Keller, Lawrence Block's stamp collecting paid killer, is back on the job. We all thought Keller had retired after Hit and Run, but things have been slow lately and Dot called so. . . .
Keller in Dallas was my first experience with an e-book and I read it from my computer (using the Kindle for PC software) and not on a pure Kindle device therefore my review may be a little biased because of that. I like the character of John Keller, despite what he does for a living, and Block is my favorite author, but this was not a great Keller story. It has the usual twists, turns and deadpan humor that Block does so well, but there was just something missing. Maybe because I really wanted Keller to go straight after Hit and Run or because now he is a married man who calls his wife periodically it did not entirely feel like the same old Keller who struggled with so many of life's big questions. Block does provide a lot of good background in this story as to how Keller got to be a contract killer in the first place which I don't recall from any of the previous novels or short stories so for that alone the book is worth the price of admission.
In short, if you are new to John Keller than I would pick up one of the earlier books. If you want to know more about Keller and his life after New Orleans described in Hit and Run then Keller in Dallas is for you.