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Review: Adios, Scheherazade--Chapter 1

To: Donald E. Westlake, c/o The Great Beyond

From: ‘Fred Fitch’ via The Westlake Review

Dear Mr. Westlake:

I hope I am not interrupting any conversations/drinking sessions/amatory exploits you might currently be engaging in with O. 5,169 more words

Donald Westlake Novels

Eight Million Ways to Die – Lawrence Block (1982)

A detective detects by going around and talking to people. That’s how Matthew Scudder explains his job in Lawrence Block’s Eight Million Ways to Die. 318 more words

Eight Million Ways To Die

A Walk Among the Tombstones

Based on the 1992 mystery novel by author Lawrence Block,  A Walk Among the Tombstones concerns the adventures of former-New-York-City-cop-turned-unlicensed-private-detective Matt Scudder.  Scudder is an alcoholic who let his drinking impair his judgement while on the job with the NYPD which resulted in his dismissal. 328 more words

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Make a Prison (1959) by Lawrence Block


Funny tale of what happens when a mysterious stranger enters an escape-proof prison.

Short Stories

AUTHOR QUOTE: Lawrence Block

“Every book is a case unto itself, and every time we sit down to write one we take a plunge into uncharted waters. It is a hazardous business, this novel-writing dodge, and it doesn’t cease to be so after long years in the game. 169 more words

Author Quotes

Don't start at the beginning

I put my kids in front of the computer to watch “E.T.” as a generational experiment, to see if it takes. Right away, Charlotte (7) starts firing off questions: … 337 more words


Book Collecting

So it appears I’ve become a book collector.

To be clear, I’ve always been a book accumulator. There’s never been a time in my life when I didn’t have shelves and shelves of books at my disposal. 1,503 more words