[Epub] A Dance At The Slaughterhouse (Matthew Scudder, #9) By Lawrence Block – Thomashillier.co.uk

A Dance At The Slaughterhouse (Matthew Scudder, #9) In Matt Scudder S Mind, Money, Power, And Position Elevate Nobody Above Morality And The Law Now The Ex Cop And Unlicensed P.i 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 Depraved And Potentially Devastating Than Anything He Experienced While Floundering In The Urban Depths Because This Investigation Is Leading Scudder On A Frightening Grand Tour Of New York S Sex For Sale Underworld Where An Innocent Young Life Is Simply A Commodity To Be Bought And Perverted And Then Destroyed.


10 thoughts on “A Dance At The Slaughterhouse (Matthew Scudder, #9)

  1. says:

    In this ninth volume of the series, detective Matt Scudder not only confronts an evil as absolute as any he has yet encountered, but is also forced to accept he is powerless to bring this evil to justice by any means he has yet permitted himself to use Scudder faces a moral dilemma, and the way he resolves it is both cathartic and unsettling.A brother, convinced his wealthy sister has been murdered by her husband, hires Scudder to collect the evidence to prove it When Scudder follows the husba In this ninth volume of the series, detective Matt Scudder not only confronts an evil as absolute as any he has yet encountered, but is also forced to accept he is powerless to bring th...


  2. says:

    It goes against my OCD tendencies to read a book series out of order, but the Matt Scudder books aren t easy to come by for me so it was Eight Million Ways to Die read about a million years ago , then The Sins of the Fathers and now this one I read them as I get them At least, I haven t been reading the Dark Tower series out of order or the Game of Throne books I realize these are PI books and it isn t that important to keep the order straight, jump in anywhere the water s fine, but here It goes against my OCD ...


  3. says:

    A few years ago I was talking to somebody in my cube at work, and the name of the small town I grew up in came up A woman who worked in the cube across the aisle from mine looked up and said that since I was from that town, that I must know of this other smaller town that was nearby I laughed and replied that my relatives made up 80% of the population of that town She asked if I was related to X He was my second cousin She was his ex wife We had worked across from each other for a year wit A few years ago I was talking to somebody in my cube at work, and the name of the small town I grew up in came up A woman who worked in the cube across the aisle from mine looked up and said that since I was from that town, that I must know of this other smaller to...


  4. says:

    Picking this one up I was not prepared for such a trip into dark and depraved waters This isthan Scudder has ever gone up against previously and definitely the strongest in the series since Eight Million Ways To Die While we ve moved along in years out of the 80 s into the early 90 s, New York City continues to be a seething trap of anger and violence and desperation with all those ways to die and Scudder has stumbled upon yet another one This time, he didn t even go looking for it, not Picking this one up I was not prepared for such a trip into dark and depra...


  5. says:

    Matthew Scudder is hired to figure out if a TV anchor man killed his wife But what does that have to do with a snuff film a friend of Matt s found disguised as the Dirty Dozen at a video store Scudder really stepped in it this time The Stettners, and to a lesser extent Richard Thurman, the accused anchor, are perverts and psychopaths of the worst kind, the kind that prey on children I thought James Leo Motely in the previous Scudder book was the worst villain Block could come up with but I w Matthew Scudder is hired to figure out if a TV anchor ma...


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    A wealthy New York couple, Richard and Amanda Thurman, arrives home at their upscale apartment after a night on the town Several hours later, Richard punches out 9 1 1 with a pipe tool between his teeth, and the police arrive to find him beaten and tied up in the neighbors apartment immediately below his own Amanda Thurman, who was pregnant with the couple s first child, has been raped, beaten and strangled to death Thurman tells detectives that two men who had burgled the neighbors apartme A wealthy New York couple, Richard and Amanda Thurman, arrives home at their upscale apartment after a night on the town Several hours later, Richard punches out 9 1 1 with a pipe tool between his teeth, and the police arrive to find him beaten and tied up in the neighbors apartment immediately below his own Amanda Thurman, who was pregnant with the couple s first child, has been raped, beaten and strangled to death Thurman tells detectives that two men who had burgled the neighbors apartment were just leaving when the Thurmans were coming up the stairs The burglars forced the Thurmans into the apartment, bound and gagged him and committed the savage assault on his wife Hours later, Thurman was able to partially undo ...


