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Bulow (1995) After Hours: Conversations with Lawrence Block (Albuquerque, University of New Mexico). K. B. thrillingdetective. html, date accessed 22 September 2010. Christopher Routledge Brackett, Leigh (1915–78) Predominantly a science fiction and fantasy writer, Leigh Douglass Brackett’s comparatively smaller output of hard-boiled detective and crime novels, short stories and screenplays have nevertheless been significant. Born in Los Angeles, California, Brackett married science fiction writer Edmond Hamilton in 1946 and moved to Kinsman, Ohio.
An interesting stand-alone novel is Murder Las Vegas Style (1967), a melancholy look into the world of casinos and the personal life of LA private detective Mark Foran, who travels to Vegas to act as a bodyguard for a retired Army Colonel. Ballard is different from many hard-boiled writers in that he wrote plausible and sympathetic portrayals of private detectives and their relationships with women. Bill Lennox, for example, does not chase women because he is devoted to his girlfriend Nancy Hobbs.
In Night Of The Ripperr (1984), Bloch returned to the mystery of the unidentified Victorian serial killer that had proved a creative muse throughout his career. Bloch died of cancer on 23 September 1994. In a 1935 interview with a local Milwaukee journal the 17-year-old Bloch said of death with characteristic dry humour, ‘The more I read of it, the more I fear it. ’ Suggested reading R. Bloch (1993) Once Around the Bloch: An Unauthorized Autobiography (New York: TOR). David Hering Block, Lawrence (1938–) Winner of multiple awards, including the Gumshoe Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005, Block has over 50 books to his credit.
100 American Crime Writers by Steven Powell