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Description:Author: Lawrence Block
Newest Review: ... feel given to New York's underbelly. Scudder boasts a great gallery of freaks and weirdos such as his albino informant and computer hackers extrodinare,the Kongs.He originally got backhanders for protection from a high class hooker,Elaine who is now his wife and only recently moved out of his one bed room in a fleapit hotel.He is a former detective in the NYPD but after a little girl was ... more
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by - written on 27/09/00, updated on 07/03/01 (Very useful, 32 readings)
Lawrence Block is a New York based author who has a rich stable of characters each of whom are regularly revisited and expanded upon.The novels are all on a crime theme but different characters explore the myriad avenues of crime and retribution. My favourite character would be Matthew Scudder the alcoholic ex-cop come detective(played by Jeff Bridges in the movie "Eight million ways to die").Scudder has appeared in a dozen books and his cases involve murders ,kinappings extorsion etc.From what I've written nothing would appear to set Block apart from dozens of similar gumshoe writers.What is rewarding though is the character development and the ... Read the complete review
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