A Stab in the Dark (Matthew Scudder, #4)

A Stab in the Dark (Matthew Scudder, #4) Louis Pinell, The Recently Apprehended Icepick Prowler, Freely Admits To Having Slain Seven Young Women Nine Years Ago But Be Swears It Was A Copycat Who Killed Barbara Ettinger Matthew Scudder Believes Him But The Trail To Ettinger S True Murderer Is Twisted, Dark And Dangerousand Even Colder Than The Almost Decade Old Corpse The P.i Is Determined To Avenge. This fourth book in the Matt Scudder series is an absorbing mystery in itself, but it also deepens and darkens Block s portrait of his hard drinking, guilt ridden hero, and, through the use of two effective foils an alcoholic woman sculptor and a damaged former cop , increases Scudder s self knowledge and points him toward change.Scudder is hired to investigate the case of Barbara Ettinger, classified as a victim of The Icepick Killer when she was murdered nine years ago But The Icepick Kil This fourth book in the Matt Scudder series is an absorbing mystery in itself, but it also deepens and darkens Block s portrait of his hard drinking, guilt ridden hero, and, through the use of two effective foils an alcoholic woman sculptor and a damaged former cop , increases Scudder s self knowledge and points him toward change.Scudder is hired to investigate the case of Barbara Ettinger, classified as a victim of The Icepick Killer when she was murdered nine years ago But The Icepick Killer has recently been caught and although he has frankly confessed to all the other crimes he claims he had nothing to do with the Ettinger stabbing Her father has begun to wonder could the murderer be someone his daughter knew, someone closer to home Scudder, fueled by coffee laced with bourbon, takes a tri
Nine years ago, eight women were gruesomely slain with an icepick The killer was finally apprehended and it turns out he was in an asylum at the time of the eighth murder So who the hell killed Barbara Ettinger That s what her father, Charles London, is paying Matthew Scudder to find outLawrence Block does it again In the fourth volume, Matthew Scudder struggles with his alcoholism and follows a trail nine years cold Once again, Block did a good job tricking me into thinking I knew who t Nine years ago, eight women were gruesomely slain with an icepick The killer was finally apprehended and it turns out he was in an asylum at the time of the eighth murder So who the hell killed Barbara Ettinger That s what her father, Charles London, is paying Matthew Scudder to find outLawrence Block does it again In the fourth volume, Matthew Scudder struggles with his alcoholism and follows a trail nine yea
Matthew Scudder prowls the streets of New York City for the fourth time in A Stab in the Dark By now the character has been firmly established Matt is an ex cop who left the force under tragic circumstances and who now works unofficially as a private detective He doesn t have a license he doesn t pay taxes, and he doesn t fill out paperwork But sometimes he does a favor for a friend and the friend shows her or her gratitude by giving Matt money.He also drinks Heavily by this point But Matthew Scudder prowls the streets of New York City for the fourth time in A Stab in the Dark By now the character has been firmly established Matt is an ex cop who left the force under tragic circumstances and who now works unofficially as a private detective He doesn t have a license he doesn t pay taxes, and he doesn t fill out paperwork But sometimes he does a favor for a friend and the friend shows her or her gratitude by giving Matt money.He also drinks Heavily by this point But he refuses to consider himself an alcoholic and insists that he could stop anytime he wants to He doesn t want to yet, even though he now experiences periodic blackouts But still, his drinking is not yet interfering with his ability to get the job done.Insurance executive Charles F London needs a favor Nine years earlier, his daughter, Barbara Ettinger, was viciously stabbed to deat
These Matthew Scudder books aren t action packed, sometimes they re even slow, but boy howdy, do I ever enjoy them I like the picture you get of New York City in the 70s At least with these first few books in the series I m not sure about the rest, because I haven t read them I love Scudder s character He s not in it for the money Admirable I like the light mystery involved in each book Lawrence Block keeps you guessing All of these things and probably a fewI m forgetting right n These Matthew Scudder books aren t action packed, sometimes they re even slow, but bo
The brandy, I told myself Probably be a good idea to stay away from it Stick to what you re used to Stick to bourbon I went on over to Armstrong s A little bourbon would take the edge off the brandy rush A little bourbon would take the edge off almost anythingA Stab in the Dark Ah, Matt Things are getting pretty dark for you my friend Rock bottom is rushing up to meet you at about 200 miles an hour It s going to hit like a freight train and I m afraid you won t even see it coming Ca The brandy, I told myself Probably be a good idea to stay away from it Stick to what you re used to Stick to bourbon I went on over to Armstrong s A little bourbon would take the edge off the brandy rush A little bourbon would take the edge off almost anythingA Stab in the Dark Ah, Matt Things are getting pretty dark for you my friend Rock bottom is rushing up to meet you at about 200 miles an hour It s going to hit like a freight train and I m afraid you won t even see it coming Cause we all know denial is not just a river in Egypt.As you may have guessed, what marks this fourth installment of Lawrence Block
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When you ve hit a point where you ve read hundreds of books and age starts to degrade your memory, you sometimes doubt your previous assessments I d read most of the Scudder novels anywhere from 10 to 15 years ago, and while I thought they were very good, I d started to wonder if they were actually as good as I remembered Having reread the first four, I m very happy to find that these are actually even better than I originally thought.Matt gets hired by a man whose daughter, Barbara, was suppo When you ve hit a point where you ve read hundreds of books and age starts to degrade your memory, you sometimes doubt your previous assessments I d read most of the Scudder novels anywhere from 10 to 15 years ago, and while I thought they were very good, I d started to wonder if they were actually as good as I remembered Having reread the first four, I m very happy to find that these are actually even better than I originally thought.Matt gets hired by a man wh
I was in kind of a cranky mood when I began this installment of my adventures with Matthew Scudder in one of those nitpicky modes where anything that can annoy you will do so I even got so far as starting on a bit of a tirade regarding the use of an icepick as a murder weapon see below But, this is what makes Lawrence Block such a stud of an author if I had just been patient, I would have saved myself from my own ramblings re the dangerous weapon of choice, as Scudder, too, takes issue wi
Days off, laying on the sofa reading Sweet dreams are made of these Add a drunken PI on a self destructive life path and the dream turns slightly darker Hooray for Lawrence Block Matt Scudder, unlicensed PI returns for his fourth instalment, this time doing a favour for a bereaved father who has recently discovered that his dead daughter is the only victim of a captured serial killer that he couldn t possibly have murdered Oncetreading the unsafe streets of New York, bourbon and coff Days off, laying on the sofa reading Sweet dreams are made of these Add a drunken PI on a self destructive life path and the drea
A lightweight read at only 156 pages Good suspense and interesting mystery.In this one, a serial killer is caught by police The catch He only confesses to seven of the murders and has an airtight alibi for the eighth The father of the eighth victim realizes he needs a new kind of closure and hires Scudder to investigate He pursues it like a terrier hanging on, chasing down leads from nine years ago, drinking his way through the city After he interviews the remarried husband and his new wi A lightwei

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  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • A Stab in the Dark (Matthew Scudder, #4)
  • Lawrence Block
  • English
  • 03 May 2017
  • 0380715740