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By Lawrence Block

There isn't any accolade or significant secret award that has now not already been bestowed upon Lawrence Block. His acclaimed crime novels are asintelligent, provocative, and emotionally advanced as they're nerve-tighteningly excessive. and maybe the main revered of his myriad works are the Matthew Scudder books -- masterworks of suspenseful invention that includes a impressive protagonist wealthy in judgment of right and wrong and personality, with all of the flaws that his humanity involves. this can be the detective novel as excessive art.

A Dance on the SlaughterhouseIn Matt Scudder's brain, cash, energy, and place bring up not anyone above morality and the legislations. Now the ex-cop and unlicensed p.i. has been employed to end up that socialite Richard Thurman orchestrated the brutal homicide of his attractive, pregnant spouse. in the course of Scudder's difficult consuming years, he left a section of his soul on each seedy nook of ny. yet this situation is extra wicked and extra most likely devastating than whatever he skilled whereas floundering within the city depths. simply because this research is major Scudder on a daunting grand journey of recent York's sex-for-sale underworld -- the place an blameless younger existence is just a commodity to be acquired and perverted ... after which destroyed.

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The pneumonia was a help, for there would tend to be some liquid in the lungs, as might well be the case if the man had died while floating in the rough sea. If a postmortem examination was made by someone who had formed the preconceived idea that the death was probably due to drown­ ing there was little likelihood that the difference between this liquid, in the lungs that had started to decompose, and sea water would be noticed. Indeed, a postmortem examination in Spain concluded that death was due to drowning and the bogus documents were accepted as authentic.

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