. Welcome back, Keller. Between his family and his stamp collection, all his spare time is happily accounted for. A man named nicholas edwards lives in New Orleans renovating houses, doing honest work and making decent money at it. Bestselling author and grand master Lawrence Block returns to his deadliest hitman.
Hit Me Keller series Book 5 #ad - But when the nation's economy tanks, taking the construction business with it, all it takes is one phone call to drag him back into the game. Another call puts him on a west indies cruise, and, with several interesting fellow passengers -- the government witness, sharing Keller's cabin, the incandescent young woman keeping the witness company, his wife, Julia.
In hit me, legendary edgar grandmaster and New York Times bestselling author Lawrence Block returns to one of his most beloved characters. It may say nicholas edwards on his driver's license and credit cards, but he's back to being the man he always was: Keller. You've been missed.
Hit and Run Keller series Book 4HarperCollins e-books #ad - Every morning. Just one more job—paid in advance—and he's going to retire. His id and credit cards are no longer good, and he just spent almost all of his cash on the stamps. Now what? A face he's seen quite often. He's stranded halfway across the country, and every cop in America has just seen his picture.
In the mirror. Keller calls his associate Dot in White Plains, but there's no answer. For years now Keller's had places to go and people to kill. But enough is enough. Back at his motel, Keller sees the killer's face broadcast on TV. Waiting in des moines for the client's go-ahead, Keller's picking out stamps for his collection at a shop in Urbandale when somebody guns down the charismatic governor of Ohio.
Hit Parade Keller series Book 3HarperCollins e-books #ad - He'll take any job, anywhere. His nest egg needs fattening up. Of course, being less choosy means taking greater risks—and that could buy Keller some big trouble. After all, he's not getting any younger. Keller is friendly. The inconvenient wife, he'll take care of them all, the troublesome sports star, the greedy business partner, the vicious dog, quietly and efficiently.
Industrious. If the price is right. Like the rest of us, Keller's starting to worry about his retirement. If it wasn't for the fact that he kills people for a living, he'd be just your average Joe. A bit lonely, sometimes. Then again, in this game, there are plenty of opportunities for some inventive improvisation.
Hit Parade Keller series Book 3 #ad - His victims, on the other hand, aren't getting any older. So he contacts his "booking agent, " Dot, up in White Plains, and tells her to keep the hits coming. And a determined self-motivator can make a killing.
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Hit List Keller series Book 2 #ad - Call him for jury duty and he serves without complaint. Keller is a regular guy. Then every so often he gets a phone call from White Plains that sends him flying off somewhere to kill a perfect stranger.
Hit Man Keller series Book 1HarperCollins e-books #ad - It's a living. But is it a life? Keller's not sure. He goes to a shrink, but it doesn't work out the way he planned. Keller is your basic urban Lonely Guy. He makes a decent wage, lives in a nice apartment. Works the crossword puzzle. Until the phone rings and he packs a suitcase, gets on a plane, flies halfway across the country.
. And kills somebody. He gets a dog, he gets a girlfriend. He gets along. Watches a little TV.
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But it’s complicated. When he gets to baker’s bluff, Illinois, he’ll have to play private detective before he can get down to business. In this brand-new novella, everyone’s favorite assassin for hire, Keller, is Chicago-bound on Amtrak's City of New Orleans, ready to do what he does best. He knows how it works.
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A Drop of the Hard Stuff Matthew Scudder Mysteries Book 17Little, Brown and Company #ad - In a novel widely celebrated by critics and readers, Lawrence Block circle back to how it all began, reestablishing the Matthew Scudder series as one of the pinnacles of American detective fiction. Immersing himself in Ellery's world may lead him right back to the bar stool. One of them may be a killer, but that's not necessarily Scudder's greatest danger.
Facing his demons in his first year of sobriety, Matthew Scudder finds himself on the trail of a killer. Block's best. When scudder's childhood friend jack ellery is murdered, Scudder reluctantly begins his own investigation, presumably while attempting to atone for past sins, with just one lead: Ellery's Alcoholics Anonymous list of people he wronged.
