A Drop of the Hard Stuff

by Lawrence Block

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Riveting, fast-paced and insightful thriller with a wonderful feel for New York. This is the 17th in Matt Scudder series and finds the ex-cop turned Private Investigator, now a sober AA member, taking on the case of the murder of a fellow addict. Lawrence Block is a master craftsman of the crime novel, hiding key clues in plain site - that you only spot on the second reading. Infuriatingly brilliant.

A Drop of the Hard Stuff Synopsis

Matt Scudder and Jack Ellery were at school together but never exactly friends. Twenty years later, when Scudder was a detective and Jack was standing on the other side of the one-way glass in a police line-up, it was clear their lives had taken very different paths. What they shared, however, was a battle with alcohol. Now Jack is on the ninth step of the AA program and it's time to make amends to the people he's wronged over the years because of his addiction. But when he ends up shot in the head, and it's clear that stirring up the past was not such a good idea, it's up to Scudder to find the killer.

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ISBN: 9781409135166
Publication date: 13/09/2012
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781409135166
Publication date: 13th September 2012
Author: Lawrence Block
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 336 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About 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. Author  photo © Mary Reagan   

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