Matthew Scudder, a down-but-not-out-detective, is shocked by the apparent suicide of Paula, a waitress at Armstrong’s, one of Scudder’s hangouts. When Paula’s sister shows up and asks Matt to investigate what she believes to be a murder, Scudder agrees to take on the case. A number of clues don’t add up to suicide, and Scudder’s investigation leads him to the dark corners of Paula’s world.
©2011 Lawrence Block (P)2012 AudioGO
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
It has been at least 30 years since I read a Lawrence Block novel. I read them on long international flights when traveling on business. What I liked about his novels is that they were interesting enough to entertain me wile awake but never interesting enough to keep me from going to sleep. That is a fine line that this author filled. This novella is the Lawrence Block that I remember.
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