Hit Man

Author: Lawrence Block
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409138682
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Keller is a hit man who finds his life turned upside down when a job means more than the one allotted death... Keller is an assassin - he is paid by the job and works for a mysterious man who nominates hits and passes on commissions from elsewhere. Keller goes in, does the job, gets out: usually at a few hours' notice. Often Keller's work takes him out of New York to other cities, to pretty provincial towns that almost tempt him into moving to the woods and the lake shores . . . Almost, but not quite. But then a job goes wrong in a way Keller has never imagined and it leaves him with a big problem. Finding himself with an orphan on his hands, Keller's job begins to interfere with his carefully guarded life. And once you let someone in to your life, they tend to want to know what you do when you're away. And killing for a living, lucrative though it is, just doesn't find favour with some folks.

Hit And Run

Author: Lawrence Block
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409105806
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The fourth thriller in the 'Hit' series, a gripping insight into the life of John Keller, stamp collector, chronic worrier - and assassin... From 'one of crime writing's most accomplished stylists' [GUARDIAN]. When Keller gets the call to make a hit on a man in Iowa, he's tempted to pass. So far he's been lucky in his chosen profession, and he's got enough stashed away to retire. Just one more, he thinks. But he quickly finds that this job might not just mark the end of his career - it could be the end of him, period. After three days in a motel room he realises he was never meant to make the hit - he was just supposed to take the fall when a prominent politician was gunned down by someone else. Suddenly he's on the run, all the evidence pointing the cops his way and literally nowhere to go.

Hit List

Author: Lawrence Block
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061802331
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Keller is a regular guy. He goes to the movies, works on his stamp collection. Call him for jury duty and he serves without complaint. Then every so often he gets a phone call from White Plains that sends him flying off somewhere to kill a perfect stranger. Keller is a pro and very good at what he does. But the jobs have started to go wrong. The realization is slow coming yet, when it arrives, it is irrefutable: Someone out there is trying to hit the hit man. Keller, God help him, has found his way onto somebody else's hit list.

Hit Parade

Author: Lawrence Block
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409105814
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The third thriller in the 'Hit' series, a gripping insight into the life of John Keller, stamp collector, chronic worrier - and assassin. . . New York hit man Keller is a law unto himself, and when a situation goes awry - which despite his best-laid plans it so often does - he makes some surprising decisions . . . It's not all drudgery in the life of an assassin. Keller's jobs allow him to go to all sorts of sporting events. He even gets to mix his passion for stamp-collecting with a hit on a famous philatelist. Wisely, Keller always travels for his work. New York is home, and he doesn't want to mess on his own doorstep. But the jobs are drying up, and he needs money. So he breaks the rule - and regrets it. His cover is at risk - he is even followed home - and Keller has to use all his remarkable skill to make sure he can continue doing what he does best.

Transgressions Vol 1

Author: Lawrence Block
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 0765347504
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The first of two novellas from the collection of previously unpublished works includes pieces by two of today's top writers and features Lawrence Block's Keller's Adjustment, in which the popular assassin sets out to reexamine his life in the wake of September 11, and Forever, by Jeffery Deaver, in which police statistician Talbot Simms begins to smell a rat when wealthy county residents begin killing themselves. Reprint.

Hit Me

Author: Lawrence Block
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 140912486X
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The explosive fifth book in the Keller series from the master of classic American crime. Keller thought he was done killing people for money. He has a new name, a new wife, a new career, and a baby on the way. But old habits die hard. Business is bad and a phone call is all it takes to draw him back into the old game. This time, his work takes him to Dallas, to settle a domestic dispute; to Florida, where he joins a government witness on a cruise; to Wyoming, where a house has burned down; and to New York, where he lived for so many years. And where people might remember him...

Keller S Fedora

Author: Lawrence Block
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781985861183
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A NEW HAT. FOR A NEW HIT. Happily retired, living under a new name with his wife and daughter, Keller thought he was out of the murder-for-hire business. Until he got the call from his old employer, asking him to tackle the most unusual assignment of his career. The client's wife is having an affair, and Keller's been hired to get rid of her lover. But who is this mysterious lover? The husband doesn't know-he only knows that she has one, and he wants the man dead. It's an opportunity for Keller to try his hand at the private eye game, investigating the adulterous spouse. And yes, he does buy himself a new hat for the occasion, a fedora worthy of any film noir detective. But in this puzzling situation, with more than one potential lover in the picture and more than one potential solution, is Keller going to be a black hat or a white hat-or something in between...? One of MWA Grand Master Lawrence Block's greatest creations, Keller is the two-time Edgar Award-winning star of Hit Man, Hit List, Hit Parade, Hit and Run, and Hit Me. "Keller's Fedora" is the first new Keller story in more than three years.

Sequels

Author: Janet Husband
Editor: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838909671
Size: 11,32 MB
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A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.

The Crooked Road

Author: Janet Hutchings
Editor: Dell Magazines
ISBN:
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Ellery Queen Presents Stories of Grifters, Gangsters, Hit Men, and Other Career Crooks In this anticipated follow up to Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine’s first digital-only anthology, you’ll once again take the “low road” of grifters, hit men, and other career crooks, and come out with new insights into crime, revenge, and justice. Your path—led by stars like Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Lawrence Block, Edgar Award winner Doug Allyn, 2012 Agatha Award winner Dana Cameron, 2012 Dilys Award winner S.J. Rozan, and Edgar winner Edward D. Hoch—is winding, taking you through byways both humorous and deadly. You’ll follow the Prohibition-era gangsters of Mark Coggins and Lou Manfredo, and the contemporary mafiosos of Janice Law, Ed McBain, and Diamond Dagger award winner Peter Lovesey. With small-town scams and big-city hits, 2012 Shamus Award winner Michael Z. Lewin, film and television writer William Link, and award-winning novelist Andrew Klavan offer some comic relief, while Edgar nominee Kevin Wignall, Andrew Taylor, bestselling author Peri O’Shaugnessy, and EQMM Readers Award winner Clark Howard remind us where the Crooked Road can often lead. Edited by Janet Hutchings, this volume will surprise you with favorite series characters, dark humor, high stakes, and edge-of-your-seat suspense. Hold on tight, and don’t miss it!

Step By Step

Author: Lawrence Block
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061877158
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From the revered New York Times bestselling author comes a touching, insightful, and humorous memoir of an unlikely racewalker and world traveler Before Lawrence Block was the author of bestselling novels featuring unforgettable characters such as the hit man Keller, private investigator Matthew Scudder, burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr, and time traveler Evan Tanner, he was a walker. As a child, he walked home from school (mostly because he couldn't ride a bike). As a col-lege student, he walked until he was able to buy his first car (a deep blue 1950 Chevrolet coupe named Pamela, after the Samuel Richardson novel). As an adult, he ran marathons until he discovered what would become a lifelong obsession—never mind if some people didn't think it was a real sport—racewalking. By that time Block had already spent plenty of time walking through the city of New York. But racewalking ended up taking him all over the country, from New Orleans to Anchorage, from marathons in the punishing heat to marathons in the pouring rain. And along the way, as he began to pen the books that would make him a household name among suspense fans all over the world, he found that in life, as in writing, you just need to take one step after the other. Through the lens of his adventures while walking—in twenty-four-hour races, on a pilgrimage through Spain, and just about everywhere you can imagine—Lawrence Block shares his heartwarming personal story about life's trials and tribulations, discomforts and successes, which truly lets readers walk a mile in the master of mystery's shoes.