The Burglar Who Thought He Was Bogart See Review by
Bernie Rhodenbarr? Romantic? Hey, even burglars fall in love, and in this case it's Bernie doing the falling, with the lovely and alluring Ilona. Night after night, sharing popcorn in the flickering shadow of a Bogie movie, Bernie finds himself tongue-tied - sometimes literally. It would appear Ilona's now doing all the stealing.
Well, not really Bernie's been approached by the oddly named Hugo Candlemas to pilfer a posh East Side apartment, make off with a portfolio and collect a fast, easy sum. A reasonable enough request for a trained burglar, sure, but just when things are going well, things turn bad.
Paperback - No Exit Press (1996)
The Thief Who Couldn't Sleep See Review by
Introducing Evan Tanner, the man who got hit in the head by shrapnel in the Korean War and now needs no sleep - the perfect man for an intelligence organisation so secret, it does not have a name....and with 573 pounds of gold and a beautiful blonde involved.....Well a man's gotta do...…
This is Block's version of Bond, Our Man Flint, Indiana Jones and Richard Hannay all rolled into one, written with his usual style and wit.
First British Edition Orion (1996)
Even the Wicked See Review by
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- Gold Dagger winner & creator of Lindsay Gordon, Kate Brannigan & Tony Hill See Review by
- Gold Dagger winner & creator of Lindsay Gordon, Kate Brannigan & Tony Hill An anonymous letter writer, the self-styled "Will of the People" targets prominent criminals and evil-doers that the law cannot reach - and kills them. All of them are dubbed ‘society offenders who might as well be in the ground by the Will - who sends his hit-list to a tabloid newspaper columnist.
His next target is a Criminal Defence Attorney who has gotten one too many killers off a murder rap. Given the failure of New York's finest to protect his predecessors, Adrian Whitfield wants the most stubborn PI in the Big Apple watching his back. He calls Matt Scudder.
The ex-alcoholic, ex-cop has finally conceded to accepting a licence to investigate after years of doing favours for friends. Protecting a high profile figure like Whitfield isn't really his thing, but Whitfield knows a thing or two himself and in Scudder he's picked the right man to pin down the Will of the People. "Not a cosy read, but worth it" The Times
"Lawrence Block is a master .. The Matthew Scudder novels are among the finest detective books penned in this century" Jonathan Kellerman
"Don't pick it up unless you have the time to stick with it, because you are not going to want to put it down" Washington Times
British Pbk Original - No Exit Press (1996)
The Cancelled Czech See Review by
Evan Michael Tanner is a man open to curious opportunities. Happily he has a lot of time to pursue them because he hasn't slept a wink since the unfortunate military accident when an errant piece of shrapnel destroyed his brain's sleep centre. Devoted to defending lost causes and beautiful women, he possesses an array of talents and connections so singular that he's a natural for perilous top-secret missions - the sort that will retroactively cease to exist if something goes wrong.
This time, enlisted by an undercover agency so secret that neither it nor its jovial chief has a name, Tanner heads for Czechoslovakia, where he must engineer the kidnap of a dying man. But first he finds himself leaping from a moving train, tangling with an amorous blonde, and trying to act convincing as the featured speaker at a neo-Nazi rally `He is simply the best at what he does . . . If you haven't read him before, you've wasted a lot of time. Begin now.' Mostly Murder
The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams See Review by