Saturday, September 26, 2009

Enough Rope - Lawrence Block

A massive collection of stories that is most of Block's output at this point in time, with some new work. He points out all the Keller stories are not included, as they are in another book, but all the other collections are. Also he notes that his very earliest work is not here, as he doesn't think it as good, a couple of examples excepted - and that there is a collectible book with those included.

There are various serious characters, a scummy lawyer, a PI, a gentleman burglar, the introspective hitman.

Probably the stronger pieces are some of the very good standalone stories, often with a black humour element.

A 3.35 average for over 85 crime stories by one author is pretty good.

Enough Rope : A Bad Night for Burglars - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : A Blow for Freedom - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : A Little Off the Top - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : And Miles to Go Before I Sleep - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : As Good as a Rest - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : The Books Always Balance - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : The Boy Who Disappeared Clouds - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : Change of Life - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : Cleveland in My Dreams - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : Click! - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : Collecting Ackermans - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : The Dangerous Business - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : Death Wish - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : The Dettweiler Solution - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : Funny You Should Ask - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : The Gentle Way - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : Going Through the Motions - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : Good for the Soul - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : Hilliard's Ceremony - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : Hot Eyes Cold Eyes - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : How Would You Like It? - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : If This Be Madness - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : Leo Youngdahl, R.I.P. - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : Like a Bug on a Windshield - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : Like a Dog in the Street - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : The Most Unusual Snatch - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : Nothing Short of Highway Robbery - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : One Thousand Dollars a Word - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : Passport in Order - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : Someday I'll Plant More Walnut Trees - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : Some Days You Get the Bear - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : Something to Remember You By - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : Some Things a Man Must Do - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : Sometimes They Bite - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : Strangers on a Handball Court - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : That Kind of a Day - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : This Crazy Business of Ours - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : The Tulsa Experience - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : Weekend Guests - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : When This Man Dies - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : With a Smile for the Ending - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : You Could Call It Blackmail - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : Death of the Mallory Queen - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : As Dark as Christmas Gets - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : The Ehrengraf Defense - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : The Ehrengraf Presumption - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : The Ehrengraf Experience - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : The Ehrengraf Appointment - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : The Ehrengraf Riposte - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : The Ehrengraf Obligation - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : The Ehrengraf Alternative - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : The Ehrengraf Nostrum - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : The Ehrengraf Affirmation - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : The Ehrengraf Reverse - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : Like a Thief in the Night - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : Keller By A Nose - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : The Burglar Who Dropped In on Elvis - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : The Burglar Who Smelled Smoke - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : Answers to Soldier - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : Keller's Therapy - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : Keller on the Spot - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : Keller's Horoscope - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : Keller's Designated Hitter - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : Out the Window - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : A Candle for the Bag Lady - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : By the Dawn's Early Light - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : Batman's Helpers - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : The Merciful Angel of Death - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : The Night and the Music - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : Looking for David - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : Let's Get Lost - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : A Moment of Wrong Thinking - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : Almost Perfect - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : Headaches and Bad Dreams - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : Hit the Ball Drag Fred - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : How Far It Could Go - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : In for a Penny - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : Like a Bone in the Throat - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : Points - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : Sweet Little Hands - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : Terrible Tommy Terhune - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : Three in the Side Pocket - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : You Don't Even Feel It - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : It Took You Long Enough - Lawrence Block
Enough Rope : You Can't Lose - Lawrence Block

You killed her, pawn.

4 out of 5


Trying the gun.

3.5 out of 5


Trying the gun.

3.5 out of 5


I'm dead discussions.

3 out of 5


Across the legal line holiday hookup.

3 out of 5


Blackmail removal bomb.

3.5 out of 5


Head removal?

3 out of 5


Head removal?

3 out of 5


Shrink the distance.

3 out of 5


Shrink the distance.

3 out of 5


Name for murder.

3.5 out of 5


Writing job.

3 out of 5


Killer suicide.

3.5 out of 5


Flaming killer insurance.

3.5 out of 5


Used jeans, where, pet food?

3.5 out of 5


Used jeans, where, pet food?

4 out of 5


Kidnapping kill suitcase switch.

3.5 out of 5


Seems I really am a killer.

3.5 out of 5


Hot blooded Togolese food dance.

3.5 out of 5


Seduction collection.

3.5 out of 5


Cruelty to animals? You'll be stuck with the consequences.

4 out of 5


Might not be, just an occasional killer.

3.5 out of 5


Dead funny.

2.5 out of 5


Duel.

3.5 out of 5


Netted assassin injection.

4 out of 5


Kidnapped daughter assistance switcheroo scam slaughter.

4 out of 5


Mechanic setting up, medium calibre.

4 out of 5


Mechanic setting up, medium calibre.

3.5 out of 5


Murder escape ticket.

3.5 out of 5


Kill one of the blokes for a change.

3.5 out of 5


Sleep with it, too.

2.5 out of 5


Scary ride souvenir.

4 out of 5


Just make a little mob war for revenge. I'm good at it.

4 out of 5


Gutted by story.

3.5 out of 5


Wife kill swap and more.

3.5 out of 5


Partnership kill leave it.

3.5 out of 5


Assassin fanclub removal.

3.5 out of 5


Assassin fanclub removal.

3.5 out of 5


Robbery scam, Pops.

3 out of 5


Dead mail job.

3.5 out of 5


Dead booker.

3 out of 5


Affair warning.

3 out of 5


Murder me story.

3 out of 5


Manuscript deal.

3 out of 5


Four tie son payoff.

3 out of 5


You're innocent to me.

3.5 out of 5


Innocence problem.

3 out of 5


IDC confession.

3 out of 5


Advance murder defence.

3.5 out of 5


Poetry kill.

3 out of 5


Shooting witness.

3 out of 5


Not a poisoner.

3 out of 5


EKG innocence columns.

3 out of 5


Proud Crowd game play.

3.5 out of 5


Big fix stamps.

3.5 out of 5


Big fix stamps.

3.5 out of 5


Media robbery.

3 out of 5


Media robbery.

3.5 out of 5


Printer wire end.

3.5 out of 5


Add one dog.

3 out of 5


Gift kill.

3.5 out of 5


Murderer's thumb.

3 out of 5


Baseball monthlong kill wait.

3.5 out of 5


Falling waitress.

3.5 out of 5


Trash does count.

3.5 out of 5


Not suicide woman.

3.5 out of 5


The Copyright Protection Case.

3.5 out of 5


AIDS work, pro bono.

3 out of 5


New York noise.

2.5 out of 5


Lover refigured.

3 out of 5


Cover cover up.

3 out of 5


Husband shooting.

3 out of 5


Beanball murder.

3.5 out of 5


Psychic bite.

3 out of 5


Golf bash.

3.5 out of 5


Be a gorilla.

3.5 out of 5


Knife edge between out and jail.

4 out of 5


Did your sister needling.

3.5 out of 5


A bit of hoop fixing.

3.5 out of 5


Hot dead surprise.

3.5 out of 5


Out racquet explosion.

3.5 out of 5


Dead husband hot.

3.5 out of 5


Title beating tie-up.

3.5 out of 5


No knock.

3 out of 5


Using your head job.

3.5 out of 5




3.5 out of 5

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