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Masters of Noir: Volume 4

Masters of Noir: Volume 4


Mickey Spillane
Lawrence Block
William Campbell Gault
David Alexander
Jonathan Craig
Richard S Prather
Art Crockett
Stuart Friedman
Harry Whittington
Richard Wormser

ISBN: 9781610130523
Year of publication: 2010

Masters of Noir: Volume 4 The Pickpocket by Mickey Spillane first appeared in Manhunt, December 1954. I Dont Fool Around by Lawrence Block first appeared in Trapped Detective Story Magazine, February 1961. Man with a Shiv by Richard Wormser first appeared in Manhunt, December 1956. The Floater by Jonathan Craig first appeared in Manhunt, January 1955. Swamp Search by Harry Whittington first appeared in Murder, July 1957. Face of Evil by David Alexander first appeared in Manhunt, January 1957. ...

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Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. Vol. 137, No. 2. Whole No. 834, February 2011

Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. Vol. 137, No. 2. Whole No. 834, February 2011


Lawrence Block
Amy Myers
Edward Marston
Michael Z Lewin
Janet Hutchings
Susan Breen
Jim Davis
Richard Macker
Shane Nelson
Gina Paoli
Donald A Yates

ISBN: 00136328
Year of publication: 2011

Ellery Queens Mystery Magazine. Vol. 137, No. 2. Whole No. 834, February2011 Keller in Dallas by Lawrence Block One of the hobbies of Lawrence Blocks series character Keller is stamp collecting, which explains why this story first appeared in a philatelic magazine. We thought there were unlikely to be many EQMM readers whod seen it there, and that the story should be brought to a mystery audience. A couple of years ago, Mr. Block was the keynote speaker at a dinner of the American Philatelic ...

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The Ehrengraf Nostrum

The Ehrengraf Nostrum


Lawrence Block

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Year of publication: 1984

Lawrence Block The Ehrengraf Nostrum In the worlds broad field of battle, In the bivouac of Life, Be not like dumb, driven cattle Be a hero in the strife Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Gardner Bridgewater paced to and fro over Martin Ehrengrafs office carpet, reminding the little lawyer rather less of a caged jungle cat than what He doth bestride the narrow world like a Colossus, Ehrengraf thought, echoing Shakespeares Cassius. But what, really, did a Colossus look like Ehrengraf wasnt sure, but ...

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Masters of Noir: Volume 1

Masters of Noir: Volume 1


Mickey Spillane
Lawrence Block
Gil Brewer
Fletcher Flora
Frank Kane
Jonathan Craig
Richard Marsten
Bruno Fischer
Richard S Prather

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2010

Masters of Noir: Volume 1 Identity Unknown by Jonathan Craig1 The cheap furnished room in the brownstone where the girl had been murdered was so cramped that it was hard for Walt and the assistant M.E. and me to keep out of each others way. The photographer and the other techs had finished half an hour ago and gone back to the station house. Id put a patrolman at either end of the third-floor corridor to keep the crowd back. From the noise that came up both the front and back stairs, it seemed ...

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The Ehrengraf Alternative

The Ehrengraf Alternative


Lawrence Block

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1982

Lawrence Block The Ehrengraf Alternative Things are seldom what they seem, Skim milk masquerades as cream. William Schwenk Gilbert Whats most unfortunate, Ehrengraf said, is that there seems to be a witness. Evelyn Throop nodded in fervent agreement. Mrs. Keppner, she said. Howard Bierstadts housekeeper. She was devoted to him. Shed been with him for years. And she claims she saw you shoot him three times in the chest. I know, Evelyn Throop said. I cant imagine why she would say something like ...

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The Ehrengraf Obligation

The Ehrengraf Obligation


Lawrence Block

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1979

Lawrence Block The Ehrengraf Obligation Play me songs with flatted thirds: Puppets dance from bloody strings. Music mourns dead birds. Breath is sweet in broken things. William Telliford William Telliford gave his head a tentative scratch, in part because it itched, in part out of puzzlement. It itched because he had been unable to wash his lank brown hair during the four days hed thus far spent in jail. He was puzzled because this dapper man before him was proposing to get him out of jail. I ...

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Ronald Rabbit Is a Dirty Old Man

Ronald Rabbit Is a Dirty Old Man


Lawrence Block

ISBN: 9780870350276
Year of publication: 1971

Lawrence Block Ronald Rabbit is a Dirty Old Man The earth is flat. 1 74 Bleecker St. New York 10012 June 12 Mrs. Lisa Clarke 219 Maple Rd. Richmond, VA. Dear Lisa: I trust youve already established that theres no check in this envelope. No matter how long this letter turns out to be, no matter how many sheets of paper wind up folded together and stuffed into this envelope, the first thing youll do is shake everything out looking for a check, and there wont be one. So youve done that by now, and ...

