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When I finished writing The Ehrengraf Defense in 1976, I knew I had found a character I’d like to revisit. But it was Frederic Dannay’s immediate enthusiasm for Ehrengraf that made me write one story after another about the diminutive attorney. Fred, of course, was one of the pair of cousins who wrote the Ellery Queen mysteries, and it was Fred who edited Ellery Queen’s My ...more
Kindle Edition, 21 pages
Published January 10th 2012 by Lawrence Block
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Jim A
Jul 08, 2012 Jim A rated it really liked it
This is a delightful short story by Lawrence Block. It's actually one of several by Block featuring Ehrengraf.

Ehrengraf is a criminal defense attorney who only charges his clients a fee if he gets them off. How he accomplishes that is the meat of the story. Those who like a little bit of twist to their story will love this character.

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Jul 26, 2012 Ellen rated it it was amazing
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Short, smooth and to the point., July 26, 2012
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No one can write like L.B. My favorites of his are Matt Scudder and Bernie Rhodenbarr so I thought I'd try something new (for me that is) on kindle.

"The Ehrengraf Presumption" is a short story about an attorney who never loses no matter what side of the bench he's on. In this case he is defe
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Jul 09, 2012 Cathy DuPont rated it really liked it
I love short stories and this one is short, short but great, great.

The difficulty with writing short stories is one of brevity. It's the key but saying a lot in the fewest and hopefully the simplest words possible makes a successful short story and it's hard writing. There’s an opening, the middle, the close in a few words and that's hard.

And this little jewel is one of the shortest short stories I'm sure I ever read but one of the best, too. Love the character, Martin Enhrengraf, an attorney.
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Received the Shamus Award, "The Eye" (Lifetime achievment award) in 2002.

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"Lawrence Block's novels range from the urban noir of Matthew Scudder (A Drop of the Hard Stuff) to the urbane effervescence of Bernie Rhodenbarr (The Burglar on the Prowl), while other characters include the globe-trotting insomniac Evan Tanne
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Ehrengraf for the Defense (1 - 10 of 12 books)
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  • The Ehrengraf Obligation (Ehrengraf for the Defense #6)
  • The Ehrengraf Alternative (Ehrengraf for the Defense #7)
  • The Ehrengraf Nostrum (Ehrengraf for the Defense #8)
  • The Ehrengraf Affirmation (Ehrengraf for the Defense #9)
  • The Ehrengraf Reverse (Ehrengraf for the Defense #10)
  • The Ehrengraf Settlement (Ehrengraf for the Defense #11)

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