Authors > Lawrence Block

A Walk Among the Tombstones

Kenan Khoury's wife went out grocery shopping and never came home. Alive, anyway. But because Kenan Khoury buys and sells drugs for a living he can't go to the police for help. He goes to Matthew Scudder instead -- an alcoholic ex-cop and unlicensed private eye who will stop at nothing to bring the brutal killers to justice before another innocent woman falls beneath their knives.

Year: 1992
Genre: HardboiledPrivate Eye

Borderline

On the border between El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico, five lives are about to collide - with fatal results. This is MWA Grand Master Lawrence Block at his rawest and most visceral, a bloody, bawdy, brutal story of passion and punishment--and of lines that were never meant to be crossed.

Year: 1962
Genre: Hardboiled

Catch and Release

One of the most highly acclaimed novelists in the crime genre, Lawrence Block is also a master of the short story. The sixteen stories (and one stage play ) collected here feature appearances by some of Block s most famous characters, including burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr and private detective Matt Scudder, as well as glimpses into the minds of a rogue's gallery of killers, sociopaths, and crooked cops.

Year: 2013
Genre: Suspense

Getting Off

SO THIS GIRL WALKS INTO A BAR...and when she walks out there's a man with her. She goes to bed with him, and she likes that part. Then she kills him, and she likes that even better. On her way out, she cleans out his wallet. She keeps moving, and has a new name for each change of address.

Year: 2011
Genre: Serial Killer

Lucky at Cards

On the mend after getting run out of Chicago, professional cardsharp Bill Maynard is hungry for some action ... but not nearly as hungry as Joyce Rogers, the tantalizing wife of Bill's latest mark. Together they hatch an ingenious scheme to get rid of her husband. But in life as in poker, the other player sometimes has an ace up his sleeve.

Year: 1964
Genre: Hardboiled

One Night Stands and Lost Weekends

One Night Stands and Lost Weekends is a sterling collection of short crime fiction and suspense novelettes penned between 1958 and 1962 by a budding young master and soon-to-be Grand Master--an essential slice of genre history, and more fun than a high-speed police chase following a bank job gone bad.

Year: 1952
Genre: Suspense

Sinner Man

To escape punishment for a murder he didn't mean to commit, insurance man Don Barshter has to take on a new identity: Nathaniel Crowley, ferocious up-and-comer in the New York mob. But can he find safety in the skin of another man...a worse man...a sinner man...?

Year: 1958
Genre: Hardboiled

The Girl with the Deep Blue Eyes

Cashed out from the NYPD after 24 years, Doak Miller operates as a private eye in steamy small-town Florida, doing jobs for the local police. Like posing as a hit man and wearing a wire to incriminate a local wife who's looking to get rid of her husband. But when he sees the wife, when he looks into her deep blue eyes...

Year: 2015
Genre: Hardboiled

The Sins of the Fathers

The pretty young prostitute is dead. Her alleged murderer--a minister's son--hanged himself in his jail cell. The case is closed. But the dead girl's fatherhas come to Matthew Scudder for answers, sending the unlicensed private investigator in search of terrible truths about a life that was lived and lost in a sordid world of perversion and pleasures.

Year: 1976
Genre: Hardboiled

 

NON-SERIES Novels

Year TitleGenres & Tags

1958Sinner ManHardboiled
1962BorderlineHardboiled
1964Lucky at CardsHardboiled, Poker
2011Getting OffSerial Killer
2015The Girl with the Deep Blue EyesHardboiled

 

Short Story Collections

Year TitleGenres & Tags

1952One Night Stands and Lost WeekendsSuspense
2013Catch and ReleaseSuspense

 

SERIES: Matthew Scudder

Year# TitleGenres & Tags

19761The Sins of the FathersHardboiled
199210A Walk Among the TombstonesHardboiledPrivate Eye