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    In the Midst of Death by Lawrence Block

Jerry Broadfield thinks he's a good cop. But he's been charged with extortion - and his former buddies in the NYPD would like to see him laid bare out on a morgue slab for squealing to a committee on police corruption. And when a dead hooker turns up in his apartment, he's saddled with a murder rap as well. Broadfield screams "frame-up" and nobody believes him - except ex-policeman-turned-p.i. Matthew Scudder.[

Year: 1976
Genre: Hardboiled Detective

    The Sins of the Fathers by Lawrence Block

The pretty young prostitute is dead. Her alleged murderer--a minister's son--hanged himself in his jail cell. The case is closed. But the dead girl's father has come to Matthew Scudder for answers, sending the unlicensed private investigator in search of terrible truths about a life that was lived and lost in a sordid world of perversion and pleasures.

Year: 1976
Genre: Hardboiled Detective

    Time to Murder and Create by Lawrence Block

Small-time stoolie, Jake "The Spinner" Jablon, made a lot of new enemies when he switched careers, from informer to blackmailer. And the more clients, he figured, the more money -- and more people eager to see him dead. So no one is surprised when the pigeon is found floating in the East River with his skull bashed in.

Year: 1976
Genre: Hardboiled Detective

    A Stab in the Dark by Lawrence Block

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 dangerous...and even colder than the almost decade-old corpse the p.i. is determined to avenge.

Year: 1981
Genre: Hardboiled DetectiveSerial Killer

    Eight Million Ways to Die by Lawrence Block

Nobody knows better than Matthew Scudder how far down a person can sink in this city. A young prostitute named Kim knew it also--and she wanted out. The alcoholic ex-cop turned p.i. was supposed to protect her, but someone slashed her to ribbons on a crumbling New York City waterfront pier. Now finding Kim's killer will be Scudder's penance.

Year: 1982
Genre: Hardboiled Detective

    When the Sacred Ginmill Closes by Lawrence Block

In the dark days, in a sad and lonely place, ex-cop Matt Scudder is drinking his life away -- and doing favors for pay for his ginmill cronies. But when three such assignments flow together in dangerous and disturbing ways, he'll need to change his priorities from boozing to surviving.

Year: 1986
Genre: Noir Fiction

    A Ticket to the Boneyard by Lawrence Block

Twelve years ago, Matthew Scudder lied to a jury to put James Leo Motley behind bars. Now the ingenious psychopath is free. And the alcoholic ex-cop-turned-p.i. must pay dearly for his sins. Friends and former lovers -- even strangers unfortunate enough to share Scudder's name -- are turning up dead. Because a vengeful maniac is determined not to rest until he's driven his nemesis back to the bottle...and then to the boneyard.

Year: 1990
Genre: Hardboiled DetectiveRevenge

    A Walk Among the Tombstones by Lawrence Block

Kenan Khoury's wife went out grocery shopping and never came home. Alive, anyway. But because Kenan Khoury buys and sells drugs for a living he can't go to the police for help. He goes to Matthew Scudder instead -- an alcoholic ex-cop and unlicensed private eye who will stop at nothing to bring the brutal killers to justice before another innocent woman falls beneath their knives.

Year: 1992
Genre: Private Eye


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1976In the Midst of Death by Lawrence Block Hardboiled Detective, Matthew Scudder
1976The Sins of the Fathers by Lawrence Block Hardboiled Detective, Matthew Scudder
1976Time to Murder and Create by Lawrence Block Hardboiled Detective, Matthew Scudder
1981A Stab in the Dark by Lawrence Block Hardboiled Detective, Serial Killer, Matthew Scudder
1982Eight Million Ways to Die by Lawrence Block Hardboiled Detective, Matthew Scudder
1986When the Sacred Ginmill Closes by Lawrence Block Noir Fiction, Matthew Scudder
1990A Ticket to the Boneyard by Lawrence Block Hardboiled Detective, Revenge, Matthew Scudder
1992A Walk Among the Tombstones by Lawrence Block Private Eye, Matthew Scudder

 

 

 


 

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