Lawrence Block is an American novelist of crime fiction. Block is a very prolific author, best known for his series featuring private investigator Matthew Scudder and one featuring Bernie Rhodenbarr among other series. He has also published novels under the pen names Chip Harrison, Paul Kavanagh, Lee Duncan, Sheldon Lord and others. Most of his novels are set in New York City.

Lawrence Block made his literary debut in 1958 with the novel Carla. Below is a list of Lawrence Block’s books in order of when they were originally released (and in chronological order):

Publication Order of Lou Largo Books


Babe in the Woods(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Evan Tanner Books


The Thief Who Couldn't Sleep(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cancelled Czech(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tanner's Twelve Swingers(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Two for Tanner(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tanner's Tiger(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Here Comes a Hero(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Me Tanner, You Jane(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tanner on Ice(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Chip Harrison Books


No Score(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chip Harrison Scores Again(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Make Out with Murder(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Topless Tulip Caper(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Matthew Scudder Books


The Sins of the Father(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In the Midst of Death(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Time to Murder and Create(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Stab in the Dark(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Eight Million Ways to Die(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
When the Sacred Ginmill Closes(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Out on the Cutting Edge(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Ticket to the Boneyard(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Dance at the Slaughterhouse(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Walk Among the Tombstones(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Devil Knows You're Dead(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Long Line of Dead Men(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Even the Wicked(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Everybody Dies(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hope to Die(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
All the Flowers Are Dying(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Drop of the Hard Stuff(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Bernie Rhodenbarr Books


Burglars Can't Be Choosers(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Burglar in the Closet(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Burglar Who Liked to Quote Kipling(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Burglar Who Painted Like Mondrian(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Like a Thief in the Night(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Burglar Who Dropped in on Elvis(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Burglar Who Thought He Was Bogart(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Burglar in the Library(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Burglar Who Smelled Smoke(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Burglar in the Rye(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Burglar on the Prowl(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Burglar Takes a Cat(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Burglar Who Counted the Spoons(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of John Keller Books


Hit Man(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hit List(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hit Parade(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hit and Run(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hit Me(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Kit Tolliver Short Stories


If You Can't Stand the Heat(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rude Awakening(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
You Can Call Me Lucky(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Clean Slate(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Waitress Wanted(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jilling(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conjugal Rites(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
One Kind Favor I Ask of You(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Don't Get in the Car(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fun with Brady and Angelica(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Zeroing In(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unfinished Business(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Carla(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Girl Called Honey(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Candy(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Strange Kind of Love(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Specialists(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kept(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
$20 Lust(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Pornographic Photos(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Pulls a Doublecross(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mona(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sin Hellcat(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Madwoman's Diary(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Warm and Willing(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Enough of Sorrow(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Girl with the Long Green Heart(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deadly Honeymoon(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
After the First Death(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Such Men Are Dangerous(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Threesome(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Thirty(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Triumph of Evil(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ronald Rabbit is a Dirty Old Man(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sensuous(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Trouble with Eden(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Not Comin' Home to You(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Week as Andrea Benstock(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ariel(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Code of Arms(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Into the Night(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Random Walk(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Perfect Murder(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lost Cases of Ed London(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Small Town(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Terror's Echo(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lucky at Cards(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Diet of Treacle(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Killing Castro(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
April North(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Community of Women(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Getting Off(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
69 Barrow Street(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Strange Embrace(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Borderline(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories


Catch and Release(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Sometimes They Bite(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Like a Lamb to the Slaughter(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Some Days You Get the Bear(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Collected Mystery Stories(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Mystery Stories 2001(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Enough Rope(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
One Night Stands and Lost Weekends(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hellcats and Honeygirls(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ehrengraf for the Defense(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


The Wife Swap Report(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
3 is Not a Crowd(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beyond Group Sex(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Come Fly With Us(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Doing It!(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sex and the Stewardess(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sex Therapists(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Taboo Breakers(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wide Open(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Different Strokes(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Total Sexuality(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Writing the Novel: From Plot to Print(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Telling Lies for Fun and Profit(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Write for Your Life(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Spider, Spin Me a Web(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gangsters, Swindlers, Killers and Thieves(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Step by Step: A Pedestrian Memoir(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Liar's Bible(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Liar's Companion(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Male Hustler: 7 Midnight Cowboys Tell Their Stories(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Notes: Babe in the Woods was co-authored by William Ard. Code of Arms was co-authored by Harold King. Into the Night was co-authored by Cornell Woolrich. Hellcats and Honeygirls was co-authored by Donald E. Westlake. The Burglar Who Smelled Smoke was co-authored by Lynne Wood Block. Terror’s Echo was co-authored by John Farris and Stephen King. The Perfect Murder was co-authored by Sarah Caudwell, Tony Hillerman and Jack Hitt.

Two for Tanner is also known as The Scoreless Thai. Here Comes a Hero was also published as Tanner’s Virgin.

The Chip Harrison books were written under the pseudonym Chip Harrison. Make Out with Murder was also published as Five Little Rich Girls.

Kept and A Girl Called Honey were written alongside Donald E. Westlake under the pseudonym of Sheldon Lord. The novels Carla, Candy, A Strange Kind of Love, April North and Community of Women were also written under Sheldon Lord. Sin Hellcat was co-authored by Donald E. Westlake using the pen name Andrew Shaw.

The novels Getting Off, Warm and Willing, Enough of Sorrow, Threesome, Sensuous, A Mad Woman’s Diary and The Trouble with Eden were written under the pen name of Jill Emerson. Thirty was also published as I Am Curious (Thirty) under the name Jill Emerson.

The novels Such Men Are Dangerous, The Triumph of Evil, Not Comin’ Home to You and A Week as Andre Benstock were written under the pen name of Paul Kavanagh.

The Case of the Pornographic Photos was also published as Markham and as You Could Call It Murder. Death Pulls a Doublecross was also released as Coward’s Kiss. Mona is alternately titled Sweet Slow Death and Grifter’s Game.

All non-fiction books published in 1974 and earlier as well as The Male Hustler were written under the pseudonym of John Warren Wells.