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Publisher Comments:

Keller is a killer. Professional, cool, confident, competent, reliable. But he is also a complex person: Guarded and reclusive, icy and ruthlessly efficient, he is prone to loneliness and self-doubt, nightmares and career worries. He is known to his therapist as a "corporate troubleshooter," but Keller's real business is murder. He lives the life of a well-paid but lonely traveling businessman, a habitue of impersonal hotel rooms, bleak stretches of highways in rental cars, and anonymous eateries. A born New Yorker, he nonetheless fantasizes about the good life in the country, and in every place he visits, he dreams of setting up a home, away from the pressures and moral complexities his line of work entails.

Review:

"A killer named Keller reacts to a midcareer crisis by becoming involved in the lives of his intended targets, in a series of murderous adventures that are both funny and full of rue." Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review

Review:

"It's the combination of the many things Keller ruminates about and the many things he tries not to...that gives him his melancholy fascination. Is the result a novel or a cycle of stories? Block's ravenous fans...won't care any more than Keller would." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

Keller is your basic urban Lonely Guy.He makes a decent wage, lives in a nice apartment.Works the crossword puzzle. Watches a little TV. Until the phone rings and he packs a suitcase, gets on a plane, flies halfway across the country...and kills somebody. It's a living. But is it a life? Keller's not sure. He goes to a shrink, but it doesn't work out the way he planned. He gets a dog, he gets a girlfriend. He gets along.

About the Author

Lawrence Block is a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master and a multiple winner of the Edgar, Shamus, and Maltese Falcon awards. His fifty-plus books include the Matthew Scudder novels, the most recent being the critically acclaimed Everybody Dies, and the New York Times bestseller Hit Man. Mr. Block is a devout New Yorker who spends much of his time traveling.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780380725410
Author:
Block, Lawrence
Publisher:
HarperTorch
Author:
by Lawrence Block
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Series
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Assassins
Subject:
Black humor (Literature)
Subject:
Assassins -- Fiction.
Subject:
Black humor
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market PB
Series:
John Keller Mysteries
Publication Date:
February 1999
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
6.80x4.14x.95 in. .37 lbs.

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Product details 352 pages Avon Books - English 9780380725410 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A killer named Keller reacts to a midcareer crisis by becoming involved in the lives of his intended targets, in a series of murderous adventures that are both funny and full of rue."
"Review" by , "It's the combination of the many things Keller ruminates about and the many things he tries not to...that gives him his melancholy fascination. Is the result a novel or a cycle of stories? Block's ravenous fans...won't care any more than Keller would."
"Synopsis" by , Keller is your basic urban Lonely Guy.He makes a decent wage, lives in a nice apartment.Works the crossword puzzle. Watches a little TV. Until the phone rings and he packs a suitcase, gets on a plane, flies halfway across the country...and kills somebody. It's a living. But is it a life? Keller's not sure. He goes to a shrink, but it doesn't work out the way he planned. He gets a dog, he gets a girlfriend. He gets along.
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