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A Walk among the Tombstones : A Matthew Scudder Crime Novel (Matthew Scudder Mystery Ser.)

Block, Lawrence

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ISBN 10: 0688103502 / ISBN 13: 9780688103507
Published by New York: Morrow, 1992, 1992
Condition: As New Hardcover
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In a clear protective Brodart mylar cover. Fresh from his Edgar Award winning novel Dance at the Slaughterhouse, Lawrence Block returns with another entertaining masterpiece in the Mathew Scudder series. Kenan Khoury is a heroin wholesaler whose empire stretches to all five boroughs of NYC. A disagreement on the price of his merchandise results in his wife's kidnapping and when she comes back to him in pieces, he enlists Scudder to help track down the kidnappers and exact his own justice. This is another intense hard-boiled journey through the mean streets of Manhattan and Brooklyn from the master of the novel, bar none. Bookseller Inventory # M064

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Title: A Walk among the Tombstones : A Matthew ...

Publisher: New York: Morrow, 1992

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Boldly SIGNED By Author on Title Page

Edition: First Edition- First Printing

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When a heroin kingpin's wife is kidnapped by some bad hombres, he haggles over the ransom and receives her back in pieces, leaving Scudder to track down the killers. By the author of A Dance at the Slaughterhouse. 100,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo. Tour.

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Perhaps more than any other author in the field, LAWRENCE BLOCK has reinvented contemporary noir fiction -- instilling the classic private eye novel with new life and literary depth, while retaining its raw power, grit, suspense, and surprise. For his efforts he has received multiple Edgar, Shamus, and Maltese Falcon Awards -- winning virtually every honor the genre has to bestow -- and has been named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America. P.l. Matthew Scudder remains among Block's most memorable and exquisitely developed creations -- a flawed and complex protagonist whose stark, unassailable humanity is both his greatest weakness and strength.

A new breed of entrepreneurial monster has set up shop in the big city. Ruthless, ingenious murderers, they prey on the loved ones of those who live outside the law -- knowing full well that criminals will never run to the police no matter how brutal the threat. So other avenues for justice must be explored -- which is where ex-cop-turned-p.i. Matthew Scudder comes in. Scudder has no love for the drug dealers and poison peddlers who now need his help. Nevertheless, he is determined to do whatever it takes to put an elusive pair of thrill-kill extortionists out of business. For they are using the innocent to fuel their terrible enterprise.

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