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Author: Lawrence Block Narrator: Dan Butler Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Matthew Scudder Series Release Date: January 2014 ISBN: 9781483063072
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This is a city that seduces dreamers—then eats their dreams.

Matthew Scudder understands the futility of his search for a longtime missing Midwestern innocent who wanted to be an actress in the vast meat grinder called New York City. But her frantic father heard that Scudder is the best, and now the ex-cop turned private investigator is scouring the hell called Hell’s Kitchen looking for anything that might resemble a lead. And in this neighborhood of the lost, he’s finding love—and death—in the worst possible places.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Exceptional…A whale of a knockout punch to the solar plexus.”

    New York Daily News

  • “Superb. If you haven’t been introduced to Scudder yet, start here.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “A powerhouse.”

    Philadelphia Inquirer

  • “Realistic, gripping, and poignant.”

    Kansas City Star

  • “Block, a seasoned crime writer who boasts some of the slickest, sneakiest dialogue to be found in the genre, has fine-tuned Scudder over the course of several mysteries, including Eight Million Ways to Die. The enigmatic, low-key philosopher-sleuth works the mean streets as well as anyone, and this is one of his best adventures.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “The prolific author’s humanity and the immediacy of his understated style are again evidenced in his seventh mystery related by Matt Scudder…In this riveting mystery, Block’s artistry creates a full complement of fully realized characters.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Powerful…Scudder remains as compelling as ever, grave and compassionate and doing the right thing in a wrong world that Block makes real with street-fresh dialogue, characters, and prose.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Awarded the Shamus Award for Best Novel

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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

Dan Butler, audiobook narrator, actor, writer, director, and producer, has had major roles on and off Broadway and has appeared in numerous television shows, including Frasier, House, and Monk. He cowrote and directed Karl Rove, I Love You and has appeared in such feature films as Crazy, Stupid, Love; Silence of the Lambs; Enemy of the State; and Fixing Frank, among others.