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Lawrence Block (born June 24, 1938) is an American crime writer best known for two long-running New York–set series about the recovering alcoholic P.I. Matthew Scudder and the gentleman burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr. [1]

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A Walk Among the Tombstones (film)

A Walk Among the Tombstones is a 2014 American crime drama-thriller film based on a novel by Lawrence Block of the same name, written and directed by Scott Frank.

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A Walk Among the Tombstones (novel)

A Walk Among the Tombstones is a 1992 crime thriller novel by Lawrence Block.

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A. J. Raffles

E. W. Hornung wrote a series of twenty-six short stories and one novel about the adventures of Arthur J. Raffles, cricketer and gentleman thief, and his chronicler, Harry "Bunny" Manders, in London, between 1898 and 1909.

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Agatha Christie

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, DBE (née Miller; 15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976) was an English crime novelist, short story writer and playwright.

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Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international mutual aid fellowship founded in 1935 (two years after the end of prohibition in the United States in December 1933) by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith in Akron, Ohio.

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Anthony Awards

The Anthony Awards are literary awards for mystery writers presented at the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention since 1986.

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Antioch College

Antioch College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

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Baruch Spinoza

Baruch Spinoza (born Benedito de Espinosa; 24 November 1632 – 21 February 1677, later Benedict de Spinoza) was a Dutch philosopher of Sephardi Portuguese origin.

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Bernie Rhodenbarr

Bernie Rhodenbarr is the protagonist of the Burglar series of comic mystery novels by Lawrence Block.

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Bouchercon XVIII

Bouchercon is an annual convention of creators and devotees of mystery and detective fiction.

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Bouchercon XXII

Bouchercon is an annual convention of creators and devotees of mystery and detective fiction.

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Bouchercon XXV

Bouchercon is an annual convention of creators and devotees of mystery and detective fiction.

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Bouchercon XXXII

Bouchercon is an annual convention of creators and devotees of mystery and detective fiction.

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Buffalo, New York

Buffalo is a city in Western New York and the seat of Erie County, located on the eastern shores of Lake Erie at the head of the Niagara River.

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Burglar (film)

Burglar is a 1987 American comedy film directed by Hugh Wilson and distributed by Warner Bros. The film stars Whoopi Goldberg and Bobcat Goldthwait.

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Contingent fee

A contingent fee (in the United States) or conditional fee (in England and Wales) is any fee for services provided where the fee is payable only if there is a favourable result.

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Cornell Woolrich

Cornell George Hopley-Woolrich (4 December 1903 – 25 September 1968) was an American novelist and short story writer who sometimes wrote under the pseudonyms William Irish and George Hopley.

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Crime fiction

Crime fiction is the literary genre that fictionalises crimes, their detection, criminals, and their motives.

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Crime Thriller Awards

The Crime Thriller Awards is a British awards ceremony dedicated to crime thriller fiction.

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Dashiell Hammett

Samuel Dashiell Hammett (May 27, 1894 – January 10, 1961) was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories, a screenplay writer, and political activist.

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Dave Van Ronk

David Kenneth Ritz "Dave" Van Ronk (June 30, 1936 – February 10, 2002) was an American folk singer.

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Donald E. Westlake

Donald Edwin Westlake (July 12, 1933 – December 31, 2008) was an American writer, with over a hundred novels and non-fiction books to his credit.

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E. W. Hornung

Ernest William Hornung (7 June 1866 – 22 March 1921) was an English author and poet known for writing the A. J. Raffles series of stories about a gentleman thief in late 19th-century London.

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Edgar Award

The Edgar Allan Poe Awards (popularly called the Edgars), named after Edgar Allan Poe, are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America, based in New York City.

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Elvis Presley

Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor.

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ESPN (originally an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is a U.S.-based global cable and satellite television channel owned by ESPN Inc., a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company (which operates the network) and the Hearst Corporation (which owns a 20% minority share).

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A fix-up (or fixup) is a novel created from short fiction that may or may not have been initially related or previously published.

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Gentleman thief

A gentleman thief, lady thief, or in the East, is a particularly well-behaved and apparently well-bred thief.

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Gumshoe Awards

The Gumshoe Awards are an American award for popular crime fiction literary works.

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Hal Ashby

Hal Ashby (September 2, 1929 – December 27, 1988) was an American film director and editor associated with the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking.

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Hard Case Crime

Cover art by Glen Orbik --> Hard Case Crime is an American imprint of hardboiled crime novels founded in 2004 by Charles Ardai, also known as the founder of the Internet service Juno Online Services, and Max Phillips.

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Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan

Hell's Kitchen, also known as Clinton and Midtown West, is a neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City, between 34th Street in the south, 59th Street in the north, Eighth Avenue in the east, and the Hudson River to the west.

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A hobby is a regular activity that is done for enjoyment, typically during one's leisure time.

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Humphrey Bogart

Humphrey DeForest Bogart (December 25, 1899January 14, 1957) was an American screen actor whose performances in such iconic 1940s films noir as The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, and The Big Sleep, earned him the legacy of cultural icon.

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J. D. Salinger

Jerome David Salinger (German //; January 1, 1919 January 27, 2010) was an American writer who won acclaim early in life.

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John Sandford (novelist)

John Sandford, real name John Roswell Camp (born February 23, 1944), is an American novelist and former journalist.

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Johnny Midnight (TV series)

Johnny Midnight is an American crime drama that aired for one season in syndicated from January to December 1960.

