A Walk Among the Tombstones

A Walk Among the Tombstones

A Matthew Scudder Mystery

Book - 1992
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When a heroin kingpin's wife is kidnapped, he haggles over the ransom and receives her back in pieces, leaving Scudder to track down the killers.
Publisher: New York : Morrow, c1992
ISBN: 9780688103507
0688103502
Branch Call Number: MYS Blo
Characteristics: 318 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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