Famed detective and mystery writer Lawrence Block (A Walk Among the Tombstones, 8 Million Ways to Die) takes the helm as guest editor for DARK CITY LIGHTS, the fourth edition of the Have a NYC series. Twenty-three thrilling, hilarious and poignant short stories--all based in New York City--written by new and acclaimed fiction masters, including Robert Silverberg (Hugo and Nebula Award multiple winner; grand master of SFWA); Ed Park (author, Personal Days; senior editor, Amazon's literary imprint, Little A); Jim Fusilli (rock and pop music critic, Wall Street Journal; author, Closing Time and A Well-Kwn Secret); Parnell Hall (author, Last Puzzle & Testament); SJ Rozan (Edgar, Shamus, Anthony, Nero and Macavity award-wining author); Brian Koppelman (co-writer, Ocean's 13 and Rounders); Elaine Kagan (author, No Good-Byes; actress, GoodFellas), and more. A brilliant book that redefines the New York of today--and tomorrow.
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.