LAWRENCE BLOCK

Lawrence BlockLAWRENCE BLOCK (1938 -) One of the Mystery Writers Of America Grand Masters, Lawrence Block has been a prolific novelist and short story writer since the mid-1950s. Block has produced dozens of novels in multiple series as well as many stand-alone fictions. Using pseudonyms Block has written an unknown number of novels. Known exclusive pseudonyms have included Paul Kavanaugh and Chip Harrison. The author of more than fifty books and numerous short story collections. Block is both a New Yorker and a world-traveler. Many of his novels are set in the places he’s been. Block has also written about writing, most notably in Telling Lies For Fun And Profit and the sport of speed-walking. Block’s audiobooks have been extremely successful over the last couple of decades with both abridged and unabridged editions, often being re-recorded and re-released by different publishers on multiple occasions. Block has a very good reading voice and so he has also occasionally narrated his own audiobooks.

Commercial Audiobooks:

Non-Series Books:

BBC Audiobooks America - Killing Castro by Lawrence BlockHard Case CrimeKilling Castro
By Lawrence Block; Read by Henry Leyva
4 CDs – Approx. 4 Hours 45 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks America
Published: January 2009
ISBN: 9780792759751
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Crime Fiction Audiobook - Grifter’s Game by Lawrence BlockHard Case CrimeSFFaudio EssentialGrifter’s Game
By Lawrence Block; Read by Alan Sklar
5 CDs – 5 Hours 17 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks America
Published: 2006
ISBN: 9781602834538
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BBC Audiobooks America - The Girl With The Long Green Heart by Lawrence BlockHard Case CrimeThe Girl With the Long Green Heart
By Lawrence Block; Read by Alan Sklar
5 CDs – Approx. 6 Hours 9 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks America
Published: February 2009
ISBN: 9780792737957
She was every man’s dream – and one man’s nightmare. Johnny Hayden and Doug Rance had a scheme to take real estate entrepreneur Wallace Gunderman for all he was worth. But they needed a girl on the inside to make it work. Enter Evelyn Stone: Gunderman’s secretary, his lover – and his worst enemy. Gunderman had promised to marry her, but never came through. Now she’s ready to make him pay…

BBC Audiobooks America - Lucky At Cards by Lawrence BlockHard Case CrimeLucky At Cards
By Lawrence Block; Read by Alan Sklar
5 CDs – Approx. 5 Hours 6 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks America
Published: August 1, 2007
ISBN: 9780792748465
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.

Ariel
By Lawrence Block; Read by
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Enough Rope
Publisher: Chivers / BBC Audiobooks America
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ISBN: 0792727193

Random Walk
By Lawrence Block; Read by
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Publisher: Recorded Books
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ISBN: 1402501935

Small Town
By Lawrence Block; Read by George Guidall
Cassettes or CDs – Approx. 15 Hours 21 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Telling Lies For Fun And Profit
By Lawrence Block; Read by
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Burglar Series:

1 – Burglars Can’t Be Choosers
By Lawrence Block; Read by Richard Ferrone
5 Cassettes – Approx. 6 Hours 34 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Recorded Books
Published: 1998
ISBN: 0788719904
In this first in a series of wickedly funny mysteries, best selling author, Lawrence Block introduces Bernie Rhodenbarr, sometimes burglar, sometimes sleuth. Pulling only an occasional, very discreet job, Bernie manages to maintain his comfortable New York City apartment and keep his unorthodox vocation a closely-guarded secret. Every burglar knows never to trust anonymous phone calls. But when the caller offers easy money for an hour’s work, Bernie can’t ignore the job. All he has to do is find a blue box in an empty apartment. But the valuable box is nowhere to be found. The occupant is, however – and he’s dead. Suddenly Bernie finds himself the object of a massive manhunt, wanted for both theft and murder.

