Lawrence Block, Mystery Scene Columnist

Just after the release of his nonfiction Step by Step: A Pedestrian Memoir, best-selling novelist and MWA Grand Master Lawrence BlockLawrence Block and Mystery Scene magazine (Hit and Run) is taking on another true-story project as a new columnist for Mystery Scene magazine, which reviews books, audiobooks, and movies related to mysteries and detective fiction.

Beginning in this year’s forthcoming Holiday Issue, Block will share a story about writers Stanley Ellin and Donald Westlake and book editor Lee Wright. Future "The Murders in Memory Lane" columns will feature stories of other well-known mystery authors and industry insiders from Block’s 50-year writing career.

While Mystery Scene is a useful read for your librarians, this new column may attract more patrons, too.

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  1. Jacqueline Seewald says:

    I enjoy reading Mystery Scene and look forward to following Mr. Block’s column.

    Jacqueline Seewald
    author of THE DROWNING POOL, Five Star/Gale 2009
    THE INFERNO COLLECTION, Five Star hardcover 2007, Wheeler large print 2008