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e-Book Eight Million Ways to Die (Matthew Scudder) download

e-Book Eight Million Ways to Die (Matthew Scudder) download

by Lawrence Block

ISBN: 0380715732
ISBN13: 978-0380715732
Language: English
Publisher: Avon (July 30, 2002)
Category: Mystery
Subategory: Thriller

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Rating: 4.8
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Lawrence Block has proved once again that he has mastered the craft of the whodunit and raised it almost to perfection. I am an avid fan of Mathew Scudder. Lawrence Block, It turns out, in addition to being incredibly prolific, is a hell of a writer. Mathew Scudder, the "hero" is an alcoholic.

Lawrence Block has proved once again that he has mastered the craft of the whodunit and raised it almost to perfection. Having close ties to people with this affliction, Block must either have been an alcoholic at some time in his life, or have had an incredibly empathetic relationship with someone who was.

Start by marking Eight Million Ways to Die (Matthew Scudder, as Want to Read . A book about the mystery of a dead hooker becomes a book about Matt Scudder taking one day at a time, trying to save himself from alcohol.

Start by marking Eight Million Ways to Die (Matthew Scudder, as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. The prose was dry and matter-of-fact; the words of a police report detailing his movements and contacts. And yet the way they were arranged, their anti-drama sensibility, packed an emotional punch.

part of Matthew Scudder Series. She made me right away, and I caught the blue of her eyes all the way across the room. But she stopped at the bar to make sure before making her way between the tables to where I was sitting. She said, "Mr. Scudder? I'm Kim Dakkinen

part of Matthew Scudder Series. Scudder? I'm Kim Dakkinen. I'm a friend of Elaine Mardell's.

Nobody knows better than Matthew Scudder how far down a person can sink in this city. Now finding Kim's killer will be Scudder's penance. But there are lethal secrets hiding in the slain hooker's past that are far dirtier than her trade. A young prostitute named Kim knew it also-and she wanted out. Maybe Kim didn't deserve the life fate had dealt her. She surely didn't deserve her death. The alcoholic ex-cop turned . was supposed to protect her, but someone slashed her to ribbons on a crumbling New York City waterfront pier. And there are many ways of dying in this.

8 Million Ways To Die by Lawrence Block

8 Million Ways To Die by Lawrence Block. 8 Million Ways to Die is a 1986 American neo-noir crime action thriller film directed by Hal Ashby and starring Jeff Bridges, Rosanna Arquette, and Andy Garcia. It was Ashby's final film, and the first attempt to adapt the Matthew Scudder detective stories of Lawrence Block for the screen.

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Matthew Scudder is Lawrence Block's remarkable private investigator. He's a former NYPD detective who left the force after an accident left a child dead in a crossfire. Because he is unlicensed you can't "hire" him. Instead he does you a favor by taking your case and solving the crime. In exchange for the favor the client returns the favor by giving him some cash. Scudder is an alcoholic.

A Matthew Scudder Crime Novel. When a prominent Manhattan couple is killed in a brutal home invasion, the whole city catches its breath.

Scudder quickly discovers the spruced-up sidewalks are as mean as ever- dark and gritty and stained with blood. He's living in a world where the past is a minefield, the present is a war zone, and the future's an open question. A Matthew Scudder Crime Novel. A few days later, their killers turn up dead behind a locked door in Brooklyn. Books related to Eight Million Ways to Die. A young prostitute named Kim knew. Skip this list.

Nobody knows better than Matthew Scudder how far down a person can sink in this city. A young prostitute named Kim knew it also—and she wanted out. Maybe Kim didn't deserve the life fate had dealt her. She surely didn't deserve her death. The alcoholic ex-cop turned p.i. was supposed to protect her, but someone slashed her to ribbons on a crumbling New York City waterfront pier. Now finding Kim's killer will be Scudder's penance. But there are lethal secrets hiding in the slain hooker's past that are far dirtier than her trade. And there are many ways of dying in this cruel and dangerous town—some quick and brutal ... and some agonizingly slow.

Comments:
Fearlessrunner
This is the book that really set the standard for the Scudder series. It's the fifth Scudder adventure and it opens with Matt just out of the hospital after a major drinking binge. He is hired by a prostitute who wants out of the business, so he tracks down her pimp, Chance. No problem, Chance says. She can get out, but she could have saved herself some money and skipped the middleman.
Everything looks great, but then the prostitute is murdered. Scudder, of course, assumes that Chance is the killer, so he calls in a tip to the police. Next thing you know, Chance is out and he's looking for Matt.
This book is the first to really show Matt's struggle with alcohol. He starts attending AA meetings, but still doesn't see himself as an alcoholic.
Normally, by the fifth book, a series begins to run out of steam. With Matt Scudder, though, the series is just beginning to find its legs.
The mystery is fair play, but if you figure out how it all ties together before Matt, you're a more astute reader than I am. All of the characters are well-drawn and fully realized. Block is a true master and this is a masterpiece!

