Where is all this headed, Matt? Matthew Scudder becomes more fascinating and more attaching by the book as he keeps himself from everybody, including the reader, but is never self-righteous about it. He spends most of his time in saloons and has a drinking problem that is obviously getting worse as the series progresses. But when we got to the meat of the story, I just couldn't get super into the questions Scudder was questing to find answers for. And of course, there is always Scudder: guilt-ridden, living on coffee and bourbon, dropping a tenth part of every fee into the nearest poorbox he can find. He's an alcoholic, but refuses to face up to his problem.
Matt Scudder continues to impress and please me. He has also written episodic television Tilt! This time retired-cop-turned-unlicensed-private-detective Scudder is searching for whoever killed a woman in order to set up his client. Walking cliché Matt Scudder is an unorthodox ex-cop, living in the bottle and In The Midst Of Death. Matthew Scudder becomes more fascinating and more attaching by the book as he keeps himself from everybody, including the reader, but is never self-righteous about it. He doesn't Sherlock Holmes the crime scene or solve cases by knowing how to identify the 43 different kinds of tobacco ash. And how is all this linked to her murder? Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. His family continues to drift out of his grasp.
So all in all this didn't grab me like the past two, but it was still a good book and it's hard to have a truly bad day with Matt Scudder. One thing leads to another, and he can see a whole new life stretching out before him. They're tightly structure; they don't run on for the sake of running on. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. Gunderman had promised to marry her, but never came through. Here, Matt gets hired by a dirty cop turned whistleblower, who suddenly finds himself framed? It's refreshing how consistently solid these books have been so far. Damn you Goodreads for not establishing a rating system higher than 5 stars! Matt makes his police pals unhappy with his insistence that he thinks Broadfield has been set up.
Here, he delivers a mesmerizing thriller that wholly embraces New York, the city he knows and loves so well. This Crooked cop Jerry Broadfield is cooperating with a special investigator, and now—in retaliation for squealing? Probably the biggest reason for this is how vivid both the cast of characters and the dialogue scenes feel in Block's novels. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. They are fast paced, smartly plotted but are missing the final gear because Scudder is such a great character and more involving or ambitious stories could be told with him. About this Item: HarperCollins Publishers. It was part of the job.
Moderate edgewear on the boards. Like all other great recurring crime fiction protagonists Scudd The early books in the Matt Scudder series increasingly feel like an appetizer to me. The job becomes more complex, however, when Carr's body turns up in Broadfield's apartment. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. This third installment in the Matthew Scudder series, while the weakest of the first three novels, was still nonetheless very entertaining. The mystery itself twists and turns, spiraling like a snail shell and New York is almost a character on its own.
Not sure she knows there is such a thing as moral code. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. The people around Scudder comment more about his drinking habit than he does, really. So far this series feels like it's building towards something amazing; it's all atmosphere and scene setting, character introductions and world building, there's an edge to everything and the sense that something awful is bubbling under the surface of Matt Scudder's daily life waiting to derail him properly this time, that he's going to have to go through hell and come out of the other side barely hanging on some time soon and Lawrence Block is going to be there to document it in all it's vivid mental and physical agony. Supposedly, the series continues to get better and better. The thing is, he is so bothered about the bad things that have happened in his life, he has become weak.
My love for Matthew Scudder only grows stronger. This is vintage New York, and for anyone with a Big Apple fetish, it's the bee's knees baby, I'm telling you. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. Another slight disappointment was the narrator. Now the murdered prostitute's father wants it opened again--that's where Matthew Scudder comes in. Another calm cool and collected detective. Hoch Memorial Golden Derringer for Lifetime Achievement in the short story.
In The Midst of Death is another solid good-read from Lawrence Block. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. They are fast paced, smartly plotted but are missing the final gear because Scudder is such a great character and more involving or ambitious stories could be told with him. In The Midst of Death is another solid good-read from Lawrence Block. When a member of the force, his hero Scudder himself once took bribes and kickbacks, but it was nothing beyond the usual an Matt Scudder is a sad, lonely sod. We get to see him grow in ways that we've yet to dive into.
We care about Matt, we care about what he cares about, and this makes the events of the story significantly more impactful. October, November, the best time of the year. Even proto-crime stuff had awesome titles, like Murders in the Rue Morgue or The Hound of the Baskervilles. Then one day when chasing some bad guys, while involved in a shootout, a bullet from his gun ricocheted and hit a young girl in the head killing her. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. He has written over 50 novels, and five different mystery series.