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A Stab in the Dark | [Lawrence Block]

A Stab in the Dark

Nine long years have passed since the killer last struck - nine years since eight helpless young women were brutally slaughtered by an icepick-wielding maniac. The trail grew cold and the book was unofficially closed on a serial killer who stopped killing. But now "The Icepick Prowler" has confessed - but only to seven of the killings. Not only does he deny the eighth, he has an airtight alibi. Barbara Ettinger's family had almost come to accept that the young woman was the victim of a random killing.
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Nine long years have passed since the killer last struck - nine years since eight helpless young women were brutally slaughtered by an icepick-wielding maniac. The trail grew cold and the book was unofficially closed on a serial killer who stopped killing. But now "The Icepick Prowler" has confessed - but only to seven of the killings. Not only does he deny the eighth, he has an airtight alibi. Barbara Ettinger's family had almost come to accept that the young woman was the victim of a random killing. Now they must grapple with the shocking revelation that not only was her death disguised to look like the serial killer's work, but her murderer may have been someone she knew and trusted. Matthew Scudder has been hired to finally bring her slayer to justice, setting the relentless detective on the trail of a death almost a decade old, searching for a vicious murderer who's either long gone, long dead... or patiently waiting to kill again.

©1981 Lawrence Block. All rights reserved. (P)2011 AudioGo

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    Amy F. Makson columbia, sc 02-25-13
    Amy F. Makson columbia, sc 02-25-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Another good Scudder story"
    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    THe plot moved along well... and yes, there were times when we "sat in the garage to hear more". There was definitely one time that totally surprised us while listening... ( no spoiler here)...


    Which scene was your favorite?

    ( spoiler) While I liked the whole plot, I thought the scened where Scudder is meeting with the woman who is also an alcohoic, and his dealings with his issue were very well done.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    We listened on a car trip, and never got bored with it. Good plot, love the way William Roberts narrates.


    Any additional comments?

    I like the way, once the ending is revealed, one does not feel cheated. The clues were there for us to pick up as well.

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    antonio genthod, Switzerland 08-18-12
    antonio genthod, Switzerland 08-18-12 Member Since 2011

    A reviewer's got to do what a reviewer's got to do

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    "A good reading !"

    This is one of the early Matt Scudder's stories. You can tell that Lawrence Block is still working on Matt's character , but the story runs smooth with a terrific description of the New York "ambiance" . Definitively a good reading !

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