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3.38 out of 53.38 out of 53.38 out of 53.38 out of 53.38 out of 5 3.38 (16 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lawrence Block Narrator: Mark Hammer Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Matthew Scudder Series Release Date: June 2016 ISBN: 9781440799808
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In his popular Matt Scudder mystery series, Edgar and Shamus Award winner, Lawrence Block, creates riveting stories set in the hardened streets of New York City.

His suspenseful tale, Even the Wicked, portrays recovering alcoholic, PI Matt Scudder, hot on the trail of a theatrical and twisted criminal. A demented serial killer, who calls himself the “Will of the People,” has gained a wide audience by sending warning letters to the Daily News.

When “Will” names a prominent criminal defense attorney as his next victim, Matt suddenly finds himself protecting an old associate. Matching his wits against the wily murderer, Matt must race to uncover “Will’s” identity before he loses his lawyer friend.

Proclaimed a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, Lawrence Block skillfully captures the street-smart language and lifestyles of his home city. Narrator Mark Hammer provides the perfect voice for eccentric characters and evil-minded lawbreakers.

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  • “Block has graced mystery fans with another wonderfully textured Scudder novel.”

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kit | 1/14/2014

    " Despite the Cather and Wallace Stevens references, and the sly nod to a Keller story, this may be the first time I came away from a Scudder novel feeling a little underwhelmed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Glenn | 12/26/2013

    " 3.5 stars. This was a book that involved three murder mysteries, which they referred to as the "hat-trick". I guessed the "whodunit" around the main murder plot before it was revealed, but that didn't take any enjoyment out of reading it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mikel | 12/22/2013

    " Not one of his better ones. Probably the least Scudder-like of the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 12/10/2013

    " Very fast moving and interesting murder mystery. Interesting outcome. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 7/29/2013

    " I rated all of the Matthew Scudder series by Lawrence Block 4 stars but I could have easily said 5. They are all great mysteries and I have loved reading them in order and one right after the other. I really recommend them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Caldwell | 4/20/2013

    " There are actually 3 mysteries in this story.Even though I guessed 2 of the mysteries, I still thoroughly enjoyed this novel. I have read several other series by Lawrence Block, but this is my first Matthew Scudder. It will not be the last. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe O'c | 2/5/2012

    " Very Good; Continuing character: Matt Scudder; PI Scudder uncovers three murderers, including one who foretold his crimes by letters to the newspaper. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roland | 2/3/2012

    " This book wasn't what I expected, it was better. I expected a blood-bullets-booze-&-broads Matt Scudder novel. Instead I got a Matt Scudder novel with the cerebral, urban sophisticate quality of a Bernie Rhodenbarr novel (by the same author). I liked this Matt Scudder better! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 12/14/2011

    " First book by this author I have read but it will not be the last. Very enjoyable read and a very engaging main character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lilet | 8/16/2011

    " I can say that the writing is terrific, the mysteries are complex and enjoyable, you can't stop yourself to read it till the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 3/10/2011

    " There are actually 3 mysteries in this story.Even though I guessed 2 of the mysteries, I still thoroughly enjoyed this novel. I have read several other series by Lawrence Block, but this is my first Matthew Scudder. It will not be the last. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kit | 1/16/2010

    " Despite the Cather and Wallace Stevens references, and the sly nod to a Keller story, this may be the first time I came away from a Scudder novel feeling a little underwhelmed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Glenn | 1/12/2010

    " 3.5 stars. This was a book that involved three murder mysteries, which they referred to as the "hat-trick". I guessed the "whodunit" around the main murder plot before it was revealed, but that didn't take any enjoyment out of reading it.
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 8/26/2009

    " Very Good; Continuing character: Matt Scudder; PI Scudder uncovers three murderers, including one who foretold his crimes by letters to the newspaper.
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mikel | 12/30/2008

    " Not one of his better ones. Probably the least Scudder-like of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lilet | 5/5/2008

    " I can say that the writing is terrific, the mysteries are complex and enjoyable, you can't stop yourself to read it till the end. "

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About the Author
Author Lawrence Block

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.