Hope to Die (Matthew Scudder, #15)

Hope to Die (Matthew Scudder, #15) The City Caught Its Collective Breath When Upscale Couple Byrne And Susan Hollander Were Slaughtered In A Brutal Home Invasion Now, A Few Days Later, The Killers Themselves Have Turned Up Dead Behind The Locked Door Of A Brooklyn Hellhole One Apparently Slain By His Partner In Crime Who Then Took His Own Life.There S Something Drawing Matthew Scudder To This Case That The Cops Have Quickly And Eagerly Closed A Nagging Suspicion That A Third Man Is Involved, A Cold, Diabolical Puppet Master Who Manipulates His Two Accomplices, Then Cuts Their Strings When He S Done With Them No One But Scudder Even Suspects He Exists And His Worst Fear Is That The Guy Is Just Getting Started I ve noted several times on this site that Lawrence Block s Matthew Scudder series is my favorite of all crime fiction series If I were cast away on the proverbial desert island and could take only one series with me, I wouldn t hesitate a second before grabbing these books off the shelf.That said, even in your favorite series, there must of necessity be one book that you like above all the others and another that is your least favorite And for me, Hope
This is a professional and enjoyable entry in a superb series Detective Scudder may be getting old sixty two years old in this adventure , but the series hardly show its age And yetthere s a new darkness here a forced, sensationalist darkness And I doubt it bodes well for the future.The plot is interesting There has been a bloody invasion of an upscale brownstone, and the couple who owned it have been murdered The crime apparently has solved itself, for the two burglars have been disco This is a professional and enjoyable entry in a superb series Detective Scudder may be getting old sixty two years old in this adventure , but the serie
At this point Matt Scudder is 62 years old, happily married and semi retired But don t think that he s content with just hitting the early bird special at the nearest buffet or spending his time arguing with empty chairs The murder of a wealthy couple shocks New York, and the case catches Matt s interest because he had attended the same event they were at before they were killed But the discovery of a murder suicide of two men leaves a mountain of evidence proving they were the killers so who At this point Matt Scudder is 62 years old, happily married and semi retired But don t think that he s content with just hitting the early bird special at the nearest buffet or spending his time arguing with empty chairs The murder of a wealthy couple shocks New York, and the case catches Matt s interest because he had attended the same event they were at before they were killed But the discovery of a murder suicide of two men leaves a mountain of evidence proving they were the killers so whole thing is wrapped up quickly After meeting a relative of the couple with a
The Hollanders are brutally killed by a pair of burglars who have a falling out and kill each other At least, that s how it appears initially Matthew Scudder takes a closer look and stumbles upon a serial killer Can he stop the killer before he kills again Once again, Block pulled the wool over my eyes I knew my guess as to who the killer was was wrong when I noticed there were 120 pages left Block planted a series of red herrings and Scudder and I both fell for them initially The killer w The Hollanders are brutally killed by a pair of burglars who have a falling out and kill each other At least, that s how it appears initially Matthew Scudder takes a closer look and stumbles upon a serial killer Can he stop the killer before he kills again Once again, Block pulled the wool over my eyes I knew my guess as to who the killer was was wrong when I noticed there were 120 pages left Block planted a series of red herrings and Scudder and I both fell for them initially The killer was cold and scarily reallistic The chapters told from the ki
When a married couple is found brutally murdered in their own home, the two scum bags thought responsible are found dead in their own apartment of an apparent murder suicide While the NYPD feels confident in closing the case, the niece of the deceased does not She mentions this in passing to TJ who in turn brings it to Scudder s attention and it isn t long before the three are sitting down in a diner trading theories While there s a definite lack of proof, Scudder feels her concerns are valid When a married couple is found brutally murdered in their own home, the two scum bags thought responsible are found dead in their own apartment of an apparent murder suicide While the NYPD feels confident in closing the case, the niece of the deceased does not She mentions this in passing to TJ who in turn brings it to Scudder s attention and it isn t long before the three are sitting down in a diner trading theories While there s a definite lack of proof, Scudder feels her concerns are valid enough to warrant turning over a few rocks.As the investigation intensifies, Scudder comes to believe a third man was involved Can Scudder and TJ trac
I didn t have anything to say to that And the anger I d felt before was gone now, stuffed wherever that sort of thing gets stuffed If I felt anything it was an almighty weariness I wanted this little talk to be over and I knew it was going to go on forever And that, in a nutshell, is the emotional tone of Hope to Die A book filled with sober melancholy Matt s ex s death and seeing his sons for the first time in four years brings a miasma of discontent to the story Though Block tries to h I didn t have anything to say to that And the anger I d felt before was gone now, stuffed wherever that sort of thing gets stuffed If I felt anything it was an almighty weariness I wanted this little talk to be over and I knew it was going to go on forever And that, in a nutshell, is the emotional tone of Hope to Die A book filled with sober melancholy Matt s ex s death and seeing his sons for the first time in four years brings a miasma of discontent to the story Though Block tries to hook us in during the first chapter with Matt s imagining the viewpoint of a couple in a double homicide and robbery, his fabrication is not enough to build a great deal of interest in the crime Once the killers are found in a locked apartment, supposedly victims of a murder suicide, the city forgets about it However, it isn t long before TJ and a friend rope Matt into investigating the double homicide It isn t so much that he thinks the case is worthy he wa
This my fifth book of the seventeen book Mathew Scudder series I am looking forward to reading the rest of this very enjoyable and entertaining series To me Lawrence Block is one the greatest writers of crime fiction that I have read I m a long time fan of PI Matt Scudder, though I tend to favor the older titles than the newer ones That said, this one I enjoyed Matt, Elaine, and TJ track a mysterious serial killer who acts cute perpetrating his heinous crimes The nice subplot involves Matt with his t
Matt Scudder is now 62 with 18 years of sobriety under his belt His personal life brings a funeral, that of his ex wife, and brief encounters with his grown sons He and his wife Elaine enjoy a variety of concerts and find their lives intersect with attendance at the same events that were the last enjoyed by the Hollanders, a couple brutally murdered shortly after arriving home from a concert With TJ attending a class on the French Revolution, he meets a fellow student, a relative of the slain
RATING 4.25It s an eerie feeling to know that you may have had an association with someone right before they die That s exactly what happens when Matt Scudder learns that Byrne and Susan Hollander are murdered after attending a reception and concert at Lincoln Center in New York Matt and his wife Elaine had also attended that reception, which causes Scudder to wonder if he had talked to the Hollanders, if perhaps they had shared some interest Or were they merely people in the same room at th RATING 4.25It s an eerie feeling to know that you may have had an association with someone right before they die That s exactly what happens when Matt Scudder learns that Byrne and Susan Hollander are murdered after attending a reception and concert at Lincoln Center in New York Matt and his wife Elaine had also attended that reception, which causes Scudder to wonder if he had talked to the Hollanders, if perhaps they had shared some interest Or were they merely people in the same room at the same time He also wonders about that fateful evening and how events transpired for the Hollanders Block very skillfully builds a possible scenario, and the reader isn t really sure what occurred until a final brutal

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  • Paperback
  • 400 pages
  • Hope to Die (Matthew Scudder, #15)
  • Lawrence Block
  • English
  • 10 January 2017
  • 006103097X