Search Results: "Herbert Block"


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HERBLOCK by Herbert Block
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 18, 1993

"Outspoken, unashamedly liberal, and thoroughly readable. (Enriched by 200 vintage Herblock cartoons, plus an eight-page photo insert—not seen)"
Block—a.k.a. ``Herblock''—is a national institution. Read full book review >

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NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS by Valerie Block
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"Who knew fraud could be this funny? A winner from Block (Was It Something I Said?, 1998)."
Wickedly clever farce featuring strange bedfellows, missing millions, and a bald con woman. Read full book review >

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THE BURGLAR IN THE CLOSET by Lawrence Block
Released: Aug. 15, 1978

"A forgery ring turns up—along with the breezy Manhattan repartee and charmingly crude New Yorkers we've come to expect from the likably smart-alecky Mr. Block."

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TANNER ON ICE by Lawrence Block
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1998

"Tanner's fans, happy to see him back in action, won't mind if the action doesn't seem to go anywhere in particular."
Evan Tanner, the soldier of misfortune who's been out of commission since Me Tanner, You Jane (1970), returns, youthful and hale as ever, for a murky assignment in Burma. Read full book review >

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THE DIRTY SHAME HOTEL by Ron Block
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1998

"A Sherwood Anderson for our time—funny, ironic, inventive, brimming with sympathy."
Poet Block's story debut is a find: droll tales full of real, rumpled, irony-laden life. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"This strong collection begins in a spirit of homage but winds up showing how powerful inspiration can be."
Edward Hopper, the painter of American loneliness, inspires a selection of short stories from a host of notable writers. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 27, 1990

"Scudder fans."
Matthew Scudder's exceptionally gripping eighth outing finds the unlicensed, alcoholic Gotham p.i. Read full book review >

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EVEN THE WICKED by Lawrence Block
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"An ingenious whodunit that's also, in Block's recent manner, a provoking meditation on mortality—with a particularly strong supporting role for the City of New York, which turns in its finest performance since Ellery Queen's Cat of Many Tails."
The self-anointed "Will of the People" is a serial killer with a difference. Read full book review >

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Released: June 19, 1995

"Bernie's charming Bogart fixation, though, only reminds you again why you'd rather be stranded on a desert island with him than any other detective in fiction."
Since his return last year in The Burglar who Traded Ted Williams, veteran burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr's been spending so much time at a Bogart film festival — most of it in the company of lovely Ilona Markova — that he's started to talk and think like Bogie. Read full book review >

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ME TANNER, YOU JANE by Lawrence Block
Released: May 11, 1970

"Lots of dynathrust—rowdy and randy."
Even though this might put a crimp in some fussy Afro hairstyle, this is a generally funny safari into one of those not altogether emerged nations with Tanner (he's a government agent) appearing in hardcover for the first time. Read full book review >

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NO GOOD DEED by Barbara Block
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Another of Block's dark tales of the seamy side of Syracuse and a morally ambivalent heroine who can't quit looking for answers."
Even when it finally comes to Syracuse, N.Y., spring brings no joy to sleuthing pet-shop owner Robin Light (Salt City Blues, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES 2001 by Lawrence Block
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2001

"Proof that virtually any short story qualifies as a mystery if you want to read it that way."
The headline news in the fourth installment of this annual series (interrupted last year by The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century) is the relative absence of headliners; even editor Block admits that before reading their entries, he'd never heard of two-thirds of the contributors. Read full book review >