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Author: Lawrence Block Narrator: Mark Hammer Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2014 ISBN: 9781436112970
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When you can’t call the cops, you call Scudder.

Kenan Khoury’s wife went out grocery shopping and never came home. Alive, anyway. But because Kenan Khoury buys and sells drugs for a living he can’t go to the police for help. He goes to Matthew Scudder instead—an alcoholic ex-cop and unlicensed private eye who will stop at nothing to bring the brutal killers to justice before another innocent woman falls beneath their knives.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A big bruiser of a crime novel…This is no pleasant stroll in the country, but it’s some trip.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “As good as the crime thriller gets.”

    San Diego Union-Tribune

  • “Skillful plotting, adroit pacing…features a wry humor all its own…An equal of Elmore Monard and Robert Parker, Block deserves similar acclaim.”

    Publishers Weekly

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane | 3/3/2011

    " I love the Matthew Scudder books, but realize they are not for everyone; they all tend to have some really gruesome descriptions of things people do to each other. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 12/31/2010

    " Private investigator Matt Scudder reluctantly agrees to investigate the murder of a drug dealer's wife. Then another drug dealer's daughter is kidnapped. Will Scudder be able to find the killer or killers before they murder the young girl, or before they strike again? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 8/13/2010

    " This was the first book in the Matthew Scudder series that I read and I enjoyed so much I have read all of them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karl | 2/1/2010

    " only an accessory to murder and torture this time. i never realized before just how much scudder rationalizes his actions.

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J.W. | 12/2/2009

    " A good story line and a believable plot. Story was kind of slow in places but picked up later in the the book. I would have liked to see more into the mind of the killer and less into those who helped Matt. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ed | 10/25/2009

    " Another hard-boiled standout, though not the best, in the Matt Scudder series. His street-savvy African-American sidekick TJ plays a key role in solving the murder. Lots of NYC geography. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 8/31/2009

    " Can't say exactly why - but the main character in this Block series appeals to me. The setting is very interesting as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 caitlin | 8/13/2009

    " I have no memory of the plot of this book, and it's memorable, but I do remember one character's definitions of a drunk and a junkie.

    A drunk will steal your wallet.
    A junkie will steal you wallet and then help you look for it.

    Sad, but true definitions.


  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keri | 7/19/2009

    " I have never read from this author and on a fluke picked it up at the bookstore. I like his style of writing and the book was pretty good. The biggest drawback for me was his language - wish he would clean it up a little. But if you like mysteries it was an average read. "

About the Author

Lawrence Block is the recipient of a Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America and a New York Times bestselling author. His prolific career spans over one hundred books, including four bestselling series and dozens of short stories and articles. He has won multiple Edgar and Shamus awards, two Falcon Awards from the Maltese Falcon Society of Japan, the Nero and Philip Marlowe Awards, the Cartier Diamond Dagger from the Crime Writers Association of America, and many others. Aside from being a mystery writer, he has also written a number of episodes for television, including two episodes of the ESPN series Tilt; he also cowrote the screenplay for the film My Blueberry Nights, starring Norah Jones. Block currently lives in New York City with his wife, Lynne.

About the Narrator

Mark Hammer has had long and distinguished career in the theater. After earning an undergraduate degree from Stanford University, he completed an MFA degree at Catholic University. For twenty-three years after that, he served on the drama faculty at that university and as co-chairman of its MFA acting program. For the last sixteen of those years, he was also a member of the resident acting company at Washington, DC’s Arena Stage. There, he had significant roles in both classic and contemporary dramas. He was twice nominated for the Helen Hayes Award for his performances in Cloud Nine and The Wild Duck. He has also appeared in several Broadway plays. Hammer was proud to be chosen to narrate the opening film of the permanent exhibit for the National Holocaust Museum.