  7. says:

    3.5 StarsSometimes it s a dog eat dog world and the rest of the time it s the other way aroundThis year I ve realized that I m not that big of a fan of standard detective series They get too repetitive and frankly boring after a while It nearly broke my heart when I realized that I was starting to feel the same way about this book in Lawrence Block s Scudder series, arguably the top of the detective pack As I read, I started to notice the formula and the trends Once again, Scudder 3.5 StarsSometimes it s a dog eat dog world and the rest of the time it s the other way aroundThis year I ve realized that I m not that big of a fan of standard detective series They get too repetitive and frankly boring after a while It nearly broke my heart when I realized that I was starting to feel the same way about this book in Lawrence Block s Scudder series, arguably the top of the detective pack As I read, I started to notice the formula and the trends Once again, Scudder has to explain that he s not an official private detective, once again Scudder struggles with what to charge people for his services, even though he always seems to settle on the same price somewhere between 2 3K , and once again Scudder has a moment where he s unsatisfied with his work and considers giving the client a refund, even though he s never actually gone through with it yet I guess it s designed for the casual reader that might jump into the series at anytime, but for me it becomes...


  8. says:

    A Dance at the Slaughterhouse may not have the most inspired name, but this 9th entry in Lawrence Block s inimitable series of novels starring Matthew Scudder a reformed alcoholic and an ex dirty cop who now makes a living as an unlicensed PI stands as yet another beacon of excellence in a line up of absurdly high quality mysteries that prove, again and again, the unique literary traits and themes that a well written genre novel can reckon with unlike any other game in town, and does so in a man A Dance at the Slaughterhouse may not have the most inspired name, but this 9th entry in Lawrence Block s inimitable series of novels starring Matthew Scudder a reformed alcoholic and an ex dirty cop who now makes a living as an unlicensed PI stands as yet another beacon of excellence in a line up of absurdly high quality mysteries that prove, again and again, the unique literary traits and themes that a well written genre novel can reckon with unlike any other game in town, and does so in a manner rife with subtlety and panache In short this book is the shit, yo This novel begins in territory well treaded in earlier entries Scudder is paid to figure out whether or not some slick and sleazy husband did in the old ball n chain But this case of uxoricide is thrown for a disturbing and kinky loop when a one in a million coincidence sets our melancholy and thoughtful he...


  9. says:

    Matt Scudder is hired by the brother of a recently murdered woman He s given the unfortunate task of investigating the husband who is believed by most to have had a hand in her demise Shortly after taking the job, Matt finds himself drawn back into something that had impacted his life just a few months earlier.Coming off the heels of the 8th Scudder novel in which Matt encounters his most dangerous adversary, Block created an impressive follow up Block gives Scudder plenty to do here, hitting Matt Scudder is hired by the brother of a recently murdered woman He s given the unfortunate task of investigating the husband who is believed by most to have had a hand in her demise Shortly after taking the job, Matt finds himself drawn back into something that had impacted his life just a few months earlier.Coming off the heels of the 8th Scudder novel in which Matt encounters his most dangerous adversary, Block created an impressive follow up Block gives Scudder plenty to do here, hitting him with two mys...


  10. says:

    Matt Scudder s finest outing to date Potentially also the darkest and most brutal too As Matt investigates the possibility that a husband murdered his wife he stumbles across a snuff film and all the hell that that entails Block s descriptive passages are shocking and disturbing and the impact on his protagonist is equally as impressively written The constant evolution of Scudder as a person is at the heart of all that is good about this series, the further away he gets from the booze the mo Matt Scudder s finest outing to date Potentially also the darkest and most brutal too As Matt investigates the possibility that a husband murdered his wife he stumbles across a snuff film and all the hell that that entails Block s descriptive passages are shocking and disturbing and the impact on his protagonist is equally as impressively written The constant evolution of Scudder as a person is at the heart of all that is good about this series, the further away he gets fr...