Collected Stories
By Lawrence Block
William Morrow - August 2002
ISBN: 0060188901
Mystery Anthology

Reviewed by Barbara Buhrer, MyShelf.Com
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This is an anthology of short stories compiled and edited by the author himself. It contains 83 stories, divided into sections: one of those miscellaneous ones previously published, some of which were MWA awards; those featuring Dave Rhodenbarr, book- selling burglar, Martin Ehrengraf, Keller,Matthew Scudder ,ex-cop; and new stories.

All are gems in themselves, but those featuring characters previously met in Block's full- length novels give the reader an opportunity to revisit well known characters.

This is an ideal "bedside book". Just the thing to pick up to read a brief experience of the exploits of a favorite Block character, although with 896 pages this might be too cumbersome a tome to balance at bedtime.

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