A Dance at the Slaughterhouse (Matthew Scudder Series #9)

A Dance at the Slaughterhouse (Matthew Scudder Series #9)

by Lawrence Block
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A Dance at the Slaughterhouse (Matthew Scudder Series #9) by Lawrence Block

There is no accolade or major mystery award that has not already been bestowed upon Lawrence Block. His acclaimed crime novels are asintelligent, provocative, and emotionally complex as they are nerve-tighteningly intense. And perhaps the most respected of his myriad works are the Matthew Scudder books — masterworks of suspenseful invention featuring a remarkable protagonist rich in conscience and character, with all the flaws that his humanity entails. This is the detective novel as high art. A Dance At The Slaughterhouse

In Matt Scudder's mind, money, power, and position elevate nobody above morality and the law. Now the ex-cop and unlicensed p.i. has been hired to prove that socialite Richard Thurman orchestrated the brutal murder of his beautiful, pregnant wife. During Scudder's hard drinking years, he left a piece of his soul on every seedy corner of the Big Apple. But this case is more depraved and more potentially devastating than anything he experienced while floundering in the urban depths. Because this investigation is leading Scudder on a frightening grand tour of New York's sex-for-sale underworld — where an innocent young life is simply a commodity to be bought and perverted ... and then destroyed.

Author Biography: 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 Hit Man. Mr. Block is a devout New Yorker who spends much of his time traveling.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780688103491
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/01/1991
Series: Matthew Scudder Series , #9
Pages: 304

About the Author

Lawrence Block is one of the most widely recognized names in the mystery genre. He has been named a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America and is a four-time winner of the prestigious Edgar and Shamus Awards, as well as a recipient of prizes in France, Germany, and Japan. He received the Diamond Dagger from the British Crime Writers' Association—only the third American to be given this award. He is a prolific author, having written more than fifty books and numerous short stories, and is a devoted New Yorker and an enthusiastic global traveler.

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A Dance at the Slaughterhouse (Matthew Scudder Series #9) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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jpnseawa More than 1 year ago
I almost gave up on this, the beginning is very slow. It picked up speed finally and the plot got going. Not his best novel for sure, but a fairly good read.
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