A Walk Among the Tombstones (Matthew Scudder Series #10)

A Walk Among the Tombstones (Matthew Scudder Series #10)

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by Lawrence Block
     
 

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The wife of Kheran Khoury, heroin wholesaler, is killed after he haggles over the price of her ransom. With the help of two computer geniuses, a streetwise punk, drug lords and his friend, ex-cop Scudder, they track the killers through the back streets of Brooklyn.  See more details below

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The wife of Kheran Khoury, heroin wholesaler, is killed after he haggles over the price of her ransom. With the help of two computer geniuses, a streetwise punk, drug lords and his friend, ex-cop Scudder, they track the killers through the back streets of Brooklyn.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013905481
Publisher:
Telemachus Press, LLC
Publication date:
02/20/2012
Series:
Matthew Scudder Series , #10
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
60,744
File size:
596 KB

Meet the Author

Lawrence Block (b. 1938) is the recipient of a Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America and an internationally renowned bestselling author. His prolific career spans over one hundred books, including four bestselling series as well as dozens of short stories, articles, and books on writing. He has won four Edgar and Shamus Awards, two Falcon Awards from the Maltese Falcon Society of Japan, the Nero and Philip Marlowe Awards, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Private Eye Writers of America, and the Cartier Diamond Dagger from the Crime Writers Association of the United Kingdom. In France, he has been awarded the title Grand Maitre du Roman Noir and has twice received the Societe 813 trophy.

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A Walk Among the Tombstones (Matthew Scudder Series #10) 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My first Lawrence Block book, and it proved to be a good one. Graphic at times; but nonetheless, the story keeps the reader interested, and the story moves along quickly. Details are not spared, and it certainly warrants a closer look at the Matthew Scudder series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
not that great
MomCeleste More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be too vulgar and bloody for my tastes. I do like a good mystery and/or crime story but this one was over the top. The particular crime and the vulgar language turned me off.
Wiliam_Maltese More than 1 year ago
SKIP THE BOOK AND SEE THE MOVIE: What can I say, except that maybe I've just grown weary of the stereotypical protagonist with an alcoholic (among other) problems ... or, maybe, I have trouble empathizing with a drug dealer, even if his wife was kidnapped, ransomed, and then mailed back to him in pieces ... or, maybe a serial killer/kidnapper who gets his jollies off by garroting women's breasts just isn't my cup of tea? Whatever, despite the fact that I'm a fan of author Lawrence Block, and did read this one all of the way through, this book did absolutely nothing for me (something decidedly "off" about its first-person narrative). I'm thinking I should have skipped the book and just seen the movie with Liam Neeson, figuring this might well be one of those times when the movie is better than the book.
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Well written but too much graphic violence for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Constantly kept me interested.
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Borrow and save archive space drugs dregs and drink