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Enough Rope (2002) [Collection]
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Lawrence Block's novels win awards, grace bestseller lists, and get made into films. His short fiction is every bit as outstanding, and this complete colleciton of his short stories establishes the extraordinary skill, power, and versatility of this contemporary Grand Master.

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, who takes criminal cases on a contingency basis and whose clients always turn out to be innocent.

Keeping them company are dozens of other refugees from Block's dazzling imagination- tormented psychics and cheerful psychos, angst-ridden athletes and thoughtful murderers- all caught up in more ingenious plots that you can shake a blunt instrument at.

Half a dozen of Block's stories have been shortlisted for the Edgar Award, and three have won it outright. Other stories have been read aloud on BBC Radio, dramatized on American and British television, and adapted for the stage and screen. All the tales in Block's three previous collection are here, along with two dozen new stories. Some will keep you on the edge of your chair. Others will make you roll on the floor laughing. And more than a few of them will give you something to think about. Enough Rope is an essential volume for Lawrence Block fans, and a dazzling introduction for others to the wonderful world of...Block magic!


  • Short Stories
    • A Bad Night for Burglars [“Gentlemen’s Agreement”] · ss EQMM Apr ’77
    • A Blow for Freedom · ss Playboy Oct ’91
    • A Little Off the Top · ss Gallery May ’81
    • And Miles to Go Before I Sleep [“Life After Life”] · ss AHMM Oct ’78
    • As Good as a Rest · ss EQMM Aug ’86
    • The Books Always Balance · ss AHMM Jul ’63
    • The Boy Who Disappeared Clouds · ss F&SF Dec ’84
    • Change of Life · ss AHMM Jan ’78
    • Cleveland in My Dreams · ss EQMM Feb ’89
    • Click! · ss AHMM Dec ’77
    • Collecting Ackermans · nv AHMM Jul ’77
    • The Dangerous Business [“The Dangerous Game”] · ss EQMM Jun ’77
    • Death Wish · ss AHMM Mar ’67
    • The Dettweiler Solution · ss AHMM Sep ’76
    • Funny You Should Ask [“A Pair of Recycled Jeans”] · ss AHMM Aug ’76
    • The Gentle Way · ss AHMM Jul ’74
    • Going Through the Motions · ss EQMM Aug 12 ’81
    • Good for the Soul · ss AHMM Aug ’63
    • Hilliard’s Ceremony · ss The Armchair Detective Sum ’92
    • Hot Eyes, Cold Eyes · ss Gallery, 1978
    • How Would You Like It? · ss Monsters in Our Midst, ed. Robert Bloch, Tor, 1993
    • If This Be Madness · ss AHMM Jan ’63
    • Leo Youngdahl, R.I.P. · ss Like a Lamb to the Slaughter, Arbor, 1984
    • Like a Bug on a Windshield · ss EQMM Oct ’85
    • Like a Dog in the Street · nv AHMM Apr ’77
    • The Most Unusual Snatch · ss AHMM Apr ’67
    • Nothing Short of Highway Robbery · ss AHMM Mar ’77
    • One Thousand Dollars a Word · ss AHMM Mar ’78
    • Passport in Order · ss AHMM Feb ’66
    • Someday I’ll Plant More Walnut Trees · ss Some Days You Get the Bear, Morrow, 1993
    • Some Days You Get the Bear · nv Penthouse, 1993
    • Something to Remember You By · ss New Mystery Jul/Aug ’91
    • Some Things a Man Must Do · ss AHMM Dec ’66
    • Sometimes They Bite · ss AHMM Jun ’76
    • Strangers on a Handball Court · ss AHMM Jan ’77
    • That Kind of a Day · ss AHMM Jun ’74
    • This Crazy Business of Ours · ss AHMM May ’77
    • The Tulsa Experience · ss Some Days You Get the Bear, Morrow, 1993
    • Weekend Guests · ss AHMM Aug ’78
    • When This Man Dies · ss AHMM Apr ’64
    • With a Smile for the Ending [“Bits and Pieces”] · ss AHMM Jan ’66
    • You Could Call It Blackmail · ss For Women Only Sep/Oct ’79
  • Chip Harrison
    • Death of the Mallory Queen [Chip Harrison; Leo Haig] · ss Like a Lamb to the Slaughter, Arbor, 1984
    • As Dark as Christmas Gets [Chip Harrison; Leo Haig] · nv New York: The Mysterious Press, 1997
