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A Walk Among the Tombstones by Lawrence Block
  

A Walk Among the Tombstones

Crime / Mystery   Thriller / Suspense   
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Tenth book in the Matt Scudder series and still Block gets better and better. A gripping read from start to finish.

February 2010 Guest Editor Simon Kernick on A Walk Among the Tombstones

An author who perhaps more than any other, inspired me to write my first novel. This was the first of his I read and still my favourite. It’s a classic New York PI novel featuring the best modern-day PI of them all, Matt Scudder. Dark, terrifying, moody, and packing the type of punch you get so rarely from a book.

If you like Lawrence Block you might also like to read books by John D Macdonald, Elmore Leonard and Robert B. Parker.

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Synopsis

A Walk Among the Tombstones by Lawrence Block

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.

Reviews

WONDERFUL...EVERYONE WHO RELISHES A VICARIOUS WALK ON THE ROUGH SIDE SHOULD REJOICE! -- Arizona Daily Star A big bruiser of a crime novel...This is no pleasant stroll in the country, but it's some trip. -- The New York Times Book Review As good as the crime thriller gets. -- San Diego Union-Tribune Wonderful...Everyone who relishes a vicarious walk on the rough side should rejoice! -- Arizona Daily Star


About the Author

Lawrence Block

Lawrence Block was awarded the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger in 2004. He is also a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America. He is the author of many novels and short stories and has won numerous awards for his mystery writing. He lives and works in New York City.

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Book Info

Publication date

7th December 2000

Author

Lawrence Block

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Publisher

Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense

Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780752837482

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