An ancient brotherhood meets annually in the back room of a swank Manhattan restuarant, a fraternity created in secret to celebrate life by celebrating its dead. But the past three decades have not been kind to the Club of 31. Matthew Scudder -- ex-cop, ex-boozer -- has known death in all its guises, which is why he as been asked to investigate a baffling, thirty-year run of suicides and suspiciously random accidents that has thinned the ranks of this very select group of gentlemen.But Scudder has mortality problems of his own, for his is a city that feeds mercilessly on the unsuspecting -- and even the powerful and those who serve them are easy prey. There are too many secrets here, and too many places for a maddeningly patient serial killer to hide...and wait...and strike.
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Lawrence Block was awarded the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger in 2004. He is also a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America. He is the author of many novels and short stories and has won numerous awards for his mystery writing. He lives and works in New York City.From AudioFile:
For more than a century, a private club of thirty-one men has met once a year to celebrate their accomplishments and eulogize those of their group who have passed away. When only one man remains alive, he selects thirty more to continue the legacy. Now someone appears to be hastening the demise of the current members, and Matthew Scudder is hired to find the killer. Actor Ken Howard superbly narrates, using some changes in tone and pitch to indicate character changes. Abridged recordings are like movies; while almost never as good as the complete book, they can be very entertaining. Commuters, joggers and others looking for three hours of entertainment will find it here. J.L. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Avon, 1996. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110380720248
Book Description Avon. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0380720248 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0120187