Matt Scudder
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  • 1
    The Sins of the Fathers | Lawrence Block

    The Sins of the Fathers

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Lawrence Block
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar
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    The hooker was young, pretty...and dead, butchered in a Greenwich Village apartment. The prime suspect, a minister's son, was also dead, the victim of a jailhouse suicide. The case is closed, as far as the NYPD is concerned. Now the murdered prostitute's father wants it opened again--that's where Matthew Scudder comes in.

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    Time to Murder and Create | Lawrence Block

    Time to Murder and Create

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Lawrence Block
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar
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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....

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  • 3
    In the Midst of Death | Lawrence Block

    In the Midst of Death

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Lawrence Block
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar
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    Jerry Broadfield thinks he's a good cop. But now he's been charged with extortion - and his former buddies in the NYPD would like to see him laid out on a morgue slab for squealing to a committee on police corruption. Suddenly, he's got a lot of enemies, and when a dead call girl turns up in his apartment, his troubles get even bigger. Broadfield screams "setup," but nobody believes him - except ex-policeman, now unlicensed PI Matthew Scudder. Because Broadfield turned traitor no cop is going to give Scudder any help with this investigation, so Scudder's on his own.

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  • 4
    A Stab in the Dark | Lawrence Block

    A Stab in the Dark

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Lawrence Block
    • Narrated By William Roberts
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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.

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  • 5
    Eight Million Ways to Die | Lawrence Block

    Eight Million Ways to Die

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Lawrence Block
    • Narrated By Lawrence Block
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    Battling the bottle one day at a time, ex-cop, sometime PI Matthew Scudder finds that next to staying sober, staying alive seems easy. But in the mean streets of New York City it never is. Not for the prostitute who wanted out and got her beautiful self slashed to ribbons. Not for a pimp named Chance who is betting his life that the broken-down detective can find her murderer. And not for Matthew Scudder - just trying to stay alive in a city that knows nothing better than how to die.

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  • 6
    When the Sacred Ginmill Closes: A Matt Scudder Mystery | Lawrence Block

    When the Sacred Ginmill Closes: A Matt Scudder Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Lawrence Block
    • Narrated By Mark Hammer
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    When ex-cop Matt Scudder thought back on the summer of '75, two faces emerged from behind the smoky haze of a half dozen boozy saloons that made up his beat - Skip Devoe and Tommy Tillary - two bar flies he wouldn't have given a second thought to in the bright light of day. Yet they and their troubles were the reason that moved him a little farther out of the bleary-eyed mess that had become his life.

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  • 7
    Out on the Cutting Edge: A Matthew Scudder Crime Novel, Book 7 | Lawrence Block

    Out on the Cutting Edge: A Matthew Scudder Crime Novel, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Lawrence Block
    • Narrated By Dan Butler
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    This is a city that seduces dreamers - then eats their dreams. Matthew Scudder understands the futility of his search for a longtime missing Midwestern innocent who wanted to be an actress in the vast meat-grinder called New York City. But her frantic father heard that Scudder is the best, and now the ex-cop turned private investigator is scouring the hell called Hell's Kitchen looking for anything that might resemble a lead. And in this neighborhood of the lost, he's finding love - and death - in the worst possible places.

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  • 8
    A Ticket to the Boneyard: A Matthew Scudder Crime Novel, Book 8 | Lawrence Block

    A Ticket to the Boneyard: A Matthew Scudder Crime Novel, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Lawrence Block
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
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    Matthew Scudder is about to face every cop's worst nightmare: James Leo Motley, psychopath extraordinaire. Twelve years ago Matthew Scudder lied to a jury to put James Leo Motley behind bars. Now the ingenious psychopath is free, and the alcoholic ex-cop turned private investigator must pay dearly for his sins. Friends and former lovers - even strangers unfortunate enough to share Scudder's name - are turning up dead because a vengeful maniac is determined not to rest until he's driven his nemesis back to the bottle…and then to the boneyard.

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  • 9
    A Dance at the Slaughterhouse: Matthew Scudder, Book 9 | Lawrence Block

    A Dance at the Slaughterhouse: Matthew Scudder, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Lawrence Block
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
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    In Matt Scudder's mind, money, power, and position elevate nobody above morality or the law. Now the ex-cop and unlicensed PI has been hired to prove that socialite Richard Thurman orchestrated the brutal murder of his beautiful, pregnant wife. During Scudder's hard-drinking years, he left a piece of his soul on every seedy corner of the Big Apple. But this case is more depraved and more potentially devastating than anything he experienced while floundering in the urban depths.

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  • 10
    A Walk Among the Tombstones: A Matt Scudder Mystery | Lawrence Block

    A Walk Among the Tombstones: A Matt Scudder Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Lawrence Block
    • Narrated By Mark Hammer
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    Private detective Matt Scudder investigates a series of kidnappings that always end in brutal murder. Best-selling author Lawrence Block takes us into the seedier back alleys and side-streets of New York City, rendering his subject with a gritty realism.

