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Book When the Sacred Ginmill Closes

Download or read book When the Sacred Ginmill Closes written by Lawrence Block and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2009-10-06 with total page 387 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the dark days, in a sad and lonely place, ex-cop Matt Scudder is drinking his life away -- and doing "favors" for pay for his ginmill cronies. But when three such assignments flow together in dangerous and disturbing ways, he'll need to change his priorities from boozing to surviving.

Book Eight Million Ways to Die

Download or read book Eight Million Ways to Die written by Lawrence Block and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2009-10-13 with total page 383 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nobody knows better than Matthew Scudder how far down a person can sink in this city. A young prostitute named Kim knew it also—and she wanted out. Maybe Kim didn't deserve the life fate had dealt her. She surely didn't deserve her death. The alcoholic ex-cop turned p.i. was supposed to protect her, but someone slashed her to ribbons on a crumbling New York City waterfront pier. Now finding Kim's killer will be Scudder's penance. But there are lethal secrets hiding in the slain hooker's past that are far dirtier than her trade. And there are many ways of dying in this cruel and dangerous town—some quick and brutal ... and some agonizingly slow.

Book A Long Line Of Dead Men

    Book Details:
  • Author : Lawrence Block
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2011-10-20
  • ISBN : 1409138631
  • Pages : 264 pages

Download or read book A Long Line Of Dead Men written by Lawrence Block and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-10-20 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From NEW YORK TIMES bestseller Lawrence Block. In Manhattan thirty-one men have been meeting annually for years. Their private club meets only to record the passage of time and give toast to the joys of life. But suddenly they are dying at an alarming rate and one of their number begins to suspect that something more than bad luck is at work. For private eye Matt Scudder, the case is one of the most baffling he's faced. Can the deaths really be a bizarre series of suicides and violent accidents? Or is there is a pattern behind the random play of tragedy? Is there a murderer at work and can he be stopped before the victims run out?

Book A Drop of the Hard Stuff

    Book Details:
  • Author : Lawrence Block
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release : 2011-05-12
  • ISBN : 031613273X
  • Pages : 352 pages

Download or read book A Drop of the Hard Stuff written by Lawrence Block and published by Little, Brown. This book was released on 2011-05-12 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Facing his demons in his first year of sobriety, Matthew Scudder finds himself on the trail of a killer. When Scudder's childhood friend Jack Ellery is murdered, presumably while attempting to atone for past sins, Scudder reluctantly begins his own investigation, with just one lead: Ellery's Alcoholics Anonymous list of people he wronged. One of them may be a killer, but that's not necessarily Scudder's greatest danger. Immersing himself in Ellery's world may lead him right back to the bar stool. In a novel widely celebrated by critics and readers, Lawrence Block circle back to how it all began, reestablishing the Matthew Scudder series as one of the pinnacles of American detective fiction. "Right up there with Mr. Block's best . . . A Drop of Hard Stuff keeps us guessing." -- Tom Nolan, Wall Street Journal

Book When the Sacred Ginmill Closes

Download or read book When the Sacred Ginmill Closes written by Lawrence Block and published by . This book was released on 1986 with total page 239 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Out on the Cutting Edge

Download or read book Out on the Cutting Edge written by Lawrence Block and published by Orion. This book was released on 1995-01 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Matthew SCudder is hired to find Paula Hoeldtke.Hot on the ice-cold trail of themissing girl,he finds it's a sleaze-and-terror playground in which he is lookingfor love in all the wrong places,& finding death in all the right ones..

Book The Night and the Music

    Book Details:
  • Author : Lawrence Block
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2021-09-30
  • ISBN : 9781645240273
  • Pages : 232 pages

Download or read book The Night and the Music written by Lawrence Block and published by . This book was released on 2021-09-30 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since his debut in 1976 in The Sins of the Fathers, Matthew Scudder has been universally acclaimed as one of the finest creations not just of MWA Grand Master Lawrence Block's esteemed career but of the mystery genre as a whole. The star of 17 novels, two feature films, a graphic novel and most recently a standalone novella from Subterranean Press (A Time to Scatter Stones). Scudder is a brilliant creation whose humanity and painful struggle for redemption have given him a life beyond the page and a permanent place in millions of readers' hearts. In The Night and the Music, Lawrence Block has compiled all of Scudder's shorter cases into one volume, from the Edgar Award-winning "By the Dawn's Early Light" (inspiration for the novel many consider the best in the series, When the Sacred Ginmill Closes) and the Shamus Award-winning "The Merciful Angel of Death" to the two substantial novelettes -- "Out the Window" and "A Candle for the Bag Lady" -- that kept the character alive after the first three novels fell victim to their publisher's dire straits. Also included is the nostalgic "One Last Night at Grogan's," written especially for this collection. In the pantheon of crime fiction, Matthew Scudder has earned a place alongside iconic figures such as Philip Marlowe, Sam Spade, and Lew Archer. This exceptional volume will remind you why.

