Two people are brutally murdered after they attended the same concert Scudder and Elaine have attended. Their killers are found dead in a supposed murder suicide but Scudder is not satisfied and with his usual doggedness sets out to find the truth. Very good book
Block's Scudder books are good, though not as good as his Burglar books. I have read them all. I recommend them to friends who have experience with hard-boiled detective books. These are not for detective novices.
I like Matt Scudder and this was one of Block's better ones. Not as gory as some and a mystery that is hard to figure out. I love the NYC setting too.
matthew scudder, pi, returns. this is an excellent book
Upscale couple Bryne and Susan Hollander are slaughtered in their home during a brutal home invasion, then their killers are slaughtered. Who's really behind it all?
An upscale couple are slaughtered in a brutal home invasion. A few days later the killers themselves have turned up dead behind the locked door of a Brooklyn hellhole, apparently slain by the partner who then took his own life...
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 he 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: a nagging suspicion that a third man is involved, a cold, diabolical puppet master who manipulates his two accomplices, then cuts their strings when he's done with them. No one but Scudder even suspects he exists. And his worst fear is that the guy is just getting started.
Entertaining and plausible...can't ask too much more from a detective. I have been enjoying this series a lot
I haven't had a chance to read this book, have so many on my TBR shelf.