A Walk Among the Tombstones

A Walk Among the Tombstones

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WHEN YOU CAN'T CALL THE COPS,
YOU CALL SCUDDER.
 
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.
 
One of the most acclaimed detectives of all time, Lawrence Block's Matthew Scudder returns to the big screen in his most shocking case ever, courtesy of international superstar Liam Neeson ( TAKEN ) and writer/director Scott Frank ( GET SHORTY, OUT OF SIGHT ).
Publisher: London : Hard Case Crime, 2014, c2012.
ISBN: 9781783295623
1783295627
Characteristics: 412 p.

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lisatofts
Apr 27, 2015

Lawrence Block creates another bestseller with A Walk Among The Tombstones.
The Matthew Scudder character is the example of what lasting mystery characters are made of. Most characters take a downward spiral in a series (because, come on, how many believable adventures can people have in a lifetime?). But, through Block’s brilliant writing style, only tidbits and glimpses of Scudder’s personal life are given. This character may indeed live on to another fictionally realistic adventure.
The action and suspense alone has made this book an instant Hollywood hit. Block takes a mundane mystery template and creates a fantastically authentic tale complete with fresh, and terrifying, details. If this is what goes through Block’s head on a daily basis, I don’t think I want to meet this author in a dark alley.
-- Tofts Reviews

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newfieshawn
Apr 08, 2015

excellent book my first Lawrence block book so much impressed looking forward to read more of his books

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StarGladiator
Feb 15, 2015

Haven't read Block since his excellent Thief Who Couldn't Sleep series, and forgotten what I missed. Very good read, although some gruesome violence against women characters.

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Dreamstime
Jan 07, 2015

Great book with easy to hate villains. Some horrific violence against women that might be too tough to take for some readers. I really like Matt's inner-city and very smart sidekick. Hope he shows up in later stories.

nfentonn Dec 30, 2014

One of the best Scudder's . I can see how they picked it to film.

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SHANNON SMITH
Jan 30, 2014

its going to be a great Liam Neeson movie perhaps next year :D

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jimg2000
Apr 01, 2013

(Also available as e-book from another Bay Area Library). Must be a shocking novel and an eye opener on hacking the telephone company with an old laptop and modem back in 1992. For that it deserves a 4 star. However, not so much these days. Anyway, story was about a team of gruesome sadistic predators going after the beloved women of cash rich drug dealers in NYC ... Matt had to save a teen from being another victim.

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lisatofts
Apr 27, 2015

lisatofts thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 14 and 99

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