MysteryLarge Print EditionIf theres one crime writer currently capable of matching the noirish legacies of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett, its Lawrence Block. San Francisco Chronicle* A Mystery Guild SelectionNew Yorks a tough town . . . hard to impress. But once in a while a killer with street smarts and a sense of theater will reach out and take the city by the throat. Then suppose he takes aim at a respectable lawyer, a defense attorney with a roster of unpopular clients and that the lawyers a friend of Matt Scudder. Scudder is New York to the bone. Hes as tough as they come. But now hes up against the self-styled Will of the People with eight million ways to die . . .
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This is far from the best of Lawrence Block's landmark Scudder series-too little action or suspense, too much domestic bliss--so I'll just use its publication as an excuse to introduce newcomers to some past glories. The best of them all is still When the Sacred Ginmill Closes, definitely on my short list of the 100 Best Mysteries. But close behind are such other Scudder classics as A Long Line of Dead Men, A Dance at the Slaughterhouse, The Devil Knows You're Dead, Eight Million Ways to Die, In the Midst of Death, A Ticket to the Boneyard, and A Walk Among the Tombstones.From the Publisher:
Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Lawrence Block brings back Matthew Scudder in his most sensational and startling mystery yet.
"Will of the People" is New York's latest serial killer. A one-man vigilante squad, he exacts retribution from the city's most notorious evildoers. His list of victims includes a child molester, a Mafia don, a violent anti-abortionist, and a hat-mongering racist.
Already working on the seemingly random murder of a terminally ill acquaintance, Matt Scudder reluctantly accepts a retainer from Will's newest target, a controversial defense attorney, who soon winds up dead despite intensive security. In Block's inimitable way, clues lead Scudder not only to criminals but to self-discovery as well, making Even the Wicked the detective's most gripping and reflective appearance yet.
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Descrizione libro Orion, 1996. Condizione libro: Very Good. Export Ed. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP66101928
Descrizione libro Orion, 1996. Soft cover. Condizione libro: As New. Condizione sovraccoperta: No Dust Jacket. Book is as new, tight and clean inside and out. ; Trade PB. Codice libro della libreria 10513
Descrizione libro Orion. Paperback. Condizione libro: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Codice libro della libreria 2749132192
Descrizione libro Orion, 1996. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Paperback 277 pages, very good condition, rubber-stamp mark on first page, cover slightly worn. Codice libro della libreria 2699
Descrizione libro Orion Books, New York, 1996. Trade Pb. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: No Dust Jacket. Codice libro della libreria 292760