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1 Block, Lawrence A DANCE AT THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE
New York: William Morrow & Company, Inc., (1991). 0688103499 / 9780688103491 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A Matt Scudder mystery. SIGNED by the author! 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 Block, Lawrence A LONG LINE OF DEAD MEN
New York: William Morrow & Company, Inc., (1994). 0688121934 / 9780688121938 First edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. Fine; in a near fine dust jacket. 
A Matthew Scudder novel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 Block, Lawrence A TICKET TO THE BONEYARD
New York: William Morrow & Company, Inc., (1990). 0688090702 / 9780688090708 First edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author! Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket with the promotional wraparound band. 
Twelve years ago, Matthew Scudder lied to a jury to put James Leo Motley behind bars. Now the ingenious psychopath is free. "A Smooth, Chilling Suspense Novel That Stretches Nerves Wire-Tight"--Boston Herald. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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4 Block, Lawrence. ARIEL
New York: Arbor House, (1980). First edition. Signed; uncorrected proof. 

Price: 50.00 USD
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5 Block, Lawrence AS DARK AS CHRISTMAS GETS: A Christmas Story
New York: The Mysterious Bookshop, 1997. First edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author to the cover. Hardcover. Fine in red-and-white stapled wraps. Twelvemo. 20 pages. 
Seasonal short story, specifically written for Otto Penzler, printed as a chapbook and issued as a "Holiday Gift" for friends of the Mysterious Bookshop. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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6 Block, Lawrence BURGLAR'S CAN'T BE CHOOSERS
New York: Random House, (1977). 0394411838 / 9780394411835 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The first Bernie Rhodenbarr mystery, featuring New York City's prince of thieves. An unread copy! 
Price: 125.00 USD
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7 Block, Lawrence EIGHT MILLION WAYS TO DIE
(New York): Arbor House, (1982). 0877954054 / 9780877954057 First edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author! Hardcover. Mild smoker's odor, name in ink to the front endpaper, mild lean to the spine, spine lettering worn, else about very good; in a near fine dust jacket. 
A Matthew Scudder novel. Filmed in 1986 with Jeff Bridges as Matthew Scudder, an alcoholic ex-detective in L.A. who has recently lost both his job and his family due to his drinking and out-of-control behavior. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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8 Block, Lawrence EVEN THE WICKED
New York: William Morrow & Company, Inc., (1997). 0688141811 / 9780688141813 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A Matthew Scudder mystery. SIGNED by the author! 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9 Block, Lawrence HOPE TO DIE
(New York): William Morrow, (2001). 006019832X / 9780060198329 First edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The Mystery Writers of America's Grand Master here presents the fifteenth literary mystery featuring Matthew Scudder, an antisocial, yet likeable unlicensed private investigator. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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10 Block, Lawrence, editor MASTER'S CHOICE: Mystery Stories by Today's Top Writers and the Masters Who Inspired Them
New York: Berkley Prime Crime, (1999). 0425170314 / 9780425170311 First edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
MWA Grandmaster Block asked a group of mystery scribes to select their personal best, and match it with story by a fellow genre luminary who had inspired them. Contributors include: S. King, Oates, Westlake, Futrelle, Ellison, Lovesey, Hillerman, more! 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11 Block, Lawrence, editor MASTER'S CHOICE: Volume II
New York: Berkley Prime Crime, (2000). 0425170314 / 9780425170311 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very mild crease to front endpaper, near fine; a fine dust jacket. 
MWA Grandmaster Block asked a group of mystery scribes to select their personal best, and match it with story by a fellow genre luminary who had inspired them. Contributors include: McCrumb, Gores, Hill, Ellin, Hoch, Hunter, Rankin, Oates, more. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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12 Block, Lawrence ONE NIGHT STANDS
Norfolk, Virginia: Crippen & Landru Publishers, 1999. 1885941307 / 9781885941305 First edition, limited to 450 numbered copies SIGNED by Block; with separately printed pamphlet, MAKE A PRISON, housed in a pocket at rear pastedown. Hardcover. Fine in bright yellow cloth lettered in red to the spine; in illustrated dust jacket with artwork by Deborah Miller; the bright yellow pocket and stapled pamphlet are also fine. Nota bene: This collection was not offered in a trade edition. 
