Thursday, August 23, 2012

Book News : Two things…by Lawrence Block

Open Road media has contrived to make Lawrence Block the Kindle Daily Deal for today, August 23.

Lawrence Block - Daily Deal

Thus the following eBooks have been reduced in price for one day only to $1.99: Killing Castro, The Liar's Bible, Lucky at Cards, A Diet of Treacle, and Writing the Novel From Plot to Print. Regular prices on these run as high as ten bucks and change, so if you can use any of these, well, the price is right.


Nooksters take note: B&N has matched prices on these five books, so you're not being left out of this one.

Mr. block continues:

“ I'll be on Leonard Lopate's radio program on WNYC this afternoon, from 1:00 to 1:20 pm Eastern time. You can catch it live on the radio or listen online then or later I'll be appearing with Jonathan Santlofer, and one of our topics will be the Master Class I'll be offering September 19 at the Center for Fiction.

That's all for now. Feel free to snap up a bargain, or tune in and listen. Or not. I'm going back to bed.



Having read three of the five, and countless, if memorable other books from Lawrence Block I can tell you that whether you are a long time fan or new to his work, Lawrence Block is a natural treasure. He started his career as an author during the late ‘50s during the “paperback era” when genre books would be published straight to paperback. During the ‘60s he started writing his first ‘series’ character, Evan Tanner, an adventurer and accidental revolutionary who, as a result of an injury sustained in the Korean War, cannot sleep.

Starting in 1976, he hit upon his iconic character, Matthew Scudder. Scudder was first introduced inThe Sins of the Fathers as an alcoholic ex-cop working as an unlicensed private investigator in Hell's Kitchen, new York City where most of blocks works are set. His other most notable series character, showing a humorous and much lighter in tone set of stories, relating the misadventures of gentleman burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr. The series is rich in sophisticated, witty dialogue.

Block has also written some of the best “writers books” to be published to date, The Liars Bible & Writing The Novel are two featured in this Kindle Daily Deal.

A long time friend and sometime collaborator of the late Donald E. Westlake Block shows no signs of slowing down, looked up to by many crime fiction writers today as a sort of chairman of the board, Block was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 1993.

Take advantage of this great deal and feed your reader today.


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