A Drop of the Hard Stuff Matthew Scudder Mysteries Book 17 #ad - . A drop of hard Stuff keeps us guessing. Tom nolan, wall Street Journal. Right up there with Mr.
Out on the Cutting Edge Matthew Scudder Mysteries Book 7HarperCollins e-books #ad - Then eats their dreams. Matthew scudder understands the futility of his search for a longtime missing Midwestern innocent who wanted to be an actress in the vast meat-grinder called New York City. But her frantic father heard that Schudder is the best—and now the ex-cop-turned-p. I. Is scouring the hell called Hell's Kitchen looking for anything that might resemble a lead.
Out on the Cutting Edge Matthew Scudder Mysteries Book 7 #ad - . And in this neighborhood of the lost, he's finding love—and death—in the worst possible places. This is a city that seduces dreamers.
Hope to Die Matthew Scudder Mysteries Book 15HarperCollins e-books #ad - And his worst fear is that the guy is just getting started. Now, a few days later, the killers themselves have turned up dead behind the locked door of a Brooklyn hellhole -- one apparently slain by his partner in crime who then took his own life. There's something drawing matthew scudder to this case that the cops have quickly and eagerly closed: a nagging suspicion that a third man is involved, diabolical puppet master who manipulates his two accomplices, a cold, then cuts their strings when he's done with them.
Hope to Die Matthew Scudder Mysteries Book 15 #ad - No one but Scudder even suspects he exists. The city caught its collective breath when upscale couple Byrne and Susan Hollander were slaughtered in a brutal home invasion.
In the Midst of Death Matthew Scudder Mysteries Book 3HarperCollins e-books #ad - About police corruption. Prove it -- and they may do a lot worse than just get in his way. Now he'saccused of murdering a call girl. Bad cop jerry broadfield didn't make any friends on the force when he volunteered to squeal to an ambitious d. A. Matthew scudder doesn't think Broadfield's a killer, but the cops aren't about to help the unlicensed p.
The Night and The Music Matthew Scudder Mysteries Book 18Telemachus Press, LLC #ad - Brian koppelman, the prominent screenwriter and director Solitary Man, Ocean’s Thirteen, Rounders and a major Matt Scudder fan, has sweetened the pot with an introduction. It was short fiction that kept the series alive on the several occasions when the flow of novels was interrupted, and short stories that took Scudder down different paths and showed us unmapped portions of his world.
. And it’s matt scudder who’s been largely responsible for block’s lifetime achievement awards: Grand Master Mystery Writers of America, The Eye Private Eye Writers of America, and the Cartier Diamond Dagger UK Crime Writers Association. The title vignette, was written for a nyc jazz festival program; another, Mick Ballou Looks at the Blank Screen, The Night and the Music, has appeared only as the text of a limited-edition broadside.
And the final story, putting matt and elaine at a table with Mick and Kristin Ballou in a shuttered Hell’s Kitchen saloon, has its first appearance in this volume. Several stories look back from the time of their writing, first as a patrolman partnered with the legendary Vince Mahaffey, with Scudder recounting events from his former life as a cop, then as an NYPD detective leading a double life.
The Night and The Music Matthew Scudder Mysteries Book 18 #ad - Lawrence block’s 17 matthew scudder novels have won the hearts of readers throughout the world—along with a bevy of awards including the Edgar, the Shamus, the Philip Marlowe Germany, and the Maltese Falcon Japan. Some of these stories appeared in such magazines as Alfred Hitchcock, Ellery Queen, and Playboy.
In looking for david, matt and elaine are on vacation in Florence, where they encounter a man Matt arrested decades earlier; now Matt finally learns the motive behind a brutal homicide. Along with the eleven stories and novelettes, The Night and The Music includes a list of the seventeen novels in chronological order, and an author’s note detailing the origin and bibliographical details of each of the stories.