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Time to Murder and Create | [Lawrence Block]

Time to Murder and Create

Small-time stoolie Jake "The Spinner" Jablon made a lot of new enemies when he switched careers from informer to blackmailer. And the more "clients," he figured, the more money - and the more people eager to see him dead. So he's greedy but scared, and he turns to his old acquaintance Matthew Scudder, who used to pay him for information back in Scudder's days as a cop. Scudder's his insurance policy - if anything happens to "The Spinner," Scudder can check up on the people who wanted him dead. No one is too surprised when the pigeon is found floating in the East River....
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Small-time stoolie Jake "The Spinner" Jablon made a lot of new enemies when he switched careers from informer to blackmailer. And the more "clients," he figured, the more money - and the more people eager to see him dead. So he's greedy but scared, and he turns to his old acquaintance Matthew Scudder, who used to pay him for information back in Scudder's days as a cop. Scudder's his insurance policy - if anything happens to "The Spinner," Scudder can check up on the people who wanted him dead. No one is too surprised when the pigeon is found floating in the East River with his skull bashed in. Blackmail's a dangerous business. What's worse, no one cares - except Matthew Scudder. The unofficial private eye is no conscientious avenging angel. But he's willing to risk his own life and limb to confront Spinner's most murderously aggressive marks. A job's a job, after all, and Scudder's been paid to find a killer - by the victim…in advance.

©1976 Lawrence Block. All rights reserved. (P)2011 AudioGo

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    antonio genthod, Switzerland 10-26-12
    antonio genthod, Switzerland 10-26-12 Member Since 2011

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

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    "Another good Matt Scudder novel...."
    Where does Time to Murder and Create rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the golden circle of the thrillers ... Matt Scudder's novels are the type of books where the journey is more important than the destination. Is more about characters, atmosphere , good dialogue than plots. All in all very enjoyable


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Matt Scudder


    What does Alan Sklar bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Good reading , that suits well the main character


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Murder in New York...


    Any additional comments?

    I'd like to see more more Matt Scudder's audiobooks offered by Audible...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amy F. Makson columbia, sc 01-14-13
    Amy F. Makson columbia, sc 01-14-13 Member Since 2008
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    What did you love best about Time to Murder and Create?

    Lawrence Block gets you involved in the story line right from the beginning... enough twists to keep it interesting without feeling that the results are not possible or, the reverse, too easy to figure out.


    What does Alan Sklar bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He does a very good job of relating the story... he is not the best at changing the voices but good enough, but keeps the story going well... one is able to forget he is reading it and get immersed.


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

    It keeps you interested, although not on the edge of the seat, but surely, towards the end you want to complete the tale.


    Any additional comments?

    We enjoy listening to audiobooks during a 2.5 hour ride we take frequently, and first chose this series due to the length of the book, but found it very enjoyable and as mentioned, the storyline gets one involved right from the start, and keeps one interested throughout.
    The protagonist is an interesting character, and we are looking forward to hearing more of his stories.

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