lawrence Block
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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