Hope to Die (Matthew Scudder Series #15) (Mass Market)

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Hope to Die (Matthew Scudder Series #15) (Mass Market)

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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: 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 ...

Lawrence Block is one of the most widely recognized names in the mystery genre. He has been named a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America and is a four-time winner of the prestigious Edgar and Shamus Awards, as well as a recipient of prizes in France, Germany, and Japan. He received the Diamond Dagger from the British Crime Writers' Association—only the third American to be given this award. He is a prolific author, having written more than fifty books and numerous short stories, and is a devoted New Yorker and an enthusiastic global traveler.

Product Details ISBN: 9780061030970
ISBN-10: 006103097X
Publisher: HarperTorch
Publication Date: November 5th, 2002
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: Matthew Scudder Series

“[Block’s] prose is as smooth as aged whiskey...and the story flows across its pages.” — Publishers Weekly

“It’s all here; a perfect evocation of the sights, sounds, and smells of New York City.” — Library Journal

“Remarkable...Block [is] one of the most graceful stylists around.” — The Washington Post Book World

“Lawrence Block writes terrific books. His Matthew Scudder series is his best work.” — The Boston Sunday Globe

“Compelling...One can only hope the Matt Scudder series will live on.” — Entertainment Weekly

“A puzzler...So dry. So droll. So good for the native soul.” — Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review