Book The Sins Of The Fathers

    Book Details:
  • Author : Lawrence Block
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2011-10-20
  • ISBN : 1409138666
  • Pages : 143 pages

Download or read book The Sins Of The Fathers written by Lawrence Block and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-10-20 with total page 143 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first novel in the explosive Matthew Scudder Series. The tenth novel in the series - A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES - is set to be a major Hollywood film, starring Liam Neeson. A pretty young girl is butchered in her Greenwich Village apartment. The prime suspect, a minister's son, is found dead in his jail cell. As far as the NYPD is concerned, the case is closed. But ex-cop Matt Scudder, is persuaded to look into the case by the dead girl's father. And suddenly he's up to his neck in sleaze and corruption, phoney religious cults and murderous lust. In New York's underbelly, the children have no choice but to pay the price for their parent's most unspeakable sins...

Book Beneath the Book Tower

    Book Details:
  • Author : Steve Hamilton
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release : 2011-05-17
  • ISBN : 1429966815
  • Pages : 32 pages

Download or read book Beneath the Book Tower written by Steve Hamilton and published by Minotaur Books. This book was released on 2011-05-17 with total page 32 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Before the tragic event that made him seek refuge in a remote corner of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Alex McKnight was a Detroit police officer. It's a warm summer night, and Alex is out riding the night shift with his partner Franklin. There's no shortage of trouble to be found on the dark streets of Motown. But on this particular night, Franklin has his own agenda. From Edgar Award-Winning Author Steve Hamilton, Beneath the Book Tower is the first ever short story featuring Alex McKnight, showing a different side of the man readers have come to love.

Book A Dance at the Slaughterhouse

Download or read book A Dance at the Slaughterhouse written by Lawrence Block and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2000-07-03 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There is no accolade or major mystery award that has not already been bestowed upon Lawrence Block. His acclaimed crime novels are asintelligent, provocative, and emotionally complex as they are nerve-tighteningly intense. And perhaps the most respected of his myriad works are the Matthew Scudder books -- masterworks of suspenseful invention featuring a remarkable protagonist rich in conscience and character, with all the flaws that his humanity entails. This is the detective novel as high art. A Dance At The Slaughterhouse In Matt Scudder's mind, money, power, and position elevate nobody above morality and the law. Now the ex-cop and unlicensed p.i. has been hired to prove that socialite Richard Thurman orchestrated the brutal murder of his beautiful, pregnant wife. During Scudder's hard drinking years, he left a piece of his soul on every seedy corner of the Big Apple. But this case is more depraved and more potentially devastating than anything he experienced while floundering in the urban depths. Because this investigation is leading Scudder on a frightening grand tour of New York's sex-for-sale underworld -- where an innocent young life is simply a commodity to be bought and perverted ... and then destroyed.

Book A Time to Scatter Stones

    Book Details:
  • Author : Lawrence Block
  • Publisher : LB Productions
  • Release : 2020-09-04
  • ISBN : 9780991068494
  • Pages : 160 pages

Download or read book A Time to Scatter Stones written by Lawrence Block and published by LB Productions. This book was released on 2020-09-04 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: More than 40 years after his debut and nearly a decade since his last appearance, one of the most renowned characters in all of crime fiction is back on the case. Well past retirement age and feeling his years-but still staying sober one day at a time-Matthew Scudder learns that alcoholics aren't the only ones who count the days since their last slip. Matt's longtime partner, Elaine, tells him of a group of former sex workers who do something similar, helping each other stay out of the life. But when one young woman describes an abusive client who's refusing to let her quit, Elaine encourages her to get help of a different sort. The sort only Scudder can deliver. A Time to Scatter Stones offers not just a gripping crime story but also a richly drawn portrait of Block's most famous character as he grapples with his own mortality while proving to the younger generation that he's still got what it takes. For Scudder's millions of fans around the world (including the many who met the character through Liam Neeson's portrayal in the film version of A Walk Among the Tombstones), A Time to Scatter Stones is an unexpected gift-a valedictory appearance that will remind readers why Scudder is simply the best there is.

