II. 1977-2013

The three 1976-77 Scudder Dells mark the end of Lawrence Block's career as a paperback originals writer. He would write many more books, but each of them from here on was a hardcover first.

This is a checklist of those books, with assorted random paperback printings of interest shown along the way. (No hardcovers are shown unless noted).

BURGLARS CAN'T BE CHOOSERS – Random House, 1977. First in the Bernie Rhodenbarr “burglar” series.

1st PB: Jove M4584, 1978.

Pocket 43937-5, 1983.

Pocket Books started publishing the Burglar series with the second book (shown below), so in 1983 they reprinted the first entry in its first Pocket edition.

THE BURGLAR IN THE CLOSET – Random House, 1978. Rhodenbarr #2.

1st PB: Pocket 83581-5, 1981.

3rd PB: Pocket 61704-4, 1986. Movie tie-in for BURGLAR with new intro by Lawrence Block printed inside the covers.

THE BURGLAR WHO LIKED TO QUOTE KIPLING – Random House, 1979. Rhodenbarr #3.

1st PB: Pocket 83582-3, 1982.

Below:

ARIEL – Arbor House, 1980.

1st PB: Berkley 05169-2, 1982, not shown.

UK: Robert Hale hardcover, 1981. (shown at left)

UK PB: Sphere 0 7221 1745 0, 1981.

THE BURGLAR WHO STUDIED SPINOZA – Random House, 1980.

Rhodenbarr #4.

1st PB: Pocket 43723-2, 1982. 

CODE OF ARMS – with Harold King – Marek, 1981.

1st PB: Berkley 05493-4, 1982, not shown.

A STAB IN THE DARK – Arbor House, 1981. Scudder #4.

1st PB: Jove 0-515-06717-2, 1982, not shown.

Avon 0-380-71574-0, 1992.

In THE MATT SCUDDER MYSTERIES Vol 2 – Orion, 1997.

EIGHT MILLION WAYS TO DIE – Arbor House, 1982. Scudder #5.

1st PB: Jove 0-515-07257-5, 1983.

Below:

Movie tie-in: Jove 0-515-08840-4, 5th printing, 1986.

UK PB: Coronet 0-340-50065-4, 1989.

In THE MATT SCUDDER MYSTERIES Vol 2 – Orion, 1997.

THE BURGLAR WHO PAINTED LIKE MONDRIAN – Arbor House, 1983. Rhodenbarr #5.

1st PB: Pocket 49581-X, 1986.

WHEN THE SACRED GINMILL CLOSES – Arbor House, 1986. Scudder #6.

1st PB: Charter 0-441-88097-5, 1987.

In THE MATT SCUDDER MYSTERIES Vol 2 – Orion, 1997. Hardcover and softcover 0-7528-0539-8. With A STAB IN THE DARK and EIGHT MILLION WAYS TO DIE. Not shown.

INTO THE NIGHT by Cornell Woolrich, completed by Lawrence Block – Mysterious Press, 1987.

1st PB: Mysterious Press 0-445-40551-1, 1988.

RANDOM WALK – Tor, 1988.

1st PB: Tor 0-8125-1580-3, 1993, not shown.

OUT ON THE CUTTING EDGE – William Morrow, 1989. Scudder #7.

1st PB: Avon 0-380-70993-7, 1990. Cover by Jean Targete.

A TICKET TO THE BONEYARD – William Morrow, 1990. Scudder #8.

1st PB: Avon 0-380-70994-5, 1991.

 

A DANCE AT THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE – William Morrow, 1991. Scudder #9.

1st PB: Avon 0-380-71374-8, 1992.

A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES – William Morrow, 1992. Scudder #10.

1st PB: Avon 0-380-71375-6, 1993.

Movie version of this book is due in 2014.

THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU'RE DEAD – William Morrow, 1993. Scudder #11.

1st PB: Avon 0-380-72023-X, 1994.

THE BURGLAR WHO TRADED TED WILLIAMS – Dutton, 1994.

 Rhodenbarr # 6.

1st PB: Onyx 0-451-18426-2, 1995.

A LONG LINE OF DEAD MEN – William Morrow, 1994. Scudder #12.

1st PB: Avon 0-380-72024-8, 1996.

THE BURGLAR WHO THOUGHT HE WAS BOGART – Dutton, 1995. Rhodenbarr #7.

1st PB: Onyx 0-451-18634-6, 1996.

EVEN THE WICKED – Orion (UK), 1996. Scudder #13. Preceded the US hardcover.

1st PB: Orion (UK) 0-7528-0438-3, 1996.

THE BURGLAR IN THE LIBRARY – No Exit Press (UK), 1997. Rhodenbarr #8.

1st PB: Signet 0-451-40783-0, 1998.

TANNER ON ICE – Dutton, 1998. Tanner #8.

1st PB: Signet: 0-451-19410-1, 1999.

HIT MAN – William Morrow, 1998.

First book in the Keller series.

1st PB: Avon 0-380-72541-X, 1999.

EVERYBODY DIES – Orion (UK), 1999.

Scudder #14.

1st PB: Avon 0-380-72535-5, 1999.

THE BURGLAR IN THE RYE – Dutton, 1999. Rhodenbarr #9.

1st PB: Signet 0-451-19847-6, 2000.

HIT LIST – William Morrow, 2000. Keller #2.

1st PB: Harper Torch 0-06-103099-6, 2002.

Hope to Die (Matthew Scudder, #15)

HOPE TO DIE – William Morrow, 2001. Scudder #15.

1st PB: Harper Torch 0-06-103097-X, 2002.

SMALL TOWN – William Morrow, 2003.

1st PB: Harper Torch 0-06-001191-2, 2003. Not shown.

THE BURGLAR ON THE PROWL – William Morrow, 2004. Rhodenbarr #10.

1st PB: Harper Torch 0-06-103098-8, 2005.

The Burglar on the Prowl

ALL THE FLOWERS ARE DYING – William Morrow, 2005. Scudder # 16.

1st PB: Harper Torch 0-06-103096-1, 2006.

HIT PARADE – William Morrow, 2006. Keller #3.

1st PB: Harper Torch 0-06-084089-1, 2007.

HIT AND RUN – William Morrow, 2008. Keller #4.

1st PB: Harper Torch 0-06-084091-9, 2009.

A DROP OF THE HARD STUFF – Mulholland Books, 2011. Scudder #17.

1st PB: Mulholland Books 0-316-12731-0, 2012.

HIT ME - Mulholland Books, 2013. Keller #5.

1st PB: Mulholland Books 0-316-12734-5, October 2013.

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