So with his ‘A Drop Of The Hard Stuff’ unleashed this month in the UK from Orion Publishing and Hardcase Crime / Titan Books “Getting Off” in February 2012, and now we have a long awaited collection of Matt Scudder stories ‘The Night and the Music’ – so Larry Block’s retirement has been somewhat exaggerated.
I received this note from Larry Block which I’d like to share -
I've been writing novels about Matt Scudder since the early 1970s, and he's turned up in novelettes and short stories for almost as long. THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC contains the nine stories I've published over the years, along with two new ones; "Mick Ballou Looks at the Blank Screen" appeared only as the text of a 100-copy limited broadside, while the elegiac "One Last Night at Grogan's" was written this summer, specifically for inclusion in this volume, and has been published nowhere else.
If you are new to Lawrence Block, you have a lot of catching up to do, but you have some wonderful novels and stories to look forward to all from a legend in the crime / mystery genre.
More Information from -http://www.lawrenceblock.com/
Incidentally Brian Koppelman writes with fellow screenwriter and PWA Shamus Nominated author David Levien [‘City of the Sun’ and ‘Where the Dead Lay’]has his third Frank Behr Investigation on the bookshelves now entitled “The 13 Million Dollar Pop”
Photo © 2008 Ali Karim “Lawrence Block and Justin Scott at the PWA Shamus Awards held at Westminster Hall Baltimore"