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One Sentence Book Review: "Hit Man" by Lawrence Block

Hit Man by Lawrence Block


Grand Master Mystery Writer Lawrence Block delivered a slow-to-start, wry, intensely introspective novel about murder-for-hire.


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Thrilled in Manhattan

Last week was Thrillerfest, a conference for thriller writers and fans that featured Craftfest, a series of talks on the craft of writing thrillers, and Pitchfest, a speed-dating event for writers in search of an agent, as well as a number of thrilling panels. 471 more words

Writing Fiction

Thrilled to be going to Thrillerfest (July 5-9, 2016)

For fans, writers, and industry folks in the mystery/thriller business, this is a huge week in NYC: Thrillerfest comes to town July 5-9 at the Grand Hyatt.   120 more words

N@B in Queens was Amazing

Alex Segura and Scott Adlerberg know how to throw a party.

Noir at the Bar in Queens was amazing. I’m still pinching myself to make sure that’s really me in this photo of outstanding authors: 99 more words

Noir At The Bar

Hit Man

        Lawrence Block’s episodic novel Hit Man follows John Paul Keller during his exploits as a hit man. He lives in New York but fantasizes about having a life at every job he is given all across the United States. 487 more words

Criminal Protagonist

A Public Service Update... ;-)

Fair Warning: this post is not appropriate for impressionable disbeliefs. So please have your disbelief leave the room as you read this. Thank you.

As a public-spirited citizen, and especially one who’s interested in crime fiction, I feel a responsibility to alert you to things that are going on in the genre. 641 more words

Ruth Rendell

Noir at the Bar in Queens: June 26

Later this month (Sunday, June 26, to be exact), I’ll be reading at NOIR AT THE BAR in Queens, New York.

The lineup is… intimidating. 120 more words

Noir At The Bar