1 – Burglars Can’t Be Choosers
By Lawrence Block; Read by
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Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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1 – Burglars Can’t Be Choosers
By Lawrence Block; Read by
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Publisher: Chivers / BBC Audiobooks America
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2 – The Burglar In The Closet
By Lawrence Block; Read by Richard Ferrone
Cassettes – Approx. 5 Hours 49 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Recorded Books
ISBN: 0788772767

2 – The Burglar In The Closet
By Lawrence Block; Read by
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Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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2 – The Burglar In The Closet
By Lawrence Block; Read by
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Publisher: Chivers / BBC Audiobooks America
ISBN: 0792722094

3 – The Burglar Who Liked To Quote Kipling
By Lawrence Block; Read by Richard Ferrone
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Publisher: Recorded Books
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ISBN: 0788772775

4 – The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza
By Lawrence Block; Read by Richard Ferrone
Cassettes – Approx. 6 Hours 42 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Recorded Books
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ISBN: 0788772783

5 – The Burglar Who Painted Like Mondrian
By Lawrence Block; Read by
Cassettes – Approx. 7 Hours 5 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Recorded Books
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ISBN: 0788772791

6 – The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams
By Lawrence Block; Read by Richard Ferrone
Cassettes – Approx. 8 Hours 15 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Recorded Books
Published: 1999
ISBN: 0788772805

6 – The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams
By Lawrence Block; Read by
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7 – The Burglar Who Thought He Was Bogart
By Lawrence Block; Read by Frank Muller
Cassettes – Approx. 7 Hours 51 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Recorded Books
Published: 1996
ISBN: 0788772813

7 – The Burglar Who Thought He Was Bogart
By Lawrence Block; Read by
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Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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8 – The Burglar In The Library
By Lawrence Block; Read by Richard Ferrone
Cassettes – Approx. 9 Hours 40 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Recorded Books
Published: 2000
ISBN: 0788761218

9 – The Burglar In The Rye
By Lawrence Block; Read by
Cassettes – Approx. 8 Hours 52 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Recorded Books
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ISBN:0788749285

10 – Burglar On The Prowl
By Lawrence Block; Read by
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Publisher: Harper Audio
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The Matthew Scudder Series:

BOOKS ON TAPE - A Century Of Great Suspense Stories edited by Jeffrey DeaverA Century Of Great Suspense Stories
Edited by Jeffery Deaver; Read by various
9 Cassettes or Audible Download – Approx. 13 Hours 7 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Books On Tape
Published: 2002
ISBN: 0736685758
All you need to know about this great collection of the best mystery stories from the past century are the names of the great authors inside: Robert Bernard, Robert Bloch, Lawrence Block, Anthony Boucher, Frederic Brown, James M. Cain, Max Allan Collins, Jeffery Deaver, Stanley Ellin, Harlan Ellison, Erle Stanley Gardner, Ed Gorman, Anna Katharine Green, Jeremiah Healy, Patricia Highsmith, Reginald Hill, Tony Hillerman, Evan Hunter, Stephen King, John Lutz, John D. MacDonald, Ross MacDonald, Michael Malone, Steve Martini, Sharyn McCrumb, Margaret Millar, Marcia Muller, Sara Paretsky, Bill Pronzini, Ellery Queen, Ruth Rendell, Lisa Scottoline, Georges Simenon, Mickey Spillane, Rex Stout, Janwillem van de Wetering, Donald E. Westlake. See? One or more of those names rang a bell, signaling that you must read this book.
Includes one Scudder short story:
Batman’s Helpers by Lawrence Block

1 – The Sins Of The Fathers (book #1 in the Matthew Scudder series)
By Lawrence Block; Read by
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Publisher: Chivers Audio
ISBN: 0792723724

2 – Time To Murder And Create (book #2 in the Matthew Scudder series)
By Lawrence Block; Read by
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Publisher: Chivers Audio
ISBN: 0792723775

3 – In The Midst Of Death (book #3 in the Matthew Scudder series)
By Lawrence Block; Read by
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Publisher: Chivers Audio
ISBN: 0792723678

CHIVERS - A Stab In The Dark by Lawrence Block4 – A Stab In The Dark (book #4 in the Matthew Scudder series)
By Lawrence Block; Read by William Roberts
6 Cassettes – Approx. 5 Hours 13 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Chivers Audio
Published: 1998
ISBN: 0792722493
Nine long years have passed since the killer last struck, nine long years since eight helpless young women were hideously slaughtered by an icepick-wielding fiend. But now ex-cop Matthew Scudder has been hired to finally bring victim Barbara Ettinger’s slayer to justice. Scudder sets off on a bloody trail of death almost a decade cold, searching for a psycho who’s either long gone, long dead or patiently waiting to kill again.

