Wednesday, February 03, 2010


Legendary mystery writer Lawrence Block appears here in a couple of interview clips. First up, on his 70th birthday Block appeared on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson to discuss the Keller thriller Hit And Run and the joys of stamp collecting. In the second video, Block talks with Hard Case Crime's Charles Ardai during Bouchercon 2008.

An award-winning crime writer known for his prolific output, Block's series characters include (among others) burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr, private investigator Matthew Scudder, and hit man Keller. Block was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 1993. He recently started a column for Mystery Scene magazine.

The Late Late Show - "Lawrence Block", 6.24 (2008)

Lawrence Block at Bouchercon 2008

Related links:
Mysteries: Lawrence Block: BERNIE RHODENBARR
Paying tribute to NERO WOLFE
Mystery Scene nabs Lawrence Block
Crime Fiction Alphabet: L is for LOCKED ROOM PUZZLES
Shoot the works: These Guns For Hire

More interviews:
Interview: ELMORE LEONARD (Get Shorty)
Interview: AL ROKER ... MYSTERY WRITER? (The Morning Show Murders)
Interview: SUE GRAFTON (U Is For Undertow: Kinsey Milhone)
Interview: RUTH RENDELL (The Monster in The Box: Inspector Wexford)
Interview: SARA PARETSKY (Hardball: V.I. Warshawski)
Interview: CAROL HIGGINS CLARK (Cursed: Regan Reilly Mysteries)

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Die Laughing: Funny Crime and Mystery Fiction


A woman with a complicated past returns home to become the small town's new sheriff. Best Mann For The Job is by the writer/artist team of Chris and Erica Well. Read it from the beginning at Watch the trailer on YouTube.