Eight Million Ways to Die

Eight Million Ways to Die

Book - 2002
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Nobody knows better than Matthew Scudder how far down a person can sink in the city of New York. Except a young prostitute named Kim--and she wanted out. Maybe Kim didn't deserve the life fate had dealt her. She surely didn't deserve her death.

The alcoholic ex-cop turned P.I. was supposed to protect her, but someone slashed her to ribbons in a seedy hotel room. Now, finding Kim's killer will be Scudder's penance. But there are lethal secrets hiding in the slain hooker's past that are far dirtier than her trade. And there are many ways of dying in this cruel and dangerous town--some quick and brutal . . . and some agonizingly slow.

With this book, which won the Shamus Award and was short-listed for the Edgar, Lawrence Block elevated the Matthew Scudder series to the top tier of American detective fiction. This special hardcover edition features an afterword by the author. Read Eight Million Ways to Die, the novel that proves Block to be one of the best mystery writers working today.

Publisher: New York, NY : Avon Books, 2002
Edition: 25th anniversary ed.
ISBN: 9780061457968
Characteristics: 319 pages

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badboy63
Aug 11, 2016

Lawrence Block has written one of the best murder mystery series that I have ever read. I have been reading him for more than 25 years, I try to read some of his books in this series every year. While this is not literature, it is excellent entertainment. There is so much crap out there so when one finds an entertaining, innovative, and dense story telling author I tend to read them again and again. Unfortunately the library has only an incomplete collection. Every book in the Mattew Scudder series is a little gem, if you enjoy murder mysteries and aren't looking for literature. I read to be entertained, and to avoid the crap that is on TV. Anyways, please try any of Matthew Scudder series (just look up Matthew Scudder on the net if you need a title), and I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do.

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Dreamstime
Nov 18, 2014

What a great book, more about a man's struggle with alcoholism than solving a murder mystery. I cannot remember a time when I was nearly moved to tears reading the last page of a book. Thank you Lawrence Block.

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