Everybody Dies (Matthew Scudder Series #14)

Everybody Dies (Matthew Scudder Series #14)

by Lawrence Block
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Everybody Dies (Matthew Scudder Series #14) by Lawrence Block

Matt Scudder is finally leading a comfortable life. The crime rate's down and the stock market's up. Gentrification's prettying-up the old neighborhood. The New York streets don't look so mean anymore.

Then all hell breaks loose.

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. It's a world where nothing is certain and nobody's safe, a random universe where no one's survival can be taken for granted. Not even his own.

A world where everybody dies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061803185
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/13/2009
Series: Matthew Scudder Series , #14
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 110,407
File size: 1 MB

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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Guest More than 1 year ago
I find Lawrence Block¿s novels featuring Matt Scudder refreshing. They are easy to read and great escapism. In the earlier books Scudder was an unlicensed private detective who bent a lot of rules and was a drunk. Now he is sober and licensed but the rules are bent like never before. Many of the characters we have already met and Block is most skilful at bringing them back with just as important a role as before. This is the type of book you can read in a couple of days, you won¿t want to sleep and despite the action these books are relaxing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
LAWRENCE BLOCK ONCE AGAIN PUT TOGETHER A SPLENDID BOOK.EVERYTHING IS REALISTIC,AND THAT'S COMMING FROM A PERSON WHO GREW UP IN THAT NEIGHBORHOOD.AS A POLICE OFFICER,I CAN TELL YOU THAT LAWRENCE BLOCK IS WRITING ,WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE CITY.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Quite simply, one hundred years from now, they're going to rank Lawrence Block with Dashielle Hammett and Raymond Chandler as one of the greatest hard-boiled mystery writers of all time. I can't think of one of his books that I didn't enjoy. 'Everybody Dies' is a hardboiled novel the way it should be...it's dark, it's clever, it's engaging, and the mystery itself is spellbinding. One of the things that Block can do is create real life people; these aren't stereotypes and when they die, we mourn them. Matt Scudder is no less alive than was Sherlock Holmes or Phillip Marlow. Any one of Block's books is a great read.
jk70 More than 1 year ago
I just started reading the Matthew Scudder books by Lawrence Block about 2 or 3 months ago, I have read 5 of his books and am on the 6th book now..............my opinion is hands down Mr. Block is one of the greatest writers I encountered over the years. I am 73 years young and highly recommend his works to others. Does Mr. Block recieve e-mails, and if so how would I locate his e-mail address. regards,jk70
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This is the first Lawrence Block book i read. As soon as i finished i went out to buy all the other books in the Matthew Scudder series. This one ranks as my favorite, along with Even the Wicked. This one goes more into the character of Mick Ballou and his past. It's definitely a must read! Block captures the hard-boiled detective genre that so few writers today can do.