Uncollected Block stories originally published in the ultra-hardboiled mystery digests of the 1950's (MANHUNT, OFFBEAT DETECTIVE, SURE-FIRE, GUILTY, etc.) With a new introduction by Block, and the bonus sf tale by Block in the pastedown pocket. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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13 Block, Lawrence RANDOM WALK: A Novel for a New Age
New York: Tor/A Tom Doherty Associates Book, (1988). 0312930925 / 9780312930929 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very very nearly fine, in a fine, if faintly age-toned dust jacket. Jacket art by Manuel Morales. 
"In RANDOM WALK, Lawrence Block has written a New Age PILGRIM' S PROGRESS, a parable for the eighties."--Roger Zelazny. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14 Block, Lawrence SMALL TOWN
(New York): William Morrow/HarperCollins Publishers, (2003). 0060011904 / 9780060011901 First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in illustrated wraps. 
"Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett still cast long shadows across the mystery genre. If there is one crime writer currently capable of matching their legacies, it's Lawrence Block."--San Francisco Chronicle. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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15 Block, Lawrence SOME DAYS YOU GET THE BEAR
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., (1993). 0688108202 / 9780688108205 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A collection of twenty-two short stories, most of them post-1984, that have appeared in a variety of magazines, including PLAYBOY and the ELLERY QUEEN and ALFRED HITCHCOCK MYSTERY Magazines. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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16 Block, Lawrence SOMETIMES THEY BITE
New York: Arbor House, (1983). 0877954852 / 9780877954859 First edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author! Hardcover. Fine, in gilt-lettered black cloth over green boards; in a very nearly fine, lightly age-toned, illustrated dust jacket. 
"The Edgar Award-winning author of the Matthew Scudder series, hailed by Wall Street Journal as 'one of the very best writers now working the beat,' presents a collection of 18 darkly entertaining stories, including one Scudder gem."--fantastic fiction. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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17 Block, Lawrence SOMETIMES THEY BITE
New York: Arbor House, (1983). 0877954852 / 9780877954859 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in gilt-lettered black cloth over green boards; in a very nearly fine, lightly age-toned, illustrated dust jacket with a tiny edge tear. 
"The Edgar Award-winning author of the Matthew Scudder series, hailed by Wall Street Journal as 'one of the very best writers now working the beat,' presents a collection of 18 darkly entertaining stories, including one Scudder gem."--fantastic fiction. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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18 Block, Lawrence SPIDER, SPINE ME A WEB: Lawrence Block on Writing Fiction
Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer's Digest Books, (1988). 0898793262 / 9780898793260 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Pages uniformly tanned, else fine, in gilt-lettered red cloth shelfback over red boards; in an age-toned, else fine dust jacket. 
"A feast of fiction writing advice, culled from Lawrence Block's long experience both as a writer and as WRITER'S DIGEST magazine's monthly fiction columnist." 243 pages, plus ads. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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19 Block, Lawrence TANNER'S TIGER
Thorndike, Maine: Center Point Publishing, (2002). 1585471720 / 9781585471720 First edition thus. Large print edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
In this outing Evan Tanner "the thief who couldn't sleep," escorts a little princess to the Wold's Fair in Montreal. The event turns out to be an international freak show with a royal assassination as the main event. The fifth Tanner adventure. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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20 Block, Lawrence THE BURGLAR IN THE CLOSET
New York: Random House, (1978). 0394423747 / 9780394423746 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Thin band of fading to the shelf edges, as usual, small drop of stain to the upper page edges at the headband, else fine; in a near fine, lightly rubbed and mildly nicked illustrated dust jacket with art by Emanuel Schongut. 
Second novel featuring Bernie Rhodenbarr, a Manhattan burglar and bookseller who has a tendency to find corpses in the apartments he's burgling. Source for much of the plot of the Whoopi Goldberg movie, BURGLAR. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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