The Devil Knows You're Dead (Matthew Scudder Series #11)

The Devil Knows You're Dead (Matthew Scudder Series #11)

by Lawrence Block
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The Devil Knows You're Dead (Matthew Scudder Series #11) by Lawrence Block

A deranged derelict, a crazed Vietnam vet, has been arrested for gunning down successful young lawyer Glenn Holtzmann at a corner phone booth on Eleventh Avenue -- and the suspect's brother wants p.i. Matthew Scudder to prove the madman innocent. But Scudder's curiosity and dedication are leading him to dark, unexplored places in his own heart...and to passions and secrets that could destroy everything be loves.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061809392
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/13/2009
Series: Matthew Scudder Series , #11
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 93,088
File size: 748 KB

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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The Devil Knows You're Dead (Matthew Scudder Series #11) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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This is in my view the best Scudder novel yet. A great novel of suspense and mystery, with a twist at the end that could be considered a surprise ending.
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Matthew Scudder is a character straight out of the mystery fiction of the 1930¿s. He is a P.I. in modern day New York but he is so much like Mike Hammer, Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe it is uncanny and must mean a ticket to success. His way of solving his cases is mysterious and gripping. In this novel a man he has met socially, and did not like, is shot dead in the middle of the night while using the public phone in a neighbourhood that is the locale of drug dealers and prostitutes. The police soon catch a likely suspect so the case is closed. When the brother of the suspect hires Scudder to find out the truth ¿ even if his brother did it ¿ Matt uncovers an intriguing mystery. Along the way we meet some interesting characters, most from the twilight world, who provide Matt with inspiration and information.