Lawrence Block is a comfortable read. The author of some 200 mystery novels knows how to tell a good story featuring an interesting main character. One of these is contract killer and philatelist Keller. Hit Me if the fifth book in the Keller series and as always it is a good, easy read. Available on Kindle at Amazon
Hit Me finds Keller now living in New Orleans and living the life of Nick Edwards, a married man with a young child. This mystery is episodic as Keller is hired for hits on a guy's wife, a woman's husband, an abbott, a young boy, and takes a cruise to take out a guy soon to be in the witness protection program.
Meanwhile, Keller – Edwards builds up his public identity as an intermediary between those who have important stamp collections and auction houses. It is interesting but probably more so to philatelists.
Hit me is simply a good read. Its format allows for it to be put down for a while and picked up later, making it the perfect travel or vacation read.
Other Lawrence Block Reviews
Grifter's Game: Hard Case Crime is a new imprint for fans of the mystery novel.
Hit and Run - A Keller Mystery: Decent yarn if you are willing to suspend disbelief
A Drop of the Hard Stuff - A Matthew Scudder Mystery: High Low Jack gets himself killed doing his 4th step, Matt Scudder investigates
All The Flowers Are Dying - A Matthew Scudder Mystery: An innocent man is put to death but one psychologist believes in the mans innocence. Meanwhile back in Manhattan Matt Scudder is investigating a new and mysterious boyfriend for a friend of his in the program. That these two paths intersect is only the beginning of another fine addition to the Scudder legend.