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  • 11
    The Devil Knows You're Dead: A Matthew Scudder Crime Novel, Book 11 | Lawrence Block

    The Devil Knows You're Dead: A Matthew Scudder Crime Novel, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Lawrence Block
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
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    In New York City, there is little sense and no rules, and those who fly the highest often come crashing down the hardest. A deranged, derelict, crazed Vietnam vet has been arrested for gunning down successful young lawyer Glenn Holtzmann at a corner phone booth on 11th Avenue - and the suspect's brother wants unlicensed private investigator Matthew Scudder to prove the madman innocent. But Scudder's curiosity and dedication are leading him to dark, unexplored places in his own heart…and to passions and secrets that could destroy everything he loves.

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  • 12
    A Long Line of Dead Men: A Matthew Scudder Crime Novel, Book 12 | Lawrence Block

    A Long Line of Dead Men: A Matthew Scudder Crime Novel, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Lawrence Block
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
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    An ancient brotherhood meets annually in the back room of a swank Manhattan restaurant, a fraternity created in secret to celebrate life by celebrating its dead. But the past three decades have not been kind to the Club of 31. Matthew Scudder - ex-cop and ex-boozer - has known death in all its guises, which is why he has been asked to investigate a baffling thirty-year run of suicides and suspiciously random accidents that has thinned the ranks of this very select group of gentlemen.

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  • 13
    Even the Wicked | Lawrence Block

    Even the Wicked

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Lawrence Block
    • Narrated By Mark Hammer
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    A demented serial killer, who calls himself "The Will of the People", has gained a wide audience by sending warning letters to the New York Daily News. When "Will" names a prominent criminal defense attorney as his next victim, P.I. Matt Scudder suddenly finds himself protecting an old associate. Matching his wits against the wily murderer, Matt must race to uncover "Will's" identity before he loses his lawyer friend.

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    Even the Wicked | Lawrence Block

    Even the Wicked

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By Lawrence Block
    • Narrated By Mark Hammer
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    Matt Scudder is drawn into the case of a serial killer targeting criminals the law cannot touch. The Will of the People, egged on by a vitriolic newspaper columnist, kills a sex offender, a mobster, and a racist cult leader despite their seemingly impenetrable security. Then Scudder gets a call from a hot-shot attorney, the recipient of the Will's latest letter....

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  • 14
    Everybody Dies | Lawrence Block

    Everybody Dies

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Lawrence Block
    • Narrated By Mark Hammer
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    In Everybody Dies, Matt is finally leading a comfortable, almost respectable life - until he helps an unlikely friend uncover a nameless enemy. The Big Apple seems to be mellowing now that the crime rate is down and gentrification is sweeping the old neighborhoods. But when a hoodlum buddy from the past asks Matt to investigate the murders of two employees, the spruced-up sidewalks seem as mean as ever.

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    Everybody Dies | Lawrence Block

    Everybody Dies

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Lawrence Block
    • Narrated By Mark Hammer
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    Matt Scudder is well and truly off the booze, but he still spends time with some of his old drinking pals, including Mick Ballou. Mick is worried - a garage full of bourbon has been ripped off and two of his henchman killed in cold blood. Mick wants Scudder to look into it - he reluctantly agrees. The following weekend Matt's mentor from AA is shot dead at point blank range - Matt knows it should have been him. Now the case is personal.

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  • 15
    Hope to Die | Lawrence Block

    Hope to Die

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Lawrence Block
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    The city caught its collective breath when upscale couple Byrne and Susan Hollander were slaughtered in a brutal home invasion. Now, a few days later, the killers themselves have turned up dead behind the locked door of a Brooklyn hellhole - one apparently slain by his partner in crime, who then took his own life. There's something drawing Matthew Scudder to this case that the cops have quickly and eagerly closed.

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  • 17
    A Drop of the Hard Stuff | Lawrence Block

    A Drop of the Hard Stuff

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Lawrence Block
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
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    Edgar Award-winning author Lawrence Block has been named a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master. A Drop of the Hard Stuff continues Block’s popular series starring New York private detective and recovering alcoholic Matthew Scudder. Scudder is already struggling with his sobriety when his friend and fellow AA member Jack Ellery is found murdered. Now the only thing keeping Scudder from the bottle is his obsession with finding the culprit.

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  • The Night and the Music: The Matthew Scudder Short Story Collection | Lawrence Block

    The Night and the Music: The Matthew Scudder Short Story Collection

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Lawrence Block
    • Narrated By Lawrence Block
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    Lawrence Block's 17 Matthew Scudder novels have won the hearts of readers throughout the world - along with a bevy of awards including the Edgar, the Shamus, the Philip Marlowe (Germany), and the Maltese Falcon (Japan). But Scudder has starred in short fiction as well, and it's all here, from a pair of late-'70s novelettes ("Out the Window" and "A Candle for the Bag Lady") through "By the Dawn's Early Light" (Edgar) and "The Merciful Angel of Death" (Shamus), all the way to "One Last Night at Grogan's", a moving and elegiac story never before published.

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