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Keller's Fedora by Lawrence Block
Cover Artist: Matt Mahurin
Review by Mel Jacob
Subterranean Press Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9781596068117
Date: 30 April 2017 List Price $25.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK

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A long-time hit man who has been inactive for some while takes on an assignment concerning an unfaithful wife in Lawrence Block's novella, Keller's Hat. However, things are not as simple as they appear and Keller may find himself in danger as he tries to remedy what seems to be a botched assignment.

From official release/information:

Product Description: A NEW HAT. FOR A NEW HIT. Happily retired, living under a new name with his wife and daughter, Keller thought he was out of the murder-for-hire business. Until he got the call from his old employer, asking him to tackle the most unusual assignment of his career. The client's wife is having an affair, and Keller's been hired to get rid of her lover. But who is this mysterious lover? The husband doesn't know--he only knows that she has one, and he wants the man dead.

It's an opportunity for Keller to try his hand at the private eye game, investigating the adulterous spouse. And yes, he does buy himself a new hat for the occasion, a fedora worthy of any film noir detective. But in this puzzling situation, with more than one potential lover in the picture and more than one potential solution, is Keller going to be a black hat or a white hat--or something in between?

One of MWA Grand Master Lawrence Block's greatest creations, Keller is the two-time Edgar Award-winning star of Hit Man, Hit List, Hit Parade, Hit and Run, and Hit Me. Keller's Fedora is the first new Keller story in more than three years.
Limited: 200 signed numbered copies, bound in leather ($45.00)
Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition ($25.00)

(Source: Subterranean Press)

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