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Korean War

The Korean War (in South Korean Hangul: 한국전쟁, Hanja: 韓國戰爭, Hanguk Jeonjaeng, "Korean War"; in North Korean Chosungul: 조국해방전쟁, Joguk Haebang Jeonjaeng, "Fatherland Liberation War"; 25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953) was a war between North and South Korea, in which a United Nations force led by the United States of America fought for the South, and China fought for the North, which was also assisted by the Soviet Union.

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Liam Neeson

Liam John Neeson, OBE (born 7 June 1952) is an Irish-American actor.

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Markham (TV series)

Markham is a CBS drama television series starring Ray Milland, which aired during the 1958-1959 and 1959-1960 seasons following Gunsmoke on Saturday nights (later appearing on Thursday nights at 9:30 P.M. Eastern, after January 1960), under the sponsorship of the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company.

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Matthew Scudder

Matthew (Matt) Scudder is a fictional character, the most famous and enduring creation of American crime writer Lawrence Block.

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My Blueberry Nights

My Blueberry Nights is a 2007 romance/drama/road film directed by Wong Kar Wai, his first feature in English.

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Mystery fiction

Mystery fiction is a genre of fiction usually involving a mysterious death or a crime to be solved.

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Mystery Writers of America

Mystery Writers of America (MWA) is an organization of mystery and crime writers, based in New York City.

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Nero Award

The Nero Award is a literary award for excellence in the mystery genre presented by The Wolfe Pack, a society founded in 1978 to explore and celebrate the Nero Wolfe stories of Rex Stout.

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New York

New York is a state in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.

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New York City

New York – often called New York City or the City of New York to distinguish it from the State of New York, of which it is a part – is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York metropolitan area, the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States and one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world.

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Norah Jones

Geetali Norah Jones Shankar (born March 30, 1979), widely known as Norah Jones, is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actress.

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A novelist is an author or writer of novels, though often novelists also write in other genres of both fiction and non-fiction.

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Otto Penzler

Otto Penzler (born July 8, 1942) is an editor of mystery fiction in the United States, and proprietor of The Mysterious Bookshop in New York City, where he lives.

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Piet Mondrian

Pieter Cornelis "Piet" Mondriaan, after 1906 Mondrian (later; March 7, 1872 – February 1, 1944), was a Dutch painter.

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Playboy is an American men's lifestyle and entertainment magazine.

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Private investigator

A private investigator (often abbreviated to PI and informally called a private eye), a private detective or inquiry agent, is a person who can be hired by individuals or groups to undertake investigatory law services.

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Pulp magazine

Pulp magazines (often referred to as "the pulps") are inexpensive fiction magazines that were published from 1896 through the 1950s.

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Ragdale is the summer retreat of Chicago architect Howard Van Doren Shaw, located in Lake Forest, Illinois.

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Raymond Chandler

Raymond Thornton Chandler (July 23, 1888 – March 26, 1959) was a British/American novelist and screenwriter.

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Rudyard Kipling

Joseph Rudyard Kipling (30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936)The Times, (London) 18 January 1936, p. 12 was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist.

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Scott Frank


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September 11 attacks

The September 11 attacks (also referred to as September 11, September 11th, or 9/11)9/11 is pronounced "nine eleven".

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Shamus Award

The Shamus Award is awarded by the Private Eye Writers of America (PWA) for the best detective fiction genre novels and short stories of the year.

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Short story

A short story is a brief work of literature, usually written in narrative prose.

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Stamp collecting

Stamp collecting is the collecting of postage stamps and related objects.

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Sue Grafton

Sue Taylor Grafton (born April 24, 1940) is a contemporary American author of detective novels.

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Ted Williams

Theodore Samuel "Ted" Williams (August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002) was an American Major League Baseball (MLB) left fielder, and later manager.

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The Maltese Falcon (novel)

The Maltese Falcon is a 1929 detective novel by Dashiell Hammett, originally serialized in the magazine Black Mask beginning with the September 1929 issue.

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The New York Sun

The New York Sun was a politically conservative weekday daily newspaper published in New York City from 2002 to 2008.

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Tilt (TV series)

Tilt is a U.S. TV series set against the backdrop of the (fictional) World Championship of Poker tournament in Las Vegas, and with the tagline "You're playing poker.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.

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Upper East Side

The Upper East Side is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, between Central Park/Fifth Avenue, 59th Street, the East River, and 110th Street.

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When the Sacred Ginmill Closes

When the Sacred Ginmill Closes is a Matthew Scudder novel, written by Lawrence Block.

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White Plains, New York

White Plains is a city in Westchester County, New York.

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Whoopi Goldberg

Caryn Elaine Johnson (born November 13, 1955), better known by her stage name Whoopi Goldberg, is an American actress, comedian, writer, social critic, and television host.

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Wong Kar-wai

Wong Kar-wai, BBS (born 17 July 1958) is a Hong Kong Second Wave filmmaker, internationally renowned as an auteur for his visually unique, highly stylised, emotionally resonant work, including Days of Being Wild (1990), Ashes of Time (1994), Chungking Express (1994), Fallen Angels (1995), Happy Together (1997), 2046 (2004) and The Grandmaster (2013).

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Writer's Digest

Writer's Digest is an American magazine aimed at beginning and established writers.

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Yellow Springs, Ohio

Yellow Springs is a village in Greene County, Ohio, United States.

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8 Million Ways to Die

8 Million Ways to Die is a 1986 American crime film.

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