Enough Rope


By Lawrence Block

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"Block grabs you with the first story and never lets go" in this indispensable collection packed with unforgettable characters and crimes (Elmore Leonard).
Enough Rope, a collection of superb stories, establishes the extraordinary skill, power, and versatility of contemporary Grand Master Lawrence Block. Block's beloved series characters are on hand, including ex-cop Matt Scudder, bookselling burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr, and the disarming duo of Chip Harrison and Leo Haig. Here, too, are Keller, the wistful hit man, and the natty attorney Martin Ehrengraf. Keeping them company are dozens of other refugees from Block's dazzling imagination, all caught up in more ingenious plots than you can shake a blunt instrument at. Half a dozen of Block's stories have been short-listed for the Edgar Award, and three have won it outright. All the tales in Block's three previous collections are here, along with two dozen new stories. Some will keep you on the edge of the chair. Others will make you roll on the floor laughing. Enough Rope is an essential volume for Lawrence Block fans, and a dazzling introduction for others to the wonderful world of Block magic!
"With early tales (1957's 'You Can't Lose') and recent ones ('Terrible Tommy Terhune') . . . this compendium of sharply written short fiction will delight Blocks many fans, and likely earn him new ones." —Publishers Weekly
"The plain unpleasant truth is that nobody working in crime fiction today has written so many good books, of so many different types, with so many great characters." —January Magazine
"True-blue mystery fans would be crazy to pass it up." —Kirkus Reviews
Enough Rope