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William Lashner

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in Philadelphia, The United States
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William Lashner is a former criminal prosecutor with the Department of Justice in Washington D.C. and a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop. His novels have been published world-wide and have been nominated for two Shamus Awards, a Gumshoe Award, an Edgar Award, and been selected as an Editors Choice in the New York Times Book Review. When he was a kid his favorite books were The Count of Monte Cristo and any comic with the Batman on the cover.

Under the pseudonym Tyler Knox he wrote the noir novel, Kockroach.

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* Victor Carl Mystery
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The Barkeep

3.56 avg rating — 6,816 ratings — published 2014 — 12 editions
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Freedom Road

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The Accounting

3.92 avg rating — 1,593 ratings — published 2013 — 11 editions
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Hostile Witness (Victor Car...

3.88 avg rating — 1,277 ratings — published 1995 — 22 editions
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Fatal Flaw (Victor Carl, #3)

3.92 avg rating — 957 ratings — published 2003 — 20 editions
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A Filthy Business

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Bagmen (Victor Carl, #8)

3.83 avg rating — 623 ratings — published 2014 — 9 editions
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A Killer's Kiss (Victor Car...

3.65 avg rating — 651 ratings — published 2007 — 21 editions
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The Four-Night Run

3.82 avg rating — 446 ratings — published 2016 — 6 editions
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Marked Man (Victor Carl, #6)

3.87 avg rating — 562 ratings — published 2006 — 22 editions
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“Be careful what you yearn for, because that which you desire most will either complete you or destroy you, and you don't get to choose.”
William Lashner, Blood And Bone

“Life is unbearably perverse; that which we most seek to avoid always becomes unavoidable.”
William Lashner, The Barkeep

“Unlike the rest of you, I cheerfully admit to my own utter selfishness. I am self-made, self-absorbed, self-serving, self-referential, even self-deprecating, in a charming sort of way. In short, I am all the selfs except selfless. Yet every so often I run across a force of nature that shakes my sublime self-centeredness to its very roots. Something that tears through the landscape like a tornado, leaving nothing but ruin and reexamination in its wake.”
William Lashner, Falls the Shadow

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“There is no fate which cannot be surmounted by scorn.”
Albert Camus

“Nothing is more wonderful than the art of being free, but nothing is harder to learn how to use than freedom.”
Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

“I have always thought that in revolutions, especially democratic revolutions, madmen, not those so called by courtesy, but genuine madmen, have played a very considerable political part. One thing is certain, and that is that a condition of semi-madness is not unbecoming at such times, and often even leads to success.”
Alexis de Tocqueville, Recollections on the French Revolution

“It must not be forgotten that it is especially dangerous to enslave men in the minor details of life. For my own part, I should be inclined to think freedom less necessary in great things than in little ones, if it were possible to be secure of the one without possessing the other.

Subjection in minor affairs breaks out every day and is felt by the whole community indiscriminately. It does not drive men to resistance, but it crosses them at every turn, till they are led to surrender the exercise of their own will. Thus their spirit is gradually broken and their character enervated; whereas that obedience which is exacted on a few important but rare occasions only exhibits servitude at certain intervals and throws the burden of it upon a small number of men. It is in vain to summon a people who have been rendered so dependent on the central power to choose from time to time the representatives of that power; this rare and brief exercise of their free choice, however important it may be, will not prevent them from gradually losing the faculties of thinking, feeling, and acting for themselves, and thus gradually falling below the level of humanity.”
Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

“She spoke of evenings in the country making popcorn on the porch. Once this would have gladdened my heart but because her heart was not glad when she said it I knew there was nothing in it but the idea of what one should do.”
Jack Kerouac, On the Road
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