5 – Eight Million Ways To Die (book #5 in the Matthew Scudder series)
By Lawrence Block; Read by
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Publisher: Chivers Audio
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6 – When The Sacred Ginmill Closes (book #6 in the Matthew Scudder series)
By Lawrence Block; Read by
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7 – Out On The Cutting Edge (book #7 in the Matthew Scudder series) ???

8 – A Ticket To The Boneyard (book #8 in the Matthew Scudder series)
By Lawrence Block; Read by
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Publisher: Harper Audio
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9 – A Dance At The Slaughterhouse (book #9 in the Matthew Scudder series)
By Lawrence Block; Read by
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10 – A Walk Among The Tombstones (book #10 in the Matthew Scudder series)
By Lawrence Block; Read by
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11 – The Devil Knows You’re Dead (book #11 in the Matthew Scudder series)
By Lawrence Block; Read by
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Publisher: Harper Audio
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12 – A Long Line Of Dead Men (book #12 in the Matthew Scudder series)
By Lawrence Block; Read by
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13 – Even The Wicked (book #13 in the Matthew Scudder series)
By Lawrence Block; Read by
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14 – Everybody Dies (book #14 in the Matthew Scudder series)
By Lawrence Block; Read by
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Publisher: Recorded Books
ISBN: 0788761129

14 – Everybody Dies (book #14 in the Matthew Scudder series)
By Lawrence Block; Read by
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Publisher: Dove Audio
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15 – Hope To Die (book #15 in the Matthew Scudder series)
By Lawrence Block; Read by
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16. CHIVERS AUDIO - All The Flowers Are Dying by Lawrence BlockAll The Flowers Are Dying (book #16 in the Matthew Scudder series)
By Lawrence Block; Read by Alan Sklar
8 CDs – Approx. 9 Hours 55 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Chivers Audio
Published: 2006
ISBN: 9781405672139
Matt Scudder – former cop and alcoholic – has had enough. He plans to wind up his investigations, concentrate on his AA meetings and his wife, Elaine. But he agrees to take on one last case, to check out a man that single woman Louise likes, but suspects is keeping something from her. Meanwhile on death row, prisoner Preston Applewhite protests his innocence, but unlike most, he finds someone to believe in him – eminent psychologist Arne Bodinson. But the psychologist isn’t who he says he is. There’s a killer out there, one who’s been dormant for some time and he’s on his way to New York to see Matt Scudder…

The Evan Tanner Series:
Evan Michael Tanner is the star of this globe-trotting adventure series. Tanner tells his own stories, in first person. He is a man with a vast literary knowledge and some super-hero like abilities, these stem from the fact that he never sleeps. Tanner fought in the Korean War and there had the sleep center of his brain destroyed by a stray piece of shrapnel. This made him a permanent insomniac. To fill the empty hours between dusk and dawn he reads constantly – filling himself up a desire to fight all the world’s revolutionary causes whilst simultaneously learning every language on the planet. Another Science Fictional aspect of the character turns up when Lawrence Block, having left Tanner to lie fallow for 28 years, wakes Tanner up from a suspended animation caused by a cryogenically induced cold-sleep.

1 – Chivers Audio - The Thief Who Couldn't Sleep by Lawrence BlockThe Thief Who Couldn’t Sleep (Book #1 in the Tanner Series)
By Lawrence Block; Read by Nick Sullivan
6 Cassettes – Approx. 6 Hours 5 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Chivers Audio
Published: 1999
ISBN: 079272321X
Evan Tanner hasn’t slept a wink in quite some time with the FBI watching him, the CIA tapping his phone and a super secret intelligence agency wanting to recruit him. But when a ravishing blonde comes calling with cries of help and claims of riches, Tanner finds he can’t resist . Smuggling her across the border of her native country proves to be a difficult chore, especially when there’s all that loot to carry as well! And then there are the authorities, one step behind him and quickly catching up… First published in paperbook in 1966.

