“Autumn at the Automat” by Lawrence Block (S4E4)
The Edgar Award-nominated story “Autumn at the Automat” was originally published in the anthology In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper.
Lawrence Block is one of my literary heroes. He’s published more than 100 books, including novels about Keller, a hitman who collects stamps, about Matthews Scudder, a cop turned private investigator, and about Bernie Rhodenbarr, a gentleman burglar, among many others.
He’s a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America. He’s won the Edgar and Shamus awards four times each, the Japanese Maltese Falcon award twice, and the Nero Wolfe and Philip Marlowe awards. Among his many other recognitions is the Edward D. Hoch Memorial Golden Derringer for Lifetime Achievement in the short story.
And he rides the train whenever possible.
Lawrence Block is cool, and his writing is amazing.
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“Autumn at the Automat” © 2016 Lawrence Block
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