Trash Obsession
Most of the book is about Scudder's attempts to remain sober. However praiseworthy that might be, it does lead to rather dull reading. The characters in the murder mystery part of the book are one dimensional and the solution seemingly arrives out of the blue.

Tane
Reading this complex novel of detection set in the sprawling metropolis of a city the world loves like no other, the reader is at once saddened by the main character's slide into the depths of alcoholism, depression and loneliness. On the other hand, the reader will find themselves awestruck by the talents of the author to come up with such an impressively complex and brilliant plot.

The book opens with our man Scudder enjoying the ambience of his favourite table in his favourite bar (Armstrong's) when a professional associate of Elaine joins him. It turns out that she wants to leave the employ of her "boss" (pimp) and so she has come to the famous PI for assistance. After a short time spent tracking down the elusive man, contact is made, and the proverbial hits the fan.

Scudder's client is found horrifically murdered and of course the pimp "Chance" is the assumed assailant. in a brilliant piece of criminal irony, Chance himself hires Scudder to track down the real killer. And so the hunt is on. Clues as to the identity of the killer are scattered throughout the book by Mr Lawrence and by the half way mark, you will think, just like Scudder does, that it was the boyfriend in a crazed fit of violence that ended the poor girl's life in such a horrific manner. You may be right in this assumption, but then again, you may well be wrong.

This glorious tale of detection and self realisation is a triumph of the imagination of one of the world's top thriller writers. Lawrence Block has proved once again that he has mastered the craft of the whodunit and raised it almost to perfection. Five stars for this classic.

Fato
Lawrence Block is an American treasure and an acknowledged mystery master. This is an earlier Scudder novel that takes place in the bad old days of NYC, when crime was an awful lot worse and the title reflects that. I'm obviously a dyed in the wool Scudder series fan, but highly recommend his other novels as well. Do yourself a favor and try this one on and if it fits your fancy, there are about 16 more in this series and then there are the "Burglar" books and the "Hit Man" books, and others more obscure but just as fun to read.
Slightly off topic, another of Mr. Block's Scudder stories is the basis for the new film starring Liam Neeson, "A Walk Among the Tombstones".
Buy this book and while you're waiting breathlessly for it to be delivered, go out and see the movie!!!

Brakree
IN MY OPINION, LAWRENCE BLOCK, AN AUTHOR I'VE MET SEVERAL TIMES AT BOOK SIGNINGS, IS THE BEST OF THE MODERN-DAY MYSTERY WRITERS -- HE HAS A TRULY ELEGANT WRITING STYLE; HE MANAGES TO JUGGLE SEVERAL STORIES AT ONCE, JUGGLING THEM & TYING THEM ALL UP TOGETHER AT THE END. HE ALSO HAS CREATED ONE OF THE VERY BEST SERIES DETECTIVES, MATT SCUDDER - AN ALCOHOLIC. "EIGHT MILLION WAYS TO DIE" IS TAKEN FROM THE OLD T.V. SERIES, WHERE THE INTRO SAID: "THERE ARE 8 M STORIES IN THE "NAKED CITY"; THIS HAS BEEN ONE OF THEM".
THIS STORY TELLS OF A PROSTITUTE WHO HIRES SCUDDER TO HELP HER GET OUT OF "THE LIFE", BUT SHE IS MURDERED BEFORE SCUDDER CAN HELP HER. THE REST OF THE STORY COMBINES A WHODUNIT WITH BLOCK'S USUAL GEMS OF THE ROUGHER SIDE OF LIFE IN THE BIG CITY.
OUT OF ALL BLOCK'S 'SCUDDER' BOOKS, MY 2 FAVORITES ARE HIS 1976 NOVEL "IN THE MIDST OF DEATH", A GREAT
STORY THAT ACTUALLY HIGHLIGHTS A REAL DETECTIVE BARELY DISGUISED; & THE WONDERFUL "OUT ON THE CUTTING EDGE" - A GREAT NOVEL THAT ISN'T JUST A "MYSTERY" - BUT IS IN FACT LITERATURE. M. GIPE - LOS ANGELES

Cherry The Countess
I am an avid fan of Mathew Scudder. Lawrence Block, It turns out, in addition to being incredibly prolific, is a hell of a writer. Mathew Scudder, the "hero" is an alcoholic. Having close ties to people with this affliction, Block must either have been an alcoholic at some time in his life, or have had an incredibly empathetic relationship with someone who was. This book does deal with Scudder's affliction more than some of the other books in the series. This book is a delightful read. In addition, recovering alcoholics will find the description of Scudders affliction very close to home. Non alcoholics will find a great insight into that affliction. That aside, the book gives great insight into the incredibly difficult job law enforcement must have trying to piece together a crime.

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