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Hope to Die: A Matthew Scudder Crime Novel (Matthew Scudder Mysteries)

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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...

Review:

"[E]njoyably wistful....The culprit's increasing thirst for blood is especially compelling....One can only hope the Matt Scudder series will live on. (Grade: B+)" Entertainment Weekly

Review:

"Block relishes backing us into the darkest, most frightening corners of the mind that makes it all but impossible for you to bail out until the terrible, twisted end." People Magazine (Page-turner of the Week)

Review:

"A puzzler....So dry. So droll. So good for the native soul." Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

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"Block...manages to bring a rare depth and power to the genre....With Matt as our guide, we emerge from these visits to the dark side a little more fearful but always richer for the experience." Wes Lukowsky, Booklist

Review:

"[Block's] prose is as smooth as aged whiskey, as always, and the story flows across its pages....This is a solid mystery, a fine Block, but less than exceptional." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Remarkable....Block [is] one of the most graceful stylists around." The Washington Post Book World

Review:

"Lawrence Block writes terrific books. His Matthew Scudder series is his best work." The Boston Sunday Globe

Review:

"It's all here; a perfect evocation of the sights, sounds, and smells of New York City." Library Journal

Review:

"Full of twisty turns that Block does so very well....[R]eaders will want quick delivery of the next Block-buster." USA Today

Review:

"Second-drawer Scudder is still Scudder, but despite the high body count, this battle of wits lacks the somber view of mortality that makes [Block's] best work so powerful — right down to the final chapter, which strongly hints at a rematch." Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Lawrence Block is a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master and a multiple winner of the Edgar, Shamus, and Maltese Falcon awards. His fifty-plus books include the Matthew Scudder novels, the most recent being the critically acclaimed Everybody Dies, and the New York Times bestseller Hope to Die. Mr. Block is a devout New Yorker who spends much of his time traveling.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061030970
Author:
Block, Lawrence
Publisher:
HarperTorch
Author:
by Lawrence Block
Author:
Laurens, Stephanie
Location:
New York
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Scudder, Matt
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Romance - Historical
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market PB
Series:
Matthew Scudder Mysteries (Paperback)
Publication Date:
November 2002
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
7.12x3.93x1.07 in. .43 lbs.

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Product details 400 pages HarperTorch - English 9780061030970 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[E]njoyably wistful....The culprit's increasing thirst for blood is especially compelling....One can only hope the Matt Scudder series will live on. (Grade: B+)"
"Review" by , "Block relishes backing us into the darkest, most frightening corners of the mind that makes it all but impossible for you to bail out until the terrible, twisted end."
"Review" by , "A puzzler....So dry. So droll. So good for the native soul."
"Review" by , "Block...manages to bring a rare depth and power to the genre....With Matt as our guide, we emerge from these visits to the dark side a little more fearful but always richer for the experience."
"Review" by , "[Block's] prose is as smooth as aged whiskey, as always, and the story flows across its pages....This is a solid mystery, a fine Block, but less than exceptional."
"Review" by , "Remarkable....Block [is] one of the most graceful stylists around."
"Review" by , "Lawrence Block writes terrific books. His Matthew Scudder series is his best work."
"Review" by , "It's all here; a perfect evocation of the sights, sounds, and smells of New York City."
"Review" by , "Full of twisty turns that Block does so very well....[R]eaders will want quick delivery of the next Block-buster."
"Review" by , "Second-drawer Scudder is still Scudder, but despite the high body count, this battle of wits lacks the somber view of mortality that makes [Block's] best work so powerful — right down to the final chapter, which strongly hints at a rematch."
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