John Keller

7 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 2,779 ratings

Hit Man Publisher's Summary

Keller possesses all the qualities of a professional killer. He's cool, confident, reclusive, icy, and ruthlessly efficient. But this seasoned hit man is also prone to self-doubt as he finds himself caught in the clutches of a mid-life crisis. Between contracts, he learns a few crucial truths about himself and the ways of the world he's become detached from, and winds up a wiser - if not better - man.
©1998 by Lawrence Block (P)1998 by Dove Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Hit Man

    • By: Lawrence Block
    • Narrated by: Robert Forster
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,690
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 738
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 742

    Keller possesses all the qualities of a professional killer. He's cool, confident, reclusive, icy, and ruthlessly efficient. But this seasoned hit man is also prone to self-doubt as he finds himself caught in the clutches of a mid-life crisis.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprisingly Terrific

    • By Sunshine on 02-15-03

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Hit List

    • By: Lawrence Block
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 92

    Keller is a regular guy. He goes to the movies, works on his stamp collection. Call him for jury duty and he serves without complaint. Then every so often he gets a phone call from White Plains that sends him flying off somewhere to kill a perfect stranger. Keller is a pro and very good at what he does. But the jobs have started to go wrong. The realization is slow coming, yet when it arrives, it is irrefutable: Someone out there is trying to hit the hit man. Keller, God help him, has found his way onto somebody else's hit list.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gallows humour at its best

    • By A. Tanneberger on 11-23-16

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 3

    • Hit Parade

    • By: Lawrence Block
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Block
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 335
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153

    The New York Times best-selling author and master of the modern mystery returns with a fierce and poignant new novel featuring his acclaimed killer-for-hire, Keller. John Keller is everyone's favorite hit man. He's cool. Reliable. A real pro: the hit man's hit man. The inconvenient wife, the business partner, the retiree with a substantial legacy. He's taken care of them all, quietly and efficiently.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good as the original

    • By Mark on 06-17-08

    Regular price: $28.51

  • Book 4

    • Hit and Run

    • By: Lawrence Block
    • Narrated by: Richard Poe
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 351
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 226

    Keller's a hit man. For years now, he's had places to go and people to kill. But enough is enough. He's got money in the bank and just one last job standing between him and retirement. So he carries it out with his usual professionalism, and he heads home, but guess what?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • End of game?

    • By J. M. Batista on 08-21-08

    Regular price: $25.09

  • Book 4.5

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  • Book 5

    • Hit Me

    • Keller, Book 5
    • By: Lawrence Block
    • Narrated by: Richard Poe
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 209
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 184

    The conclusion of Hit and Run found Keller living in a big old house in post-Katrina New Orleans' Lower Garden District, with a new name (Nicholas Edwards), a new wife (Julia), a new career (rehabbing houses), and a baby on the way. It certainly looked as though he was done killing people for money. But old habits die hard, and when the economic downturn knocked out the construction business, a phone call from Dot draws him back into the old game.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Killer of a story!

    • By 9S on 03-11-13

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Keller's Fedora

    • By: Lawrence Block
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Block
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    In this brand-new novella, Keller, everyone's favorite assassin for hire, is Chicago-bound on Amtrak's City of New Orleans, ready to do what he does best. But it's complicated. Usually there's someone ready to point him toward the target. Or he'll have a photo, say. Or, bare minimum, a name and address. Not this time. When he gets to Baker's Bluff, Illinois, he'll have to play private detective before he can get down to business. Well, okay. He knows how it works. So before he even packs his suitcase, Keller buys a fedora.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Fun on Many Levels

    • By Peterack on 07-01-16

    Regular price: $6.95