Book Random Walk

    Book Details:
  • Author : Lawrence Block
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2020-09-04
  • ISBN : 9781951939908
  • Pages : pages

Download or read book Random Walk written by Lawrence Block and published by . This book was released on 2020-09-04 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Even The Wicked

    Book Details:
  • Author : Lawrence Block
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2011-05-12
  • ISBN : 1409124975
  • Pages : 266 pages

Download or read book Even The Wicked written by Lawrence Block and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-05-12 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An addictive Matt Scudder thriller. Matt Scudder is drawn into the case of a serial killer targeting criminals who the law cannot touch. The Will of the People, egged on by a vitriolic newspaper columnist, kills a sex offender, a mobster and a racist cult leader, despite their seemingly impenetrable security. Then Scudder gets a call from a hot-shot attorney, the recipient of the Will's latest letter...

Book Havana Bay

    Book Details:
  • Author : Martin Cruz Smith
  • Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
  • Release : 2001
  • ISBN : 0345390458
  • Pages : 354 pages

Download or read book Havana Bay written by Martin Cruz Smith and published by Random House Digital, Inc.. This book was released on 2001 with total page 354 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A novel about the murder of a Russian man in Cuba.

Book The Triumph of Evil

    Book Details:
  • Author : Lawrence Block
  • Publisher : Carroll & Graf Publishers
  • Release : 1994
  • ISBN : 9780786701810
  • Pages : 148 pages

Download or read book The Triumph of Evil written by Lawrence Block and published by Carroll & Graf Publishers. This book was released on 1994 with total page 148 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A sinister plan to take over a nation calls for the assassination of five key political figures. One man with a gun is enough for the job--a man whose sole life function is to kill. His name is Miles Dorn, and his story will not be easily forgotten. "A fast-paced thriller".--New York Times Book Review.

Book Land of Lisp

    Book Details:
  • Author : Conrad Barski
  • Publisher : No Starch Press
  • Release : 2010-10-15
  • ISBN : 1593272812
  • Pages : 508 pages

Download or read book Land of Lisp written by Conrad Barski and published by No Starch Press. This book was released on 2010-10-15 with total page 508 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lisp has been hailed as the world’s most powerful programming language, but its cryptic syntax and academic reputation can be enough to scare off even experienced programmers. Those dark days are finally over—Land of Lisp brings the power of functional programming to the people! With his brilliantly quirky comics and out-of-this-world games, longtime Lisper Conrad Barski teaches you the mysteries of Common Lisp. You’ll start with the basics, like list manipulation, I/O, and recursion, then move on to more complex topics like macros, higher order programming, and domain-specific languages. Then, when your brain overheats, you can kick back with an action-packed comic book interlude! Along the way you’ll create (and play) games like Wizard Adventure, a text adventure with a whiskey-soaked twist, and Grand Theft Wumpus, the most violent version of Hunt the Wumpus the world has ever seen. You'll learn to: –Master the quirks of Lisp’s syntax and semantics –Write concise and elegant functional programs –Use macros, create domain-specific languages, and learn other advanced Lisp techniques –Create your own web server, and use it to play browser-based games –Put your Lisp skills to the test by writing brain-melting games like Dice of Doom and Orc Battle With Land of Lisp, the power of functional programming is yours to wield.

Book Hope to Die

    Book Details:
  • Author : Lawrence Block
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2009-10-13
  • ISBN : 0061801852
  • Pages : 400 pages

Download or read book Hope to Die written by Lawrence Block and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2009-10-13 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The city caught its collective breath when upscale couple Byrne and Susan Hollander were slaughtered in a brutal home invasion. Now, a few days later, the killers themselves have turned up dead behind the locked door of a Brooklyn hellhole -- one apparently slain by his partner in crime who then took his own life. There's something drawing Matthew Scudder to this case that the cops have quickly and eagerly closed: a nagging suspicion that a third man is involved, a cold, diabolical puppet master who manipulates his two accomplices, then cuts their strings when he's done with them. No one but Scudder even suspects he exists. And his worst fear is that the guy is just getting started ...