Enough Rope

Enough Rope

Collected Stories

Book - 2002
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Lawrence Block's novels win awards, grace bestseller lists, and get made into films. His short fiction is every bit as outstanding, and this complete collection of his short stories establishes the extraordinary skill, power, and versatility of this contemporary Grand Master.

Block's beloved series characters are on hand, including ex-cop Matt Scudder, bookselling burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr, and the disarming duo of Chip Harrison and Leo Haig. Here, too, are Keller, the wistful hit man, and the natty attorney Martin Ehrengraf, who takes criminal cases on a contingency basis and whose clients always turn out to be innocent.

Keeping them company are dozens of other refugees from Block's dazzling imagination -- all caught up in more ingenious plots than you can shake a blunt instrument at.

Half a dozen of Block's stories have been shortlisted for the Edgar Award, and three have won it outright. Other stories have been read aloud on BBC Radio, dramatized on American and British television, and adapted for the stage and screen. All the tales in Block's three previous collections are here, along with two dozen new stories. Some will keep you on the edge of the chair. Others will make you roll on the floor laughing. And more than a few of them will give you something to think about. Enough Rope is an essential volume for Lawrence Block fans, and a dazzling introduction for others to the wonderful world of ... Block magic!

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2002
Edition: 1st U.S. ed. --
ISBN: 9780060188900
Branch Call Number: FIC/BLO 4565 2
Alternative Title: A candle for the bag lady
Let's get lost
A moment of wrong thinking
Almost perfect
Headaches and bad dreams
Hit the ball, Drag Fred
How far it could go
In for a penny
Like a bone in the throat
A bad night for burglars
A blow for freedom
A little off the top
And miles go go before I sleep
As good as a rest
The books always balance
The boy who disappeared clouds
Change of life
Cleveland in my dreams
Collecting Ackermans
The dangerous business
Death wish
The Dettweiler solution
Funny you should ask
The gentle way
Going through the motions
Good for the soul
Hilliard's ceremony
Hot eyes, cold eyes
How would you like it?
If this be madness
Leo Youngdahl, R.I.P
Like a bug on a windshield
Like a dog in the street
The most unusual snatch
Nothing short of highway robbery
One thousand dollars a word
Passport in order
Someday I'll plant more walnut trees
Some days you get the bear
Something to remember you by
Some things a man must do
Sometimes they bite
Strangers on a handball court
That kind of a day
This crazy business of ours
The Tulsa experience
Weekend guests
When this man dies
With a smile for the ending
You could call it blackmail
Death of the Mallory Queen
As dark as Christmas gets
The Ehrengraf defense
The Ehrengraf presumption
The Ehrengraf experience
The Ehrengraf appointment
The Ehrengraf riposte
The Ehrengraf obligation
The Ehrengraf nostrum
The Ehrengraf alternative
The Ehrengraf affirmation
The Ehrengraf reverse
Like a thief in the night
The burglar who dropped in on Elvis
The burglar who smelled smoke
Answers to soldier
Keller's therapy
Keller on the spot
Keller's horoscope
Keller's designated hitter
Out the window
By the dawn's early light
Batman's helpers
The merciful angel of death
The night and the music
Looking for David
Sweet little hands
Terrible Tommy Terhune
Three in the side pocket
You don't even feel it
It took you long enough
You can't lose


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