Blood on Their Hands by Lawrence Block

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What could drive you over the edge?

Maybe if you or someone you love had been victimized? Or if your spouse was having an affair? Or your life just wasn't turning out the way you always dreamed it would?

You want justice. You want to make things right. But you're out of luck. You have to live with it. There just aren't any options.

Or are there?

In this Mystery Writers of America anthology, New York Times bestselling author Lawrence Block has collected nineteen suspense stories exploring such scenarios, by some of mystery's most popular authors...

Brendan DuBois € Noreen Ayres € Shelly Costa € Tom Savage € Tracy Knight € Aileen Schumacher € Elaine Viets € G. Miki Hayden € Elaine Togneri € Henry Sleasar € William E. Chambers € Stefanie Matteson € Charlotte Hinger € Dan Crawford € Rhys Bowen € Mat Coward € Marcia Talley € Elizabeth Foxwell € Jeremiah Healy

About Lawrence Block

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Lawrence Block is the author of the popular series' featuring Bernie Rhodenbarr, Matthew Scudder, and Chip Harrison. Over 2 million copies of Lawrence Block's books are in print. He has published articles and short fiction in American Heritage, Redbook, Playboy, GQ, and The New York Times, and has published several collections of short fiction in book form, most recently Collected Mystery Stories. Block is a Grand Master of Mystery Writers of America. He has won the Edgar and Shamus awards four times, the Japanese Maltese Falcon award twice, as well as the Nero Wolfe award. In France, he was proclaimed a Grand Maitre du Roman Noir and has been awarded the Societe 813 trophy twice. Block was presented with the key to the city of Muncie, Indiana, and is a past president of the Private Eye Writers of America and the Mystery Writers of America.
Published July 1, 2003 by Berkley Hardcover. 352 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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But Tracy Knight’s gleeful attack on the talking cure packs a mind-boggling amount of malevolence into a few pages, and Rhys Bowen’s ironic sketch of a Jew struggling to survive in Nazi Germany is perfectly judged.

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Elaine Viets's "Red Meat" tells of a wife who gives her husband a perfect gift for his 60th birthday—a beautiful woman who'll whip him back into shape.

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Many times I end up reading a novel by one of the short story writers and the same goes for this book.

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