2 – CHIVERS AUDIO - The Canceled Czech by Lawrence BlockThe Canceled Czech (Book #2 in the Tanner Series)
By Lawrence Block; Read by Nick Sullivan
6 Cassettes – Approx. [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Chivers Audio
Published: 2000
ISBN: 0792723309
The second book in the Evan Tanner series finds Tanner working as an agent–for a man and an agency so secret that both are nameless–and assigned to slip into Czechoslovakia to accomplish the most incredible kidnapping of the century.

3 – Chivers Audio - Tanner's Twelve Swingers by Lawrence BlockTanner’s Twelve Swingers (Book #3 in the Tanner Series)
By Lawrence Block; Read by Nick Sullivan
4 Cassettes – Approx. 3 Hours 50 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Chivers Audio
Published: 2000
ISBN: 0792723600
Evan Tanner’s latest assignment is to find a friend’s long-lost love, and smuggle her out of Russia. Everyone Evan meets i his trek across Eastern Europe is desperate for a one-way ticket to America. There’s a subversive Yugoslavian author, a six-year-old-future queen of Lithuania, and the beautiful woman Evan has been sent to rescue.: a Latvian gymnast who wants to bring her eleven teammates with her! Now Evan has to find a way to get his unruly brood of political refugees safely onto U.S. soil… First published in the paperbook format in 1967.

4 – The Scoreless Thai (Book #4 in the Tanner Series) ???

5 -BBC Audiobooks America - Tanner's Tiger by Lawrence BlockTanner’s Tiger (Book #5 in the Tanner Series)
By Lawrence Block; Read by Nick Sullivan
6 CDs – Approx. 6 Hours 34 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks America
Published: 2002
ISBN: 079272741X
At thirty-four years old, Evan Michael Tanner, hasn’t slept a wink since a piece of shrapnel destroyed the sleep center in his brain during the Korean War. Tanner loves lost causes and beautiful women. The FBI has a thick file on him; the CIA taps his phone and a super-secret intelligence agency wants him to be their man! This time all Tanner wants to do is show his girl a good time. But the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, a bunch of Quebec tourists, and an unnamed branch of the U.S. government all have something different in mind. First published in paperbook form in 1968.

6 – Here Comes A Hero (Book #6 in the Tanner Series) ???

7 – Me Tanner You Jane (Book #7 in the Tanner Series) ???

8 – BBC Audiobooks America - Tanner On Ice by Lawrence BlockTanner On Ice (Book #8 in the Tanner Series)
By Lawrence Block; Read by Alan Sklar
8 Cassettes – Approx. 8 Hours 16 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Chivers Audio
Published: 1998
ISBN: 0792722418
Ever since his new Jersey assignment went awry in 1972, Tanner has – believe it or not – been in a deep freeze. However, he has been thawed out and is ready to catch up on lost time. As soon as he makes himself available, he is recruited for another covert assignment: destabilizing the government of Burma. With its exotic surrounding s, and exiled Russian beauty, foreign intrigue, and a mysterious dead man, Tanner On Ice is an edgy and entertaining puzzle that only Lawrence Block could have created.

8 – Penguin Audio - Tanner On Ice by Lawrence BlockTanner On Ice (Book #8 in the Tanner Series)
By Lawrence Block; Read by Lawrence Block
2 Cassettes – Approx. 3 Hours [ABRIDGED]
Publisher: Penguin Audio
ISBN: 0140867732
Where has Evan Tanner, world-renowned adventurer of the ’60s and ’70s, been all these years? In a deep freeze, of course. Carefully thawed and back on his feet, Tanner is once again traversing the globe in search of international intrigue, this time going undercover in Burma where he comes across covert revolutionaries, fearless drug lords, gorgeous, lonely women, more than a few dead bodies, and a temperate climate that only a man who has been on ice for 20 years can truly appreciate.

