Dark City Lights: New York Stories


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$18.95  $17.62
Three Rooms Press
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5.2 X 1.1 X 7.9 inches | 0.95 pounds
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About the Author

Lawrence Block is an American crime writer best known for two long-running New York-set series, about the recovering alcoholic P.I. Matthew Scudder and gentleman burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr, respectively. Block was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 1994. He is a ten-time winner of the Edgar Award for his work. His novel, 8 Million Ways to Die was adapted for film in 1986 directed by Hal Ashby and starring Jeff Bridges and Rosanna Arquette. Most recently, his novel A Walk Among the Tombstones was adapted for a 2013 film directed by Scott Frank and starring Liam Neeson. He lives in Manhattan, NY.


"Each story, no matter how brief or how weird, feels indelibly true to New York." --Manhattan Book Review

"Great stories in the great city of New York, where anything can happen and usually does. Highly recommended." The Rap Sheet

"Dark City Lights: New York Stories (Three Rooms Press, out now), edited by Lawrence Block, gathers 23 original short stories by fiction writers (including Block, a bestselling mystery novelist), screenwriters, actors and others, all set in the city. . . . Thrilling to comic, from a visit to a Garment District shop by Marilyn Monroe to an invasion of Central Park by space aliens . . . Nicely twisted . . ." --Tampa Bay Times

"A gritty new noir collection." --am New York

"It is a given that New York will never exhaust itself as a setting for stories, and each of the tales selected for DARK CITY LIGHTS finds a different vein to mine from that very large and diverse mountain . . . One cannot ask for better." --Bookreporter

"Ed Park's "Amsterdam in the 90s" offers a creepy beginning story. "The Big Snip" by Thomas Pluck is a well-researched, entertaining tale about veterinary technicians . . . Warren Moore's "Bowery Station, 3:15 A.M." is a shocker. As promised, New York City could be considered a main character in these tales." --Reviewing the Evidence