Lawrence Block is one of the most widely recognized names in the mystery genre. He has been named a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America and is a four-time winner of the prestigious Edgar and Shamus Awards, as well as a recipient of prizes in France, Germany, and Japan. He received the Diamond Dagger from the British Crime Writers' Association--only the third American to be given this award. He is a prolific author, having written more than fifty books and numerous short stories, and is a devoted New Yorker and an enthusiastic global traveler.
"EMINENTLY READABLE...A MOODY PAGE-TURNER". -- Chicago
"Block has never been better."-- "New York Daily News "Eminently readable...a moody page-turner."-- "Chicago Sun-Times