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The Girl With the Deep Blue Eyes

The Girl With the Deep Blue Eyes


Lawrence Block

ISBN: 9781783297504
Year of publication: 2015

Lawrence Block The Girl with the Deep Blue Eyes This ones for my brown-eyed girl. One The phone woke him from a dream. At first his dream simply incorporated the sound in its narrative, and his dream-hand picked it up and his dream-voice said hello, and there his imagination quit on him, failing to invent a caller on the other end of the line. He said hello again, and the real-world phone went on ringing, and he shook off the dream and got the phone from the bedside table. Hello Doak Miller ...

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The Specialists

The Specialists


Lawrence Block

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1969

Lawrence Block The Specialists Before Albert Platt looked better with clothes on. He had his suits made by an East Side tailor, his shoes by a London bootmaker, and his ties by a countess. With his clothes on and his hair combed and his jowls shaved and cologne, he looked like a successful hoodlum. Naked, he looked like a gorilla. He was naked now. He sat on the edge of a high-backed Victorian wing chair in the living room of his suite at the Desert Palms. Glossy black hairs curled on his ...

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The Ehrengraf Riposte

The Ehrengraf Riposte


Lawrence Block

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1978

Lawrence Block The Ehrengraf Riposte Let Ross, house of Ross, rejoice with Obadiah, and the rankle-dankle fish with hands. Christopher Smart Martin Ehrengraf placed his hands on the top of his exceedingly cluttered desk and looked across it. He was seated, while the man at whom he gazed was standing, and indeed looked incapable of remaining still, let alone seating himself on a chair. He was a large man, tall and quite stout, balding, florid of face, with a hawks-bill nose and a jutting chin. ...

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Writing the Novel

Writing the Novel


Lawrence Block

ISBN: 9780898792089
Year of publication: 1985

Lawrence Block Writing the Novel: From Plot to Print For Miss May Jepson, my 11th Grade English teacher at Bennett High School in Buffalo, New York, who first encouraged me to become a writer For my mother and father, whose support toward that end was unflagging For John OHara, Evan Hunter, Fredric Brown, W. Somerset Maugham, Rex Stout, Dashiell Hammett, James T. Farrell, Thomas Wolfe, and so many more writers from whom Ive learned so much of what I know For Nolan Miller, whose writing workshop ...

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Even the Wicked

Even the Wicked


Lawrence Block

ISBN: 9780688141813
Year of publication: 1997

Lawrence Block Even the Wicked For Bill Hoffman With thanks to Joan Acocella, Ron Brogan, and Memphis Jim Evans Even the wicked get worse than they deserve. Willa Gather, One of Ours 1 On a Tuesday night in August I was sitting in the living room with TJ, watching two guys hit each other on one of the Spanish-language cable channels, and enjoying the fresh air more than the fight. A heat wave had punished the city for two weeks, finally breaking over the weekend. Since then wed had three perfect ...

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Dolly's Trash & Treasures

Dolly's Trash & Treasures


Lawrence Block

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Year of publication: 2011

Lawrence Block Dollys Trash and Treasures Mrs. Saugerties A nod. That would be Dorothy Saugerties And did I pronounce that correctly Like the Hudson River town Another nod. Well, Mrs. Saugerties, Im Baird Lewis, and this is my colleague, Rita Raschman. Were with Child Protective Services. No response. One of your neighbors called to express concern over the living conditions here, and how they might impact upon your children. Havent got any. I beg your pardon According to our records, you have ...

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The Ehrengraf Reverse

The Ehrengraf Reverse


Lawrence Block

ISBN: 9781893224568
Year of publication: 2002

Lawrence Block The Ehrengraf Reverse How does it happen, tell me, That I lie here unmarked, forgotten, While Chase Henry, the town drunkard, Has a marble block, topped by an urn, Wherein Nature, in a mood ironical, Has sown a flowering weed Edgar Lee Masters I didnt do it, Blaine Starkey said. Of course you didnt. Everyone thinks I did it, Starkey went on, and I guess I can understand why. But Im innocent. Of course you are. Im not a murderer. Of course youre not. Not this time, the man said. ...

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Deadly Honeymoon

Deadly Honeymoon


Lawrence Block

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1967

Lawrence Block Deadly Honeymoon For Don Westlake Chapter 1 Just east of the Binghamton city limits he pulled the car off the road and cut the motor. She leaned toward him and he kissed her. He said, Good morning, Mrs. Wade. Mmmm, she said. I think I like my new name. What are we stopping for, honey I ran out of gas. He kissed her again. No, they gimmicked the car. Shoes and everything. You didnt notice No. He got out of the car and walked around the back. Four old shoes trailed from the ...

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