The Chip Harrison Series:

CHIVERS - No Score by Lawrence Block1 – No Score (book #1 in the Chip Harrison series)
By Lawrence Block; Read by Gregory Gorton
6 Cassettes – Approx. 5 Hours 30 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Chivers Audio
Published: 1999
ISBN: 0792722620
It is a mystery why a street-smart young man like Chip Harrison has to resort to elaborate plans to attract a young woman like Francine. But someone turns Chip’s dream into a nightmare of danger. Chip has to act fast and furiously in a sizzling and suspenseful adventure that only Edgar Award-winning Lawrence Block could have written. Chip Harrison rightfully takes his place beside Block’s best known characters.

CHIVERS - Chip Harrison Scores Again by Lawrence Block2 – Chip Harrison Scores Again(book #2 in the Chip Harrison series)
By Lawrence Block; Read by Gregory Gorton
6 Cassettes – Approx. 5 Hours 30 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Chivers Audio
Published: 1999
ISBN: 0792722795
When young, broke, and single Chip Harrison finds a bus ticket to Bordentown, South Carolina, he knows it was sent by the hand of fate. Its his way out of wintry New York City, and a way into the warm welcome of Bordentown’s sheriff! But before long Chip charms his way into the sheriff’s good graces and into the arms of Lucille, the preacher’s daughter. Even Chip should see he is headed for trouble with a capital T, in another furiously funny caper by Edgar Award-winning Lawrence Block.

CHIVERS - Make Out With Murder by Lawrence Block3 – Make Out With Murder (book #3 in the Chip Harrison series)
By Lawrence Block; Read by
4 Cassettes – Approx. 4 Hours 48 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Chivers Audio
Published: 1999
ISBN: 0792722914
Chip Harrison has finally secured himself a job, acting as the man-about-town for the corpulent detective Leo Haig. And it’s on the dangerous streets of New York that Chip brings home his first case, one in which five beautiful sisters are being systematically murdered by a killer with a diabolical design. Three of the Trelawney women have already been bumped off, and now Chip is cozying up to the remaining two , and investigating a couple of other nefarious relatives with motive on their minds. The solution is a tantalizing brain-teaser that only Edgar-Award winning Lawrence Block could have written.

CHIVERS - The Topless Tulip Caper by Lawrence Block4 – The Topless Tulip Caper (book #4 in the Chip Harrison series)
By Lawrence Block; Read by Gregory Gorton
4 Cassettes – Approx. 5 Hours 15 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Chivers Audio
Published: 1999
ISBN: 0792723031
It’s a crime that Times Square dives aren’t private investigator Chip Harrison’s usual hangouts. Tulip Willing is the star attraction at Treasure Chest, and also Chip’s newest client. It seems she wants cover for a mysterious stranger who’s been scaring her out of her clothes. Cherry Bounce, another dancer at the Treasure Chest, is shot dead in the act. Chip finds himself on the trail of a killer who’s eager to trap the street wise detective and strip him of his livelihood forever…

The John Keller Series:
The first Keller novel started off as a series of short stories in Playboy magazine. He’s a very unusual hit-man. Like you might expect he has few friends or family, but he has a vibrant inner life – imagining relationships with his victims and collecting stamps. Keller receives his assignments from an old man or in White Plains, NY. Later, when the old man dies, he takes on a new boss, the old man’s assistant, a young woman named Dot. His assignments take him all over the United States, usually by plane. There he rents a car and stalks his victims in what might be called a wistful and amiable hunt.

1 – Hit Man (Book #1 in the Keller series)
This is a fix-up novel assembled from a series of connected short stories. First published in novel form in 1998.

2 – Hit And Run (Book #2 in the Keller series)

3 – Hit Parade (Book #3 in the Keller series)
By Lawrence Block; Read by Lawrence Block
Approx. 7 Hours 58 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Harper Audio
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4 – Hit And Run (Book #4 in the Keller series)
By Lawrence Block; Read by Richard Poe
7 CDs – Approx. 8 Hours 19 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Harper Audio / Recorded Books
Published: 2008
ISBN: 9781436107280
If hit man John Keller had his druthers, he wouldn’t have blown his cash to purchase the official Swedish reprints of some stamps that will-truth be told-round out his collection nicely. Still, he couldn’t have known that hours later, on the verge of pulling his last job before retirement, his credit cards would be cancelled and his face would be splashed all over the news. It seems that Keller’s being set up for a fall, but then he’s never been one to go down without a fight.