  • Martin Ehrengraf
    • The Ehrengraf Defense [“The Ehrengraf Method”; Martin Ehrengraf] · ss EQMM Feb ’78
    • The Ehrengraf Presumption [Martin Ehrengraf] · ss EQMM May ’78
    • The Ehrengraf Experience [Martin Ehrengraf] · ss EQMM Aug ’78
    • The Ehrengraf Appointment [Martin Ehrengraf] · ss Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine Dec ’78
    • The Ehrengraf Riposte [Martin Ehrengraf] · ss EQMM Dec ’78
    • The Ehrengraf Obligation [Martin Ehrengraf] · ss EQMM Mar ’79
    • The Ehrengraf Alternative [Martin Ehrengraf] · ss EQMM Sep ’82
    • The Ehrengraf Nostrum [Martin Ehrengraf] · ss EQMM May ’84
    • The Ehrengraf Affirmation [Martin Ehrengraf] · ss EQMM Mar ’97
    • The Ehrengraf Reverse [Martin Ehrengraf] · ss The Mighty Johns, ed. Otto Penzler, New Millennium Press, 2002
  • Bernie Rhodenbarr
    • Like a Thief in the Night [Bernie Rhodenbarr] · ss Cosmopolitan May ’83
    • The Burglar Who Dropped in on Elvis [Bernie Rhodenbarr] · ss Playboy Apr ’90
    • The Burglar Who Smelled Smoke [Bernie Rhodenbarr] · Lynne Wood & Lawrence Block · nv MHCMM Sum/Fll ’97
  • Keller
    • Answers to Soldier [John Keller] · ss Playboy Jun ’90
    • Keller’s Therapy [John Keller] · nv Playboy May ’93
    • Keller on the Spot [John Keller] · ss Playboy Nov ’97
    • Keller’s Horoscope [John Keller] · ss Death by Horoscope, ed. Anne Perry & Martin H. Greenberg, Carroll & Graf, 2001
    • Keller’s Designated Hitter [John Keller] · nv Murderers’ Row, ed. Otto Penzler, New Millennium Press, 2001
  • Matthew Scudder
    • Out the Window [Matt Scudder] · nv AHMM Sep ’77
    • A Candle for the Bag Lady [Matt Scudder] · nv AHMM Nov ’77
    • By the Dawn’s Early Light [Matt Scudder] · nv Playboy Aug ’84
    • Batman’s Helpers [Matt Scudder] · ss Justice for Hire, ed. Robert J. Randisi, Mysterious Press, 1990
    • The Merciful Angel of Death [Matt Scudder] · ss New Mystery, ed. Jerone Charyn, Dutton, 1993
    • The Night and the Music [Matt Scudder] · ss
    • Looking for David [Matt Scudder] · ss Whydunit, ed. Martin Edwards, Severn House, 1997
    • Let’s Get Lost [Matt Scudder] · ss EQMM Sep/Oct, 2000
    • A Moment of Wrong Thinking · ss EQMM Apr, 2002
  • New Stories
    • Almost Perfect · ss *
    • Headaches and Bad Dreams · nv EQMM Dec ’97
    • Hit the Ball, Drag Fred · ss *
    • How Far It Could Go · ss The Plot Thickens, ed. Mary Higgens Clark, Pocket, 1997
    • In for a Penny · ss EQMM Dec ’99
    • Like a Bone in the Throat · nv Murder for Revenge, ed. Otto Penzler, Delacorte, 1998
    • Points · ss *
    • Sweet Little Hands · ss *
    • Terrible Tommy Terhune · nv Murder Is My Racquet, ed. Otto Penzler, New Millennium Press, 2002
    • Three in the Side Pocket · ss Hot Blood X, ed. Jeff Gelb & Michael Garrett, Pocket, 1998
    • You Don’t Even Feel It · ss *
  • Two Old Stories
    • It Took You Long Enough · ss For Women Only Nov ’79
    • You Can’t Lose · ss Manhunt Feb ’58

Original title: Enough Rope
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysterySuspense
FictionCrime and MysteryLegal Thriller
FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and DetectivesPrivate Detective

The following works are contained within this one:
     Out the Window (1977) [Short Story]
      Author: Lawrence Block
     Hot Eyes, Cold Eyes (1978) [Short Story]
      Author: Lawrence Block
     By the Dawn’s Early Light (1984) [Short Story]
      Author: Lawrence Block
     Batman's Helpers (1990) [Short Story]
      Author: Lawrence Block
     Someday I'll Plant More Walnut Trees (1993) [Short Story]
      Author: Lawrence Block
     Keller’s Therapy (1993) [Short Story]
      Author: Lawrence Block
     Keller on the Spot (1997) [Short Story]
      Author: Lawrence Block
     Burglar Who Smelled Smoke, the (1997) [Short Story]
      Authors: Lawrence Block , Lynne Wood

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